Pacifica Health Fusion doubles as a massage-therapy studio and a first-aid training center. Two licensed massage therapists—a mother and daughter—oversee the business and serve as its primary practitioners. They knead muscles with a choice of nine massage modalities and lead safety and first-aid trainings that adhere to American Heart Association and American Red Cross standards. During basic life support (BLS) and CPR seminars, the duo explains how to recognize medical emergencies or properly resuscitate unresponsive Cabbage Patch dolls.
Good vibes permeate every corner of Karma Wellness Boutique. There's a spiritual element infused into the spa's mission?the staff attributes their generous spirit to karma, which they foster by creating a warm and welcoming space for clients, and by donating partial proceeds from every service to charity. They also begin every treatment with a positive affirmation, believing that positive thoughts yield positive results. But the crew doesn't rely on the power of affirmations alone: the results-oriented treatments?including roughly eight facials?also employ medleys of vitamins and nutrients known to help nurture a healthy complexion and prevent breakouts. Beyond facials, services also include body treatments?think warm organic sugar polishes and exfoliation with essential oils?as well as waxing and lash and brow tinting.
Ocean Yoga sprang from organic beginnings. Devastated when the community's lone yoga studio shuttered, Ron Kino and Alison Sanders gathered their yoga friends for a discussion of where they'd plant their mats next. Hopes were shared and plans were made, and a mere month later, the group was busy installing the bamboo floors and walls that form the base of Ocean Yoga. Today, the studio serves the community that built it with classes in a variety of yoga types, while also serving as a home for belly dance and Pilates practitioners. Hands-on workshops cover topics such as meditation, mandala creation, and whittling yoga pants out of sustainable wood. In addition, Ocean Yoga is bodywork destination, with massage, Reiki, Bowen, and acupuncture lending comfort to ambitious muscles.
Bellezza Day Spa's specialists evict freeloading tension and impurities with signature spa treatments including facials, waxing, massages, and manicures. Knowledgeable hands slow dance across weary backs during muscle-kneading massage sessions to improve circulation and invoke relaxation. Specialized facials infuse natural facemasks with a variety of cleansing and nourishing treatments including steam extractions and organic, paraben-free products. Nail treatments enhance the health and appearance of back scratchers and often conclude with hot-lavender-oil massages. Diligent depilators uproot unwanted skin sprouts with hard and soft waxes, which make it easy to shape forehead-dwelling caterpillars into beautiful arches.
By massaging different parts of just the feet during reflexology treatments, the therapists at Oriental Foot Massage Bar hope to manipulate the rest of the body. They believe that our feet have dozens of reflex zones that correspond to different parts of the body?from the eyes to the kidneys to the knees?and they apply specific patterns of pressure to improve poor digestion, soothe muscle aches, and even clear up skin problems.
Massage therapists also tackle tension in the rest of the body during classic Swedish, deep-tissue, trigger point, and acupressure massages. To soothe extra tense muscles, they place heated basalt stones or retired hot potatoes onto the problem area.
Dr. Morello first experienced chiropractic care as a patient. During an early sports career that sequenced seasons of soccer, baseball, and basketball, he became accustomed to relying on chiropractors for relief from the resultant pains and musculoskeletal injuries. Inspired by these treatments and his love for sports and sports medicine, Dr. Morello earned an undergraduate degree in biology and eventually graduated from Palmer West Chiropractic.
Today, sports are no longer Dr. Morello's sole driving force. Over time, he learned how chiropractic care?when coupled with proper nutrition and bionic limb replacement?can contribute to holistic well-being. He now shares this with patients while helping relieve joint pain and muscular stress with chiropractic adjustments and therapeutic massages.