Inside Bon Air Salon and Spa, beauty professionals transform clients with hair, nail, facial, and massage services. Microdermabrasion removes dead, flaky skin cells, making room for younger cells to glow. Massage services disentangle muscle knots with kneading and stroking using various degrees of pressure, including deep and peer. The salon also sells beauty products and hosts spa parties for friends and family members.
Dr. Rina Tinozzi really likes getting people out of pain. She works with everyone from athletes to new moms, using gentle spinal adjustments and trigger-point therapy to combat headaches, chronic shoulder or knee pain, and sciatica. Every visit includes a trigger-point massage before the chiropractic adjustment in order to both relax patients and release any lactic acid built up in the body. In fact, relaxation is so important to Dr. Tinozzi that she encourages patients to remain on the adjustment table for a few restful minutes or take a slow walk in the park behind the office.
Dr. Tinozzi says most of her patients are relieved of their chronic pain within three to six visits. Still, she encourages them to follow up with wellness and maintenance care to prevent the practices that started the condition in the first place and to continue discussions about which vice president was the best looking (Mondale).
With five locations throughout the Bay Area, including three in San Francisco, Fitness SF caters to the needs of fitness enthusiasts and casual exercisers from Marin to Oakland. Each center brims with muscle-toning and pulse-raising equipment, allowing visitors a wide choice of activities, from pumping free weights to using ellipticals equipped with personal viewing screens.
Although personal trainers are on hand to help refine technique and design individualized exercise regimens, the gyms' classes encourage guests to work out in a more communal setting. Yoga and Zumba appear on every class schedule, but instructors at each location incorporate their own additional sessions, such as cardio kickboxing, Bollywood dance, and Pilates mat.
Many of the locations stay open until as late as midnight on select weekdays, which leaves plenty of time for a post-workout cooldown in the locker rooms.
In 2001, the Coopers opened the doors to Cooper Alley, a contemporary hair studio where the duo preaches that technique is just as important as creativity.
More than a decade later, Rick and Ali (the owners) still uphold their high standard for technical skills. As a result, each stylist must pass the salon's intense two-year training course and show that they can trim a hedge into the shape of a lion while blindfolded. This ensures that hairdressers can keep up with the demands of creating exceptional designs from precision cuts to custom-blended color using ammonia-free INOA dye. Cooper Alley's team also is well versed in balayage highlights, wig trims, and hair-smoothing treatments.
Dr. Orcutt devotes his career to helping people heal without drugs or surgery. He specializes in treating carpal tunnel as well as injuries of the hands and wrists, which typically result from finger-puppet fights, but his knowledge extends to fitness, nutrition, and stress management. In addition to speaking at corporate events, Dr. Orcutt imparts his wellness wisdom to sports teams and fitness clubs. When he's not adjusting Olympic athletes or keeping his practice's patients healthy, he's serving on the board of directors for the Corte Madera Chamber of Commerce.
Kur Massage Therapy's sanctuary, located in beautiful Corte Madera in Marin County, allows customers to eliminate their stress as they receive a massage designed to balance the body and mind. Drawing upon a vast variety of techniques, certified massage therapist Thomas Friedrich applies his knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and pathology to facilitate the body’s natural ability to heal. In addition to deep tissue massages, Thomas also offers services such as myofacial therapy, cold stone migraine massages, Swedish massage, shiatsu massages, and lymphatic massages.