Specializing in natural, comprehensive skincare and spa therapy treatments, Sonoma Holistic Spa has everything you need to look and feel your very best. Professional aestheticians pamper and relax clients with innovative beauty treatments, such as the spa's signature facial. This 90-minute treatment focuses on the face, neck, hands, shoulders, and arms, as skin is analyzed and purified. After a cleansing, steaming, exfoliation, and extractions, skin is restored with a finishing mask and massages with pure serums and hydration creams.
Nutritional counselor Gary Appelsies wants his clients to succeed. That’s why he forgoes standard techniques of strict dieting and food deprivation in favor of designing personalized lifestyle plans for better health. He possesses knowledge of more than 100 dietary theories, has a quarter-century’s worth of experience as a natural-foods chef, and received the Health Leadership Award from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, one of his alma maters and an important player in the health industry. With this wealth of nutrition-oriented knowledge and experience at his disposal, Gary transforms unhealthy habits into helpful ones that clients can maintain long-term, or at least until their next hot-dog-eating championship.
He does so through variations of health coaching that may take the form of one-on-one sessions, family meetings, or in-home cooking classes. Gary focuses on more than just the physical effects of food; he directs attention to the emotional and mental power of certain eats and helps his clients better understand their cravings. To curb them and boost energy without prescribing intravenous shots of coffee, he overhauls diets with new foods and healthy, easy recipes.
Bikram Yoga Petaluma is the last in a long line of yoga studios opened by Lynn Whitlow. When this yoga championship judge isn't teaching on her home turf, she travels to other studios to lead Bikram yoga seminars and workshops. She and her team of instructors guide students of all levels through a series of 26 poses and two breathing exercises during each 90-minute class.
These intense workouts take place inside a heated studio that has whimsical touches. On the beige walls, there are posters of cartoon characters striking yoga poses, which serve as an amusing guide. The boutique has apparel from the Yoga Hell clothing line, which has a cartoon devil—an playful allusion to all the high temperatures, challenging poses, and tridents you must dodge in a typical hot yoga class.
Board certified Podiatric Physician and Surgeon Dr. Barry Nemrow has been practicing in his Novato location for 28 years and has extensive training and experience using lasers for toenail fungus treatment. During appointments, the veteran podiatrist uses the latest laser technology to remove fungus from toes. Dr. Nemrow is passionate about foot health and is dedicated to providing complete podiatry services for all foot and ankle problems in the most comfortable setting possible. He also provides his clients with wellness advice, suggesting exercises and stretches that improve a foot's health.