The tool-laden tradesmen of Honey Do List provide timely and custom home-improvement solutions, tackling grimy household tasks, including gutter cleaning, resealing, or caulking (a $35/hour value), or simple jobs, such as picture hanging and changing hard-to-reach or levitating light bulbs (a $35/hour value). Honey Do's domestic doyens can also perform painting, dry-wall repair, baseboard installation, and trim work (a $50/hour value), or run headfirst into more extensive home-repairs projects, such as framing, plumbing repair, or tile work (a $65/hour value).
Acuheart takes a three-tiered approach to well-being that combines blood-chemistry testing, acupuncture, and nutritional supplements. Blood testing may reveal organ function, allergies, hormone levels, and maple syrup content. The results of such testing inform the acupuncture methods, herbs, and diet strategies used to remedy health concerns from lower-back pain to depression and the effects of strokes. Owner Patricia Blake's experience in the field of medicine has taken her from Hong Kong, where she studied at the elbow of a Chinese medicine master, to Sri Lanka, where she employed acupuncture to help relieve the symptoms of HIV-positive children. Building on these experiences, Patricia attends yearly and monthly continuing-education courses. Through these, she amasses information on such topics as respiratory health and how Chinese medicine stacks up against pharmaceutical drugs.
Healing others through touch has been a lifelong passion for Lynn McKibben—as a child, she often soothed painful muscle cramps or headaches for her fellow students. Later on, she would barter massage to friends and family in exchange for firewood, auto repair, and other necessities. Lynn finally made her dream career switch in the late 1970s, when she graduated from massage school and opened her first practice.
Years later, Lynn relocated to San Diego and opened Lynn’s Massage Therapy Del Mar—her third private practice—where she specializes in a number of massage styles. Since clients often ask her to teach them basic massage techniques, she began offering a service called Partner Massage. In this 90-minute service, Lynn demonstrates basic strokes and then lets couples practice them on each other.
"We are not about anti-aging; we are about aging gracefully and painlessly," says Dr. Arnold Kremer, the head of Del Mar Integrative Medicine. The osteopathic physician and his team offer a host of aesthetic and wellness services, including acupuncture treatments, bio-identical hormone-replacement therapy, life coaching, and dermal fillers. In many cases, the center employs advanced technology, as is the case with its fractional laser treatments, photofacials, and broadband-light therapy. The team also administers?platelet-rich-plasma injections, for both aesthetic and medical reasons: the PRP injections not only rejuvenate complexions, but can also treat sports injuries and osteoarthritis.