At Alternative Health Oasis, colon hydro-therapist Kate Dixon helps patients flush compacted intestinal wastes during the colon hydrotherapy cleansing, a gentle process that aids bodies in the detoxification process. Dixon guides clients through the approximately 40-minute session, where up to 15 gallons of warm, triple-purified water gently irrigate the colon via a small rectal tube. The natural gravity system—a less invasive and gentler treatment than closed, pressurized colon cleansing—steadily cycles water through the lower intestine, helping break up and expel accumulated wastes. Dixon believes 70%–80% of the body's immune function lies in the colon, which easily becomes compromised by today's hectic lifestyles filled with devitalized foods that tax and clog the digestive system. Accumulated toxins may stress the liver, kidneys, skin, and large intestine, or enter the lymph system and blood, which can lead to disease. Cleansing intestinal infiltrators may help the colon absorb nutrients as well as fend off harmful microorganisms and reduce bodily inflammation.
At SpicyLegs.com, men and women can release personas they’ve long kept dormant with alluring lingerie, sensual and special-occasion costumes, and leather getups. Women can slip into corsets and bustiers or plus-size lingerie for an anniversary or to get out of jury duty after an elaborate costume-changing performance. The shop carries brands such as Playboy, Leg Avenue, and Dreamgirl. When they’re not exposing their sensual side, men and women can find casino-, military-, and historical-themed costumes for occasions including Halloween, Mardi Gras, and Mother’s Day.
For decades, JCPenney Portraits has welcomed families into its friendly studios, where photographers expertly photograph subjects of any age. Digital cameras, professional lighting, and a wide selection of backgrounds all work together to ensure a polished, personalized look for every family portrait, school picture, business headshot, or baby announcement. To customize the session even more, the staff also encourages guests to incorporate items with special meaning such as a baby blanket, a family heirloom, or the wishbone from grandma's first Thanksgiving.
After the final flash, clients and a team member head to the viewing kiosk, where they can select their photos and customize them. Beyond prints, memories may also be preserved on high-resolution MyImages CDs, gallery wraps, or through JCPenney Portraits' archival program, which allows clients to store and share their portraits online.
At Complete Nutrition, certified personal trainers, strength coaches, and other fitness professionals steer customers toward leaner pastures with proper supplements and vitamins such as Rebuild, CTS360, and Complete Woman. Rather than simply handing off bottles of pills, staff members help customers understand what makes a regimen effective as well as what types of meals and supplements pair well with their plan. Complete Nutrition also works with health-care providers, nutritionists, and chemists to develop its own exclusive line of formulas and supplements.
Though SEE Eyewear?s specs are only found in their stores, their designs sprout from imaginations around the world. Winner of reader's choice awards in cities ranging from San Francisco to Nashville, SEE Eyewear stocks its frames directly from fashionable frame crafters and passes on the savings of doing business at the source to customers. The company calls on fashion designers from France, Italy, and other style-conscious countries to create one-of-a-kind designs to be featured on store shelves and client faces. Before that happens, though, each potential frame goes through a rigorous design and review process to ensure its distinctiveness and quality before it can be added to the national eyewear shop?s exclusive coveted selection.
From cat-eye to horn-rimmed and perfectly round to wayfarer-inspired, the cost of each frame includes single-vision lenses, giving customers the simplicity of a flat price that doesn?t require customers to pay an extra prescription fee or mine their own bifocal quarry. SEE Eyewear also trains its staff members to be aesthetically savvy so they can find the perfect fashion-forward, vision-correcting specs for any face shape, mood, or fashion sense.
The brand American Apparel, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, conjures up images of stylish and well-fitting fashion basics. It also likely brings to mind sassy advertisements featuring long-haired beauties in natural makeup posing in skin-bearing bodysuits and loungewear.
But what many don't know about the brand?despite its name and the slice of apple pie that comes with every purchase?is that all of its clothes are made in America. Everything from sewing and cutting to accounting and marketing happens in one building in downtown Los Angeles, and the rest occurs within a 30-mile radius. Not only that, every slim-fitting pair of pants, spandex bodysuit, and v-neck T-shirt is made in a sweatshop-free environment.
Plus, keeping everything in house means the company eliminates unnecessary and wasteful factors, such as shipping fuel and packing materials, as well as provides jobs to Angelenos, instead of outsourcing them.