The doctors at Inland Naturopathic Medical Center work like natural-health detectives, hot on the trail of each illness’s underlying cause. The center’s team of licensed naturopathic doctors assesses the whole of the client through blood work or nutritional analysis before prescribing natural treatment plans to return bodies to balance. Some plans, such as chelation therapy, colon hydrotherapy, and detoxification regimes, help purge impurities and heavy metals from the body; others, such as prolotherapy, encourage restored mobility and function in arthritic joints. The center’s weight-loss programs begin with a detailed medical history, followed by blood tests to uncover unseen roadblocks including food allergies, insulin resistance, or platelets made entirely of old Froot Loops. Based on these findings, doctors then begin the fat-torching process with custom diet and exercise programs paired with optional B12 and amino-acid injections.
At Sweet Lemongrass Spa, the licensed staff members combine ancient Chinese reflexology techniques with Western treatments such as Swedish massages. In the main room, red reclining reflexology chairs line up like red reclining chess pieces across a hardwood floor; each private treatment room ranges between 160 and 230 square feet for a spacious and luxurious experience.
Located in Upland, La Bella Day Spa and Salon is a full-service beauty haven, where aestheticians believe that the little extras are what pamper guests the most. Clients at this upscale spa and salon are greeted with refreshments in the soothing lounge, and there's a complimentary shower and infrared spa for guests. At the day spa, a licensed cosmetologist for Liquid Glamour works her magic on fingers and toes, buffing and polishing nails to help complete the luxurious beauty package.
Housed in a historic building whose parapets, scalloped shingles, and wraparound porch evoke antique charm, Bella Aesthetica tends to faces and bodies with an array of decidedly modern techniques. Under the supervision of medical director and founder Dr. Ruben Ruiz, technicians use equipment ranging from lasers to dermal fillers to slim silhouettes, polish complexions, and beautify extra heads.
No matter what the treatment, clients benefit from the skilled care of Dr. Ruiz. A recipient of the American Medical Association's Physicians' Recognition Award, Dr. Ruiz operates three family clinics in addition to Bella Aesthetica, and has lent his expertise to UCLA and the Stanford University School of Medicine. He can consult in English, Spanish, and Morse code, and has extensively authored and lectured on internal medicine.
The aestheticians at On Cloud Nine Day Spa revitalize complexions by integrating spa niceties, such as paraffin wax dips, into advanced treatments. Pevonia emulsions cultivate glowing skin with natural ingredients, the effectiveness bolstered with infusions of collagen and oxygen or gentle exfoliation with a mechanized diamond-studded wand. In the face of stubborn scars and stretch marks, expert hands can reach for products designed for pre- and post-op skincare from the Medicalia line. On Cloud Nine Day Spa's own line of aromatherapeutic essential oils deepen relaxation during all eight styles of massages, all of which incorporate hot stones. Bodies stay smooth and lithe with help from an FDA-cleared mechanical massager, strips of wax, and the example set by a Hatha yoga instructor's snake hand puppet.
The skincare specialists at 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 Microdermabrasion Elite Facial covers skin with products from brands such as Dr. Dennis Gross 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. Facelogic also carries products such as Glominerals makeup and Blinc mascara.