Treatments

WELLNESS & SPA TREATMENTS

Pacific Pearl La Jolla offers a unique range of services and treatments by caring, highly-skilled certified practitioners. Guests are welcome to join us for Comprehensive Assessments, Individual Personalized Consultations, Services and Treatments. See our list of Treatments, below.

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We provide a wide range of treatments that can enhance your well being, health and healing outcomes. We have exceptional spa treatments that include customized massages, massage and wellness packages and facials.

Our Seasonal Spa Specials are featured below our Treatments List.

TREATMENTS

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Acupuncture

WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?

Acupuncture is the ancient art and science of inserting very fine needles into specific points on the skin to relieve a variety of medical problems. This method encourages the body to naturally heal itself and improve its functioning. Acupuncture can help treat current issues, help heal previous problems, and help prevent new ones.

During an acupuncture treatment, very fine single-use, disposable needles are inserted into various points on the body. Patients typically feel nothing or only a very slight pinch as the needles are inserted. Sometimes heat or mild electrical stimulation is applied to the site of the needle insertion.

HOW DOES MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE WORK?

The classical Chinese explanation for the effectiveness of acupuncture is that channels of energy run through the body and over its surface in regular patterns. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction to movement in the meridians dams up the energy on one side, while cutting off the supply downstream. By applying the needles at the right points along the meridians, the obstructions are unblocked and the proper flow of energy is restored.

The scientific explanation of acupuncture is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the body to release natural chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These substances either change the experience of pain or trigger the release of other chemicals or hormones that influence the body’s own internal regulating system. The needles also reduce muscle spasm and cause a healing response at the site of insertion. We know from studies using fMRI (functional MRI) scans that acupuncture can positively change the blood flow in the brain. Numerous other well-designed studies show that acupuncture is effective for treating chronic pain and other conditions.

Most importantly, acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural healing and promotes improved energy and better physical and emotional well-being.

WHAT CONDITIONS CAN BE TREATED BY MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE?

Medical acupuncture can influence three areas of health: promotion of health and well-being, prevention of illness, and treatment of various medical conditions. Our medical acupuncturists will address all three at each of your acupuncture treatments.

While medical acupuncture is often associated with pain control, it actually has much broader applications. Medical acupuncture can be effective as the only treatment used or as the support to other modalities of medical treatment. The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture for the treatment of a wide range of medical problems.

Our physicians often recommend acupuncture as the primary or supportive treatment for a wide variety of conditions:

Back and neck pain. Acupuncture is highly effective for back pain, including sciatica, radiculopathy, sacroiliitis (including ankylosing spondylitis), and disc problems, including bulges and herniation. And much more…!

Cancer treatment. Acupuncture can be a valuable adjunctive treatment to help relieve the side effects of conventional cancer care. It is helpful for chemotherapy side effects such as nausea, mucositis, fatigue and peripheral neuropathy. Acupuncture can also help with the side effects of radiation therapy, including dry mouth, colitis, cystitis, and pain.

Chronic pain. Pain issues, including spinal, pelvic and abdominal pain, arthritis, and fibromyalgia, are all responsive to acupuncture treatment.

Digestive problems. Nausea, morning sickness, diarrhea, constipation, reflux (GERD), and vomiting can all be helped by acupuncture. Both irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel diseases, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, are also often helped by acupuncture.

Men’s health issues. Common male health problems can be helped by acupuncture, including benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH), prostadynia, low libido, and general sexual health.

Neurological problems. The symptoms of many neurological problems are often improved by acupuncture treatment. Headaches, including chronic daily headaches, tension headaches, and migraines are often very responsive to acupuncture. Other conditions that are helped by acupuncture include carpal tunnel syndrome, Bell’s palsy, neuralgia, post-herpetic neuralgia (shingles), and peripheral neuropathy. Acupuncture can also be helpful with stroke rehabilitation.

Psychological problems. Acupuncture is often highly effective for reducing symptoms from psychological problems including anxiety, depression, stress, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Respiratory problems. Breathing problems, including asthma, seasonal environmental allergies, sinusitis, sore throat, and recurrent chest infections, can all be helped by acupuncture.

