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.
Certified nutritional consultant, master herbalist, and holder of a PhD in holistic health, Jackie Christensen naturally works toxins from the body at Holistic Horizons. She accomplishes this by taking a holistic approach—that is, accounting for the diet, exercise regimen, genetic makeup, attitude, and spirituality of each client. This philosophy encompasses a wide range of services such as the pantry revolution—where Jackie teaches you how to fill your pantry with healthy whole foods—and bio-individual detoxification program, where she flushes out toxins by reworking your diet, lifestyle, relaxation levels, and health supplements.
New Health Centers consists of more than 400 health-care practitioners across the country, each working to alleviate physical discomfort with natural techniques. Doctors work in conjunction with licensed massage therapists to soothe aches, pains, and relieve stress.
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.
Daniele Uzes and Lishanna Tryllium, the cofounders of People's Integrative Medicine & Acupuncture, saw fit to gather a large team of holistic-health professionals whose specialties are as diverse as the practioners themselves. The roster includes a hypnotherapist, a chiropractor, massage therapists, and numerous acupuncturists and medical qi gong practitioners who have trained in China. The team collaborates to heal clients' physical and emotional ailments through private and community acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, and other forms of Eastern and Western medicine. The practicioners also accomodate their beach-loving clientele by specializing in surf-related injuries. Several on-staff aestheticians cater to countenances with facials, peels, and microdermabrasion, as well as full-body waxing services.
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.