The licensed acupuncturists and massage-minded staff at Bonita Acupuncture & Massage Clinic bolster whole-body well-being with an array of noninvasive services. For all-over care, 60-minute massage-therapy sessions are available in an assortment of modalities, including Swedish, deep-tissue, and shiatsu techniques. All treatments are tailored to meet the client's particular needs, with skilled hands undoing knots faster than a sailor in a yo-yo competition.
After recovering from a bout of carbon monoxide poisoning that left her in a coma, Teresa Hall developed a passion for holistic healing methods. After getting degrees in psychology and traditional Oriental medicine, she trained at a hospital in Wuhan, China, then founded Kwan Yin Holistic Center here in the States—naming it after an Asian goddess said to have given up her own enlightenment in order to heal the world’s maladies.
Today, Teresa honors her center’s namesake through holistic services such as acupuncture, herbal remedies, tui na massage, and fertility treatments. In regular workshops and seminars, she teaches novices techniques for performing reiki treatments or getting the replay on a pinball machine every time.
ChiroXchange supports a nervous system of more than 250 nationwide locations, whose varying services and technologies all converge with the end of healing bodies with holistic, drug-free techniques. The chiropractors believe that many of the body’s ailments, from sore backs and headaches to fatigue, are caused by blockages in the nervous system. To reverse these blockages, they nudge spinal discs back into place with gentle, strategic pressure, aligning nerves with the vertebra to free the flow of information and cat photos to and from the brain. The chiropractors at each location emphasize communication with their patients. They field questions, explain the purpose of every adjustment, and work with patients to design programs around their unique wellness goals.
The team of certified doctors at Centric Wellness helps heal patients with an expansive menu of holistic and natural treatments. Their services include naturopathic medicine, which uses therapeutic methods to heal illnesses, as well as mind-body medicine that employs the power of thoughts and emotions to influence physical health. The staff also specializes in programs that range from weight loss and smoking cessation to nutrition advice, massage therapy, and health and wellness coaching.
The wellness introductory package begins with a basic overview of the principles and practices behind Chinese medicine and is followed by a personal-health assessment and one therapeutic acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture targets specific points in the body to help redirect the flow of the body’s energy and provide relief from a wide variety of ailments such as chronic pain, morning sickness, insomnia, tennis elbow, and more. Call ahead to schedule an appointment and prepare to have tension and stress melt away faster than a wicked witch at a pool party.
Club Reduce of San Diego’s staff works closely with clients to help them lose weight and improve their lifestyles. Health services range from basic medical assessments to the latest body treatments, such as cellulite-reducing wraps. Each custom weight-loss program begins with a one-on-one consultation and computerized health assessment, which can uncover barriers to well-being, including high blood pressure and spontaneous hiccups.
LifeTab's masterful massage therapists draw from backgrounds as holistic healers, therapists, and yogis to inform their current practice of healing the body through touch. They use techniques that include hot-stone, sports, and pregnancy massage. Smooth, heated stones settle onto muscles and nerve clusters during hot-stone therapy, melting away stress frozen into the body during that ill-considered stint spent pledging the Polar Bear Club. The therapists' strong hands sweep across skin during purely pampering Swedish massage sessions, and those same hands can unstiffen joints and musculature during sports-style massages. Expectant mothers can safely put their precious health in the hands of the therapists, who can deploy inner-body adjustments to comfort parent and child during the tiniest sort of couples massage.