Sports injuries and joint problems. Pain and lack of mobility from sports injuries and joint problems can be helped by acupuncture. Acute sports pain and injury, bursitis, tendonitis, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, plantar fasciitis (heel pain), and rotator cuff impingement all usually respond well to treatment.

Urinary tract problems. Acupuncture can be helpful for relieving the symptoms of interstitial cystitis and kidney stones.

Women’s health issues. We have found that women’s health issues can be very responsive to acupuncture. In particular, our physicians often recommend acupuncture as a main or additional treatment for infertility, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menstrual problems, menopause symptoms, low libido, and sexual health.

Other health issues. Acupuncture can be helpful for a variety of other health problems, including chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), hives, insomnia, Meniere’s disease (vertigo), smoking cessation.

Wellness. One of the most profound benefits of acupuncture is its ability to produce a state of well-being. People often feel like they “float out of a treatment.” Our patients who come in regularly report they get sick less often and enjoy having their minor aches and pains taken away.

 

HOW DOES A MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT FEEL?

During your acupuncture treatment, single-use, very fine, hair-like needles will be placed in various therapeutic areas of your body. Most people hardly feel them being inserted; some may experience a mild pinch. Once the needles are in place, you won’t be aware of them. The needles are left in place for anywhere from 10 to 40 minutes, depending on your condition. During that time you’ll listen to calming music and rest quietly—you may even fall asleep! In total, your acupuncture treatment will usually take 30-60 minutes.

 

DOES MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE HAVE SIDE EFFECTS?

Usually not. In fact, just the opposite. Patients often feel deeply rested and replenished—sometimes even quite euphoric—after a treatment. Occasionally a bruise will develop where a needle was inserted. These are usually small, of no concern, and heal quickly.

Our needles are disposable and single-use, so the risk of infection is minimal. Puncture of an underlying organ is a very remote possibility.

 

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

Our approach to acupuncture treatment is completely individualized, so the length of treatment varies from person to person. Treatments are usually divided into a treatment or replenishing phase, followed by a maintenance phase. In general, complex or long-standing conditions will require more intensive treatment— initially, one treatment a week may be necessary. Then, as the patient improves, they will need less frequent treatments. For acute problems, fewer visits are usually required. Our physicians recommend medical acupuncture only if they think you will genuinely benefit. They also monitor you carefully for treatment effectiveness.

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER A TREATMENT?

To maximize your treatment benefits, we recommend that you generally take things easy for six to 24 hours. Avoid heavy exercise or exertion, alcohol, sexual activity, large or heavy meals, and foods that are very hot, very cold, or spicy. Continue to take any prescription medicine as directed by your personal physician.

Cold Laser Therapy

COLD LASER THERAPY

Cold Laser Therapy (low level laser therapy, LLLT) can stimulate repair of tissue, reduce inflammation and relieve pain in musculoskeletal disorders. It can be especially effective with soft tissue injuries, joint conditions, and back and neck pain.  Applied by one of our doctors, treatments typically take 1 – 10 minutes, and recommendations are that it be applied two or more times a week. At Pacific Pearl La Jolla, we use a THOR Laser.

The regeneration of tissue, reduction of inflammation and reduction of pain is achieved with Cold Laser Therapy by increasing cellular energy and reducing oxidative stress. These effects have been tested in over 400 clinical trials (RCT’s) and thousands of laboratory studies and published in many leading journals including The Lancet, BMJ, Nature, PNAS, Spine, Muscle and Nerve, Pain, Stroke etc.

NeuroGen Brain Balancing

NEUROGEN BRAIN BALANCING – MICRO CURRENT NEUROFEEDBACK

NeuroGen Brain Balancing focuses on nurturing emotional, mental and physical health while using a non-invasive, highly effective technology for balancing the brain called Micro Current Neurofeedback (MCN).   MCN helps the brain to function in a more balanced and healthful way. It is a painless technology for improvement of many conditions.

