FOCUS Physical Therapy is dedicated to relieving your pain & discovering it's cause. We believe in personlized care that is aimed at helping you regain function & restoring your optimal physical performance. At Focus, we realize that the key to optimum outcomes is focused one on one treatment with your goals in mind.
The Spa Gregorie team won Spa Finder’s Reader’s Choice award for Best Day Spa of 2011 for rejuvenating skin with Spa Gregorie's botanically enriched product line and encrusting toes with Swarovski crystals. In addition to brining beauty and relaxation within grasp, each location expands the reach of Western medicine with alternative therapies for pain relief and programs geared toward new mothers and oncology patients. Contributions to the Make a Wish Foundation and multiple cancer research organizations echo this allegiance to health care, and any nonprofit group or charitable organization may use the Del Mar spa's conference room for free. Attentive to both human and environmental health, Spa Gregorie's efforts to reduce waste, energy consumption, and chemical use earned OC Metro's 2011 Green Team award.
In 2011, the International SPA Association honored Spa Gregorie's CEO Angela Cortright with the Dedicated Contributor of the Year award. The press release cites her commitment to well-being and public service beyond her three eucalyptus-scented spas and reveals her favorite quote to be Muhammad Ali's maxim, “Service to others is the rent we pay for our room here on Earth.” This attitude has earned the company an avalanche of awards, which document the good works of its expert aestheticians, hair designers, and massage therapists, as well as the saint bernards that dig them out from under piles of laurel wreaths each day.
Taking their name from the 18% chromium and 8% nickel that transform regular steel into stainless steel, the staff of 18|8 Fine Men's Salons master grooming services to transform their clients into chiseled gentlemen. A greeter waits at the salon entrance with a complimentary beverage for each client and guides him to his stylist's booth or to a private or semiprivate treatment area for facials, massage, and other grooming sessions. Stylists carefully cut and color the hair of their clients, finishing Executive cuts and styles with five-minute shoulder massages and Bay Rum hot towels.
Technicians groom hands with MANicures and faces with straight-edge blade shaves and hot lather eos moisturizing shave cream. Guests can relax during 20-minute therapeutic massages to finish their visit and ease any tension built up in hands and forearms by excessive whittling.
At South County Physical Therapy & Pilates, physical therapists and certified Pilates instructors join forces to fight unhealthiness. Co-owner and Director of Physical Therapy Melissa Walls channels experience honed during her time at the University of California Davis, where she earned a degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology. The physical therapy sector of the practice delivers one-on-one attention to heal patients quickly and permanently, honing in on the origin of their pain with treatments that tend to the entire person, not solely the injury or their squeakiest muscle. This therapy blends seamlessly with the second prong of the business: Pilates. Warmed by the natural light that flows through large studio windows, instructors sculpt lean torsos and cultivate body awareness during private lessons or group classes performed atop the reformer or mat.
Inside the Ayres Hotel and Spa in Mission Viejo, Athena Spa is a calming oasis with large and spacious cream-colored rooms. The full-service spa upgrades traditional spa treatments with deluxe add-ons. Facials, for example, intensify with the addition of freeze-dried seaweed compresses or the rejuvenating extracts of caviar and pearls. The contents of body wraps appear to be plucked from a five-star restaurant, with ingredients such as crème fraîche, papaya, pineapple-salt mousse, and pomegranate. In their signature massage, therapists don’t restrict customers to a single style of touch, but combine several modalities, including Swedish, shiatsu, deep tissue, and the grizzly-bear womp. In addition to these aesthetic treatments, an onsite yoga studio invites customers to relax from the inside out.
Before Dr. James Allen opened Allen Chiropractic, he worked as a sports chiropractor for the Los Angeles Clippers. From his work helping athletes heal, not to mention his own experience recovering from an ACL reconstruction that cut short his college football days, Dr. Allen developed a keen interest in how people could recover from and prevent injuries without drugs or surgery. Today, he shares this expertise by offering traditional chiropractic care in conjunction with specialty services such as spinal decompression, myofascial release, kinesio taping, and laser therapy pain relief. Through this integrative approach, he's helped clients overcome conditions such as chronic lower-back pain, arthritis, and biceps strained from too much posing.
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