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Rami Kouhana has devoted the last 20 years of his life healing others using holistic therapies. He combines bodywork, energy work, therapeutic movements, and meditation practices into custom sessions that combat chronic pain, both physical and mental. Sessions can include a shiatsu massage or yoga poses supplemented with spiritual life coaching. Rami also is well versed in tai chi and dance.

2443 Ash Street
Palo Alto,
CA
US

At Vitality Health Services, patients achieve their health goals with the help of Dr. Rishi Shahani's cadre of considerate, professional chiropractic professionals. During the eight-point chiropractic consultation, a trained therapist delves into your health history with an emphasis on events, conditions, and poorly executed cannonballs that could be affecting the well-being of your hindside. The ensuing 60-minute Swedish massage is tailored to tame specific symptoms using a combination of five different strokes to tap, knead, lift, and vibrate cantankerous columns. Relax as muscles are soothed, stimulated, and encouraged to try spot-on Slinky mimicking down stadium stairs.

3622 Thornton Ave
Fremont,
CA
US

1976 was the United States' 200th birthday. It was the year the $2 bill was issued and the VHS was introduced. It was also the year that licensed acupuncturist and body mender Phil Caylor founded and instructed at one of the first massage schools in Santa Cruz. Now with more than 40 years of experience, Phil expertly slackens musculature with an ample repertoire of techniques.

Initial assessments of the body's overall health may segue into acupuncture to unblock energy flow or into the long, flowing strokes of Swedish massage to ease full-body tension. Whether releasing knots with firm deep-tissue techniques or investigating organ function with nutritional response testing, Phil complements his sessions with relaxation training to ensure wellness at home and pinky-lift training to prevent embarrassment at tea parties.

720 Capitola Avenue
Capitola,
CA
US

Vanity Skin Care's owner and chief aesthetician gifts women with a break from the world, and the chance to return to it feeling beautiful. She maintains a clean, peaceful spa, without a speck of dust to distract from her clients during treatments. There, she soothes skin with an array of facials and peels that reduce the appearance of sun spots, wrinkles, and acne. She also provides an array of waxing services to remove extra hair from faces and limbs where it could distract people while they are driving or turning cartwheels down the street.

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716 Capitola Avenue
Capitola,
CA
US

In his late 20s, years of rock climbing had taken a toll on Eric Maklan?s body, leaving him with a neck pain that made it difficult to move. Rather than accept these new limitations, Eric went searching for answers. He soon found them in the Rolf Method of Structural Integration?a form of bodywork that aims to open restricted tissues and align the body to the gravitational field. Now a certified Rolfer with more than 1,000 training hours, Eric specializes in treating injuries and uses a holistic approach to help alleviate aches and chronic pain.

6173 Sheraton Place
Aptos,
CA
US

Lead by Dr. Tonya Fleck-D'Andrea, N.D., an all-female team of naturopathic doctors and massage therapists at Santa Cruz Naturopathic Medical Center soothes bodies with holistic care in a nurturing environment. First-time patients create a personalized treatment plan during a two-hour consultation with a licensed N.D. (naturopathic doctor). In these sessions, the doctors review lab work done in the past year, go over current medication, and discuss the client’s health concerns to establish a regimen designed to treat these issues and prevent conditions including heart disease, diabetes, and turf tonsils. The Center's specialists strive to establish an open dialogue with patients when tailoring therapies by performing physicals and ordering new lab work only as necessary. Precision healing also comes from the hands of licensed massage therapists, whose cross-training in Swedish massage, Craniosacral therapy, and acupressure create a single super-modality sent from the future to terminate knotted muscles and release stress-induced tension.

736 Chestnut St
Santa Cruz,
CA
US