As a board-certified acupuncturist and herbalist, Abraham Lim specializes in relieving chronic pain and helping his clients overcome ailments such as insomnia and depression. He accomplishes this by adopting a holistic and naturalistic approach that's based on the millennia-old teachings of traditional Chinese medicine.
Lim’s acupuncture treatments mainly help clients find relief by correcting energetic imbalances and reenergizing the body’s natural healing capabilities, but he can also use his ultra-thin needles for cosmetic purposes. Such procedures stimulate collagen production throughout the face to dramatically improve skin tone and texture without resorting to surgical facelifts or Botox injections. Herbal remedies similarly restore a sense of balance to the body as organic medicines derived from roots, bark, seeds, flowers, and leaves help alleviate symptoms caused by everything from allergies to fatigue.
Under the supervision of Dr. Bryn Henderson?a doctor of osteopathy?Flawless Med Spa's licensed aesthetician and registered nurse combat signs of aging with advanced medical and cosmetic treatments. On the aesthetic side, clients can brighten and soften their complexions with an exfoliating microdermabrasion treatment, hydrating Intraceuticals oxygen infusion, or dry-ice acne slush treatment known as cryotherapy?which exfoliates the skin with liquid CO2, rather than the classic cherry flavor. Alternatively, medical-based procedures include slimming waistlines with an HCG weight-loss program and shedding unwanted hairs with lasers. Flawless Med Spa further encourages healthy, glowing skin by using Obagi and Ayur-Medic skincare products as well as providing complimentary consultations before each treatment.
Founded in 1987, Ricciolo Salon & Day Spa's 4,000-square-foot studio hosts a team of stylists and technicians whose beauty services revitalize hair and skin. Men and women sink into comfortable styling stations where expert mane-tamers shape distinctive looks with precise cuts, color, and conditioning treatments. In cozy private rooms, licensed aestheticians and massage therapists alleviate the stress that builds up in muscles used too often to lift pianos or lazy pianists, using deep-tissue and hot-stone massages. Ricciolo's resident doctor, Dr. Jen Chow, provides nonsurgical treatments such as Botox, Latisse, and Juvéderm to client to smooth out facial creases.
Wild Earth's sugaring treatment uses a soft, all-natural, sugar-based paste that adheres just to hair, and because this paste is gently patted onto the skin and peeled off in the direction of hair growth, it's substantially less uncomfortable than traditional waxing. It's also more effective because fewer hairs break in the process and are therefore removed completely from their follicle foxholes. Wild Earth's sugaring mix is body temperature—not scalding hot—and completely sanitary.
Eden's ion bath uses a field of non-invasive electromagnetic energy to draw out cellular-level toxins and pollutants. It neutralizes and eliminates harmful free radicals, increases immune function, and improves overall wellness. Each individual Ion Workers Union Local 78 Certified ion is personally trained by Eden's experienced staff to enter your body imperceptibly, knock on the door of each and every cell, ask if they've had any problems, kick down the door when they receive no reply, and drag out the bare-chested, noxious nasty. Though the treatment only lasts a half-hour, detoxification continues for up to 48 hours, so don't be surprised when you encounter jealous shoe soles and resentful rugs.
Guests searching for Essentials Day Spa and Salon will find it discretely nestled at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains inside the DoubleTree by Hilton Claremont hotel. Calming music fills the air as staffers enhance clients' natural beauty in equally elegant rooms enhanced by rich, dark wood accents and ornate, gold-framed mirrors. Hair stylists and color specialists create new looks with products such as Redken and Pureology, and aestheticians exfoliate and hydrate skin during facials, pulling complexion-revitalizing tonics from the highly customizable Dermalogica line. Massage therapists ease muscle tension with four different modalities and reflexology treatments, and the team also soothes the nerves of clients hearing wedding bells or suffering from tinnitus with all-encompassing bridal packages.
While devoting countless hours of their creativity and skill to making human beings more beautiful, Essentials' staff also remains mindful of the health and beauty of both the environment and the local community. Day-to-day efforts include recycling all possible materials, recycling or donating old equipment, and using only biodegradable laundry soap. They frequently donate to local schools and charities, and collect hair for the Matter of Trust Foundation, which uses shed strands to help clean up oil spills and build toupees for balding walruses.