Before opening OC Salt Therapy, Robert Condraschi spent sleepless nights listening to and worrying about the labored breathing of his 2-year-old son Constantin. After visiting dozens of doctors, all of whom offered different diagnoses for Constantin’s ailments, it became clear that surgery was the last viable treatment plan. Before agreeing to invasive measures, Robert and his son booked a trip to the Eastern European salt mines. Within days of basking in the therapeutic chamber, Constantin’s breathing grew steadier, and he slept through the night for the first time in years.
Now, OC Salt Therapy’s founders strive to spark similar recoveries in clients of all ages. They have coated three rooms from floor to ceiling in pure, untreated salt, and each room houses a halogenerator that disperses microscopic particles of salt through the air. In the adult room, clients recline on chaise lounges and listen to soothing music. In the children’s room, tykes can tinker with toys, help sentient salt shakers write letters to forlorn pepper grinders, or watch DVDs on flat-screen TVs as parents supervise through the glass door for kids 10 and up, or inside the room for those under 10.
Doctors of Chiropractic—and twin brothers—Daniel and David Clements share more in common than their parents, looks, and sentence halves; the two doctors also share the same philosophy on holistic health. Inspiration set in while attending Augsburg College on hockey scholarships, where the Canadian natives noticed the chiropractic treatments they were receiving helped keep them healthy and injury free. Experiencing this proactive approach to wellness motivated the duo to forego their premed path and pursue a chiropractic degree from Southern California University of Health Sciences instead.
At Twins Chiropractic, the brothers work with clients to find the most beneficial treatment plan, whether through regular adjustments, massages, or both. They also pack their website with informational resources to help patients make informed decisions or wile away the hours on a deserted beach.
A massage is much like a mimosa. Vitamin C–packed orange juice parallels the healing qualities, while the champagne mirrors the pampering, relaxation-inducing aspect of bodywork. To exemplify this dichotomy, Mimosa Massage offers a diverse menu of massage techniques to ease tension and promote inner tranquility. Licensed massage therapists can utilize light strokes or more moderate pressure with hot wax and oil; whatever the chosen modality, sessions are always tailored to the needs of the individual.
Certified massage therapist Jenny Aguilar turns muscle frowns upside down with her therapeutic bodywork. Out of her private studio, Jenny offers a diverse array of massage modalities, ranging from flowing Swedish strokes and hot-stone therapy to firm deep-tissue techniques that ease lower-layer aches. Clients may also request specialty hydrotherapy to improve circulation in struggling limbs and range of motion in malfunctioning umbrellas.
Beyond Beauty Lashes occupies an unconventional space inside a poker supply warehouse, and according to a feature that OC Weekly writer Michelle Woo penned in praise of the salon, a visit to one of their three private treatment rooms can yield big results. That's because the spot's extensionist, who has been in the business for 10 years, meticulously elongates eyelashes using synthetic extensions with the option to upgrade to silk or mink options harvested humanely from live animals, just like the cookies harvested from cookie monsters. Clients can choose from various lengths, thicknesses, and colors to achieve their desired look. The extensions typically last 60–100 days, shedding gradually with natural lashes.