Alternative medicine meets modern technology at Integrative Medicine Center of Santa Barbara, where a team of medical doctors and holistic healers tackle the root causes of pain and seek out preventative treatments. The center’s doctor duo—medical specialist, Dr. Scott Saunders and naturopathic expert, Dr. Kristi Wrightson—investigate patient’s individual concerns and forego solutions such as anti-depressants, pain-killers, or spoonfuls of Nutella for discovering and correcting the underlying problem. Waving a natural medicine flag, the center’s herbalist, acupuncturist, and nutritionist treat clients with a slew of health services—including dietary counseling, metabolic testing, and Reiki therapy—to lead bodies to health from the inside out.
A lifetime of study has given Stephanie Badasci and Becky Witt the knowledge to help bodies find wellness. Drawing on expertise in human anatomy, psychological health, and spiritual development, Stephanie and Becky use infrared technology to trigger meditative states or to help the body renew itself. Unlike an apartment shared with Def Leppard, their systems use sound and light to relax, and detoxifying baths burble in the background.
At Pure Beauty, staff members work to help clients shave off inches and reduce the visibility of cellulite with body wraps and VelaShape treatments. During infrared-heat wraps, essential oils work with the wrap as well as the spa's tightening booster in an effort to lose inches of fat from targeted areas. Alternatively, VelaShape treatments work by combining infrared and bipolar radio frequencies and are designed to reduce cellulite and slim down areas, such as the buttocks, hips, and stomach.