NeuroGen Brain Balancing can help improve the quality of life of those suffering from numerous neurological conditions, that have included:

  • ADD & ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Athletic Performance
  • Autism
  • Blast Injuries
  • Brain Fog
  • Academic Performance
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussions
  • Depression
  • Executive Function
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Impulsivity
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Lack of Focus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Memory
  • Migraines
  • OCD
  • Panic Attacks
  • PTSD
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sleep
  •  TBI
  • Tinnitus

Common responses include mental clarity, clearer vision, more restful sleep, increase motivation, improved focus, decreased anxiety and depression, increased ability to read, as well as an absence of irritability, impatience and anger.

Rare, but possible side effects include; feeling tired, lightheaded, headaches or a temporary exacerbation of a symptom.  Staying hydrated and resting may help alleviate these symptoms.

The number of sessions will vary from person to person.  Some clients may notice improvement after one session. An individual with a history of lifelong problems will typically require more sessions.  Sessions typically take 30-45 minutes.  Sessions cost $200 each.  Multi-session discount packages are available.

Our NeuroGen Brain Balancing providers: Greg Gillispie, Bonnie Yeatman, Terri Bodiker

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is Micro Current Neurofeedback? Neurogen Brain Balancing utilizes Micro Current Neurofeedback (MCN).  MCN is NOT A MEDICAL TREATMENT.  MCN is a non-invasive, state-of-the-art method for optimizing the brain to function in a more balanced and healthful way. MCN has been shown to be helpful with many neurological conditions including chronic pain, depression, anxiety, migraines, PTSD, ADHD and many more.
  2. What are the Benefits of MCN? MCN has been clinically shown to be helpful in reducing symptoms associated with brain imbalances and dysregulation.  These areas include:  Anxiety, ADD, ADHD, addictions, anger, anxiety, Autism, brain fog, Bruxism, Chronic Fatigue, concussions, depression, Fibromyalgia, hypervigilance, irritability, lack of focus, learning disabilities, Lyme, memory problems, migraines, OCD, pain, panic attacks, PMS, PTSD, Shingles, sleep/insomnia, stress, Tourette’s, TBI’s, Tinnitus and many more.
  3. How Does MCN work?  The brain is a bioelectrical system.  Every thought, sensation and emotion are brought about by the electrical firing of neurons in the brain.  The cumulative effect of millions of neurons firing produces brain waves.  After decades of studies, healthy brain wave patterns have been documented.  Healthy brain wave patterns are balanced and predictable.  A healthy, balanced and properly regulated brain will produce the appropriate brain waves at the appropriate times.   These healthy patterns are referred to as Neural Regulation. In contrast, Neural Dysregulation occurs when the brain and nervous system are injured or stressed.  Brain wave patterns become unhealthy and imbalanced.  This Neural Dysregulation results in a wide range of conditions including depression, chronic pain, ADHD, anxiety, PTSD, memory, lack of focus, and many more.  The effectiveness of MCN is thought to be its ability to interrupt the unhealthy brain wave patterns and stimulate new healthy ones.  Like rebooting a computer, MCN stimulates the brain to reset itself and develop new healthy brain wave patterns.  The result is the minimization of unhealthy brain wave patterns and the symptoms associated with them.
  4. What Should I Expect During an MCN Session? A typical MCN session begins with the placement of five electrode sensors on the head and neck to measure the electrical activity of brain waves using an electrocephalograph (EEG) unit.  The EEG unit transmits the signal to the computer which then responds by sending low intensity pulses back through the EEG unit to the brain.  The intensity of the pulses is less than the strength of a AA battery and cannot be felt.  The pulses interrupt unhealthy brain wave patterns and stimulate new healthy ones. Like rebooting a computer, MCN stimulates the brain to reset itself and develop new healthy brain wave patterns.  The result is the minimization of unhealthy brain wave patterns and the symptoms associated with them.
  5. What can I expect after a session? The most commonly reported responses include mental clarity, clearer vision, more restful sleep, increase in motivation, improved focus and clarity, decreased anxiety and depression, increased ability to read, absence of irritability, absence of impatience and the absence of anger.  Possible Side Effects or Reactivity:  Possible side effects, include, but are not necessarily limited to, feeling tired, lightheaded, headaches or a temporary exacerbation of a symptom. Occasionally, individuals may have periods of increased anxiety, increased irritability, or a lack of energy. If you experience any of these reactions, please tell your Neurogen Practitioner, as the sessions can be adjusted to minimize reactivity. Staying hydrated and resting may help alleviate these symptoms.
  6. How Many Sessions Will a Person Need? The number of sessions will vary from person to person.  Some clients may notice improvement after one session. An individual with a history of lifelong problems will typically require more sessions.  A typical series is 15-20 sessions for adults, youth typically require less.  Initial improvements are often temporary, but due to the cumulative nature of the sessions, the improvements last longer with each one.  Over time, the improvements often lead to enduring sustainability.
  7. Will I get Shocked?   The amount of energy that is used in MCN is very small and very safe.  The EEG Amplifier puts out a very small signal that is equivalent to about 1/100th the strength of an AA battery.  The signal is less than the strength of a cell phone signal and is far below anything a person can feel or detect.  The MCN System is a Class 1 FDA Registered device, 510K approved.
  8. NeuroGen Practitioners are Not Licensed Physicians. MCN sessions are not licensed by the state.

