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.
Red Lotus Reflexology and Wellness Center is a place to relax and heal. At this soothing center, licensed massage therapists offer revitalizing reflexology treatments, during which firm pressure is applied to specific points on the feet believed to correspond to major organ and muscle groups in the body. Also offering Swedish, Thai, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massage, as well as infrared-sauna sessions and herbal wraps, the center is a calming headquarters for reviving the body and spirit.
To help her patients overcome stress and bodily aches, Ashley Tomasino relies on techniques outside the realm of traditional pain-relief therapies. Shamanic healing, reiki, and Thai massage form the foundation of her repertoire, which often doesn’t require physical intervention to produce feelings of well-being. Ashley’s own brand of reiki, in fact, is equally effective regardless of where her patient is, allowing her to offer treatment in-office or over the phone.
The mission- and volunteer-driven clinic provides alternative, holistic health care to low-income and underserved communities at a complimentary or low rate. Its team dispenses naturopathic and chiropractic medicine from its office and at an array of outside events. For almost a decade, it's been the driving force behind the San Diego Healing Arts Festival, which in recent years has been visited by 30,000 guests. During Alternative Happy Hour events, healthy snacks fuel attendees who pay $10 to experience acupuncture, chiropractic treatments, massage, and energy healing, along with courses in yoga, drumming, and mild or spicy salsa dance. The clinic also donates services to organizations such as the YWCA women's shelter and the Wounded Warrior Project, which benefits veterans affected by injuries and psychological issues.