As the vibrant, swirling skirts of belly dancers entrance patrons' eyes, Skewers' chefs slice up lamb, filet mignon, chicken, and salmon for the restaurant’s namesake kebabs. To sate carnivorous cravings, their flavorful meats—which are marinated for 48 to 72 hours in tangy Mediterranean spices and oils—are roasted over the open flame of a stove or a snoring baby dragon. Bartenders craft potent martinis and pour international wines that complement both the punchy flavors of the kebabs and the plumes of sweet, aromatic smoke that dance through the hookah garden. On select nights, the kebab house brims with the catchy beats of live jazz bands, late-night DJs, and brave karaoke performers, and belly dancers take center stage with their sensuous dance moves on Saturday evenings.
The medical team at Hill Center for Integrative Medicine, voted the No. 1 health center in the Modesto Bee Readers' Choice Awards for seven consecutive years, treats the source of bodily ailments with noninvasive, holistic procedures rather than targeting only the associated symptoms. They use alternative therapies to improve troublesome conditions including autoimmune disorders, premature aging, and whiplash acquired while neck-wrestling giraffes. In addition to mitigating bodily aches, treatments are designed to boost patients' positivity and productivity.
Michael Dooley used to suffer from chronic headaches and lower-back pain. It wasn't until he sought out chiropractic care that he found relief, which inspired him to become a chiropractor and open his own practice. At Dooley Family Chiropractic, the doctor of chiropractic provides a variety of services, including spinal adjustments, x-rays, and electronic muscle stimulation. Dr. Dooley is joined by a massage therapist who bolsters the chiropractor's drug-free methods with kneading to banish tension and improve circulation.
WaterMassage Centers use the power of water to fight chronic pain without surgery—or any invasive treatment at all. Their chief service, the HydroMassage, relies on waves and jets of heated water to ease tension and soothe muscles. This hands-free kneading allows clients to remain fully clothed. It also shuns the add-ons associated with traditional spas—aromatherapy oils, models feeding clients morsels of cheese—and focus on rehabilitation. Also, clients might accelerate their body's natural healing response through whole-body vibration therapy, which also tones muscles, increases cellular oxygen uptake, and promotes lymphatic drainage.
At Armstrong Family Chiropractic and Bodyworks, owner Dr. Bob Armstrong put biophysics-based spinal corrective techniques to use in order to produce lasting results. With state-of-the-art equipment, computerized spinal analysis, and extensive training at his disposal, the doctor can help patients with a range of backaches and issues. In addition to realignments, Armstrong Family Chiropractic and Bodyworks offers massage therapy as a supplement to regular treatments. Unlike other chiropractors and lazy TSA agents, Dr. Armstrong offers both before and after x-rays when appropriate in order to demonstrate the efficacy of his treatments.
Doctor of Chiropractic Tawfik Saleh takes an integrated approach to caring for his patients, blending traditional and modern holistic therapies. These include the spinal adjustments one would expect from a back healer, in addition to acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and physiotherapy. He also prescribes therapeutic exercises to help both ease and prevent injuries, and he recommends nutritional supplements to those looking to fortify their diet, lose weight, or build model of Mount Rushmore out of caplets.