Aesthetician Annette Chavez removes unwanted body and facial hair with warm wax and a sugaring blend. She uses natural and organic products during facials that alleviate acne and sop up excess oil. Some of her facial add-ons include hot herbal towels and an organic lip treatment crafted from fruit enzymes, shea butter, avocado oil, and sunflower-seed oil.
At Turtle Dragon Health Services, four licensed practitioners apply their healing hands to guests while administering traditional Chinese medicine. In addition to providing acupuncture, the clinic also sells tea, feng shui supplies, and Asian antiquities. Turtle Dragon also stocks a veritable bounty of Chinese medicine, such as 600 types of raw herbs, 300 kinds of patented herbal formulas, and three boxes full of the sound of one hand clapping.
State-medical-board-licensed acupuncturist Billy Zachary, L.Ac strives to live up to his business?s titular promise by taking a holistic overview of each patient?s health. When leading his 9-year-old acupuncture outfit, Billy draws upon an eclectic background that includes martial arts and shiatsu. These life experiences have provided perspective, affording him the ability to accurately assess overall well-being and ideal belt color prior to beginning treatment. During this initial evaluation with every patient, he notes chi, or life energy, gait, and symptoms in order to pinpoint which of the 2,000 possible acupuncture points would give the most relief. He then inserts very fine, sterile needles at the chosen points to stimulate blood flow, attempting to activate the hypothalamus and pituitary gland to combat such common afflictions as chronic pain, swelling, and obesity.
At MFC Spine & Sports, Doctor of Chiropractic Eric Murphy and his staff have more than a few pain-relief tricks up their sleeves. Their chiropractic techniques include the Diversified method, trigger-point therapy, and spinal decompression, just to name a few. For patients who want a second helping of holistic treatment, MFC's team also performs massage therapy.
AllWell Alliance's fleet of facilities pampers visitors with a cornucopia of services that includes holistic wellness sessions, fitness classes, and beautifying treatments. Though pricing varies depending on location, guests can ditch shaggy locks or parched skin with various salon and spa services ($8–$300) or begin working on their realistic hourglass costume for next Halloween with body-contouring sessions ($50–$350). Personal training and fitness classes ($15–$300)—such as yoga, boot camp, kickboxing, and Zumba—help ignite calorie bonfires that are then doused by muscle-rewarding massages ($40–$150). In addition, All Well Alliance directs torsos toward chiropractors ($25–$60/visit), acupuncturists ($25–$60/visit) and mental-health professionals for counseling or hypnosis ($50+/visit).
Mary Beth Eastwood never suspected that her chronic ear, nose, and throat problems could be traced to her spine. But when she visited a chiropractor on a friend's recommendation, she found the relief that she hadn't been able to get from antibiotics and other drugs. In fact, she was so inspired by the appointment's results that she resolved to become a Doctor of Chiropractic herself.
Today, Dr. Eastwood treats conditions like the ones she used to have, as well as back pain, neck pain, and migraines. She doesn't limit herself to caring for people exclusively, however?she also looks after the earth. Her office uses many types of eco-friendly equipment, such as cloth headrest covers instead of paper ones, and intake forms that are completed digitally instead of carved onto trees.