After 25 years as an elite athlete, Greg Bourque had something of a holistic epiphany. "I received treatment for six months for a bicycling-related knee injury and was getting no relief," explains Greg. "Then I tried acupuncture and the next day I was 100% better, and the next week rode 500 kilometers pain-free." The experience was so eye-opening, that he became a practitioner himself. Greg has been in practice since 2000, and has successfully treated various sports teams and elite athletes––cyclist Chris Horner and ultramarathon runner Josh Cox to name a few. Though his athlete patients range from 30 to 50 years old and come to Greg for a variety of reasons, he also offers acupuncture and massage services for non-sports-related ailments such as chronic tension, headaches, and stage fright.
In addition to removing tattoos, Professional Medical Corp's experienced doctors harness the photon-borne powers of the PinPointe FootLaser to painlessly and effectively whisk fungi from patients' nails. Additionally, the team helps clients safely and effectively manage foot pain through MLS laser therapy. Such therapies can treat pain associated with plantar faciitis, neuromas, arthritis, joint pain, sore muscles, post surgical swelling, and more. When used, MLS laser improves vascular activity, improves nerve function, boosts metabolic activity, and promotes faster healing.
Skeletons never get a day off. As the framework of the body, they're responsible for keeping us upright and mobile. Sometimes, that responsibility comes at a cost. Enter the chiropractic experts of the Chrio-Network. Using their extensive knowledge of the skeletal system and the nuanced adjustments required to keep it up and running, they help clients manage everything from chronic pain and mobility problems to sleep problems and migraines.
It takes experience to earn a spot on Advanced Massage Therapeutics’ staff, and its current team has the certifications to prove it. Nationally certified and licensed therapist Melissa Silberman kneads stress from tight muscles with techniques gleaned from more than eight years of experience in clinics and spas. Danielle Vreeland, a California-state-certified therapist, completed 1,000 hours of training before earning the title of staff therapist. The spa puts as much emphasis on its amenities as its staff. Therapists gift each client with a cup of tea or bottle of water during their visit, and conduct each session on memory-foam tables and head rests that conform to clients’ bodies and remind them of the date of their fist kiss.
For more than four decades, Soboba Medical Group's physicians have funneled their expertise into weight loss and nutrition, led by board-certified internist Dr. Allen Jay. Their custom treatment plans, based on each client’s history and weight-loss goals, incorporate medications such as nutritional supplements and lipotropics. Each plan facilitates initial weight loss, but also aids with long-term physical maintenance, preventing damaging yo-yo dieting.
To complement the weight-loss programs, the center offers supplementary treatments. Body wraps with vitamin B12, for example, are designed to relax and re-energize clients.
At San Diego Laser Removal, located inside Propaganda Tattoo, tattoo artists join forces with a laser-wielding medical staff either to give inked artwork the heave-ho or remove just a portion and retouch the remainder. The second option comes in handy for salvaging the best parts of an existing tattoo, such as the first 99 decimal digits of pi. For fading artwork, the staff's arsenal of three Q-switched lasers covers the full spectrum of ink shades, though greens and yellows may require more treatments. The staff can limit discomfort—which is comparable to the slap of a thin rubber band—by applying topical anesthetic cream or injecting local anesthetic into targeted areas.