The massage therapists at Pure Health resolutely commit themselves to relieving chronic pains. With each massage, they strive to have clients leave feeling better than they did when they first came in?whether they were covered in aches, knots, or jellyfish. To this end, the therapists perform a variety of massage modalities, ranging from the deep strokes of Swedish massage and the scent-assisted relaxation of the aromatherapy technique to the hot, soothing rocks of hot-stone massage.
Text neck may sound like a gimmicky condition, but Doctor of Chiropractic Jonathan Sweeney would say otherwise. Texting tends to draws the neck forward, resulting in a posture that can cause muscle strain, as well as more serious problems such as disk hernias and pinched nerves.
To undo the effects of text neck, sports and work injuries, and other function-impacting issues, Dr. Sweeney and his team take an integrative, holistic approach that considers the whole body. Based on initial examinations, the staff—which includes massage therapist Kelly Allen and eclectic-health practitioner Dee Dee Torre—decides what treatment or combination of treatments would have the most positive impact on each patient. This might include chiropractic adjustments done alone, or in conjunction with therapies such as massage, rehabilitative strength training, or reiki healing that aims to infuse patients with healthful energy.
Having honed her skills at Healing Arts Institute and a number of upscale spas, massage therapist Martha Escamilla moved back to her native San Jose to open her own practice. The result is Gifted Hands Massage, a relaxation haven tucked inside the yellow house that hosts Century Chiropractic Center.
Inside, Martha relaxes muscles and relieves tension with Swedish, deep-tissue, and pregnancy massage, customizing each session to address each client's particular therapeutic needs. She also works to stimulate healthy energy flow and promote overall wellness through reiki, a healing practice that involves laying on of hands. Her 5- to 30-minute onsite chair massages help relax office workers at their places of business or at the chaise-lounge factory of their choice.
At Back 2 Balance Massage & Holistic Services, Robin deGroot doesn't just give massages. With her long list of degrees and certifications in areas that include fine arts, health education, and teaching, Robin also dispenses health advice and life guidance. When it comes to massage therapy, she's proficient in such modalities as Swedish, prenatal, and shiatsu.
As its name suggests, Beyond The Spa has more going for it than relaxing facials, massages, and permanent-makeup applications. Owner Eileen strives to elevate her clients? experience with complimentary amenities, such as a tea lounge that harbors teapots and cups from around the world. Eileen shares something in common with this cross-cultural collection of porcelain; she began her career halfway across the globe in Taiwan and China, helping manage her family's 23 spas throughout that country. Her most recent stateside endeavor has attracted notable clientele such as KRON4 news anchors and former Cupertino Mayor Kris Wang. They come for the stress-relieving treatments, though it doesn?t hurt that the spa is located inside a historic mansion on The Alameda that regularly hosts stuffed-animal tea parties.
The aestheticians at Olga's Touch use Christina Cosmeceutical products that improve skin's overall health while simultaneously smoothing and firming it. Their moisture-rich formulas hydrate skin to reveal soft, glowing surfaces upon initial use. Some of their product lines focus on eliminating acne and diminishing the appearance of hyperpigmentation while others promote the regeneration of cells. In addition to its facial treatments, Olga's Touch treats clients to a wide range of massages. Its therapists soothe tense muscles during Swedish and deep-tissue massages enhanced with oils and heated stones.