The Ginger Springs Day Spa's aestheticians perform holistically minded services in Point Richmond while clients kick back in a couple?s massage room and private relaxation area. Wielding botanical-laden European skincare products from Pevonia Botanica and Jan Marini, aestheticians pamper countenances with vitamin-rich ingredients and supplement most sessions with extras such as aromatherapy, a heated neck cozy, or herbal tea. Sage accent walls and exposed brickwork create a soothing, homey ambience amid the spa's contemporary ambience, which features stark-white moulding and gleaming wooden floors.
Roy Strassman has dedicated more than 30 years of his life to helping people live fulfilling, pain-free lives. Although Roy can use a lighter massage technique to ease his clients' suffering, his chosen treatment modality is Hellerwork—a bodywork system that uses deep-tissue pressure to promote proper alignment among the muscles and joints. This pressure can do more than just relieve the tension caused by stress-laden muscles. It can also help increase flexibility, improve posture, and reenergize clients while contributing to a balanced sense of holistic well-being for the mind as well as the body.
Feeling Better is a massage therapy practice devoted to exactly that. The specialty here is Swedish and deep tissue, which means customers receive strong, strategic kneads designed to detangle knots and relieve imbalances. In addition to untangling tension through deep muscle work, the therapist offers Swedish, shiatsu, myofascial, sports, prenatal, and trigger point massages. He also incorporates various styles as needed for a customized massage.
Many of the stylists at Jovance Salon & Barbering have held their licenses for more than 20 years, which means they bring a full generation of experience to each haircut and beauty treatment. Using products from brands such as Aveda, MoroccanOil, and Get Fresh, they style and color new hairdos according to their clients' preferences. In a separate gentlemen's room, barbers cut hair, trim beards, and reposition monocles.
When asked what factors influenced their career choice, not many people would answer, "The location of my college apartment." But that?s exactly what Dr. Eric Smith did. He lived next door to a chiropractor's office during his freshman year, and from his desk, Smith could see patients?including entire families?coming and going from the adjacent building. He noticed that they appeared to be in pain when then walked in, and seemed to have more pep in their step as they left. Smith got a chance to see for himself what all the fuss was about after sustaining a serious neck and back injury. In extreme pain, he headed next door for treatment, eventually making a remarkable recovery. Smith even began working for the chiropractor part time, learning more about chiropractic care and developing a passion for helping others. After earning his chiropractic degree at Palmer College of Chiropractic's west campus, Dr. Smith began practicing, allowing people in pain to experience the same healing he had felt.
That was 25 years ago. Today, at Smith Chiropractic, Dr. Smith alleviates discomfort and illness with a variety of techniques, including spinal-decompression therapy and gentle adjustments with the instrument-based Activator Methods. Dr. Smith also donates his time to local businesses and events by offering free wellness workshops on topics such as weight loss, stress, and ergonomics in the workplace.
Zen Organic Salon fulfills the promise of its name with a full slate of organic products and an atmosphere that promotes Zen-like relaxation. It all starts with the stylists, who cut and color hair in ways that complement their clients' natural beauty. Not far from the styling chairs, nail technicians soften skin and apply polish during luxurious mani-pedis. Some of the salon's other services include waxing and bridal makeup, which is extremely helpful for those planning a beachside wedding with bathing-suit attire.