LifeTab's masterful massage therapists draw from backgrounds as holistic healers, therapists, and yogis to inform their current practice of healing the body through touch. They use techniques that include hot-stone, sports, and pregnancy massage. Smooth, heated stones settle onto muscles and nerve clusters during hot-stone therapy, melting away stress frozen into the body during that ill-considered stint spent pledging the Polar Bear Club. The therapists' strong hands sweep across skin during purely pampering Swedish massage sessions, and those same hands can unstiffen joints and musculature during sports-style massages. Expectant mothers can safely put their precious health in the hands of the therapists, who can deploy inner-body adjustments to comfort parent and child during the tiniest sort of couples massage.
Everyday Miracles’ cofounders, Ta’mus and Susan, tailor each of their holistic healing sessions in order to “plant dreams and grow miracles”—that is, mend the body’s smaller issues in order to achieve whole-body health. Services such as cranial-sacral therapy incorporate the simple techniques of light massage and energy-flow analysis to ease dysfunctions that can manifest as headaches, chronic fatigue, or TMJ. A selection of massage treatments calls upon Swedish, deep-tissue, or Thai techniques, each of which can be fueled by signature scents that Ta’mus personally creates by grinding whole botanicals and liquefying scratch 'n' sniff stickers. Qigong sessions invoke the 800-year-old remedies of Chinese monks to calm bodies with a blend of movement, breathing techniques, and meditation.
Like a restaurant uniting different cuisines to find the best blends of flavor, Renew Integrative Health Center combines Western and alternative medicines to develop treatment plans for each patient that can meet all of their needs. Patients can choose the type of doctor that most closely reflects their own thoughts about health, and that doctor then collaborates with the rest of the Renew team. Together, they aim to help patients achieve and sustain optimal health, applying the diverse skill set they collectively possess: naturopathy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, physical therapy, counseling, massage, and more. Lifestyle change receives particular emphasis, taking the form of weight loss, anti-aging treatments, or getting patients to stop eating their stress balls.
If you're looking to relieve chronic back pain or make it easier to perform everyday tasks, all without surgery, chiropractic treatment may be the answer. Through the ChiroMassage Centers's list of affiliates across 25 states, patients enlist the help of a licensed doctor of chiropractic, eschewing drugs or invasive treatments for targeted spinal adjustments.
Areas of chronic pain stand little chance against the specialist's careful manipulations, which may help increase range of motion, restore joint function, and prevent vestigial tails from drooping in an unseemly fashion. The knowledgeable doctors not only get to the source of illness and discomfort with joint and spinal treatments, but also help their clients prevent future issues with education and wellness instruction.
Certified massage therapist Erin Warfield Shaffer expresses her belief in holistic approaches to wellness by treating bodies to a detoxifying combination of hands, herbs, and hydrotherapy. Shaffer's four massages range from hot-stone techniques that melt tension in backs to reflexology methods that manipulate the feet in an effort to relieve pain in the rest of the body. She also cleanses bodies with such detoxification rituals as the acupoint session, a massage-like treatment that causes key points in the body to absorb healthy herbs so that clients don't have to sleep on a pile of herb-crusted halibut. The center also concocts custom facials and peels that nourish the skin with hydrotherapy, botanicals rich in Vitamin C, and other organic ingredients.
Named for the staff's devotion to the ancient Chinese art of acupuncture, My Acu Spa's houses precise health, wellness, and beauty treatments from yesterday and today. In addition to its namesake therapy, the full service spa helps guests sap away stress with relaxing massages or balance out-of-whack humours with traditional herbal medicine. On the aesthetic side, facials and microdermabrasion rejuvenate careworn faces, and chemical peels reduce the dullness associated with accumulating dead skin or dipping your face in hot caramel. The spa is located conveniently between Pacific Beach and the Birdrock community of La Jolla, making it accessible to San Diego's beach communities.