Hawaiian-print curtains welcome clients to Suki Day Spa's shabby-chic Fourth Avenue location, where bamboo screens flank cream-colored sofas in wicker or leather and a vast painting of a red blossom reflects punches of crimson in the throw pillows and fresh blooms. The long, lean space reaches beyond the plush pedicure chairs to a hallway with private rooms, where spa treatments such as massages, facials, and spray tans gloss clients' guises more effectively than daily slatherings of vaseline and glitter.
If Malo Lava Massage feels like home, there?s a good reason. The charming, naturally lit space is decorated with antique furniture, floor-to-ceiling windows, plush carpeting, and assorted flowers. But the real comfort comes at the hands of the massage therapists, who dole out relaxing and therapeutic bodywork treatments. Drapes mute the sunlight inside of private massage rooms, creating a tranquil space for Swedish, deep-tissue, couples, and sports massages. Malo Lava also offers hot-stone treatments, using bodywork and heat from the stones to soothe symptoms of arthritis, back pain, or anxiety over inheriting traits from a long line of snowman ancestors.
Seasoned, board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Charles Sarosy helms the team of certified technicians at San Diego Body Contouring and its sister location, the Vein and Liposculpture Center in Temecula. Drawing from years of experience that earned him a membership to the American Society of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Sarosy wields state-of-the-art laser technology to help lift visages, oust excess fat, and erase unwanted tattoos and body hair. He can also forge svelte physiques with comprehensive mommy makeovers, designed to restore new mothers' post-pregnancy bodies to the state they were in before babies filled them with gaudy futons. Spider-vein therapy and skincare treatments such as microdermabrasion and Botox round out the center's slate of aesthetic services.
When not reading or mastering yoga poses, Dr. Bita Tahvildari is maintaining her community's oral health. That includes everything from routine checkups and fillings to teeth whitening and dental implants. To keep patients comfortable during such procedures, she employs a well-practiced gentle touch, as well as the latest technology. For instance, Dr. Tahvildari precisely targets soft tissue with lasers, which seal off blood vessels and nerve endings, ultimately resulting in less bleeding and swelling. They also sterilize the treated area and cause much less discomfort than traditional dental drills, such as a hammer and wedge. To alleviate any lingering anxieties, Heavenly Smiles offers sedation dentistry, making even the most intricate procedures a breeze.
At Sunny Smiles Dental, experienced dentist Dr. Niknam Refahi cleans, checks, and brightens clients’ chompers in well-appointed individual treatment rooms. Oral exams start off dental packages with a thorough inspection of each pearly white, searching out cavities, gum disease, and hidden cheek pouches that indicate the client is actually a were-squirrel. Hygienists then scrub away accumulated plaque and brush out holed-up food particles, leaving mouths tongue-smackingly fresh before a barrage of x-rays confirms the structural integrity of molars. Finally, clients abscond with a Whiter Image at-home teeth-whitening kit, whose customized mouthpiece molds to fit teeth or a set of plastic vampire fangs.
With hundreds of locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-healthcare professionals who deliver a variety of quality dental services. The collective places an emphasis on relationship building—meaning patients can confess their most egregious toffee-apple trespasses while receiving a teeth scrubbing delivered with precision and understanding. Each of the dentists is prescreened for a consistent record of excellence and the ability to efficiently locate a cavity in a toothstack. A skilled doctor and staff will skillfully probe forgotten mouth corners, eradicating tartar and expunging plaque from bacterial lairs. The included x-rays will help uncover any oral problem areas that cannot be seen with the shamelessly naked eye. After treatment, clients will be privy to tips that explain the proper brushing and flossing techniques to ward off gum disease and tooth loss, ensuring tongue-stoppers remain firmly rooted to the rest of the skeletal system.