Since its founding in 1987, Living Lite's weight-loss program has helped thousands of people slim down quickly and almost effortlessly. Instead of simply telling clients to change their eating habits, its practitioners use hypnotic suggestion to root newer, healthier behaviors in the subconscious minds. Clients find themselves exercising regularly and picking more wholesome foods without ever having to think about it consciously. Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis does not induce amnesia, and participants will usually remember everything that happens during the soothing sessions.
The knowledgable staff at New Breath of Life makes clients feel better from the inside out with detoxification treatments. Such treatments include infrared-sauna sessions, which cleanse clients' bodies by causing them to sweat out toxins, and colon-hydrotherapy treatments, which flush the colon with triple-filtered water. She also offers herbal body wraps that contour the body and circulate lymph back into the blood stream. In addition to detoxification treatments, the team offers massages and waxing and skincare services.
Hypnotherapy often conjures up images of magician-like performers who cause audience members to strut around the stage like chickens. But for professional hypnotherapist Rich D. Rios, Jr., this type of stage hypnotherapy is vastly different than what he does. As he promises on his website, he won’t make anyone cluck like a chicken unless that is their goal. Instead, the master's-degree-holding Rios, who is trained in basic, clinical, advanced, and medical hypnotherapy, helps his clients reach a controlled, trance-like state. This process is designed to keep them completely conscious and able to delve into entrenched issues or solve complex crossword puzzles. Through in-depth, one-on-one sessions, Rios helps his clients address concerns such as smoking, chronic pain, and phobias.
Serene Spa's staff members accentuate eyelashes with mink or silk lash extensions that lengthen and thicken. Along with beautifying eyes, Serene Spa also caters to skin with stripless and strip waxing and custom facials. Massages are customized to individuals, too, mollifying aches with Swedish and hot-stone modalities, designed specifically to relax backs or soften volcanic rock.
Certified clinical hypnotherapist Daniel Gross initially became interested in hypnosis to help himself lose weight, beat stress, and regain general health. He created Living Lite Weight Loss to help others with the skills he honed while helping himself. Daniel aims to turn negative habits into positive ones, resolve emotional traumas, an establish new patterns of thought for optimal mental and physical performance. He helps clients at Living Lite seminars and out of his confidential Scotts Valley office with issues that include emotional eating, sugar cravings, and negative body image. Daniel also offers in-house visits and sessions via Skype.
As Daniel Gross sat in his high-school auditorium 30 years ago, watching a stage hypnotist demonstrate his skills with his classmates, he knew he was glimpsing the true power of the subconscious. Now a certified clinical hypnotherapist practicing at Hypnosis Santa Cruz, Daniel taps into that power to place positive suggestions into his patients' minds. He works with clients to help them break unhealthy habits, from smoking to overeating to yelling at professional wrestlers.