Holistic Health Gurus' multidisciplinary cofounders, Kellie Patzer and Nancy Allan, infuse their extensive expertise in massage therapy and traditional medicines into their repertoire of holistic wellness treatments. Relaxing and rehabilitative massages incorporate a variety of modalities?including Swedish, trigger-point, and lymphatic techniques?to conquer corporeal aches and reclaim bodily territory in the name of relaxation. Kellie and Nancy also give patrons the agency to holistically care for themselves, imparting lifestyle advice and therapeutic practices during weekly seminars and classes.
David Feiling became a massage therapist in 1996, and began his career working with clients at salons and spas. There, he developed an appreciation for the mental peace that beauty treatments could provide, especially when paired with the physical relaxation of a massage. So, he earned his cosmetology license, and decided to combine both practices under one roof. He offers four different massage modalities, including deep tissue and shiatsu, with add-ons such as thermal heat or a deep scalp treatment available with each service. He also provides skincare and hairstyling services, helping newly relaxed clients look as a good as they feel. And to treat the mind directly, he uses hypnosis to help clients with stress, compulsive behaviors, and phobias of swinging pocket watches.
Doctor of Chiropractic Grant Foster assumed command of Foster Chiropractic Clinic just before his father, a fellow spine doc, retired in 1986. Today he carries on his father's work alleviating back pain and promoting overall wellness through holistic methods. In addition to traditional chiropractic therapies, Dr. Foster also makes use of an impulse-adjusting instrument that delivers electronic tapping to the problem area instead of old-fashioned cracking. Massage therapy and physiotherapy complement the spinal work done here, while lifestyle advice coaching helps patients learn how to avoid injury and to know what time of year wearing white is safe again.
For the team at Diva Lash Boutique, true divas save their rhinestones and feathers for their lashes. In a pink studio aptly adorned with a lighted makeup mirror and an Audrey Hepburn poster, clients kick back as trained technicians apply Swarovski crystals and colored extensions to lashes. Sparkling rhinestones and dramatic feathers augment a collection of handmade mink lash strips made to order in one of 23 styles. Those looking for quieter glamour can opt for traditional extensions, individually applied to lashes in a number of quantities.
At the on-site Glam Shoppe, clients check in for a diverse selection of spa treatments. Body makeovers begin with anti-cellulite treatments, which use vacuum massage to dispel and smooth fat cells, and then continue with detoxifying herbal wraps and airbrush tanning. Aestheticians tidy overgrown brows with threading services, and cleanse skin with 100% natural facials for acne-prone, aging, or dry skin.
For more than a decade, Marshall Eklund Fitness and Pilates has been San Diego's only fitness center licensed by STOTT Pilates, a modernized version of the classic body-honing technique. Designed by an expert team of dancers and physical therapists, STOTT Pilates, like its predecessor, aims to restore the spine's natural curve and strengthen the body's core muscles?but also incorporates new practices in rehabilitation, biomechanics, and performance enhancement. The schedule is full of semi-private sessions, during which, the certified staff help students build muscle, gain flexibility, and learn to use equipment such as the Pilates Reformer, Pilates Cadillac, and, occasionally, the Pilates potato ricer.