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.
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.
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.
Natural Health Healing Center’s intuitive-therapy and colonic-cleansing treatments help clients resolve physical and metaphysical issues interfering with a healthy lifestyle. With a strong focus on energy biofields and subconscious thought processes, certified reiki master Trella M. Davis taps into her fine-tuned physical intuition to heal clients and repattern destructive behavior. Avoid importing new organ doppelgangers by balancing internal seesaws with hands-on reiki-energy work, or transform self-limiting beliefs into motivational support systems with the muscle-testing biofeedback techniques of applied kinesiology. Clairvoyant readings can translate nebulous images into constructive information via extrasensory means, helping distinguish urgent messages of distress from stomach sign language.
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.
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.
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