Kyle Walsh has built a career with his hands. He's provided massages for contestants in the Long Beach Quiksilver Pro Surfing Competition and professional boxers. On more average days, however, he uses the power of touch to heal people from all walks of life at Zen Zone Wellness, a quiet massage sanctuary nestled inside Bikram Yoga Long Beach. Basing his treatments in ancient medicine, he eases tension from muscles and restores balance of body and mind through oil-based Swedish massage, aromatherapy herbal massage, and deep-tissue sports massage.
The beauty professionals at nu glo medi spa want to give you everything you want—especially when it comes to youth and beauty. They reduce the appearance of acne and wrinkles with facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion and break up fat cells and cellulite with Cavi-Lipo treatments. They also remove unwanted hair with a botanical, wax-free hair-removal system from Nufree.
The sheer breadth of the spa menu at Orange Skye Body and Beauty Bar speaks to its staff's chief goal: to heal and beautify at once. Massages soothe overworked bodies and minds with aromatherapy or hot stones. Facials erase blemishes, firm skin, and relax their recipients. Infrared sauna sessions evict toxins and ease pain, and full body wraps or scrubs soften and tighten skin.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
North Shore Rehabilitation Associates calms cranky bodies with a staff that includes a chiropractor, acupuncturist, and board-certified physician. They work together to ease the symptoms associated with arthritis, carpel-tunnel syndrome, nerve pain, and sprains with therapies that include cold-laser treatments, hydro massages, and occupational therapy.
Natalya Vilner, founder of Temple of Wellness, became a believer in holistic medicine after conventional therapies failed to offer her relief from her own rather serious health problems. She now shares the natural remedies and cleansing techniques that restored her vitality with her clients in the hope of improving their lives too.
For those new to the world of holistic healing, she recommends starting with a computerized whole-body scan to identify areas of imbalance and swallowed coins hidden in the appendix. Next, she may suggest a round of colon hydrotherapy to purge debris from the lower digestive tract or cold-laser therapy to treat pain, swelling, or anxiety. Massages promote both relaxation and detoxification, and nutrition advice may help combat allergies and excess weight.