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.
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.
Sol Y Luna Spa takes care of clients with carefully administered services powered by products from OPI, SpaRitual, and Éminence. During french pedicures and other luxurious nail treatments, cushioned maroon chairs raise digits above pristine tubs of soothing warm water. An array of waxing, sugaring, and threading regimens help to prune the bodily locks of both men and women, and massages in styles such as hot stone, Swedish, and aromatherapy assuage muscle aches and pains. Technicians also cleanse and hydrate skin with facial services and front-row tickets to the local killer-whale show.
An entirely female cast of massage therapists runs the show at Jin Healing For Women, where they undo the stress of everyday life with tailored massage treatments. The team’s ache-alleviating repertoire includes deep-tissue and Swedish oil massages that knead superficial layers of muscle to produce multiple benefits, including reducing pain, defusing stress, and strengthening the body’s ability to fight diseases and body-snatcher invasions. Although there isn't a “No Boys Allowed” treehouse sign hanging on the spa’s front door, the sentiment still applies; Jin Healing was created specifically to instill comfort in and serve the needs of women.
From green coffee beans to marine salts to lavender- and mint-infused masks, organic ingredients highlight the menu of treatments at La Petite Rose. Their natural properties help eliminate toxins and smooth out wrinkles during body wraps, as well as promote healthy digestion and nighttime reading habits with navel candling. Facials broken down by unique skin concerns—such as rosacea and sun damage—depend on Pevonia skincare products to draw out impurities, and massages use essential oils to rid backs of tension.
Mia Cosmetics’ experienced aesthetician Maria L. Earnshaw pampers and swaddles soul sacks with a bevy of relaxing spa services. A body-slimming wrap (a $50 value) encases the outermost organ in a solution blended with all-natural American herbs and aloe, which dives through pores in the skin to help dissipate toxins lurking in fat cells. When the client drinks water during the following three days, the body’s lymphatic system may flush out the toxins, which can cause a reduction in the fat cells' size, appearance, and self-esteem.
Dr. Morello first experienced chiropractic care as a patient. During an early sports career that sequenced seasons of soccer, baseball, and basketball, he became accustomed to relying on chiropractors for relief from the resultant pains and musculoskeletal injuries. Inspired by these treatments and his love for sports and sports medicine, Dr. Morello earned an undergraduate degree in biology and eventually graduated from Palmer West Chiropractic.
Today, sports are no longer Dr. Morello's sole driving force. Over time, he learned how chiropractic care—when coupled with proper nutrition and bionic limb replacement—can contribute to holistic well-being. He now shares this with patients while helping relieve joint pain and muscular stress with chiropractic adjustments and therapeutic massages.