When Dr. Jungho Jang says, "people today are too rushed," and subsequent "stress symptoms are inevitable," he's speaking from experience. Dr. Jang has spent time in some of the most hectic places in the world—studying oriental medicine in Beijing, serving as a UN Peacekeeper in Lebanon, and living in Los Angeles. To relieve the negative physical and mental effects caused by a fast-paced lifestyle, Dr. Jang and Dr. Jung take a patient-by-patient approach to health, believing every client is unique and therefore requires a unique course of treatment. Drawing upon four types of acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional guidance, and other natural therapies, the doctors tailor their care to treat the gen—or root—of each patient's maladies.
Technicians at Bay Area Laser Therapy help specialize in herbal body wraps that help patients shed inches and conquer cellulite. Engineered by a biochemist from the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, each wrap is packed with an herbal formula designed to cleanse tissues and contour the body without dehydrating the skin. Natural ingredients help elevate circulation, lymph flow, and nerve relay races within the body, which may aid in the removal of trapped waste and help restore skin elasticity. Technicians further help guests lose weight with fat-melting Lipo-Light body contouring, which helps the body flush out excess fat or burn it for energy.
With a master?s degree in classic Chinese medicine and a decade of experience in her field, trained acupuncturist Sophia Tang is well versed in the ways of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. At her namesake clinic, she performs a range of treatments and services, from traditional acupuncture and cupping treatments to nutrition counseling and recommendations for herbal medicines. During herbal consultations, Tang often turns to traditional herbs such as gui zhi tang to help boost immune systems and leave clients feeling as healthy as a horse in a bubble.
From Cornell and Stanford University to fellowships in Glasgow, Scotland and Miami, Florida, Dr. Joshua Korman has charted the globe on his path to becoming a certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Now armed with more than 20 years of experience, the doctor serves as an adjunct clinical associate professor at Stanford and puts his wisdom into practice at Korman Plastic Surgery.
The welcoming office boasts a lengthy list of cosmetic procedures, from rhinoplasty and liposuction to med-spa treatments involving dermal fillers and laser therapies. Each treatment is tailored to fit the aesthetic needs of both men and women with gender-specific techniques. Complimentary consultations are also available for those wishing to receive Dr. Korman’s advice on how to correct aesthetic issues or remove cartoon anvils from feet.
Dr. Korman also focuses his energy on educating breast-cancer patients on their options for breast reconstruction as well as helping former gang members erase tattoos through Clean Slate, a program he founded as an effort to give back to his community.
FTX Martial Arts & Fitness, formerly known as Muaythai Fitness, promotes cultural and knowledge sharing and learning. The trainers offer coed adult classes and kid-focused programs, which help develop self-discipline, scholastic achievement, and self-confidence. The space is dotted with 7-foot heavy bags, which are designed to weather the repeated impacts of sharp knees, elbows, and tongue-lashings from the coaches for always losing fights. Varied mat spaces are designed to host specific benefits to both striking and grappling arts, empowering students to stitch together a complete MMA education as they train in muay thai, Brazilian jujitsu, boxing, TRX, and strength and conditioning.
A foot rub is more than just a foot rub at Harmony Reflexology. The massage therapists here knead specific points on the soles and hands in an effort to combat aches and ailments throughout the body. The idea behind the treatments is that various organ systems and glands respond to this strategically administered, healing pressure. The therapists also perform full-body treatments, such as Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages, which they can combine with reflexology for a soothing head-to-toe experience.