Though she served as director of anesthesiology at the San Leandro Surgery Center, Dr. Gayle Misle helps the clients at Reviv Med Spa to look anything but sleepy. With a mission to help rejuvenate and improve bodies, Misle and her staff fight signs of weariness and aging with the latest aesthetic technologies, including injectables, chemical peels, and dermaplaning. Exilis, Sciton, and other aesthetic units utilize infrared and thermal energy to reshape stores of cellulite and tighten skin by jumpstarting its natural collagen-production process. Expert technicians also master several types of laser treatments that rid the body of unwanted hair and once-wanted tattoos.
Although well-versed in skincare treatments herself, Happy Beauty Center’s head specialist, Kathy, still supplements her knowledge with the expertise contained within the 80-year-old Pola line of Japanese products, which are backed by the work of more than 500 scientists and fewer than one bumbling detective. These formulas and others bolster moisturizing hand and foot treatments and facials such as the diamond microdermabrasion, which can shrink oversize pores while smoothing wrinkles and rough skin. Happy Beauty Center’s specialties also include the foot-body-tummy treatment, during which staffers massage acupressure points on the belly to speed up digestion and fizzle stress.
The certified therapists at A Perfect Day Spa coax burdens of stress and tension out of client bodies with an expansive repertoire of massage techniques. Muscle pamperings are available across an intensity spectrum that ranges from light and relaxing to deep tissue, with something to suit every client. The classic Swedish method uses kneading and sliding to dissolve tightness, and the sports massage helps to rehabilitate athletes weary from slam-dunk marathons. Backs will peacefully glow with warmth and improved circulation after hot stones draw out the chill of inflexibility. A Perfect Day Spa also offers a pregnancy massage specifically designed to mitigate the aches of carrying around a perfectly formed, tiny adult.
The massage maven at Bella Derma Face and Body manipulates clients’ muscles to ease tension and promote overall well-being. Gently kneading muscles and adjacent tissues with light to medium pressure, the therapist stymies spinal stresses with long, connective strokes. By employing friction and rhythmically tapping the first movement of Swan Lake on the area surrounding spines, this classic massage eases muscle tension, improving circulation and range of motion. If desired, clients may upgrade to a 90-minute massage for an additional fee.
Suntrenz spans two floors, both of which are dedicated to making clients look their best by imparting them with a healthy-looking glow. The studio's roster of equipment includes UV tanning beds and booths from manufacturers such as Lotus and GardaSun, plus an airbrush unit that gently mists a bronzing solution and emits an adorable purring sound. Suntrenz's team also extends to massage therapists and medical technicians experienced in Botox.
In addition to a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, Alliance Chiropractic’s Dr. Isero shares an athletic background with the rest of the practice. Accordingly, he has a personal understanding of the ways in which injury or tension can hinder motion. At his office—where a “no-wait” policy ensures that appointments start precisely on time—the doctor treats sports injuries and other ailments by readjusting spines, decompressing herniated discs, and massaging sore muscles and tissue. Beyond the wooden floors and black-and-white photos in the lobby, spacious treatment rooms create a sense of relaxation and let spines stretch out to their average full length.
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