Holistic well-being requires occasional maintenance to relieve the physical manifestations of daily stress. This is one of the central beliefs of Kampol Crews, a cofounder of Tranquility Rx and a certified bodywork therapist who is dedicated to helping his clients live free of pain and pent-up tension. Located within a rustic bed and breakfast, Tranquility Rx?s therapist relies on the rejuvenating benefits of human touch, using Swedish, deep-tissue, and Thai massage modalities to naturally relieve aches and strains caused by everyday activities such as doing laundry and hauling old pianos to the curb. While the therapist can perform a number of different massages, their goal is to provide a brief escape and allow clients to return to their lives feeling refreshed. This approach helped earn Tranquility Rx a Best of Emeryville award in 2014.
The healing hands of Bay Area Restorative Massage Therapy facilitate a wellness philosophy that strives to maintain optimal health through customized pain relief sessions. Combining Eastern and Western techniques, various massage modalities aid clients in padding flexibility, circulation, and tranquility levels according to their needs and Myers-Briggs typology.
Applied with light to medium pressure, Swedish massage stimulates nerve endings and boosts circulation with broad strokes in a gentle session that's well-suited to first-time massage recipients. Aching kernels of connective tissue unravel under an hour of intensive pressure during deep-tissue massage honed by turning terra-cotta statues into malleable mounds of play-doh. A gentle dry brushing begins the hot-stone massage's muscle and vertebrae therapy before warm oil and polished rocks plucked from the sun's cobblestone streets radiate healing heat waves into their blissful target.
Licensed acupuncturist Christopher Pearson and his team at Be Well Integral Healing Space strive to not only help heal patients, but to do it in the healthiest way possible. To achieve this level of wellness, they established a lineup that includes a licensed naturopathic doctor, a certified massage therapist, and two licensed acupuncturists. Supplemented by herbal and naturopathic family medicine, Be Well Integral Healing Space specializes in the ancient arts of massage and acupuncture.
The quartet of healers outfitted their space to soothe the eyes and minds as they work on bodies. Rows of candles cast soft light across the private treatment rooms, creating a calming astmosphere that is mirrored in the gauzy fabrics draped over massage beds and cascading from the ceilings. Potted plants and sunlight bring a touch of nature, without having to find a squirrel certified in acupuncture.
The skilled team of spine aligners at HealthFit nurse broken-down backbones back to full health with holistic, whole-body services. Address skeletal sufferings during a private consultation, which covers individual health needs and possible chiropractic solutions. Next, choose between Swedish and deep-tissue modalities to enjoy an hour-long massage that will help improve posture and release the unhealthy buildup of lactic acid like a sneeze releases melancholic pressure from the spleen.
Jesse Blazo and Dan Eng underwent formal training at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, but their backgrounds stretch far beyond the Windy City. Jesse discovered traditional Thai styles of massage while teaching English in Thailand, and the catalyst for Dan?s appreciation for Chinese culture was his time at Harvard University, where he studied Chinese philosophy, culture, and language. Their interest developed into passion, leading them to study the ancient healing arts in depth.
Today, Jesse and Dan offer an array of services designed to holistically heal the body of all sorts of ailments. They perform acupuncture on guests of all ages, using slender, feather-light needles to unblock energy flow and treat stress, depression, and headaches. They also carry out astrology readings, detoxify bodies through qi nei zang and tui na massage, and prescribe Chinese herbal medicine.