An expert in regenerative medicine, Dr. Fouad I. Ghaly spends his days turning back the clock for his clients. To do this, he draws upon some of the latest techniques and technologies in cosmetic medicine. The platelet-rich plasma facial, for instance, uses a centrifuge to draw plasma out of the patient's own blood, which is then administered to the face with a series of micropunctures to form collagen and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Bio-Identical hormone treatments restore hormonal imbalances in the body for an increase in energy.
Sports, and their inevitable injuries, are no strangers to Doctors of Chiropractic Julia Moen and Charlie Harper. Dr. Julia, a certified chiropractic sports physician, works with the athletes at El Camino College, acts as volunteer trainer for a local high-school football team, and has bounced back from nine of her own sport-related surgeries. Dr. Charlie, a beach-volleyball enthusiast when not frocked in a lab coat, pioneered an exercise-rehabilitation program that is used by orthopedists in the area.
ProWellness' other practitioners include massage therapists, licensed acupuncturists, and a cockapoo therapy dog. They offer a diverse lineup of treatments ranging from pregnancy massages to microcurrent therapy sessions that help reduce pain from spinal-cord injuries and impersonating a disco ball.
Center for Health and Fitness's facility spans 17,000 square feet and harbors everything members need to embrace wellness. The cardio space beckons exercisers with Matrix treadmills, stationary bikes, and stair climbers, as well as arm-cranks and seated NuStep elliptical trainers, which go easy on joints and aid in injury rehabilitation. A complete kettlebell set stands out among the abundant strength training equipment, which also includes Hammer Strength machines, free weights, and a squat cage. Functional training equipment is also available, including foam rollers, medicine balls, and Thera-Bands for building giant rubber-band balls.
Each of the center's personal trainers and medical exercise specialists boasts a health-related college degree, as well as certifications from the ACSM and other organizations. They teach group exercise to cultivate fitness camaraderie—classes such as belly dance, body sculpt, and cycling are included in basic memberships, and unlimited memberships open up a wide variety of Pilates and yoga sessions on the studio's wooden floors. Instructors also lead classes that focus on meditation, weight management, and nutrition.
To reward bodies after a workout or for not spontaneously combusting, massage therapists infuse Swedish kneading with techniques including shiatsu, deep tissue, and reiki. Staffers replenish stacks of freshly laundered towels so members can wick away sweat or towel off after using the locker rooms' showers, stocked with shampoo and conditioner.
You need to exercise your body to stay in shape, and faces aren't much different. At Cosmécanique by Nazila, skilled technicians rejuvenate visages with workouts using the FDA-approved LPG's high-tech Lift 6 Cosmécanique. The facial technique has the effect of making skin look firmer and healthier while also reducing lines and wrinkles.
Patrons who visit South Bay Xpress Spa and Wax rest easy knowing that they've entrusted their skin to expert aestheticians. That's because the staff undergoes continual training in alternative waxing techniques, facial treatments, and lash enhancement procedures. With this knowledge in hand, the staff pampers clients from head to tail with microdermabrasion, brow tinting, lash perms, and body waxing.
At Natural Health Medical Center, medical director Huy Hoang, M.D. weaves together natural and Western medical practices to create a unique tapestry of services. Clients who opt for the package kick off treatments by stepping aboard the TurboSonic Metabolism Stimulator. During the 30-minute process, the device deploys vibrations throughout the body, shaking the dust off underused cells and causing muscles to tense and relax to the nearest dub-step beat. The invigorating treatment can inspire bodies to shed pounds, tighten skin, and enhance circulation. Next, clients sashay into the infrared sauna. After 30 minutes in the heated habitat, sweat excuses itself from bodies, which are now lighter for hurdles over ice-cream trucks. The treatment can also boost metabolism and burn calories. Finally, clients converge with a trained medical assistant who sets up a drip of vitamin-replenishing cocktail to refresh the body.