Before she could treat other women’s bodily ailments, Taylor had to learn to care for her own. She was training as a dancer and learning to deal with the impact of both physical pain and mental stress on her body. She noted that massage had a remarkable ability to encourage her body's natural chemicals to reduce stress, improve mood, and even ease pain. Inspired to provide hands-on care to other women, she enrolled at the San Francisco School of Massage and Bodywork, training in Swedish, deep-tissue, and trigger-point therapy. Her specialty, however, quickly became prenatal and postpartum massage. Today, she regularly works with expectant and new moms, and can even attend labor, delivery, and stork flyovers. She exclusively works with women in her standard massages as well, and takes pride in a sense of intuition that helps her customize each massage to each customer.
Since everyone experiences life through one medium—their bodies—professional Rolfer Jed Bentley uses his hands-on skills to ensure those bodies are in good working order. As a certified Rolfer, Jed has studied the ways in which all parts of the body are connected, and he knows how to correct ailments with manual adjustments of the fascia—the body's connective tissue. When fascia constricts, it causes bodily pain and poor posture. Once it has been adjusted during a Rolfing session, the body can stand taller and straighter without any additional effort and with less pain. Jed emphasizes that Rolfing addresses emotional troubles as well as physical ones—clients who have tension in certain areas due to trauma or negative experiences need to communicate that before the session to see long-lasting results, usually in a few months. Clients who wish to better acquaint themselves with the Rolfing process can peruse the FAQ here.
Beyond Malimor Skin Care’s yellow awning and shrub-lined façade, Mali awaits, ready to beautify clients. Using warm wax, Mali sharpens eyebrows, de fuzzes faces, and clears full legs, removing the hair by its root so it to will grow back slower and finer. Alongside Mali, her staff of skilled make-up artists applies special event make-up and exhume buried tension with full body therapeutic massages that, like the any well-played game of tic-tac-toe, can last for 30 or 60 minutes.
Newly founded by renowned aging expert, inventor, and board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nicholas Perricone, Super Boutique uses the techniques and products pioneered by Dr. Perricone to help skin look and feel healthier and younger. The 50-minute Afterglow facial uses ultrasonic exfoliation that removes the outermost layer of skin with high-frequency sound waves, leaving the face as smooth and dewy as a newborn slip 'n' slide. Skull wrappers then get stimulated by muscle-training microcurrents and plumped by advanced wrinkle-comb technology, helping once-droopy visages appear visibly rejuvenated without relying on invasive procedures or impulsive motorcycle purchases.
We offer acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, and support on your journey to greater health and well being. Private sessions or sliding scale community acupuncture treatments. Adult or pediatric appointments. Spanish speakers welcome.
The sunny, seasoned corpus-and-countenance caretakers at Elixir Salon holster an array of prestigious awards alongside their Aveda armaments and nimble digits. Brick walls, arched windows, and high ceilings greet pore proprietors to the Berkeley salon and spa's inviting, unassuming setting, where you'll be open to the choice of a one-hour facial or massage. Entrust the visage to the holistic healing powers of skin specialist Erika Bunnin for the Elixir Facial, the facility's signature facial. During the deeply relaxing treatment, she'll take into account your skin's needs and conditions before choosing a customized procedure that fits best, employing rejuvenating products and massages to eliminate toxins and impurities. If the shrieks of an aching muscle mass stir tossing and turning in your straw cot, licensed knead therapist Amanda Whitehead can apply her therapeutic, powerful palms and lilting coo to soothe afflicted areas with the choice of Swedish, deep-tissue, prenatal, or postpartum techniques. The combination of a comfortable environment and calming, flowing pressure renews and balances, restoring your body to a nubile state of relaxed joyousness unlike any since you got your braces removed.