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At Isis Skin & Body, medical director Dr. Noha Aboelata grants her patients' desires for beauty with a gentle touch, exclusively performing noninvasive rejuvenation treatments that employ the latest advancements in aesthetic upkeep. The practice is split between laser-based and topical therapies that both remediate existing problems and stimulate of the body's natural healing mechanisms.

Lasers earn their keep and daily continental breakfasts with work in three principle areas: routing unwanted hair, healing nail fungus, and helping to firm and smooth contours all over the body. To ensure topical treatments are safe for all skin types, Dr. Aboelata handpicks the products used in each service, which range from custom acne-scar treatments to eight types of chemical peels. Online forms dotting the company's website encourage curious visitors to start their restorative journey with a free analysis by identifying their skin and body concerns from a list that will help the staff to suggest a fitting course of treatment.

In tribute to its eponymous Egyptian goddess, the white and gold spa takes rich decorating cues from ancient palace-inspired aesthetics and the advice of style-blogging mummies. Columns capped with gold lotuses rise up to the entry hall's high ceiling, and gilded folding screens backdrop chaise lounges covered in bolts of lustrous, eggshell-colored cloth.

4111 Broadway
Oakland,
CA
US

Chiropractors at Specific Chiropractic Centers coast to coast get their clients walking tall with advanced spine-straightening technology. They pinpoint spinal abnormalities with an advanced thermographic scan that sends heat cascading through problem areas, allowing the professionals to make an informed diagnosis. From there, they deploy their chiropractic method to fix upper-cervical kinks and restore neural functionality. The goal is to perform as few adjustments as possible both to respect clients' schedules and to carve out more time for practitioners to work on their puppeteer careers.

4179 Piedmont Ave
Oakland,
CA
US

Carrying on the work of Oakbay Chiropractic's now-retired founder Doctor of Chiropractic Jan Corwin, Mylo Magtoto and Sidharth Verma treat sports injuries and spines with adjustments and holistic soft-tissue therapies. Dr. Mylo and Dr. Verma, native East Coasters, met and became pals while studying at Life Chiropractic College West, and then decided to go into practice on the sunnier side of the country. They use the active release technique to solve problems stemming from overused muscles and treat tight muscles with heat and uplifting power ballads. Onsite imaging equipment allows them to view x-rays and check nerve disturbances caused by subluxations.

494 Hawthorne 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 St
Oakland,
CA
US

Signature Service: Deep-tissue therapeutic massage

Brands Used: Biotone

Established: 1988

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Handicap Accessible: No

Staff Size: 1 person

Parking: Parking lot

Minimum Age Requirement: 18

Normally, a deep-tissue massage involves the client lying undressed on a table while the therapist works their fingers deep into areas of tension or chronic pain. Dawson?s Stress Reduction's signature deep-tissue massage is a little different.

For this massage, clients stay fully clothed while the therapist walks across their back using barefoot shiatsu techniques. The therapist also relies on myofascial release, trigger-point therapy, and stretching techniques, as well as a few traditional deep-tissue moves and other Western massage therapies.

The therapist further relaxes clients with stress-management massages and chair massages, for which they tote an ergonomically designed chair to off-site locations, including the client's business or corporate treehouse.

2939 Summit St.
Oakland,
CA
US

New Health Centers consists of more than 400 health-care practitioners across the country, each working to alleviate physical discomfort with natural techniques. Doctors work in conjunction with licensed massage therapists to soothe aches, pains, and relieve stress.

400 29th Street
Oakland,
CA
US