For more than a decade, the licensed Chinese-massage therapists at Lakeview Massage have helped clients relax and overcome chronic pain. They specialize in holistic shiatsu-acupressure massage therapy, which they use to treat ailments such as pain, arthritis, cholesterol, headaches, and anxiety. In their soothing studio, therapists also address muscles with other modalities that include Swedish and deep-tissue massage, sports massage, foot reflexology, body scrubs, and full-body shampoos.
The hair stylists, aestheticians, and permanent-makeup artists at Le Cheveu Salon & Spa combine forces to fight the common enemies of lackluster style and epidermal imperfection, drawing from an arsenal of products that hail from the Éminence Organic Skin Care line and the Repêchage seaweed-based line. In addition to performing facials and body scrubs, they strive to help clients burn calories and detoxify with infrared body wraps that induce sweat and inexplicable urges to curse all who enter the treatment room. Stylists, meanwhile, tend to above-the-shoulder needs with haircuts, color, and smoothing treatments.
Jaseng Center for Alternative Medicine—nominated for Best Alternative Medicine for 2010 by Best of LA TV —and its veteran staff focus on easing spine and joint conditions through nonsurgical procedures. Patients can bid farewell to lower-disc discomfort and clingy balloon animals with the help of acupuncture, a treatment that utilizes thin needles inserted into key points of the body to trigger bodily responses and boost one's natural healing abilities. Acupuncture works to realign inner-body energy flow, called "chi", to restore the body's natural balance and ease physical and mental distress. Patients can increase the body bettering with a complimentary 15-minute cupping session. Technicians place a series of suction cups over stressed tendons, which can relax muscles by exerting negative pressure.
Dr. Lorne McFarland and Dr. Farnaz Shaygan treat painful areas in the neck, back, legs, and arms via manual chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy. When not straightening the spines of their clients at McFarland Chiropractic Group, Inc., both chiropractors spread their knowledge on carpel tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and headaches during seminars at a local community center and in various elevators.
At Placentia-Linda Chiropractic—a bilingual practice staffed by Spanish and English speakers—one-on-one consultations help steer docs and patients toward a treatment plan that's right for the individual. In addition to revealing clients’ needs and concerns, these chat sessions also help doctors select the proper treatment from their long list of services. Chiropractic therapies join treatments like myofascial release, and orthotics that correct errant feet. Adhesive kinesiotape stabilizes injuries, massages cajole muscles into better behavior, and cold laser therapy relieves pain.
The staff of Lash Lab OC prides itself on the ability to beautify guests with the latest techniques in eyelash extension application. Natural-looking eyelash extensions transform eye fringe to lush, thick lashes that will make the mirror crack in bashfulness. The staff members are also trained in safely and naturally applying permanent makeup and performing spa-grade facials and body wraps.
At Pon International Signature Salon, Steven puts on display all that he's learned during the course of 20 years in the business. That includes everything from trendy, short haircuts to old-school looks. He's a specialist in perms and has a certification in Brazilian blowouts, and he can also help ease patrons through the process of growing their hair long. A background as an educator means that he is good at sharing his knowledge too, and his work has appeared in a range of magazines.