Stephanie Cain and Shelly Cain, the practitioners at Body Back Health Center, restore balance to their clients' bodies with spa treatments and herbal therapies. Stephanie specializes in facials, waxing, and mineral body wraps that lure toxins out of the body, and Shelly promotes self-healing with the help of massages and time-tested herbs. Aside from the melange of botanicals, Chinese herbs, minerals and Bioelements products that go into many of their treatments, Stephanie and Shelly keep a storehouse of products on hand and lead relaxing and informative herb walks to help folks take the healing home with them.
At ADIO Chiropractic Center, Dr. Matthew Dickson uses natural chiropractic care to help each of his clients achieve optimal health. He begins with a comprehensive consultation to determine each patient’s history and concerns. After that, he performs an exam, using orthopedic, neurological, and chiropractic testing methods as needed. Spinal adjustments and non-surgical decompression treatments can help with a wide range of problems, from chronic pain and fatigue to auto injuries and headaches. Dr. Dickson focuses on finding the cause of health problems so he can eradicate them at the source, rather than simply ameliorating the symptoms or convincing patients that a third ear is actually a very good look.
Board-certified in ob-gyn and holistic medicine, Dr. Susanna Sun Choi practices traditional Western medicine and oversees a slate of the holistic services at Integrated Wellness Center. Her staff boasts diverse specialties, from traditional alternative services such as acupuncture and massage therapy to more modern treatments. These advanced techniques include biomeridian testing, which helps pinpoint areas of blocked energy flow, and mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which can help ease the symptoms of chronic conditions such as arthritis and allergies with filtered, pressurized air.
Crystal Paugh-Sund has been practicing to be a massage therapist her entire life. She massaged her grandfather’s feet as a child, her teammates’ shoulders as a teenager, and now clients’ backs as an adult. Her 10 years of experience and passion for bringing relaxation into peoples’ lives helped Crystal create Sund Wellness Spa. Here, she offers a variety of services, including massages paired with aromatherapy and herbal body wraps, which encircle limbs with natural herbs and oils to aid in detoxification or the perpetuation of a disguise as a delicious herb-tortilla wrap.
At Zandi K Salon, everyone has a story. Stina Nelson didn't realize her passion for massage until a string of bad car accidents led her to the muscle-mending techniques for her own pain relief. Co-owner Nicki Wenz, meanwhile, worked as one of just 12 national Aveda makeup artists in the mid 2000s, traveling the country for photo shoots and trade shows. Educators, artists, world travelers, and Aveda-trained beauty professionals all gather within the earth-toned and stacked-slate walls of Zandi K to lend their life experiences to the looks of others.
They get a little help from their products, of course. The team uses all-natural, plant- and flower-based Aveda products made with sustainably harvested ingredients that are gentle on hair, skin, and Mother Nature's patience. These combine in services that run the gamut from styling and coloring to waxing and ousting acne with facials. But before clients watch their appearances transform in minimalist, steel-framed mirrors, they can sit back in the waiting room with a Session beer, Barefoot red wine, or fruit-infused water, and share their own story.
Traditional Chinese medicine is built on the belief that healing begins when the two forces at work within the body settle into equilibrium. The practitioners at Berkeley Community Acupuncture and Massage trust this holistic principle will overcome their modern patients’ afflictions just like it did for those who practiced it before “ouch” was even assigned a petroglyph. Their acupuncture and massage treatments cure pain and disease from the inside out, and whereas acupuncture enlists thin needles to rebalance the flow of energy through the body, massage does the same thing using gentle kneading motions. Clients can combine the techniques or select just one in order to help ease digestive and respiratory disorders or simply diminish the stress of daily life.