When you think of acupuncture and traditional healing, you might think of an intimate session in a cozy, softly lit room. And indeed, Chinese Healing Arts resides in a charming wood-and-stucco building that could easily be a family home. But resident OMD Fanjin Li got her start in quite a different setting: the highly modern campus of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, one of China's largest, oldest, and most prestigious institutions of traditional Chinese medicine. Once she arrived in California, she expanded her technical skill and theoretical understanding in a PhD program at South Baylo University in California. Today, in addition to providing acupuncture, acupressure, cupping, and herbal remedies, she frequently speaks at San Francisco General Hospital.
Li seeks to bring healing by redirecting the body's flow of energy, which can be thrown out of whack by stress or storing too many batteries under your bed. Her treatments seek to soothe ailments such as pain, stress, depression, asthma, and allergies, as well as boost patients' efforts to lose weight or quit smoking.
Xodus Fitness's trainers work hard to "move people," according to the fitness studio's mantra, but not just in the physical sense. They want to lift exercisers from the pits of ill health they've dug for themselves on every plane: mind, body, and spirit. This means not only getting fit, but also reshaping habits and behaviors into ones that will foster a healthy lifestyle. The first step will probably be Urban Body Transformation, an outdoor boot camp with fresh workouts every time, or small-group training, or perhaps it will be personal training, which gives exercisers some extra attention and guidance.
Before you even get settled in one of Health Feet Massage's comfy treatment chairs, you have a very important choice to make: which foot soak do you want? Each service at this feet-centric spa begins with a complimentary soak?choices include immune-building ginger or purple magic, which uses lavender to dissolve muscular tension in a puff of smoke. But with the decision out of the way, the only thing left to do is relax as the practitioners perform one of eight massage treatments. Each treatment focuses on foot reflexology, but can also include upper body or back massage, or a hot pad placed around the neck. There shop even offers a specialty treatment for smokers and drinkers that targets the reflexology points associated with the lungs and liver.
Using Lumibrite Chairside Whitening and a Sapphire light, the trained staff at Tucker Dental Group creates stupefying smiles out of ill-shaded mouth stones. A technician coats teeth with hydrogen-peroxide-based whitening gel, which is fluoride-enriched to perk up flagging enamel even as the gel coaxes stains off of teeth and back to their home planet. Gentle Sapphire light activates the gel, whitening teeth up to 12 shades in an hour of treatment. Unlike buffing away stains with a belt sander, the procedure generally results in minimal discomfort afterward.
Dr. John Acosta and his tenacious team tend to precious masticators with flexible appointment options including late evenings and Saturdays. With teeth-whitening, customized trays envelop sullied teeth in a brightening solution for 3 minutes once a day. An initial fitting session informs plastic-whittlers of your particular mouth-forms to tailor a unique set for maximal whitening. After the second visit, patients take home their personalized trays with two weeks of the whitening mix alongside a touch-up gel that can be used for two additional weeks or more.
Hot Yoga Ocean Ave's team of certified Bikram and hot-yoga instructors believe that yoga is life, and share their passion with students of all experience levels, guiding them in achieving mental and physical wellness. Their philosophy emphasizes yoga as a practice, urging students to be patient with their progress and to move through poses modified to their abilities without pushing their muscles too far or blackmailing the hamstrings to hold standing bow pose longer than everyone else. Though the classes are open to students of all abilities, Hot Intro guides newbies through the 26-pose series and two breathing exercises, and the vigorous Surya Namaskara challenges yogis with a repeated sequence of 12 flexing and stretching poses to push limbs to their maximum range of motion. To help muscles sink deep into healing stretches and expel toxins through sweat, the studio is heated to balmy temperatures, so patrons are advised to drink lots of water and leave snowmen tied up outside.