Originally developed by the Soviet Union for cosmonauts, whole-body vibration and its health benefits are now accessible to anyone in short, 10-minute sessions. The device consists of a small platform that clients can stand, sit, or lay on as it vibrates. As muscles contract and work to keep the body in position, clients may see greater muscle tone over time, as well as possible improvements to arthritis, circulation, and flexibility. No change of clothes is necessary, as there tends to be no sweating during sessions, and use of the machine is appropriate for clients of any fitness level.
Healing Waters Colon Care helps customers feel refreshed by flushing out bodily toxins with colon hydrotherapy and lymphatic drainage. During colon hydrotherapy sessions, the Hydro-San system gently washes out the walls of the colon using temperature-controlled, filtered water. Regulated water pressure dislodges harmful waste, intestinal gremlins, and bacteria from the colon to help increase energy levels, decrease constipation, remove excess weigh, and boost one’s vertical leap by .00073 inches. Alternatively, lymphatic treatments combine electro lymphatic drainage and vibrational lymphatic therapy to strengthen the immune system and improve circulation.
When Doctor of Chiropractic Sebastian Gonzales was in high school, he played baseball and dreamed about making it to the big leagues. A back injury his junior year nearly crushed that dream. After five months of medication, physical therapy, and home care, he stepped back onto the field and hurt himself again the very first day, a move that caused doctors to recommend surgery. Before opting for the operating table, he happened upon a specialist in active-release techniques, an approach to rehabilitation that builds upon traditional chiropractic treatments by focusing on the soft tissues. After three weeks, the pain was gone—forever, this time.
That experience inspired Dr. Gonzales to become a Doctor of Chiropractic and commit himself to helping others through active-release techniques. He and his team at The Performance Place have helped athletes stave off injury at Ironman competitions, marathons, and other events, helping treat and rehabilitate injuries with programs specific to each individual. Dr. Gonzales’s team also put together fitness programs designed to improve all types of athletes, from long-distance runners who need to build core strength, balance, and endurance to baseball players who need to work up their gum-chewing muscles. For athletes ready for the challenge, the aggressive performance programs push them to the limit. During group workouts, students might find themselves modifying body-weight exercises with TRX suspension trainers, heaving sandbags, or swinging kettlebells.
As a chiropractor, licensed acupuncturist, and an aesthetician, Dr. Nina La marries health and beauty at her clinic, Numei Acupuncture, Chiropractic & Skin Care. She uses the gentle but effective activator techniques to correct spinal misalignments, ultimately releasing pain and tension from the back and neck. Clients can also ask for Chinese medicine specialties such as cupping, acupressure, and both traditional and electroacupuncture—available either a la carte or combined with chiropractic treatments. She even incorporates her acupuncture expertise during cosmetic acupuncture sessions, using carefully placed needles to ease away fine lines and restoring muscle elasticity.
And though health overrides beauty, Dr. Nina also provides a wealth of tailor-made skincare treatments that make faces glow. Both the doctor and her fellow licensed aesthetician, Demi Nguyen, are certified Dermalogica Experts, a status that indicates their success at the highest levels of the company's training. They both use Face Mapping system to carefully analyze skin not as a whole, but as 14 individual parts. From there, they customize facial treatments to meet each individual’s condition, be it a dry, dull complexion, aging skin, or acne that sprouts every time you tell a lie.