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Almost as long as the list of ingredients that Simply Green Day Spa?s organic nail polishes include is the list of common polish chemicals that they don?t. The colorful hues from SpaRitual and Butter London eschew DBA, toluene, formaldehyde, parabens, and phtalates?and none were tested on animals. By using products such as these, Simply Green simultaneously nurtures both its clients and the environment. While nail technicians wield the nontoxic polishes and acetone-free polish remover, augmenting mani-pedis with sugar and salt scrubs and hot-stone massages, skincare experts turn to natural facial treatments. Antioxidants from blueberries and vitamin C set to work on blemishes along with exfoliation, masks, and steam, which helps patrons clear their clogged pores without trying to suck out dirt with a Shop-Vac. All skincare treatments are performed using Organic Philosophy, Natural and Organic Skin Care, and Eminence Organic products, which are all made using organic ingredients, such as fruit pulp, plants, and spices. Simply Green Day Spa?s staff also eases aches and stress with Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal massages. After a thorough coddling, waxing specialists banish leg hair or evict unwanted fuzz from the face, leaving patrons completely made over. Setting the stage for these transformations, Simply Green?s decor lives up to its name?s other meaning with plush green armchairs arranged amid sage-green walls, a rock fountain, and sweeping white curtains.
630 Grand Ave.
Oakland,
CA
US
As an avid athlete, Megan Brooks looked forward to a lifetime of tight, sore muscles. Physical stiffness did not impede her agile mind, however, which targeted massage therapy to deepen her knowledge of the body and hurdle the side effects of exercise. She formalized her passion at the National Holistic Institute's College of Massage Therapy in San Francisco, and she graduated with a letter of excellence. Currently, she focuses on harmonizing body and spirit with her strong hands and the warm, soothing light emanating from her third eye, knowing firsthand that this balance?different for every client?is critical to general well-being and athletic performance. A specialization in integrative massage reflects this attitude, as the style allows her to respond to individual problems with any stroke from her repertoire, including Swedish, deep-tissue therapy, and rarer styles such as Hawaiian lomi lomi. As director of the manual therapy program at Inner-Action Sports Rehab in Oakland, she continuously expands her knowledge of how the human body works, fails, and can be righted without jamming limbs into a T-square. Practicing the 3,000-year-old art also sparked her interest in the ancient holistic health systems of ayurveda and Chinese medicine, the study of which she has penned into her continuing-education schedule.
1940 Webster Street, Suite 220
Oakland,
CA
US
Mio Sushi in Portland offers fresh, well-crafted sushi in a warm and cozy environment that is great for the whole family. They were awarded “Best Sushi” in 2003 by Best AM Northwest and “Best Japanese Restaurant” from 2004-2010 by Best of CitySearch and continue to be nominated for this award year after year. These are just a few of the awards that they have acquired over time. Mio Sushi is locally owned and began with just a dream 20 years ago. This dream has grown and there are now 15 restaurants across Oregon. Customers love the atmosphere and even more, the food! The Salmon Skin Rolls, Double Crunch Rolls, and Shrimp Tempura are some of the many popular items at Mio Sushi. Staff is said to deliver excellent customer services and an overall great experience.
4168 Piedmont Ave
Oakland,
CA
US
At Bay Area Bodywork, Tia Monroe applies the knowledge she gleaned while attending the National Holistic Institute. Before she opened her own practice, she honed her skills at fitness centers and spas. Today, this certified massage therapist soothes aches and subdues stress with her own unique blend of Swedish, shiatsu, and deep-tissue techniques. Her therapeutic massage sessions combine Swedish and deep-tissue strokes, and her aromatherapy massages blend the aforementioned modalities with essential oils to invigorate the senses. Tia also warms up basalt river stones before using them in hot-stone massages that loosen curmudgeonly knots caused by the words of unlovable curmudgeons.
2940 Summit Street
Oakland,
CA
US
Licensed acupuncturist Thomas Cobb travelled from coast to coast to study the art of Chinese medicine. After graduating from the University of Central Florida, he bid adieu to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean for a new home in San Francisco, where he studied at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. There, he mastered acupuncture techniques that help patients unload stress, recover from illness, and remind themselves that they're not made of balloons. Licensed in both acupuncture and herbal medicine, Thomas continues to aid patients on their path to mental and physical wellness at Left Coast Acupuncture with treatments that forego pharmaceuticals in favor of natural healing methods.
6613 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland,
CA
US
The team at Melt Massage is experienced, knowledgeable, and genuinely interested in helping you. Melt Massage offers a variety of massage services including Swedish, sports massage, deep tissue, prenatal, reflexology, and couples massages. For your first session, they will sit down with you in order to discuss your problem areas, physical activity, stress factors, in order to tailor a regimen just for you. Their offices and rooms are calming, clean, cozy, and fresh. They will surely assist in de-stressing you. Treat yourself to a session and come out feeling revitalized and ready to take on the world.
6180 Antioch St
Oakland,
CA
US
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