During his training at King's College Hospital in London, Claude Matar mastered the old-fashioned art of listening. Today, he still believes that the key to providing a successful diagnosis lies in taking the proper time and energy to listen to each client's concerns. Though he no longer practices medicine, the nutritionist, board-certified naturopathic physician, and founder of Pasadena Weight Loss Center has used his ears and his education to help thousands of clients achieve their individual health goals, including former Dallas star Linda Gray and professional football champ Dwight Hicks.
To help clients shed inches, he utilizes the highly personalized Matar method, a system he believes offers patients their best chances for long-lasting results. It begins with an in-depth evaluation including a nutrient analysis, thyroid tests, and identification of any factors inhibiting weight loss. Matar then consults with the client to develop a plan focused not only on diet and exercise but also on strategies for improved sleep, hydration, and detoxification. He and his staff stay in daily contact to answer questions regarding progress or tips for turning uneaten bear claws into table art and will also reevaluate clients' success at a weekly face-to-face meeting.
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Frank Paduganan sees massage not only as a way to relax the body, but also as a way to clear the mind. His spirited, holistic approach shows itself in a variety of modalities, from Swedish and sports to geriatric and oncology massage. He can upgrade any service with deep-muscle therapy, which uses hot towels and warming lotion to help loosen particularly tight tissue.
Frank's studio is on the second floor of Ellouise Hair Salon; inside, candlelight glows in a room already warmed by amber walls and the sleek, dark wood of the cabinets and massage table. Outside of his minimalist studio, Frank can also perform chair massage. He will provide this service at office buildings and special events, but not at the La-Z-Boy store.
As a formerly overweight person himself, Dr. Garry K. Kim understands the challenge of shedding unwanted pounds. At Healthy for Life, he applies the same strategies—such as hunger management, nutritional guidance, and emotional support—that helped him achieve his current weight of 145 pounds. Knowing that each patient is unique, he assesses the causes of the weight gain before outlining a complete dietary plan that includes real food, metabolism-boosting B12 injections, and fat-burning lipotropic injections. Patients also have access to Healthwise, NutriMed, and Control Bar hunger-control snacks, as well as unlimited office visits.
Hurting muscles and pounding heads find relief under the trained hands of Raffi Iknadossian and Jessica Kim, Doctors of Chiropractic. Their manual adjustments, along with physiotherapy and acupuncture, also alleviate headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, achy backs and neck, knee, and foot pain, and even discomfort caused by pregnancy. Dr. Iknadossian's holistic approach seeks to treat the entire body. Also on staff is Alice Kulakyan, a licensed massage therapist who holds a handful of specializations, including deep-tissue massage techniques, trigger-point therapy, and active and passive stretching.