The treatment room at Massage1Spa looks like something you'd find in a palace. Behind the massage tables, a row of enormous oriental fans hangs from a wall the color of terra cotta. It's here where the spa's certified therapists relieve stress with head-to-toe massages. Their specialty reflexology technique seeks out pressure points in the hands and feet to restore function, release tension, and unscramble the brain's radio signals.
Doctors of Chiropractic—and twin brothers—Daniel and David Clements share more in common than their parents, looks, and sentence halves; the two doctors also share the same philosophy on holistic health. Inspiration set in while attending Augsburg College on hockey scholarships, where the Canadian natives noticed the chiropractic treatments they were receiving helped keep them healthy and injury free. Experiencing this proactive approach to wellness motivated the duo to forego their premed path and pursue a chiropractic degree from Southern California University of Health Sciences instead.
At Twins Chiropractic, the brothers work with clients to find the most beneficial treatment plan, whether through regular adjustments, massages, or both. They also pack their website with informational resources to help patients make informed decisions or wile away the hours on a deserted beach.
Dr. Khanh Tran and his staff operate under a simple premise: the structure of the body determines its function. Dr. Tran keeps this in mind as he runs his hands along his clients’ spines, looking for the telltale subluxations and slipped disks that may signal any number of physical issues. Though these issues run the gamut from chronic discomfort to a freely rotating head, the chiropractic staff consistently relies on an approach that triggers the body’s recuperative abilities with natural, drug-free therapies. The multidisciplined team works as a single unit, combining acupuncture, massage therapy, and nutritional counseling in a program anchored by the doctor’s chiropractic adjustments.
A student of martial arts, Drew Nystrom discovered his calling through the study of traditional Oriental medicine. At Precision Point Wellness, Drew diagnoses the root of pain and discomfort through a variety of techniques and methodologies. Acupuncture and cupping therapy work simultaneously to stimulate the immune system by activating specific zones of the body, while traditional gua sha massage relieves tension and invigorates tired blood. Drew can also foster patients in the study of qi gong, the restorative study of breathing techniques, and guided meditation.
OM Day Spa's quintet of therapists performs a plethora of pampering massage, skincare, and waxing services. A few therapists take care of the skincare side of the spa. They execute everything from manual dermabrasion to facials that employ ironizing technology and magnets to erase blemishes. Others handle the massage side, having mastered modalities such as Swedish, warm bamboo, and prenatal. The team also provides body slimming and detoxing wraps, as well as cosmetic enhancements such as eyelash extensions.
A massage is much like a mimosa. Vitamin C–packed orange juice parallels the healing qualities, while the champagne mirrors the pampering, relaxation-inducing aspect of bodywork. To exemplify this dichotomy, Mimosa Massage offers a diverse menu of massage techniques to ease tension and promote inner tranquility. Licensed massage therapists can utilize light strokes or more moderate pressure with hot wax and oil; whatever the chosen modality, sessions are always tailored to the needs of the individual.