At B. Well Acupuncture, licensed acupuncturist Melissa Batten draws on her master's degree in traditional oriental medicine and more than a decade of experience to help folks find a little harmony. The San Diego native's services center on traditional Chinese medicine techniques such as acupuncture and herbal medicine. The primary benefit of the ancient treatments is improved qi?or energy flow?but more practical advantage include everything from improved sleep to relief from migraines. To amplify the benefits, Melissa Batten can incorporate cupping or gua sha](http://www.bwellacu.com/our-services/#gua) into the session, if deemed therapeutic.
Although the chiropractors at Delta Chiropractic Clinic excel at aligning disks in the spine and adjusting stiff joints, their expertise goes beyond mere spinal manipulation and massages. Doctor of Chiropractic Andrew Tutino, or "Dr. Andy" as his patients know him, specializes in health techniques designed to optimize overall health, such as natural detox, weight loss, and reducing stress. So thorough is his knowledge of this topic that he regularly shares his insight with other doctors through lectures and books.
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Most popular service: Perinatal massage
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
I specialize in many aspects of women's wellness which include fertility, the perinatal time, early labor, labor and birth as well as the postpartum period and beyond. One of my signature treatments is called the labor preparation massage. This session is catered to the specific needs of each women and is a blend of relaxation and rebalancing techniques with the use of acupressure to support the natural process as the body prepares for birth. All of the techniques performed during this treatment are comfortable and safe for full term pregnancy and are supportive to what is already occurring in the body. It is a wonderful way to connect with your body during the last stage of pregnancy and a wonderful way to connect with your baby before your birthing time.
What?s your favorite part about your job?
Getting to work with women and partners as they become families. Supporting women during such a sacred and transitional time is an honor. As a massage therapist, it's amazing to see women go from feeling discomfortable to truly enjoying their pregnant bodies!
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
_I make sure that every session is special and unique for each client. I always provide time to sit down and talk before we ever begin a treatment so that my clients feel comfortable and are able to provide me with helpful information to make their session as effective and enjoyable as possible. I also do a postural assessment beforehand to address specific needs and focus areas. During the treatment, I set up special pillows for optimal positioning. I use a blend of eastern and western massage techniques with focused intent to create a safe space for a body/mind healing experience. I encourage my clients to communicate their needs and wants and to ask as many questions as necessary.
I also have many resources for support and education and a lending library for all my clients! I believe knowledge is empowering which is why I do my best to create an open, learning environment while also offering a serene and nurturing space for a relaxing massage experience._
Red Lotus Reflexology and Wellness Center is a place to relax and heal. At this soothing center, licensed massage therapists offer revitalizing reflexology treatments, during which firm pressure is applied to specific points on the feet believed to correspond to major organ and muscle groups in the body. Also offering Swedish, Thai, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massage, as well as infrared-sauna sessions and herbal wraps, the center is a calming headquarters for reviving the body and spirit.
Jessie, La Mesa Spine Center’s trained massage therapist, deploys multiple ache-erasing modalities during therapeutic massages designed to curb chronic aches caused by illness or injury. During each 60-minute session, clients can pit sore necks and backs against gliding, stress-pummeling techniques. Jessie’s muscle-melting arsenal also encompasses sports massage, which helps boost circulation and prevent injury, as well as pregnancy bodywork designed to alleviate discomfort in moms-to-be. Deep-tissue techniques pass through multiple layers of muscle, targeting pent-up stress pockets.
Whether visitors are looking to relax their minds or elevate their heart rates, Mind-Body Holistics offers opportunities that cater to a range of health goals. The center's yoga instructors primarily embrace the Hatha and Vinyasa styles, incorporating breathing exercises into postures as well as meditative techniques along with the deep stretches, twists, and bends. For an even more challenging yoga experience, Mind-Body Holistics offers hot yoga sessions that use non-allergenic, infrared radiant heat panels to create a toasty environment that's still comfortable for all the attendees. Beyond yoga, the instructors also lead Zumba sessions, cardio-intensive sculpting classes, and boot camps. Meanwhile, the massage therapists alleviate aching muscles by using a range of specialized modalities, such as reflexology and hot-stone therapy. Class sizes are kept small so that students receive personal instruction.