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Licensed posturist and certified massage therapist, Cavan Collins, aids clients in straightening their stances to restore flexibility, realign spines, and increase athleticism. Reposturing combines stretching, massage, and postural exercises utilizing the power of breath. The spinal technician customizes treatments to individual goals and can work to relieve chronic pain from repeated movements in athletics, work, or attempts to mimic the drinking bird on one's desk.

10951 San Pablo Ave
El Cerrito,
CA
US

Dr. William Ellis sharpened his corneal crafting skills at the side of Professor Syvatslov Fyodorov, the father of modern radial keratotomy, and has since completed more than 50,000 LASIK procedures in his career. With a keen focus on personal attention and individual patient needs, he performs every laser vision surgery at all six Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center locations, relying on an armory of advanced technology to map eye terrain, correct vision, and prepare patrons to work as a chameleon’s parole officer. Further showcasing his knowledge on the subject, Dr. Ellis has written a medical textbook on eye surgery entitled Keratotomy Surgery for Myopia, Hyperopia and Astigmatism.

6500 Fairmount Ave
El Cerrito,
CA
US

In Sanskrit, the word “niroga” means “freedom from disease.” Staying true to their business' namesake, the instructors and healers at Niroga Yoga Studio strive to guide students down a path of mental, physical, and spiritual healing. The aforementioned path takes on a literal form in the palatial exercise space—students lie on mats beside a path formed in the floorboards that leads to an image of a blossoming lotus. Beneath spheres of soft light, teachers walk about to offer modifications for poses or inspirational shadow puppets. They hold classes that are meditative, therapeutic, or fitness oriented, and regularly offer separate workshops on stress management and the physiological benefits of yoga practice. There are also yoga therapists and massage therapists that can further aid in healing and finding peace of mind.

The nonprofit Niroga Institute, which specializes in transforming the lives of incarcerated youth, underserved high-school students, and cancer survivors, operates Niroga Yoga Studio.

111 Fairmount Ave
Oakland,
CA
US

They say the body is a temple, but treating it like one is a challenge. The chiropractors, sports-medicine practitioners, and physical therapists at Innersport Chiropractic help keep active bodies in top shape by providing holistic healing and preventive services. By conducting client histories and video analyses of athletes in motion, the team can determine the underlying causes of muscle pain or help athletes train to compete at a higher level. Massages and adjustments are also at the core of the center's practices, helping active people get back on their feet without medicine or surgery.

1250 Addison St
Berkeley,
CA
US

Jenny Crissman is a licensed acupuncturist and herbologist, and pretty good at making peanut-butter sandwiches. During the visit, Jenny makes a full assessment of a patient's medical history, from a sprained ankle in the fourth grade to the back injury resulting from a banana encounter on the set of a cartoon. Based upon each individual history, she gives a variety of diet, nutrition, and herbal recommendations. What follows is the acupuncture treatment itself, when painless, sterile, and hair-thin needles target specific points along the body's energy meridians, a process that can help with all manner of ailments, from chronic pain, headaches, and allergies to stress, depression, and fatigue.

6536 Telegraph Ave
Oakland,
CA
US

The board-certified medical duo of LaserDoc, Dr. Bruce E. Thompson and Irina Abovsky-Akkerman, sweep away strands and bulges during physician-designed laser skincare treatments that use the HarmonyXL and AccentXL systems. Clients can begin their skin-clearing journey through two sessions of laser hair removal, a process that saturates unwanted follicles with the HarmonyXL's targeting light beams to lessen hair visibility and negate new growth. Through the Accent system, patients can bid adieu to lax skin and cellulite with a dual dose of nonsurgical laser treatments that tighten connective tissues. The treatment helps freshly taut body covers reduce visible fat volume and increase surface tension to deflect misaimed paper airplanes.

1950 Mountain Blvd
Oakland,
CA
US