Sometimes it takes more than medication to heal. That?s why acupuncturist Linda Wentz founded Holistic Touch Center and its mission to help hasten the healing process by offering services that extend beyond the body to incorporate the needs of the mind and spirit. There, Silvy Franco and Shawn Marie Miller, the center's holistic estheticians, blend years of skin care experience with training in natural health and energy medicine to produce treatments that restore the body while rebalancing the mind and spirit. They read each client's skin like a map, plotting out appropriate treatment courses that are delivered as part of one of the center's rituals, which include components ranging from traditional facials and detoxifying peels to Vitamin C infusions and cold stone massages. In addition to performing these rituals, Silvy and Shawn also help clients adapt these treatments for use in at-home skin care regimens, keeping epidermises glowing and well-adjusted to changes in seasonal weather.
Those interested in acupuncture may enlist in Kirsten Jacob, a trained herbalist who received her Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Han University of Traditional Medicine in Tucson, Az. In addition to specializing in facial-rejuvenation acupuncture treatments, she also possess a background in pediatric respiratory therapy as well as general family treatment. Her specialities include pediatric and family acupuncture, behavioral/learning issues, and stress reduction and internal medicine. Kirsten incorporates classical Chinese botanical therapy into her work, which includes tui na?or Chinese medical/therapeutic massage?cupping, and moxa. When she is not helping her clients attain inner peace through eastern healing techniques, she tends to her kids while indulging in reading, writing, and traveling.
At Spring Creek Dentistry, Drs. Ryan Oakley and Ron Miller combine their skill sets to cover the full range of family, restorative, and cosmetic dental services. Devoted to staying current on modern dental techniques, Dr. Oakley has spent more than 500 hours of continuing education in specialty disciplines, such as orthodontics and pain management, netting him a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Miller’s expertise with dental implants allows him to restore teeth that have long since been carried off by misinformed Tooth Fairies. All services take place in their homey office, which features amber-hued walls, curlicue wrought-iron accents, and persian rugs fluent in English.
Holistic Touch's five massage therapists are all well-versed in Swedish and deep-tissue modalities, but they also each have their own specialties. Veronica, for example, mixes into her sessions such methods as meditation and the eastern healing practice known as reiki, and Cherricka even practices techniques designed specifically for treating carpal-tunnel syndrome. The therapists can also further customize massage sessions with add-ons including hot towels, essential oils, and hand or foot wraps. Because massage works best as part of a broader wellness regimen, Holistic Touch also rejuvenates clients with everything from salt-scrub treatments to holistic boot camps led by a talking tree.
Although he boasts an impressive surgical repertoire, periodontist Dr. Hamid Atabakhsh—an alumnus of UCLA’s School of Dentistry—would rather prevent diseases than cure them. He prides himself on his office’s thorough exams for oral cancer and overall health, and exhorts his clients to brush and floss rigorously at home. However, when treatments are in order, his deft hands can treat gingivitis, replace missing teeth with implants, or remove wisdom teeth before their accumulated wisdom violates insider-trading laws. To stay abreast of modern dentistry technology, Dr. Atabakhsh constantly updates his techniques with a stream of continuing-education seminars.
A proper dental-care routine can prevent a medley of problems down the road, from gingivitis to cavities. The dental team at Bastani Dental Group works to augment these routines with in-office exams and procedures. During regular checkups, the team uses mirrors and instruments to search mouths for signs of disease or decay. If issues arise, the dentists remedy them with periodontal cleanings, implants, sedation, root canals, fillings, and Invisalign treatments.
Evenings, weekends, or same day—the team at Kris Dental goes out of its way to accommodate patients with flexible scheduling, as well as a vast menu of services. The office's fully licensed dentist specializes in cosmetic and general dentistry, with treatments that range from cleanings and dental implants to extractions, oral surgery, and whitening.