The massage therapists at Shivaga Thai Massage skillfully knead away at aches and aim to improve energy flow through the body with an array of healing Thai treatments. Performed by a senior-level muscle manipulator on clients cloaked in loose-fitting clothing, the custom-tailored, oil-free therapeutic massage focuses on specific areas of stiffness or pain in an attempt to correct energy imbalances. An herbal massage employs a poultice of steamed local herbs to soothe tension and infuse sore spots with pesto and deep-pressure Thai techniques. The aroma massage marinates Eastern and Western modalities in fragrant organic oils for a Thai-meets-Swedish kneading that leaves the body revitalized and euphoric. Sip a cup of complimentary Thai tea at the end of the massage as you browse the wares in the ornately decorated Shivaga store. Upgraded services and substitutions of crab-rangoon sauce for massage oil are available for an additional fee.
Calling on more than 50 years of combined experience, the doctors at Body Sculpt By Laser make over clients from the inside out with holistic, noninvasive treatments. Their one-two coup de gr?ce against flab begins with the FDA-approved i-Lipo Laser, which shrinks fatty adipose cells by causing them to release triglycerides for natural disposal through the lymphatic system. This gentle process is aided by whole-body-vibration treatments that kick metabolisms into overdrive for expedient fat removal. The staff also creates custom lifestyle programs and nutritional plans, and supplies herbal supplements to bolster weight-loss efforts.
Endermologie lipomassage targets fat deposits that are too close to the surface of the skin to be eliminated by diet and exercise alone. The connective tissue at this level can weaken, causing fat cells, water, and other undesirables to pool in small pockets that eventually morph into cellulite. The handheld massage wand used by lipomassage technicians kneads each client with rollers and suction in order to break up those pockets and strengthen connective tissue. The results of this noninvasive procedure usually last six to eight months. Most clients schedule two or three 40-minute sessions a week for three to four weeks to achieve optimal results. Click here for answers to common questions.
Licensed physician and surgeon Dr. K. Kam. Zand has seen a lot of patients in his more than 30-year career. After completing a fellowship in hematology at Harvard and receiving obstetrics and gynecology training at Washington University, he was named chief resident at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. There, in the hospital that Einstein built with his own hands, patient after patient walked into Dr. Zand?s treatment room hindered by weight gain and aging. Looking for new ways to help his clients, Dr. Zand began learning about cosmetic procedures, anti-aging tools, and medical weight-loss programs.
Today, Dr. Zand shares his expertise as medical director at Los Gatos Smart Lipo. His clinic tends to patients with an array of cosmetic services, including wrinkle-smoothing Botox, laser skin-tightening and liposuction, and surprisingly non-evil laser hair removal.
A Best of the Bay 2010 Viewer?s Choice winner, Herbal Mineral?s four California locations couple a devotion to recapturing youth with a commitment to cruelty-free and environmentally friendly products and practices. An arsenal of vegan, earth-friendly beauty products speaks to their commitment to bettering the planet, and visitors sip fair-trade-certified tea that helps to fund landslide restoration and reforestation. The staff?s diverse palette of skills runs the gamut from waxing and organic facials to candling and herbal body contouring, the latter of which can help shape silhouettes into comely hourglasses or vertical representations of the New York skyline.
Physicians Skin and Weight Centers permanently impede bothersome bristles with neoteric techniques using Cynosure Elite technology. A savvy staff of registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician’s assistants oversee laser hair removal services for men and women of all complexions, zapping a chosen area of the body over the course of six 30-minute sessions until the skin is as smooth as laminated jazz sheet music. Call ahead to schedule an appointment and free 45-minute consultation.