Muscles that aren't properly maintained are prone to rebel with painful stiffness or uncontrollable spasms that make you breakdance well past curfew. That's why Massage Practitioner Paula Wood offers a wide range of massage techniques to keep the body happy. In the comfort of her private studio, Paula can promote relaxation with light to medium Swedish strokes, or use more focused deep-tissue pressure for lower-layer aches. Clients may also make use of SLO Wellness Center's many other wellness services such as chiropractic care, acupuncture, and one-on-one nutrition counseling.
A full-service salon and spa, Shell Beach Salon & Spa strives to meet all of its clients’ beauty and relaxation needs under one roof with a range of services. In the salon, hairstylists create striking ‘dos with expert cuts, perms, relaxing treatments, extensions, and updos for special occasions or to help clients meet roller coasters’ height requirements. For nail services, customers can request natural and organic products. Aestheticians renew faces with specialized skincare treatments such as ultrasonic anti-aging facials, microdermabrasion, and TCA chemical peels. Shell Beach Salon & Spa uses GlyMed Plus products, which are distributed only to select licensed skincare providers.
The goal at NOW Lipo-Loss is two-fold—to help clients both look and feel their best. To accomplish the former, the staff uses the FDA-approved Vevazz system to shrink fat cells, diminish stretch marks, and promote smoother-looking skin. They also usher clients atop the whole-body vibration platform, which stimulates muscles for a full-body workout. When it comes to feeling better, the staff offers self-mastery therapy sessions to combat stress and negativity.
Milk chocolate, vanilla cream, and oatmeal cookies might not sound like health food, but Complete Nutrition offers versions of them that are. Reclaim Light and Lean cookies pack 10 grams of protein and six grams of fiber into the 95-calorie cookings, making them a great way to bulk up or refuel after a workout. The cookies are just one of the many fresh, creative weight-loss, sports, and health supplements on Complete Nutrition's virtual shelves.
Inside the heady offices of Santa Barbara Brain Fitness, Dan Staso, Ph.D, BCN and Tiff Thompson, M.A., BCN engage brains in a variety of cerebral calisthenics. On a given day, business executives, college students, athletes, and those seeking self-improvement tap into all-natural neurotherapies to tone brains to top condition. Board-certified in neurofeedback, Dr. Staso and Tiff Thompson focus on five core areas: sleep improvement, anxiety and stress, brain brightening, meditative enhancement, and academic/executive enhancement. Clients who have completed the program may feel calmer, maintain greater focus, sleep more soundly through the night, and feel more effective in achieving their goals.
Dr. Kristi Wrightson, a naturopathic doctor and registered dietitian, helps her clients manage their weight and fight the signs of aging with a modern cocktail of natural and conventional medicine. At Nest Integrative Medicine Spa, she is joined by a nutritionist and an esthetician who work with her to perform skin rejuvenation, pain management, therapeutic injections, and body-contouring services.
Zack Frank has something in common with his father, besides his last name. They're both certified in rolfing—a massage technique that mitigates trauma in the connective tissues to align the body and ease tension. From a young age, Zach has been exposed to the therapeutic benefits of this treatment, and now he offers it in a 10-step process out of his own Rolfing By Zack massage practice.