Certified massage therapist Erin Warfield Shaffer expresses her belief in holistic approaches to wellness by treating bodies to a detoxifying combination of hands, herbs, and hydrotherapy. Shaffer's four massages range from hot-stone techniques that melt tension in backs to reflexology methods that manipulate the feet in an effort to relieve pain in the rest of the body. She also cleanses bodies with such detoxification rituals as the acupoint session, a massage-like treatment that causes key points in the body to absorb healthy herbs so that clients don't have to sleep on a pile of herb-crusted halibut. The center also concocts custom facials and peels that nourish the skin with hydrotherapy, botanicals rich in Vitamin C, and other organic ingredients.
Named for the staff's devotion to the ancient Chinese art of acupuncture, My Acu Spa's houses precise health, wellness, and beauty treatments from yesterday and today. In addition to its namesake therapy, the full service spa helps guests sap away stress with relaxing massages or balance out-of-whack humours with traditional herbal medicine. On the aesthetic side, facials and microdermabrasion rejuvenate careworn faces, and chemical peels reduce the dullness associated with accumulating dead skin or dipping your face in hot caramel. The spa is located conveniently between Pacific Beach and the Birdrock community of La Jolla, making it accessible to San Diego's beach communities.
Ruth Guymer, who has a background in general nursing, promotes healthy bodies from the inside out through a variety of detoxifying treatments that include colon hydrotherapy, raw-food coaching, and lymphatic-drainage massage. The Cleansing Center specializes in colon hydrotherapy, a treatment that Ruth believes can fight indigestion, weight problems, and the unhealthy appearance of skin or a third ear. Ruth's passion for raw food ties into The Cleansing Center's philosophy of improving digestive health, and she offers nutritional programs that incorporate plenty of nutrients and healthy enzymes.
Relieve the body of stress and long-lingering guilt about ditching your prom date with a one-hour therapeutic massage ($49) from Dr. Bauer's Advanced Wellness, along with a preliminary chiropractic treatment. Dr. Jason Bauer believes in making total health fully accessible to his clients—not only through his spine-stabilizing skills, but also through education and personal empowerment. Accordingly, this deal includes an examination ($99) with Dr. Bauer to discuss your acrimonious aches and persistent pains, getting to the root of your troubles rather than just the symptomatic weeds. This exam can encompass everything from nutrition intake and range of motion to postural habits and nervous-system function. After that, if determined necessary, Dr. Bauer will take x-rays ($99) to provide two views of trouble areas in your frame. You'll also receive a spinal adjustment ($59), joining the approximately 90,000 other backbones that Dr. Bauer estimates he's adjusted in his career.