Ekengren Chiropractic Inc.'s Dr. Jessica Ekengren knows there's a lot of confusion when it comes to chiropractic care. For instance, some believe that all chiropractors do is perform adjustments. But Dr. Ekengren's state-of-the-art treatments do so much more. She actually uses 10 different chiropractic techniques, and often performs gentler adjustment techniques that omit the "cracking" sounds associated with traditional adjustments. These treatments can help assuage pain caused by pinched nerves, auto accidents, and scoliosis, as well as alleviate headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome.
She also uses Meridian Stress Assessments to evaluate overall health and Nano SRT therapy to fight stress. In order to dispel some myths about chiropractic and teach people in the community how to take care of themselves, she tapes podcasts.
It's not his fondness for tennis, golf, or the Lakers that makes Radiant Wellness's Brian Ghessi stand out among the other chiropractors in town. Rather, he distinguishes himself with his advanced certification in Network Spinal Analysis. One of the only practitioners of this methodology in the Santa Clarita–Valencia area, Dr. Ghessi uses his unique training to relieve tension plaguing overstretched spinal cords. During adjustment sessions, he observes the patient's muscles and breathing patterns, then uses gentle pressure to dissolve pockets of stress and their jabbing car keys. His sessions work to offer relief from pain, anxiety, and fatigue without the use of drugs or surgery.
Pure Wellness Center's chiropractor, Dr. David Chang, works in tandem with his patients to develop profiles of their spinal health that will serve as the pivot point for holistic wellness. Each patient's narrative gives shape to their treatment, which can include preventative-care regimes geared toward correcting problematic habits or care for recovery from serious traumas, such as car accidents. Therapies range from careful manual or electrical manipulation of vertebrae and muscles to exercises that strengthen the whole musculoskeletal system. The office resembles a Mondrian painting, with panels of red and yellow cloth, geometric black massage tables, and crowds of gallery docents cautioning visitors not to exhale too forcefully on the crisp white walls.
At Serenity Wellness Center, there are three pathways to an inner oasis of calm; and, though each route culminates in self-awareness and stress relief, it has its own expert guide. Massage therapists Diana Menz and Kristen Unzen take clients on a journey of flowing kneads and muscular release. They combine several modalities to create custom massages for their clients, augmenting them all with the warmth of an essential-oil-infused towel treatment.
Elsewhere in the center, licensed aesthetician Afton Land steers guests down the path toward revitalizing skincare. Her facials combat a wide range of conditions using botanical ingredients, such as vitamin C and chamomile for aging and algae and seaweed for dehydration or chapped gills. She also specializes in makeup application and speedy, comfortable waxing treatments.
Hypnotherapist Jackie Spencer takes patrons down the third and final path, which winds into the subconscious. Her confidential hypnotherapy sessions strive to reduce unwanted behaviors such as smoking or overeating. They can address specific phobias as well by encouraging clients to seek change and overcome their obstacles from within.
Nary a pharmaceutical drug or invasive procedure is seen at Soft Touch Chiropractic. Rather, the professionals rely on alternative and chiropractic care to relieve chronic pain and other ailments. Manual adjustments realign spines and alleviate pain in the limbs. Acupuncture, which uses hair-thin needles, works to gently combat everything from allergies to wrinkles.
Since 2006, OceanFresh Seafood has sourced high-quality fish and crustaceans from the great blue yonder and brought them to the Simi Valley. The seafood emporium delivers these edibles in a few ways: party platters teeming with snow crab, prawns, and poached salmon; catering services for clambakes and oyster bars; and DIY cooking kits and classes. With raw materials in hand, customers can prepare sushi under the guidance of an expert maki roller or test out their culinary skills at home with maine lobster tails and Maryland-style crab cakes.