Dr. Deb Novick, an expert on gluten-free living and chronic illness, tailors each treatment at her chiropractic practice to the individual's specific health needs. To ensure the appropriate treatment, each plan beings with a comprehensive evaluation and physical exam. Dr. Deb believes that each patient should feel empowered to control his or her own health—and as such, she offers opportunities for detailed knowledge through dietary and lifestyle counseling, cooking classes, and other educational resources. Services include chiropractic care, homeopathy, and Bach flower remedies for emotional and spiritual balancing.
Acupuncturist Andreia Saboya wholeheartedly believes that change starts from the inside. Her goal is to help clients nurture their innate ability to heal their own bodies through various forms of traditional Chinese medicine.
Her primary approach to self-healing is acupuncture, a treatment that involves the placement of tiny needles into specific points along the body to reroute the flow of energy, also known as chi. Andreia uses this method to treat many health problems and also as a means to help people recover from sports injuries. She also specializes in acutonics for those wary of needles.
To further foster positive energy, Andreia offers feng shui consultations. Feng shui has been described as acupuncture for the house, office, or secret superhero lair. After touring buildings, Andreia provides detailed reports with recommendations on how to bring the balance of nature into indoor habitats.
After receiving her doctor of dental medicine degree from Southern Illinois University, Dr. Edithann J. Graham entered a residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Throughout the three-year program, she developed a passion and knack for periodontics. Nowadays, at her dental practice, she and her staff keep gums healthy during an array of periodontal services, such as tissue grafts, laser therapy, and surgery.
Before she became the owner and operator of San Diego CranioSacral Therapy, Jessica Koliscz studied as a holistic health practitioner. This opened her eyes to a wide range of Eastern therapies, and she became particularly interested in the energy-based techniques of kinesiology and Japanese reiki. Following this interest to a number of related modalities, Koliscz eventually received her certification in craniosacral therapy, a treatment that uses light touch to heal a diverse array of ailments that includes fibromyalgia, arthritis, and chronic headaches. Though she considers craniosacral therapy her specialty, Koliscz has by no means neglected traditional Western modalities. She is also an expert in Swedish massage, prenatal treatments, and aromatherapy, the last of which augments the therapist?s strokes with the soothing scents of flowers and fried teddy bears.
Created for love of the sport by six stalwart enthusiasts, Dodgeball is Life runs seasonal leagues that pit five or more teams against each other, with members of all skill levels and both genders taking to the court. Players receive their team assignment from the league, joining court-ready crews typically composed of five men, two women, and one taxidermied mascot. The season pits these impromptu groups against each other in eight or more chuck fests, which lead directly into playoffs for the top-performing teams, which will get to replay grudge matches or continue to demonstrate their immunity to rubber. All matches take place on the squeaky courts of the Ocean Beach Recreational Center, beginning at 7 p.m. and usually concluding with a trip to a local bar to celebrate camaraderie over a brew.
Smoky hardwood floors, soft hanging lights and wall sconces, and dusty blue walls create a serene scene in Indie Yoga's practice room, where certified yoga instructors helm heated Vinyasa-style classes seven days a week. This experienced team caters to students of all abilities by offering beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes that combine a series of continuous postures with a deep-breathing technique called the ujjayi breath. As they lead students through the tapestry of poses, they allow the studio's heated temperatures to infuse the blood with oxygen, facilitate deeper stretches, and expose devious undercover snowmen masquerading as yogis. They also offer a couple specialty classes, such as the surf-flow session, which focuses on core strength and balance to help wave riders enhance their hang time, and a children's yoga class where poses are fueled with fun themes, games, and music.