Licensed massage therapist Adil Panton, the mastermind behind Healing Arts Touch, uses energetic touch to move his clients toward calm, health, and well-being. More than two decades of experience and training in Eastern practices guide both his hands and his practice, which focuses on five types of massage and on qigong, a Chinese approach to self-healing that incorporates focused breathing and meditative movement. Panton uses intuition to personalize his massages in a holistic manner, helping his clients heal not only their bodies but also their minds, spirits, and exoskeletons.
New Health Centers consists of more than 300 health-care practitioners across the country, each working to alleviate corporeal discomfort with natural techniques. Doctors work in conjunction with experienced practitioners to soothe aches, pains, and lawn-gnome infestations.
The whisper of soothing tunes welcome guests to close their eyes and relax during appointments inside About Skin. An aesthetician tackles skin issues such as acne and sun damage with facials, peels, and microdermabrasion treatments. Lying face-down, clients melt under the trained hands of a massage therapist, who relieves tension more effectively than a whale crooning lullabies. The staff also enhances visages with makeup applications and eyelash extensions.
BodyCentre Day Spa often looks beneath the surface, searching for ways to make clients feel rejuvenated inside and out. This commitment even helped the Costa Mesa location earn a spot on the CBS Los Angeles list of 2014's Best Day Spas In Orange County.
The spas' massage therapists perform a range of relaxing and mind-centering modalities that can relieve chronic aches while restoring a greater sense of focus and self-awareness. This includes everything from deep-tissue work and acupressure to shiatsu and reflexology. The spas' skincare treatments adopt a similarly broad approach, improving tone and texture as they address individual needs with a combination of specialized products, noninvasive techniques, and advanced technologies?including hyperbaric oxygen and sea fennel stem cells. For a thoroughly cleansing experience, the centers even offer detoxifying colon-hydrotherapy sessions.
At Lakshme Total Body Wellness Spa, the road to a more youthful appearance is paved with 24-karat-gold facial masks, seaweed body wraps, and herb-and-aloe formulations. These ingredients, which have been chosen for their anti-aging and corrective properties, are administered by an experienced staff used to dealing with various skin and body issues.
The beauty experts might also perform a "Botox-like facial" that relies on natural ingredients to smooth fine lines or apply an herbal wrap that helps detoxify the body, as well as conduct more advanced treatments. One example is ultrasonic-cavitation, which helps contour the body so it can fit back into a favorite dress or foam finger. Others treatments include Bio-Gym muscle stimulation and cellulite-reducing Endermologie.
The bodywork experts at Le Ch?teau Enchant? Day Spa soothe sore muscles with six specific massage techniques. Gentle stress-relief is the goal during relaxation massages, which employ light-to-medium pressure, while deep-tissue massages offer more intense kneading to break up tighter knots. Specialized geriatric and prenatal massages ease the aches of older adults and moms-to-be, and sports massages cater to the unique musculoskeletal needs of athletes and ease the stress of oft-berated referees.