Hair thin and metallic, the needles at AB Acupuncture don’t seem like they would pack much punch. But in the right hands—an acupuncturist's—they gently wash away pain. The hefty list of ailments acupuncture helps includes knee pain, headaches, nausea, peptic ulcers, and allergies. The specialists also alleviate aches and tension with Thai, tui na, and lymphatic-drainage massages and episodes of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.
Jessie, La Mesa Spine Center’s trained massage therapist, deploys multiple ache-erasing modalities during therapeutic massages designed to curb chronic aches caused by illness or injury. During each 60-minute session, clients can pit sore necks and backs against gliding, stress-pummeling techniques. Jessie’s muscle-melting arsenal also encompasses sports massage, which helps boost circulation and prevent injury, as well as pregnancy bodywork designed to alleviate discomfort in moms-to-be. Deep-tissue techniques pass through multiple layers of muscle, targeting pent-up stress pockets.
The licensed acupuncturists and massage-minded staff at Bonita Acupuncture & Massage Clinic bolster whole-body well-being with an array of noninvasive services. For all-over care, 60-minute massage-therapy sessions are available in an assortment of modalities, including Swedish, deep-tissue, and shiatsu techniques. All treatments are tailored to meet the client's particular needs, with skilled hands undoing knots faster than a sailor in a yo-yo competition.
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.
Across three locations, Doctors of Chiropractic Jeremy von Buelow and Jason Morrison cosset aching frames with chiropractic, massage, and health-counseling services. The doctors specialize in spinal misalignments caused by auto accidents or repetitive stress to the body—such as commuting via somersaults or hunching over computers. To prevent these pains from developing into debilitating conditions later in life, they realign the spine and relieve nerve interference with gentle chiropractic adjustments, The duo also offers lifestyle coaching, where they make recommendations on food choices and nutritional supplements to foster whole-body wellness.
Ruth Guymer, who has a background in general nursing, promotes healthy bodies from the inside out through a variety of detoxifying treatments that include colon hydrotherapy, raw-food coaching, and lymphatic-drainage massage. The Cleansing Center specializes in colon hydrotherapy, a treatment that Ruth believes can fight indigestion, weight problems, and the unhealthy appearance of skin or a third ear. Ruth's passion for raw food ties into The Cleansing Center's philosophy of improving digestive health, and she offers nutritional programs that incorporate plenty of nutrients and healthy enzymes.