Hair thin and metallic, the needles at AB Acupuncture don’t seem like they would pack much punch. But in the right hands—an acupuncturist's—they gently wash away pain. The hefty list of ailments acupuncture helps includes knee pain, headaches, nausea, peptic ulcers, and allergies. The specialists also alleviate aches and tension with Thai, tui na, and lymphatic-drainage massages and episodes of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.
Salon Radiance enlists a cadre of experienced stylists to bestow on clients a menu of services for their hair. Reward favored locks with an accentuating, sun-kissed glow during a partial highlight ($75+) or mold manes into a scale model of a finished Crazy Horse monument with an updo ($50+). The basic haircut, revamps looks with a shampoo, trim, and style ($40 for women; $25 for men), while the fortifying hair treatment infuses manes with a concoction of 17 amino acids, botanicals, and moisture, sealing in the health-boosting results with steamed heat ($45). For heads tired of walking the straight and narrow, the permanent wave treatment adds bounce by imbuing follicles with curl and an appreciation of the Slinky ($75+).
At B. Well Acupuncture, licensed acupuncturist Melissa Batten draws on her master's degree in traditional oriental medicine and more than a decade of experience to help folks find a little harmony. The San Diego native's services center on traditional Chinese medicine techniques such as acupuncture and herbal medicine. The primary benefit of the ancient treatments is improved qi?or energy flow?but more practical advantage include everything from improved sleep to relief from migraines. To amplify the benefits, Melissa Batten can incorporate cupping or gua sha](http://www.bwellacu.com/our-services/#gua) into the session, if deemed therapeutic.
For Better Health & Wellness Center's Clinic Director LeiLani M. Vidal, there is no such thing as knowing enough. Though she already holds a doctorate and is a board-certified chiropractor, qualified medical examiner, and licensed aesthetician, Dr. Vidal routinely attends advanced training sessions to learn new chiropractic techniques. When not scrawling or skywriting notes, Dr. Vidal can be found educating others during volunteer shifts at the Foundation for Wellness Professionals.
To further broaden her practice's available treatments, Dr. Vidal has assembled an experienced team of professionals from a variety of fields. Massage practitioners ease patients' stresses through reduction therapies, and personal trainers employ their talents as a certified strength-and-conditioning specialists to help improve muscle health. A traditional Chinese medical practitioner brandishes acupuncture and Chinese herbology techniques to soothe bodily stresses without pharmaceuticals or roomfuls of humming grandmothers.
With a name like The Tranquility Center, it's no surprise that this retreat floods bodies with a sense of calm using massage therapy. Its signature therapeutic massage calms clients into relaxing states and may include techniques from modalities such as relaxation, swedish, aromatherapy, deep-tissue, or hot stone. Those looking to purge toxins from their soles may also try an ionic footbath. Other holistic treatments include colon hydrotherapy and acupuncture to aid clients in meeting and managing their personal goals.
One of The Tranquility's main focus is healing groups, which help people deal with things such as sexual abuse and body image. Clients can expunge emotional baggage through the release techniques embodied in The Emotion Code, and parents-in-waiting can join a group for The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth. Additionally, Heal Your Life workshops based on the writings of Louise L. Hay; workshops are offered in a variety of formats for any group, and aid in self-discovery, releasing negative emotions, and learning to handle life more positively.
The licensed acupuncturists and massage-minded staff at Bonita Acupuncture & Massage Clinic bolster whole-body well-being with an array of noninvasive services. For all-over care, 60-minute massage-therapy sessions are available in an assortment of modalities, including Swedish, deep-tissue, and shiatsu techniques. All treatments are tailored to meet the client's particular needs, with skilled hands undoing knots faster than a sailor in a yo-yo competition.