Balanced Bodyworks LA caters to active clients of all types—yogis, runners, cyclists, dancers—but they have one singular goal: to increase performance. Whether clients are recovering from an injury, prepping for a marathon, or learning how to buckle a heavyweight championship belt, the staff here uses sports and medical massage to instill in their clients the physical aptitude necessary to compete and succeed.
The certified therapists target pain and spur injury recovery with orthopedic sports massages, which use techniques such as manipulation and soft tissue movement to improves range of motion and overall performance. They also perform medical and therapeutic massage, each one its own unique brand of restorative bodywork. Balanced Bodyworks LA is also affiliated with acupuncturists, fitness instructors, and healing practitioners, all qualified and intent on further helping athletes prepare for their passions.
Doctor of Chiropractic Amit Mehta melds his 11 years of chiropractic practice and expertise with the acupunctural arts of Dr. Kathy Long to fashion holistic wellness treatments that address the root causes of bodily discomfort rather than the symptoms. After receiving a degree in biology from the University of Wisconsin and his chiropractic degree from the Southern California University of Health Sciences, Dr. Mehta established his practice to care for the skeletal health of patients of all ages. Licensed massage therapists manipulate noncalcified tissue with a variety of modalities. The targeted strokes enhance healing processes begun by chiropractic work or by apologizing to backs for sleeping on lumpy mattresses. The doctors also help patients continue to better themselves at home with simple corrective exercises and nutritional counseling to find vitamins that best suit their needs.
Wielding a master’s degree in traditional Chinese medicine, licensed acupuncturist and herbalist Marin L. Kokin tailors her holistic therapies and nutritional consultations to the individual needs of each patient. She specializes in infertility and pregnancy as well as orthopedics and pain management, treating these conditions to the deliberate pressure of thin acupuncture needles or the healing strokes of massage. Using these noninvasive techniques, Marin welcomes guests into the fold of traditional Eastern medicine, seamlessly treating the body, mind, and spirit as one overarching entity, inching patients toward full-body wellness and the ability to cut apples in half with their minds.
Tomii Massage & Wellness Center helps patrons take charge of their health with a slate holistic services that alleviate all manner of aches, pains, and ailments. Massages soothe back pain while acupuncture and cupping keep energy flowing through the proper channels. More than an attempt to keep folks relaxed, the staff deploys these treatments as a means of combating everything from high blood pressure and indigestion to insomnia and breathing problems. The holistic programs draw from a wide range of disciplines, and even incorporate Chinese herbal oils for good measure.
Four doctors comprise Tri Health Medical Institute's staff: board-certified internist Dr. Nima Yavari, neurodiagnostics guru Dr. B. Bharatwal, and Doctors of Chiropractic Hedyeh Ranjijifroody and Mahnaz Azimzadeh. Together, they can perform an array of services, from physical therapy to laser hair removal to facials. Weight loss is one of their specialties, for which they offer several solutions. Physician-supervised weight loss programs, for example, use high tech body scanners to measure factors such as metabolic rate, bone mass, and hydration to develop a custom course of treatment that may include fat-burning supplements or B 12 injections. For those more focused on reducing problem spots than total pounds lost, the center also offers ultrasonic cavitation?otherwise known as non-surgical liposuction?that use low-frequency sound waves to melt fat and flush it away.
Dr. Brenda Malka pushes the envelope of osteopathy with the innovative technique of chiropuncture—a combination of chiropractic, acupuncture, and myofacial release that helps the body overcome tension headaches, lower-back pain, and a range of other ailments. Specializing in muscle and joint pain, she also performs cosmetic acupuncture, unfolding laugh lines, crow's-feet, and smoothing cellulite by boosting blood circulation.