Led by chiropractor, certified sports physician, and jack-of-all-musculoskeletal-trades Doctor of Chiropractic Ben Drillings, the instructors and staff at a2zHealth Massage Schools train students in the principles and techniques of massage. The school is certified by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education and is a member of the California Massage Schools Association, allowing it to produce massage technicians, massage therapists, and holistic bodywork practitioners. The massage-technician course requires 300 hours of specialized study, whereas massage therapists engage in 500 hours and holistic bodywork practitioners complete 1,000 hours to graduate. Students also gain firsthand experience practicing their lessons on the public at a2zHealth Massage Schools? student Swedish-massage teaching clinic. After their massages, clients assist in the learning process by giving students valuable feedback.
Because alternative healing was a fundamental source of medical care for her and her family, Maria Josephine Cavanah has dedicated her professional career to practicing holistic healing techniques on others. These days, as a licensed, hands-on therapeutic practitioner, she relaxes sore muscles and stiff necks with seven massage techniques, each customized around the needs of her clients. Maria applies pressure to meridian lines during Thai massages, relieves aches and pains in pregnant women during prenatal sessions, and practices skipping rocks over tense muscles with hot-stone massages. Along with massages, Massage 2B Fit's extensive salon-style services pamper visitors with sunless tanning, hydrotherapy baths, and microdermabrasion treatments.
Before moving to California 14 years ago, Kristine Marcey worked as a professional makeup artist in the fashion industry and she also worked as an educator for Rhonda Allison Skincare. But today, this Licensed Aesthetician and California certified massage therapist owns and operates KM Skin & Body Solutions. Opening her own business has given Kristine the opportunity to share her knowledge with clients. And her spa offers scrubs, deep chemical peels, microdermabrasions, and facial waxes to benefit skin conditions, including hyperpigmentation, rosacea, acne, sun damage, and photoaging.
Westlake Laser and Medical Spa's Laura Albaeck, RN performs peels, microdermabrasions, and minimally invasive procedures that permanently reduce hair or tighten skin. With extensive training in aesthetic treatments by Allergan, Albaeck also performs Botox and dermal filler injections that help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and microdermabrasion that helps remove dead cells from the outermost layers of skin.
From Cristiany's stage within West Coast Cuts and Colors, the licensed cosmetologist lavishes her clients with glamorous star power through an array of eye-centric treatments. Certified by Lavish Lashes, Cristiany draws on industry training to dramatically accentuate eyes with full sets of lash extensions.
Inside the casually elegant confines of Sola Salon, stylist Shannon Halpert conquers unruly hair with her specially formulated hair-smoothing treatments. Formerly frizzy locks take on a newly sleek form thanks to a combination of Shannon?s dexterous expertise, the formaldehyde-free formula products, and each strand?s individual willpower.