Over the course of 720 hours of study and years of on-the-job experience, Maria Marrufo has mastered several massage modalities to treat a range of ailments. Today, she runs Therapeutic Massage with a singular goal in mind: improve her patients' quality of life by reducing pain, improving mobility, and aiding soft-tissue healing. Like eating band-aids, massage provides multifarious health benefits, including reduced anxiety, freedom from aches, and decreased migraine pain.
Started as a single Newport Beach clinic in 1971, Lindora was the brainchild of Dr. Marshall Stamper, who was motivated by the unfortunate loss of his mother due to weight-related complications. Now, more than 40 years later, Lindora's weight-loss programs continue to bestow humanoids with a plethora of personalized nutrition plans and private one-on-one health consultations. At each Lindora location, medically trained teams of health-care professionals guide patients through lab work, health assessments, and exams to discern the most efficient trajectory into better health. Patients receive encouragement to adjust their lifestyle and behavior, and bellies stay buoyed by nutrition support and menu plans that spotlight fresh, balanced meals.
Long-term weight maintenance is the goal of the clinic's medically based programs, which means patients needn't worry about extra pounds boomeranging back into their lives like a persistent pet chinchilla. Check the FAQs page here for more information about Lindora's approach to weight loss.
Dedicated solely to laser tattoo and laser hair removal, Dr. Tattoff clinics have performed more than 200,000 procedures total, and have garnered national attention from press such as the New York Times and People magazine. The business’s specialized approach relies on experience—procedures are performed by clinicians who have performed thousands of treatments each—and science, which is especially evident through the Kirby-Desai scale. Created in-house, the Kirby-Desai scale enables doctors to accurately determine how many treatments a tattoo needs for complete removal as well as the tattoo’s weight, in case patients want to mail it to their past selves as a warning. Dr. Tattoff devotes similar scrutiny to its laser hair-removal treatments, and the clinic backs both procedures with steadfast guarantees.
It was inside his grandfather's herbal pharmacy in Taiwan that Shawn Tseng realized his passion for ancient acupuncture and oriental medicine. After beholding the renewed vigor and celebratory slam dunks displayed by patient after patient, Shawn hit the books in America before returning to his homeland for a hands-on externship at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. Now, the acupuncturist surrounds himself with a passionate staff whose journeys are every bit as personal as his own. Just ask them and they'll attest to the positive changes they've seen in their own lives thanks to the healing properties of oriental medicine and mind-body restoration.
Trained to treat everything from arthritis and asthma to joint pain and sciatica, Shawn's crew cycles between traditional and electro-acupuncture and massage therapy, tailoring treatments to clients’ individual conditions and desires. In a comfy, half-open setting, patients rest on recliners or treatment tables as staffers restore mind-body balance via acupressure points, meridian lines, and cooperative spirit animals.
A licensed aesthetician keeps patients in tip-top shape with wrinkle-reducing treatments such as microdermabrasion. The doctors perform a number of services, including Juvéderm, Radiesse, Botox, and weight-loss management. They also help curb appetites with medication-assisted diet programs and dispense nutritional supplements.
Dr. James J. Chao oversees plastic surgeries and medical-spa treatments behind the elegant glass façade of his office at Image Spa MD. The doctor and his expert team polish faces with chemical and glycolic peels, enhance eyelashes with Latisse, and warm paraffin wax for hands chapped by weather or hanging from tattered monkey bars. Though some may recognize Dr. Chao from the sidelines of NFL Chargers games—he serves as the team's plastic and hand surgeon—he often makes possible lasting enhancements in the lives of everyday clientele with cosmetic injectables, as well as plastic surgeries such as liposuction, breast augmentation, and rhinoplasties.