Backed by a degree from the National Holistic Institute and a California state massage certificate, Cynthia Silva hones in on ailing backs and tense shoulders. As she manipulates muscles and joints, decompressing the clenched gridlock formed by sitting at a computer all day or sleeping in a bicycle basket, her clients can fix their eyes on the painted butterflies that fan the walls, their wings outstretched as they float away alongside the last remnants of each patient's stress and tension.
Cynthia offers multiple massage modalities that cater to a wide range of needs. Swedish massages offer an hour of pure relaxation, prenatal massages soothe the overworked joints of expecting mothers, and deep-tissue massages deactivate pains emanating from sub-muscular layers. Before blissfully wobbling out of the studio, clients can shop an array of Detox Skin Intervention products which use all-natural, vegan ingredients to moisturize and detoxify the skin along with nourishing doses of Dead Sea salt.
A practicing chiropractor since 1986, Doctor of Chiropractic Charles Musich supplements traditional chiropractic techniques with innovative and advanced solutions. For instance, to treat lower- and midback and neck pain, the doc might enlist the Gonstead method of chiropractic care, designed specifically to correct spinal misalignments. The gentle electrical currents of electro-acuscope, meanwhile, can catalyze the healing of injured tissues for quicker relief of torn muscles, tendonitis, and ligament sprains. Perhaps Dr. Musich’s best-known service, however, is neurocranial restructuring. By inflating a small balloon inside the nostril and throat, the doctor can “unlock” specific areas of the skull, resulting in relief from a variety of conditions ranging from TMJ to Alzheimer’s.
The relaxing, earth-toned walls of Sabai Beauty & Wellness greet customers looking to get pampered. Within its private treatment rooms, candles flicker as guests lie across soft treatment tables. There, hot-stone, deep-tissue, or reflexology massages evict stress from bodies. Exfoliating wraps, body-hair waxes, and facial treatments aim to refresh skin just in time for family portraits on roller-coaster drops.
Healing Spirit Therapy's aestheticians and certified massage therapists encourage visitors to unload their day-to-day stresses while indulging in a variety of soothing spa services. The 30-minute mini facial commences with a deep cleanse that rids weathered countenances of dirt, oil, and expired poker faces. A skin specialist then coats frontispieces in a customized mask to further draw out impurities before deftly massaging the client's neck and shoulders. Afterward, troublesome aches flee from bodies in a rush of relaxation at the hands of a 30-minute body massage. The Swedish massage increases circulation with long, gliding strokes, and the deep-tissue massage uses cross-grain pressure to untie deeply embedded knots in specific problem areas. For a sweet-smelling, stress-free experience, opposite of taking the SATs in a horse stable, enlist in the aromatherapy massage, which ousts tension with gentle strokes aided by a blend of herbal extracts and pure essential oils.
Touch of Essence Massage Studio's hot-stone back-therapy massage calms, refreshes, and heals in a tranquil, contemporary setting. Each massage begins with a personal consultation in which clients can express questions and concerns or recite the original poetry that has been languishing in their desk drawers. Then the experienced hands of a trained and licensed masseuse detangle knotted muscles using smooth, heated stones, adjusting pressure according to each client’s preference. The stones may be used as massage tools or placed at key points on the body to ease aches and pains, expel toxins from the body, or create connect-the-dots body art. As muscles loosen, circulation improves, and tension and stress held in the back drift off into the ether.
New Health Centers consists of more than 300 health-care practitioners across the country, each working to alleviate corporeal discomfort with natural techniques. Doctors work in conjunction with experienced practitioners to soothe aches, pains, and lawn-gnome infestations.