Just as dentists work with teeth and optometrists with eyes, Melanie Sargent works with the subconscious. As a clinical hypnotherapist, she helps her clients get in touch with their innermost wants and needs and assists them in calibrating their lifestyle with what she calls a "personal blueprint." Melanie has been offering her intuitive healing services since 1995, and has played an important role in many people's efforts to kick an addiction, lose weight, or overcome anxieties. Also a certified massage therapist and life coach, she blends her areas of expertise to help her clients live more fulfilling lives.
Santa Cruz Core has a staff of trainers, yoga instructors, dietitians, massage therapists, and fitness instructors who help clients get and stay in shape with a wide range of wellness services and fitness classes. Their team is committed to creating a community of wellness and to helping others achieve optimal health. They also work with clients who are rehabbing an injury, looking to increase their overall performance, or hoping to change their body.
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.
Health means balance to licensed acupuncturist Ryan Killarney, who rids clients of aches and illness by harmonizing the body?s internal energies. Tapping into his masters? degree in traditional Chinese medicine, he achieves this harmony by inserting sterile, hair-thin needles anywhere along the body?s meridians?or energy channels?to redirect the flow of energy. This ancient technique has been shown to stimulate the recovery from such conditions as headaches, high blood pressure, or depression.
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.
BellaDawna Esthetic Artistry and Care makes it easy for skin to look its best by offering treatments designed to enhance its natural beauty. It makes sense then, that the spa's
facials, microdermabrasion treatments, and peels are some of the aestheticians' main offerings. But those aren't the only services people come to BellaDawna's team for. There's also spray tanning for the beach deprived, massage for the tense, and lash extensions. BellaDawna also carries cosmetics and skincare products to help you keep up a healthy skin routine at home, under a waterfall, or wherever else you tend to wash your face in the morning.