Goldi Jacques-Maynes, the almost-eponymous founder of Golden Chiropractic, draws on knowledge gleaned while training with leading authorities in sports chiropractic medicine to keep spines happy, healthy, and pliable. Before administering customized treatments, the licensed chiropractor first gets to know her patients through a medical history overview that accounts for past injuries and part-time jobs with Sisyphean construction crews. X-rays afford an internal peek at the spine’s going-ons, and adjustments relieve sublaxations before Dr. Jacques-Maynes calls upon activator adjusting instruments, electrical muscle stimulation, and ultrasound therapy to correct ailing discs.
The center’s resident massage therapists, Monica and Nancy Ferreira, supplement chiropractic treatments with massage techniques cultivated during hours of training. Whether gliding across backs with Swedish-style strokes or placing warm rocks in areas of built-up pressure, Monica and Nancy work to reduce muscle tension and increase joints’ range of motion.
Aptos Village Skin & Body Care's relaxation specialists treat clients to 45 minutes of massage and a 45-minute facial during the Quick Fix treatment. Open-eared massage therapists cater their styles to suit clients' individual needs, whether the clients require simple stress relief, pain management, or knot-untangling nirvana. In addition to soothing tense and troubled muscles, the Quick Fix massage mollifies envious noses with aromatic aromatherapy. Following the massage, a customized aromatherapy facial lavishes care upon delicate faces, fostering a radiant glow that will force loved ones to don thick sunglasses in your presence. For dermal and olfactory glands that require continued pampering at home, Aptos Village Skin & Body Care offers a 20% products discount that can be used on the day of your appointment.
The staff at Alternative Health Care Center know that no two bodies are alike. To accommodate the variety, they provide a wide array of holistic treatments to bring bodies to back to health. Eight massage therapists are on hand to customize sessions to the needs of each individual, using gentle strokes, deep-tissue pressure, and hot towels as needed. Clients can also request a physical-therapy session to accelerate recovery from an injury, or solicit the expertise of the on-staff chiropractor to readjust their spine after a failed giraffe impression.
With certifications in acupuncture, Oriental medicine, and massage therapy, Jenny Johnston treats ailments with natural tools. She approaches her traditional Chinese medical treatments with a mind for Western science, drawing influence not only from time-tested techniques but also from her training in orthopedics and bio medicine. Although Johnston focuses many of her holistic treatments on women’s health, she can tailor her acupuncture sessions, herbal remedies, and massages to treat maladies of all kinds, from allergies and digestive issues to backaches and neck pain.
New Health Centers consists of more than 300 health-care practitioners across the country, each working to alleviate corporeal discomfort with natural techniques. Doctors work in conjunction with experienced practitioners to soothe aches, pains, and lawn-gnome infestations.
Certified hypnotherapist Jesse Ward helps clients tap into their subconscious to successfully battle a number of pesky problems. He specializes in helping people quit smoking and lose weight. His hypnotherapy sessions breathe a newfound sense of clarity into patients’ lives, so they can more easily change problem behaviors.
1976 was the United States' 200th birthday. It was the year the $2 bill was issued and the VHS was introduced. It was also the year that licensed acupuncturist and body mender Phil Caylor founded and instructed at one of the first massage schools in Santa Cruz. Now with more than 40 years of experience, Phil expertly slackens musculature with an ample repertoire of techniques.
Initial assessments of the body's overall health may segue into acupuncture to unblock energy flow or into the long, flowing strokes of Swedish massage to ease full-body tension. Whether releasing knots with firm deep-tissue techniques or investigating organ function with nutritional response testing, Phil complements his sessions with relaxation training to ensure wellness at home and pinky-lift training to prevent embarrassment at tea parties.