Dr. Scott C. Sessions, medical director of Pacific Cielo, brings more than two decades of plastic-surgery experience to every treatment he oversees. This expertise helps him minimize the pain and swelling that can be associated with cosmetic procedures, allowing him to concentrate on cutting the correctly colored wire hidden under the skin. Along with his surgical team, Dr. Sessions smoothes complexions with skin tightening and facial rejuvenation and hides unsightly wrinkles with fat transfers and dermal fillers. Off the operating table, noninvasive options such as laser and radio-frequency techniques tighten and tone without the use of scalpels, saving them for making surrealist collages out of the waiting room's back issues of Time.
In place of invasive medical procedures and prescription medications, Dr. Yaneil Maharaj?just "Dr. Neil" to his clients?employs a more personalized approach, addressing symptoms and their underlying causes simultaneously. He accomplishes this by using chiropractic techniques to check for misaligned vertebrae or muscular tension then, through chiropractic adjustments as well as massage, using hands-on therapy to restore the nervous system to its full potential. As Dr. Neil believes, when the nervous system functions without impairment, the body's natural healing processes are able to function more effectively, helping to not only relieve chronic aches but also stave off future injury and keep the brain from moving into a new body.
Educated at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic Jon L. Walwick draws from 20 years of experience in helping heal patients with natural, noninvasive means. For him, the spine is the keystone of the body. In its duty of sending messages to and from the brain, the spinal cord branches out in a network of nerve fibers, some threaded precariously between vertebrae that can bite down and halt the flow of signals to an entire region. Dr. Walwick’s gentle adjustments free up such pinched nerves, allowing the nerve to continue functioning and the body to recover from resulting illness as well as pain.
Practitioners at Stretch U employ The Carey Stretch method, which was developed by professional physical therapist John Carey. Through his work with countless professional athletes, including baseball players and golfers, John developed his method to help unblock constricted neural pathways and help boost functioning of the nervous system. Through a combination of stretching muscles, nerves, and the myofascial system, The Carey Stretch method strives to improve athletic performance, increase mobility, and increase range of motion.
Doctor of Chiropractic John Michals recognizes the risks involved with conventional medicine, from surgical complications to allergic reactions to medicine. At Michals Family Chiropractic, he eschews medical hazards by relying instead on the patient's own body to heal itself. This reliance not only eliminates the risk of long-term effects of drugs and operating-room accidents, it also makes his signature noninvasive adjustments safe for virtually any patient, from newborns to the elderly.
Signature Service: Floatation therapeutic spa
Minimum Age Requirement: 17
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: No
Pro Tip: In minutes, your entire body experiences an extremely relaxed state.
A Quiet Place Floatation Spa is about as close as you can get to a truly pressure-free environment. Skin-temperature water intensely saturated with naturally antimicrobial Epsom salts gives joints, muscles, and the nervous system a chance to fully relax—an experience similar to floating on a tranquil ocean, but without getting stared at by seagulls. Each tank stands in a private room with a shower that locks from the inside, with ear plugs and bathing caps available, and repeat floaters often like to pull the tank's lid down to remove every last bit of stimulus standing in the way of a state of silent bliss. Alternatively, soothing ambient sounds and underwater lights are available to add dimensions to the experience. Once their time is up, guests can shower right in their room and prepare to return to their place under gravity's regime with the help of organic shampoo and soap, fresh towels, hair dryers, and herbal tea or bottled water.