The licensed acupuncturists and massage-minded staff at Bonita Acupuncture & Massage Clinic bolster whole-body well-being with an array of noninvasive services. For all-over care, 60-minute massage-therapy sessions are available in an assortment of modalities, including Swedish, deep-tissue, and shiatsu techniques. All treatments are tailored to meet the client's particular needs, with skilled hands undoing knots faster than a sailor in a yo-yo competition.
ChiroXchange supports a nervous system of more than 250 nationwide locations, whose varying services and technologies all converge with the end of healing bodies with holistic, drug-free techniques. The chiropractors believe that many of the body’s ailments, from sore backs and headaches to fatigue, are caused by blockages in the nervous system. To reverse these blockages, they nudge spinal discs back into place with gentle, strategic pressure, aligning nerves with the vertebra to free the flow of information and cat photos to and from the brain. The chiropractors at each location emphasize communication with their patients. They field questions, explain the purpose of every adjustment, and work with patients to design programs around their unique wellness goals.
The instructors at City of Champions include a MMA fighter, a muay thai artist, a wrestler, and an ACE-certified trainer who teaches strength and conditioning classes. Together, the team supplies self-defense and fitness training for every stage of life: kid, teen, adult, and ghost.
Jessie, La Mesa Spine Center’s trained massage therapist, deploys multiple ache-erasing modalities during therapeutic massages designed to curb chronic aches caused by illness or injury. During each 60-minute session, clients can pit sore necks and backs against gliding, stress-pummeling techniques. Jessie’s muscle-melting arsenal also encompasses sports massage, which helps boost circulation and prevent injury, as well as pregnancy bodywork designed to alleviate discomfort in moms-to-be. Deep-tissue techniques pass through multiple layers of muscle, targeting pent-up stress pockets.
After recovering from a bout of carbon monoxide poisoning that left her in a coma, Teresa Hall developed a passion for holistic healing methods. After getting degrees in psychology and traditional Oriental medicine, she trained at a hospital in Wuhan, China, then founded Kwan Yin Holistic Center here in the States—naming it after an Asian goddess said to have given up her own enlightenment in order to heal the world’s maladies.
Today, Teresa honors her center’s namesake through holistic services such as acupuncture, herbal remedies, tui na massage, and fertility treatments. In regular workshops and seminars, she teaches novices techniques for performing reiki treatments or getting the replay on a pinball machine every time.
After 25 years as an elite athlete, Greg Bourque had something of a holistic epiphany. "I received treatment for six months for a bicycling-related knee injury and was getting no relief," explains Greg. "Then I tried acupuncture and the next day I was 100% better, and the next week rode 500 kilometers pain-free." The experience was so eye-opening, that he became a practitioner himself. Greg has been in practice since 2000, and has successfully treated various sports teams and elite athletes––cyclist Chris Horner and ultramarathon runner Josh Cox to name a few. Though his athlete patients range from 30 to 50 years old and come to Greg for a variety of reasons, he also offers acupuncture and massage services for non-sports-related ailments such as chronic tension, headaches, and stage fright.
Doctor of Chiropractic Grant Foster assumed command of Foster Chiropractic Clinic just before his father, a fellow spine doc, retired in 1986. Today he carries on his father's work alleviating back pain and promoting overall wellness through holistic methods. In addition to traditional chiropractic therapies, Dr. Foster also makes use of an impulse-adjusting instrument that delivers electronic tapping to the problem area instead of old-fashioned cracking. Massage therapy and physiotherapy complement the spinal work done here, while lifestyle advice coaching helps patients learn how to avoid injury and to know what time of year wearing white is safe again.