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Stinging nettles; squash-ginger twist; Happy Feet. Frapez Smoothie Spa's organic beverages sound like yoga poses and are likewise designed to balance and detoxify the body. Hot smoothies pack in the same fruit-sourced nutrients as cold smoothies, minus the brain freeze and moist handshakes. Teas, such as dandelion leaf, and juices, such as the energizing wheatgrass, further support the Frapez mission of infusing lives with a convenient supply of nutrients.

Frapez's in-house nutritionist provides one-on-one consultations to help clients develop nutrition programs that fit their lifestyles. Detox programs combine the shop's smoothies and teas in regimens designed to clean out and energize the body's organs.

4092 18th St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Doctor of Chiropractic Corey Crochiere?s job isn?t over when his patients find relief from aches. He believes in a functional approach to medicine, so he works to discover the underlying causes of his patients' pain in order to prevent any future issues, rather than just treating symptoms. To achieve this, he studies patients' comprehensive medical history and evaluates their lifestyle, physicality, and environmental factors to guide them toward better nutritional habits.

4200 18th
San Fransisco,
CA
US

The epidermal up-lifters at Castro Day Spa sweep away complexion clutter within their restorative sanctuary of stressless-ness. The men's facial restores moxie to macho faces, targeting male-specific skin issues such as skin imbalance and hardened Hello Kitty decals. An experienced aesthetician begins by exfoliating the skin to gently slough away dead layers lacquered with pore pollutants, before administering a customized skin peel to unveil the clear canvas hiding just beneath. Afterward, clients are graced with tips and tricks for maintaining a cleansing regime at home. As an added bonus, Groupon customers will receive 10% off any products bought the day of their treatment, as well as 10% off their next service if booked on the same day as the appointment—ensuring a long-lasting manly glow unhindered by work stress, or late-night snuggles with an old favorite Gillette.

4105 19th St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Srinika Narayan, MS, LAc has been practicing traditional Chinese medicine for more than a decade. Over the years, she has supplemented her knowledge of herbs and acupuncture by seeking out leaders in the fields of nutrition response testing and biomagnetism and studying under them. She's been able to incorporate these modern therapies with the centuries-old tenets of traditional Chinese medicine, yielding innovative holistic treatments that address her patients' varied conditions. Her unique approach allows her to treat everything from digestive and hormonal issues to skin problems and ice-cream headaches.

4200 18th St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Fueled by a regimen consisting of healthy eating, cleanses, yoga, and meditation, Food Body M.E.’s staff strive to educate others on positive, holistic living. Chefs demonstrate expert methods, pass on nutrition factoids, and create easily replicated five-course meals during small-group cooking classes. To help bodies detoxify without the use of chemicals or additives, nutrition gurus point the way toward all-natural juice cleanses. Meanwhile, instructors in community yoga classes encourage students of all skill levels to hone their focus and improve their chances at surviving the Twister portion of the state bar exam.

264 Dolores Street
San Francisco,
CA
US

Fathers usually teach their sons how to shave, but they don’t often cover how to splice veins and arteries together. Dr. Greg Buncke, however, learned just that from his father, Dr. Harry Buncke. The two worked the operating table together for more than 20 years, and Greg couldn't have had a better teacher; his father pioneered the concept of microsurgery, which enabled doctors to reattach limbs, replace fingers with toes, and replenish muscles in one part of the body with those from another. The younger Dr. Buncke learned much from the man who the San Francisco Chronicle called the "father of microsurgery.” That experience—along with his own studies at Georgetown, a residency at Stanford, and service as a member of several medical societies—informs his work today as a surgeon at the Plastic Surgery Institute of San Francisco.

Dr. Buncke co-directs the Plastic Surgery Institute of San Francisco alongside Dr. John Owsley, who has more than 40 years of experience in the field. Four other board-certified doctors fill out the rest of the clinic’s staff. The six doctors can claim specialties in different fields—including cosmetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery—so the list of available treatments is extensive. On the surgical end, they perform face-lifts, chin and cheek implants, nose jobs, tummy tucks, arm lifts, and scar revision. They also oversee less-invasive procedures, as when an in-house aesthetician exfoliates skin with microdermabrasion and peels and plumps wrinkles with injectable fillers. Unlike people with crank-operated cell phones, the doctors have no problems sharing information; all procedures take place only after clients fully understand the process they will undergo.

45 Castro St
San Francisco,
CA
US