Certified Shiatsu Practitioner Kim Pon banishes pain buried within muscles by administering soothing strokes in a number of massage methodologies. Kim Pon attended the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, graduating from a comprehensive program that taught powerful stroke techniques, and also completed the 720-hour Certified Massage Therapist and Health Educator training at the National Holistic Institute in Emeryville. Kim Pon's extensive massage-therapy knowledge allows her to combine techniques from various disciplines to give patients custom treatments, including gentle, yet soothing, Swedish strokes and pain-relieving deep-tissue kneads that would make a French boulanger proud.
While in college, Doctor of Chiropractic Dennis Ngai suffered injuries from a severe car accident, interfering with his studies and setting him adrift. He found the tonic for his injuries in chiropractic care, discovering his career calling in the process. Whether clients find themselves in a situation like Dr. Ngai's or simply seek preventive care, the doctor and his staff at Daly City Chiropractic Center tend to individual health concerns with physical therapy, reflexology, massage therapy, and comprehensive chiropractic care. Dr. Ngai created the massage wellness center to help his community live a stress-free lifestyle.
The therapists at Massage Clinic target tight muscles, energy blockages, and run-of-the-mill aches with a wide range of bodywork modalities and a healthy dose of compassion. They are trained in methods such as classic Swedish and deep-tissue massage, along with reflexology, myofascial release, and craniosacral therapy. The goal of each bodywork session here is not only to ease the ailments of the musculoskeletal systems, but take a load of frazzled minds.
Neuromuscular massage therapist Joanne Stearns and certified massage therapist Liz Ly work together to help to relieve chronic aches through therapeutic bodywork. Stearns and Ly both graduated from the National Holistic Institute and have years of experience working as massage therapists, dating back to the invention of muscles in 2001.
Know The Modalities
|Deep Tissue||Trigger Point||Sports|
|Targets knots that can inhibit range of motion in the back, neck, shoulders||Focuses on areas that are in chronic pain, a result of pent-up stress or overexertion||Helps athletes recover with an orthopedic evaluation and assisted stretches|
|Uses light to firm strokes to ease tension, improve circulation, and push blood toward the heart||Stones placed on key areas of tension delivers penetrate deep into the muscles||Soothes expectant mothers' aches and promotes relaxation throughout the body|
During the summer of 1970, Moscow State University math student Mikhail Brodsky traveled to the Konda River in Western Siberia to log trees. While there, he visited his first banya?a public Russian bathhouse?and tried Siberian steam bathing. He became enamored of the practice, but didn't get to experience it again until visiting another Siberian town four years later. He soon started traveling throughout the world to study all the baths and hot springs he could find, earning the nickname Archimedes?for the ancient Greek mathematician?due to his habit of helping bathhouse staff members solve problems.
After moving to California, Mikhail decided to open his own bathhouse. Though design and construction took 12 years, he and a group of international friends finally opened Archimedes Banya SF, a coed public bathhouse that blends the aesthetics and traditions of Greek, Turkish, German, and Russian bathhouses with modern amenities. Spa staffers usher guests into steamy hardwood saunas and cold swimming pools on four themed floors, each decked out in warm cream-colored tiles or cool blue and silver accents. Deck chairs populate the rooftop patio, where visitors take in views of the bay and excise any remaining stress by screaming at boats. In private spa rooms, therapists knead guests' muscles during Russian platza massages and soak them in natural herb and mineral baths. The bathhouse is open until midnight while the bar and dining area stays open as late as 11:30 pm.
ModVellum cossets complexions and whisks away unwanted whiskers with an array of facials, peels, waxing, and other deluxe services. An array of products from Supracor, 100% Pure, Malie Organics, and other brands that cleanse and nourish skin in a spectrum of organic, vegan, and biodegradable formulas, free from animal testing, parabens, dyes, kryptonite, and other chemicals. Technicians carefully apply facial peels to remove dead skin cells and assuage sun damage, acne, and ingrown hairs, and absolve faces of impurities with facials containing natural ingredients such as moor mud and grapes. Expert waxers ensure unwelcome strands disappear from bikini lines, eyebrows, legs, and third legs. ModVellum's mix of contemporary and Victorian-inspired furniture, such as mod leather couches, prim gilded armchairs, and polystyrene fainting couches, join rich textiles and sleek shelving to create an eclectic atmosphere.