The team at the Orange Coast Chiropractic Group specialize in therapeutic fibromyalgia massage. Because the staff's Keith Kausler has been a practicing chiropractor for more than 30 years, he can now proudly say that he treats several third-generation patients. His previous patients' children and grandchildren now come to him for the latest therapeutic treatments, which Dr. Kausler keeps abreast of during annual continuing-education seminars. In addition to helping kids feel better via chiropractic adjustments, he has served youth in the community as a board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Tustin and the team doctor for several football teams in the Pop Warner program—a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating football and cheer programs for youths around the world.
Fellow chiropractor Ron Vaselenko is also backed by three decades of experience, specializing in areas including spinal trauma, homeopathy, and alternative nutrition. Licensed acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine expert Christine Lee can recommend herbal treatments for specific goals, such as losing weight or pogo-sticking faster to and from work.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
The skincare specialists at each independently owned and operated Facelogic Spa follow the same mantra: to bring out the best in each client. To do this, the technicians work through a brief questionnaire and skin analysis to determine which of the menu’s 10-plus facials best suit each client's skin. Signature facials rely on Facelogic’s own Signature skincare line, which uses botanical-based formulas and advanced cosmetic and pharmaceutical combinations to cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize. The Elite facial covers skin with products from brands such as Peter Thomas Roth, Éminence, and Image Skincare. All facials include an arm-and-shoulder massage, and can be enhanced with a range of add-ons, including chemical peels and sonnets composed by the aesthetician.
Skinsations Health & Wellness Medical Spa owner and licensed aesthetician Michelle Merrix-Gowens has assembled a team of experts to provide advanced anti-aging and wellness services. She performs organic microdermabrasions and seven types of facials with a botanical skincare line whose ingredients nourish skin and enhance the face's ability to yodel. Physicians administer wrinkle-diminishing Botox injections, a massage therapist performs hot-stone treatments or reflexology sessions, and certified thermographer and two-time breast-cancer survivor Jeanne Wilson aims to detect early signs of disease with a digital infrared thermal imaging technique.
Waxing expert Ashly Clinger frees men and women from unwanted stubble in her homey studio, Face & Body Skin Care Retreat. She is such a pro at this form of depilation that she has recorded an instructional DVD to teach aspiring waxers the techniques and theory of her craft. Her website educates clients with tips such as avoiding caffeine for 12 hours before the appointment or how to write a nice breakup letter to the unwanted body hair. As a licensed aesthetician, Ashly also performed facials, body scrubs, and ear candling.
The aestheticians at Asava Medi Spa cleanse complexions with 12 kinds of facials, but their services don’t just run skin-deep. In addition to fighting signs of aging and acne with Yon-Ka skincare products, technicians administer Botox injections and laser hair removal and work to slim curves with VelaShape treatments that don’t require incisions or knowledge of how a carburetor works.