Dr. Dan Jardin says he still remembers that jolt of pain as if it happened yesterday. During a basketball game, he went for a rebound and was pushed down, landing hard on his lower back. There was a “pop,” then the most intense pain. A trip to a doctor and prescription medicine did nothing to alleviate the searing pain. Three weeks later, Dr. Jardin visited a chiropractor at the urging of a friend. The chiropractor performed a manual adjustment, and the pain started to dissipate. That moment cemented into Dr. Jardin’s memory and became the driving factor in him becoming a chiropractor, so that he could help others facing the same discomfort.
On any given day, Dr. Jardin sees new patients at wit’s end, for they have tried everything else possible to alleviate their pain, just like he did so many years ago. His adjustments help relieve headaches, carpal-tunnel syndrome, athletic injuries, and numbness in limbs.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 250 locations blanket 36 states and eight countries—Planet Beach Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Dr. Ronald T. Weiland doesn’t “believe in fad diets,” as he notes on his website. Rather, he trusts in simple mathematics: fewer ingested calories plus more burned calories equals weight loss. At Ameri-Cal Weight Clinic, he and his staff put this equation into practice during comprehensive weight-loss programs that rely on healthful foods, aerobic exercise, and prescribed appetite suppressants. This mix of support, services, and tools is readily available at eight clinic locations throughout the Bay Area and one that only appears on leap years.
The doctor and staff of Antioch Family Chiropractic provide holistic treatment that alleviates pain while correcting the cause of it. They do that with deep-tissue laser treatments, gentle spinal decompression, and other alternatives to surgery such as massage and physical therapy. Programs of corrective exercise as well as nutritional counseling are two other means they employ to bring about overall wellness and optimal health. These methods can be applied to patients suffering various aches and pains such as lower-back pain, whiplash, and sports injuries.
Women leave Millie's Fitness transformed. That's due to its commitment to empowering women with life-changing habits and a motivating community. It offers fitness classes such as Zumba and belly dancing that focus on cardio endurance through lively dance moves. For the stubborn areas that can't be toned through dance exercise, Millie's Fitness also offers Lipo-Light treatments that use low-level light energy to rupture fat cells and reduce buildup on areas such as the hips and waist.