At Cheta Chiropractic & Day Spa, staffers with at least 10 years of experience each pair holistic pampering with the benefits of chiropractic treatment. Their menu tackles beauty standbys such as nail, facial, massage, and waxing services, but veers into territory often untapped by spas with treatments inspired by ancient healing techniques. Therapists ensnare tranquility better than an aromatherapy oil miner with cupping, a Chinese method wherein jars of bamboo or glass safely suction to backs via the heat of ignited contents. Meanwhile, patrons tip in teeters during inversion therapy, a technique that harnesses gravity to realign spines and ease muscles and nerve pressure.
Serenity pours from every corner of the space, which flaunts a scarlet waiting area with cushioned wicker chairs and bright lighting. As a tribute to the mythical Emery Board Forest, the silhouette of a barren tree backs the pedicure room's plush black chairs, and an ornate chandelier sheds light on nearby doting.
Licensed acupuncturist Julia Wu follows the ancient healing methods of Chinese medicine at Simple Health Acupuncture, seeking out the roots of the medical issue at hand and addressing it with natural means. She tailors her treatments to fit the needs of each patient, concocting a restorative recipe from services such as acupuncture, acupressure, and tui-na massage. Her treatments work to not only relieve pain and heal physical ailments, but also to promote improvements in energy and productivity. For example, her work may help a writer overcome a cramp in both his hand and his writing process as he works to complete the biography of his cat.
The warm and friendly aestheticians at Ambiance know skin like the back of their own skin-covered hands. The staff uses natural and organic skin products, so your skin will shimmer like the surface of a lake at twilight, except not liquid, not transparent, and not flamey. Each customized facial targets your individual skin problems to restore balance and beauty to your face. The 60-minute signature facial begins with a warm aromatic compress before gracing the pores with a gentle deep-cleansing scrub. The treatment continues with an anti-wrinkle exfoliation and an enzyme peel to stimulate the skin and aid in cell rejuvenation. An anti-inflammatory plant-extract application finishes your facial, calming the surface of the skin and leaving it purified, unblemished, and ready to be featured in your profile picture.
Lauren Clark’s hands hide a number of skills. In addition to their normal functions of waving hello or carving Hello into bricks and throwing them down a well, they’ve been trained to deliver combinations of traditional massage and reiki healing. Lauren believes that happiness is a product of a balanced mind, body, and spirit. Her goal, in addition to extinguishing soreness, stress, and other physical maladies, is to help clients emerge from the mire of daily stress to find growth and happiness, like the blooming flower from which her practice takes its name.
But Lauren’s complex understanding of energy extends past the human body. Living spaces, too, contain energy, and Lauren applies her knowledge of energy flow to help arrange rooms and create harmonious, uncluttered spatial relationships.
Today, Melissa Toyoshima is a board-certified acupuncturist and herbalist. There was a time, however, during her undergraduate education, when Melissa suffered from chronic pain and endocrine disorders. When Western medicine failed to give her answers, Melissa turned to nutrition, herbs, and acupuncture to heal herself. That experience drove her to advance her studies in traditional Chinese medicine in order to help others suffering from pain. And because of her past experiences, Melissa is able to easily relate to her clients. At Wise Acupuncture, she uses a multidisciplinary approach—education, diet, and lifestyle—to treat a variety of conditions.