Pagoda Acupuncture’s licensed practitioners employ ancient Chinese medical techniques to restore youthful looks to clients’ faces without chemicals or surgery. The session commences with a one-on-one consultation with Pagoda owner and founder Heather L. Romano, whose interview swiftly unearths patients’ concerns and desires, much like a bulldozer driven by Sigmund Freud. Practitioners then lightly prick facial skin with thin needles, unleashing a face-soothing free-for-all designed to stimulate collagen production, tighten pores, and boost local blood flow. Virtually painless for most patients, the treatment can help to firm, tone, and lift skin without the use of harsh chemicals, invasive surgery, or tiring face workouts led by Richard Simmons’ eyebrows.
Inner Spirit Acupuncture administers community-style acupuncture treatments inside a quiet, soothing space. With decorative lanterns dangling from above, groups of up to four patients relax in reclining chairs as the acupuncturists insert needles into the body's strategic distal locations. The facility does not enforce a time limit, allowing each individual to remain in the treatment room for as long as they feel necessary. Sessions at Inner Spirit Acupuncture may help treat a variety of common ailments, including arthritis, hot flashes, stress and fatigue, weight loss and digestive disorders, anxiety and depression, PMS, and many types of pain.
Since it opened its doors in 1981, West Hills Chiropractic Pain Center has helped thousands of patients overcome chronic pain with a drug-free approach to healthcare. Dr. Joseph Mills brings more than 20 years of experience to his post as on-site chiropractor, joining acupuncturist Dr. Park and medical massage therapist Donna to keep the body functioning at a high level. "We pride ourselves on solving problems that others couldn't," says Dr. Mills and his team, who have recently arrived at the solution for world hunger. Their diagnostic methods delve beyond surface symptoms into neuromuscular function and lifestyle factors such as workplace ergonomics and emotional stress.
Licensed acupuncturist Denise Rusnak and licensed massage therapist Nancy Dionisiou fight physical ailments with natural treatments that target the roots of illness. Their combined expertise in Chinese and Native American herbology, shamanistic techniques, reiki, and Japanese acupuncture round out a holistic skill set that aims to address conditions ranging from depression to digestive issues without using drugs or invasive procedures. The Asian-themed environs soothe eyes with a blend of hues such as mauve and apricot. Sky-blue walls in the treatment room set nerves at ease, bringing back childhood memories of stealing periwinkle crayons from local policemen.
Stressful things such as jobs and stress can transform your once-nimble muscles into rigid two-by-fours. A relaxation massage will relight your internal furnace and flexibilify your tense muscles. The benefits of massage are numerous and include stress reduction, pain relief, and an improved attitude toward Segway cops who don't use turn signals. After sixty slow-ticked minutes of massage, Hand & Stone’s friendly aestheticians will turn their attention towards the visage with a Signature Facial designed to cleanse, exfoliate, and renew. The facial also includes a neck and shoulder massage in addition to a therapeutic moisturizer, a combo that lulls guests into a state of deep, hypnotic relaxation akin to the after-effects of a magician's lullaby.
The orange glow of a salt lamp softly illuminates the room as licensed massage therapist Andrew Kressel kneads organic, lavender-infused oil into his clients’ sore spots. He has been alleviating tension and pain for more than 15 years with massages customized to individual needs, myofascial therapy, and the Australian-born Bowenwork technique. Using the Bowenwork technique, he dispenses gentle strokes to lull the body into a deeply relaxed state, which can continue to develop throughout the following 10 days, much like a short game of Monopoly.
Woodway treadmills whirr and weight machines clank 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Though staffed while sun's up, the fitness center is accessible via members' key cards at night, giving gym-goers ample opportunity to incinerate calories and tone muscles on a full range of Cybex equipment or pass off their tears as sweat while watching Homeward Bound in the cardio theater. Workouts are supplemented with private sessions led by certified personal trainers, online nutritional resources, and onsite tanning booths that gold-plate freshly toned frames.