When you think of a chiropractor, you probably think of someone who pushes misaligned vertebrae back into place during spinal adjustments. Adjustments are a great way to fight pain, but they're not the only way. Escalon Chiropractic's doctor of chiropractic John Bystrom uses electrical muscle stimulation to help reduce swelling and release endorphins, microcurrent therapy to relax muscle spasms, cold-laser therapy to treat inflammation, and massage therapy to boost flexibility and untie muscle knots.
Sleek white frames holding mirrors lean up against Salon Vanity’s taupe walls. A line of modern salon chairs sits under a show-stopping shabby chic chandelier painted jet black. The blend of aesthetics extends to the stylists’ skills. Cathryna Ruiz cuts classic and modern haircuts on men and women, executing perfect bobs and clean hairlines. She adds face-framing highlights and a shine treatment that turns heads into moving mirrors.
The team at Luminescent Health Spa believes that massage helps heal the mind, body, and spirit. To that end, they employ a variety of modalities from deep tissue and vibrational healing to Hawaiian loomi loomi massage. Elsewhere, aestheticians busy themselves soothing clients with facials, body scrubs, and body wraps, treatments aimed at refreshing clients and making them glow brighter than a light bulb planted in the world's largest potato.
The holistic practitioners at Narayan Wellness incorporate alternative health and wellness methods into everyday life by crafting custom treatment plans that address each client's individual needs. Clinical services use chiropractic and physical-therapy techniques to straighten spines and revive lame limbs, and massage therapists blend invigorating Eastern modalities such as shiatsu and Thai yoga massage with popular Western-style massages that may incorporate deep-tissue techniques or direction by John Ford. When they aren't nurturing physiques and teaching students during wellness classes and retreats, Narayan's experts work with athletes and sports teams to prevent injuries and improve performance, and help plan and design wellness facilities for businesses and rehab centers.
At Karina Thai massage, an experienced massage practitioner relieves muscle tension and soothes backs with traditional Thai massage techniques. Aches disappear over the course of fully-clothed 60- or 90-minute massage sessions, which can be performed on individuals or couples.
Located in downtown Walnut Creek, Marquee Day Spa is a massage-only spa that has just one goal: make every massage exceptional. Believing that regular massage can help improve relaxation levels and circulation, as well as add to a general sense of well-being, the licensed massage therapists offer Swedish, and deep-tissue massages, along with shiatsu, acupressure, and reflexology.