For over 10 years, Julie Kay has guided her clients down the path to better health through acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas. Before training in this field, Kay worked as a counselor and psychotherapist, but she couldn't shake the feeling that she could do more to help her clients. This impulse led Kay to the study of shiatsu massage then to enrolling in school to learn Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, and herbal therapy. Today, Kay's practice takes an all-encompassing holistic approach to health, mixing her skills as a counselor with TCM as well as hours of therapeutic high-fiving. Drawing on her diverse background, Kay treats a host of different mental, emotional, and physical ailments.
At Fit Wellness Center, Doctor of Chiropractic Ozzie Gratacos and his staff integrate several types of wellness services, including spinal adjustments and Eastern medicine, to help keep patients healthy and pain-free. Elsewhere, the center's licensed acupuncturists and massage therapists help promote healing with acupuncture needles and massage kneads, respectively.
The image experts at EuroSkin Clinic use an individualized approach to bring out their clients' inner beauty. The team of aestheticians can customize their high-tech treatments to suit specific skin issues for a range of ethnicities, including Caucasian, African-American, Asian, Latino, and many others. Even their pampering spa treatments come customized, enticing the senses with aromatherapy massage in the client's choice of essential-oil blends.
To whittle down inches, Angel and her staff at EuroSkin Clinic use noninvasive, computer-controlled technology that beautifies clients' skin and bodies. The team draws upon more than 12 years of experience at its former location in London to recommend treatments, employing infrared-based devices such as the Cellutronic system to melt fat and the Bioskin Las system to resurface skin while promoting collagen growth. The signature Transion machine contracts muscles with a low-level electric current, simulating the effects of a workout without the repetitive commands to "feel the burn."
Theresa discovered the benefits of massage when she was only three months old, needing the gentle kneads and strokes to relieve pains that traditional medicine couldn't help. Rob lived a spiritual life before realizing that his focus on the mind and soul had caused him to overlook the third part of that equation: the body. While these two massage therapists took different paths to their current profession, they both ended up at Beyond BodyWork.
Their clients are nothing less than thrilled about this turn of events. It means that they can indulge in the therapeutic benefits of Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal massages that Theresa and Rob sometimes enhance with fragrant oils. But massage isn't the pair's only realm of expertise. They also restore health and balance with full-spectrum infrared sauna sessions and Japanese-inspired reiki energy work.
Scot Somes—the licensed acupuncturist and owner of the Center for Integrated Eastern Medicine—believe that each person should take control of his or her own health. His sister Stephanie, who works as a clinic practitioner, agrees. Together, they facilitate this at their Eastern Medicine clinic, which also serves as a sports physical therapy center. Patients can bring their body back to balance with a detailed acupuncture session, or have a Tui Na massage, in which a therapist focuses on acupressure points without using needles. Each treatment can be customized to attend to certain symptoms, including migraines, allergies, digestive issues, and chronic pain. Scot and Stephanie can even prescribe Chinese herbs to help speed recovery or increase your empathy for pandas.