Sleek white frames holding mirrors lean up against Salon Vanity’s taupe walls. A line of modern salon chairs sits under a show-stopping shabby chic chandelier painted jet black. The blend of aesthetics extends to the stylists’ skills. Cathryna Ruiz cuts classic and modern haircuts on men and women, executing perfect bobs and clean hairlines. She adds face-framing highlights and a shine treatment that turns heads into moving mirrors.
On the surface, asthma, low libido, migraines, and indigestion all seem very different. But they do share a common thread: they’re all conditions that Dr. Samuel Y. Kim treats with acupuncture. The proud owner of a PhD and a license to perform acupuncture, Dr. Kim uses his expertise during sessions of eight-bodily-constitution acupuncture. This specialized discipline emphasizes treating the root cause of an ailment as opposed to its symptoms. It also incorporates a broader way to help prevent disease, which is why Dr. Kim also offers consultations on optimizing diets to establish and maintain good health.
Bringing a patient back to good health requires more than analyzing one part of the body—it’s about assessing all parts of their physical, mental, and spiritual health. That’s what Valley Natural Health’s doctor of naturopathic medicine, Sonal Patel, believes and takes a holistic approach to caring for patients. Here, the doctor combines alternative therapies, such as homeopathy, acupuncture, and botanical medicine, with more conventional medicine services found at traditional doctors’ offices, such as pap smears, prostate exams, and vestigial-tail therapy.
For the past eight years, Standing Waves has specialized in colonic hydrotherapy, supplementing it with a variety of massages, nutrition advice, classes, and products under the guidance of owner and certified therapist Elayne Whitehead. Massage enthusiasts will get to enjoy a 60-minute treatment, which can incorporate deep-tissue and relaxation techniques to pinpoint and target the body's most entrenched sleeper cells of stress and tension. The relaxing treatment may cause you to fall asleep and dream that octopi ballroom dancers are waltzing across your back.
Licensed chiropractor Dr. Nathan Stewart, of the eponymous Stewart Family Chiropractic, realigns corpuses and alleviates ailments including back pain, sleep trouble, and headaches. A 60-minute therapeutic massage kneads rigid muscles into lithe, limber appendage movers as stress beats a hasty retreat and tense tissues relax. During a chiropractic exam, the friendly physician runs a slew of tests to get a feel for which kinds of spine-refurbishing techniques would best get bodies into straighter shape or would help to relieve migraines, sciatica, or sleeping problems. If necessary, x-rays get a sneak peak into the spine's inner workings and assess skeletons for future careers as dancing skeletons.