Holden Zalma knows the toll that exertion can take on muscles. Before he received his massage license, he helped to train USC's football, basketball, and swimming teams while he studied to be a physical therapist. After graduation, Holden founded MetaTouch Therapeutic Massage and Wellness Center, where he shares his burgeoning 20 years of massage-therapy experience with others. His philosophy is simple: alleviate pain and treat injuries by scouting out symptoms, hunting down their root causes, and treating the body as a whole by ignoring its unsightly seams. He and his staff of trained practitioners accomplish this task by blending techniques?such as massage, stretching, exercise, and acupuncture?to relieve pain, improve performance, and reduce the risk of future injuries.
At Costa Acupuncture, licensed acupuncturists and herbalists Michael Costa, Sun Cho, David Johnston, and Alison Doherty exercise their talents and experience to make holistic healing more attainable for the community at large. Founder Michael Costa has a master's degree in oriental medicine, and Cho is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). The team addresses a variety of conditions, ranging from digestive, respiratory, and musculoskeletal maladies to emotional concerns. The caring crew also promotes better health with cupping treatments and herbal and nutritional supplements.
Guru Chiropractic's dedicated spine aligners and massage therapists treat pained physiques with spinal and joint adjustments as well as massages to re-energize clients with active lifestyles. Guru's skilled practitioners mix chiropractic techniques to target different clients' ailments, and show patients a series of home exercises and stretches to alleviate whiplash, slip-and-fall injuries, and difficulties licking one’s own elbow. Staffers can also relieve soreness with sports, deep-tissue, and pregnancy massages.
Doctor of Chiropractic Andrea Bradshaw of Relax Holistic practices chiropractic medicine on patients ranging from senior citizens to professional athletes and UFC fighters. Dr. Bradshaw uses a variety of techniques to treat pain, including nonsurgical spinal decompression and acupuncture, and also gives nutritional recommendations.
The staff at Touch Institute?which includes certified nursing assistants, massage therapists, pediatric massage therapists, aestheticians, and college graduates from various backgrounds with BA - PhD designations?soothes bodies and minds of all ages with research-based, compassionate therapies. Therapeutic massages draw on Swedish, deep-tissue, and pre- and post-natal techniques, and cranial sacral massage balances the central nervous system, saving clients the bother of checking their brains with a carpenter?s bubble level. Organic ?minence handmade skincare products rejuvenate faces and bodies during a range of skin therapies. To beautify exteriors, aestheticians offer specialty programs such as makeup lessons and natural spray tans.
Committed to giving back to the community, Touch Institute supports the Liddle Kidz Foundation, which sends health-care professionals to orphanages around the world.
At Premiere Chiropractic & Sports Medicine, Dr. Homan Dibagohar and his staff utilize their experience in chiropractic and physical therapy to alleviate common and uncommon causes of skeletal and muscular ailments. Before commencing with their signature noninvasive, drug-free treatments, the doctors first spend time talking with patients about the troubles at hand. Then, based on this chat and the revelations unearthed during a comprehensive exam, they tailor treatments to bring personalized relief. Sessions may include traditional therapies—such as adjustments and massages—as well as technological treatments such as electro-therapy, which eases aches with gentle electric pulses patients can later use to charge their smartphone.