Certified massage therapists unfurl a menu of relaxing services to increase overall wellness within Essential Therapies' Del Mar studio or in the comfort of clients' homes. A number of massage techniques includes muscle-relaxing hot stones and pain-relieving acupressure. During reflexology, pressure applied to specific points on the feet control the entire body, relaxing muscles on command or making mouths purr like a uniformed Catwoman impersonator.
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.
Even before opening his own private practice, Dr. Jason Lupton was intensely familiar with the rigors of the medical profession. After attending Georgetown University's prestigious medical school, Lupton completed a one-year laser-surgery fellowship at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, making him one of the few fellowship-trained cosmetic dermatologists in southern California. His sterling reputation has led him to give lectures at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and inside the minds of various schizophrenic celebrities. These days, his expertise is sought by publications such as Cosmopolitan, which he provides between medical and cosmetic dermatology services. In treatments such as laser hair removal, Botox, or sclerotherapy, Lupton wields high-end skincare products from brands such as Glo Minerals and SkinMedica.
Started as a single Newport Beach clinic in 1971, Lindora was the brainchild of Dr. Marshall Stamper, who was motivated by the unfortunate loss of his mother due to weight-related complications. Now, more than 40 years later, Lindora's weight-loss programs continue to bestow humanoids with a plethora of personalized nutrition plans and private one-on-one health consultations. At more than 40 Southern California locations, medically trained teams of health-care professionals guide patients through lab work, health assessments, and exams to discern the most efficient trajectory into better health. Patients receive encouragement to adjust their lifestyle and behavior, and bellies stay buoyed by nutrition support and menu plans that spotlight fresh, balanced meals.
Long-term weight maintenance is the goal of the clinic's medically-based programs, which means patients needn't worry about extra pounds boomeranging back into their lives like a persistent pet chinchilla. Check the FAQs page here for more information about Lindora's approach to weight loss.
At MD Skin and Laser, located in the Hacienda Del Mar building, there are seemingly endless avenues that lead to glowing skin. Dean Cromwell, MD, oversees a staff of medical professionals as they stunt the growth of unwanted hair with an air-cooled laser, exfoliate dead cells with an antioxidant-rich pumpkin facial, and plump unwanted wrinkles with dermal fillers such as Botox and Restylane. Though faces receive most of the staff?s attention, it also performs teeth whitening and body-wide microdermabrasion, a treatment used to slough dead skin cells so effectively that it enables zombies to pass as living humans during horror-movie casting calls.
Dr. Deborah H. Atkin and her team of experienced aestheticians work to turn back the clock on signs of aging and enhance their clients' natural beauty with a repertoire of advanced skincare services that rely on technological innovation and a keen aesthetic eye. Dr. Atkin, a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, attentively listens to patients' desires during an initial consultation, before taking time to create a realistic beauty blue print, custom tailored to their needs. Beauty plans can involve anything from treating acne and rosacea with products from brands such as SkinMedica, to plumping away wrinkles and fine lines with minimally invasive dermal-filler injections. A fleet of technologically advanced devices allows the staff to provide laser-assisted services, including skin tightening, body sculpting, and photorejuvenation.