Agape, derived from Greek and connoting spiritual love, is a fitting name for Joseph Ramirez's massage business. At Agape of Massage, located inside The Look Salon, he soothes bodily tension and stress with mindful strokes and deep-reaching kneads, promoting inner peace and calm in the process. Custom massages are attuned to individual pains, allowing clients to step out of the salon feeling especially refreshed.
As people age, their fitness and health needs change. That’s why the staff at Terrio Physical Therapy and Fitness designs its programs to match the needs of growing kids, adults, and seniors and help them maintain their health and functionality through a range of therapy, wellness, and fitness programs. Therapists help patients produce proper speech sounds, learn to live with chronic injuries, and help alleviate muscle and joint pain. Nutritionists implement diets for those living with diabetes or cancer and help people achieve their weight-loss goals.
At the Terrio Edge, which caters to athletes, athletic trainers offer sports-specific training to teach skills such as how to properly swing a baseball bat and never order a hot dog while in the outfield. The Edge also offers strength and conditioning for every sport, as well as general-fitness training for both athletes and nonathletes.
Self improvement can be a tough process, whether someone is trying to lose weight, quit smoking, or simply relax. But the therapists at Home of Hypnotherapy can provide a much-needed boost. They can help clients tap into their unconscious minds and install positive reinforcements to spur a lasting transformation. It’s a process of empowerment, giving people the chance to move past their fears, phobias, and destructive habits. Home of Hypnotherapy can help with a long list of problems, from common dilemmas like job interviews and wedding stress, to more obscure fears. And the healing doesn’t end after your session is over, as Home of Hypnotherapy offers a digital hypnosis service with personalized sets of recordings for home listening.
In more than 75 offices across the country, chiropractors combine their skills and decades of experience to alleviate soreness and stiffness caused by spinal conditions. In all New Beginnings offices, chiropractors receive coaching, the most up-to-date training, and daily reports on the condition of the earth’s enormous spinal column.
Ekengren Chiropractic Inc.'s Dr. Jessica Ekengren knows there's a lot of confusion when it comes to chiropractic care. For instance, some believe that all chiropractors do is perform adjustments. But Dr. Ekengren's state-of-the-art treatments do so much more. She actually uses 10 different chiropractic techniques, and often performs gentler adjustment techniques that omit the "cracking" sounds associated with traditional adjustments. These treatments can help assuage pain caused by pinched nerves, auto accidents, and scoliosis, as well as alleviate headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome.
She also uses Meridian Stress Assessments to evaluate overall health and Nano SRT therapy to fight stress. In order to dispel some myths about chiropractic and teach people in the community how to take care of themselves, she tapes podcasts.
It's not his fondness for tennis, golf, or the Lakers that makes Radiant Wellness's Brian Ghessi stand out among the other chiropractors in town. Rather, he distinguishes himself with his advanced certification in Network Spinal Analysis. One of the only practitioners of this methodology in the Santa Clarita–Valencia area, Dr. Ghessi uses his unique training to relieve tension plaguing overstretched spinal cords. During adjustment sessions, he observes the patient's muscles and breathing patterns, then uses gentle pressure to dissolve pockets of stress and their jabbing car keys. His sessions work to offer relief from pain, anxiety, and fatigue without the use of drugs or surgery.
When a year of physical therapy failed to heal the neck injury Jonathan Mates sustained during a rugby match, he turned to acupuncture. Like 2,500 years worth of patients before him, Mates found that acupuncture swiftly relieved his symptoms.
Inspired, he enrolled at Five Branches University, an academy of Chinese medicine where he specialized in pain management and sports medicine. Even after graduating at the top of his class, however, Mates didn’t feel his education was complete. So he built a raft out of acupuncture needles and sailed to China, where he studied with acupuncturists and physicians. Upon returning to the United States, Mates spent more than 300 hours in orthopedics training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Today, Mates' specialties also include rotator-cuff injuries, neck injuries, and sciatica pain. These are part of a wide breadth of clinic services, including holistic-healing treatments such as cupping, herbal medicine, and massage.