 

Healing Touch

HEALING TOUCH

Healing Touch is a relaxing, nurturing energy or biofield therapy. Gentle touch assists in balancing your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Healing Touch works with your biofield to support your natural ability to heal. It is safe for all ages and works in harmony with conventional medical care. It is a modality that is offered by certified Healing Touch practitioners.  It is taught internationally and is used as a complementary modality at many medical facilities including Scripps Health in San Diego, CA. At the Pacific Pearl, we have Healing Touch practitioners with decades of experience.

 

WHAT IS ENERGY HEALING?

Energy healing is the art of correcting imbalances in the body’s flow of energy. The human body generates an electromagnetic field. Measurements of this field are often used in conventional medicine to diagnose illness and disease. For example, we commonly use electroencephalograms (EEGs) to measure brain activity, electrocardiograms (EKGs) to chart heart activity, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to get detailed looks inside the body.

This electromagnetic field or biofield around the body can also be detected without instruments by a trained energy therapist. An imbalance in the biofield can eventually lead to physical disease. Restoring balance in the field aids in healing the body, mind, spirit and emotions.

 

WHAT CONDITIONS CAN BE TREATED BY HEALING TOUCH?

Anyone can benefit from receiving Healing Touch. Because Healing Touch practitioners can sense electromagnetic field imbalances, even before they affect the physical body, individuals can benefit from energy treatments to help prevent illness and enhance healing.

 

HOW DOES AN ENERGY HEALING TREATMENT FEEL?

During an energy healing treatment, the client will relax on a massage table with clothes on. The practitioner assesses the patient’s energy field and determines if there are any imbalances or energy field disturbances. There are various different techniques to be used, based on the client’s need. The client may experience a warm sensation and even a tingling or vibration. It is very common for a patient to feel relaxed, comforted, and even fall asleep during a treatment.

 

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

Your therapist will evaluate this and let you know how many treatments you will need.

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER TREATMENT?

After the treatment, patients may feel relaxed and should rest if possible before resuming normal activities. We suggest that you drink lots of water and refrain from strenuous activity and heavy exercise for six to 24 hours following a treatment.

Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic massage is massage with the goal of obtaining a therapeutic benefit. Although therapeutic massage is often relaxing, the goal of the session is to have a therapeutic effect. Ancient cultures embraced therapeutic massage as a form of medical treatment. Egyptian tomb paintings show people being massaged, Ayurveda or traditional Indian medicine, uses massage with aromatic oils and spices, and massage has roots in Chinese, Greek and Roman cultures.

Therapeutic goals can vary considerably depending on your individual needs. In some cases, massage is recommended by your health professional and may be performed as part of a treatment plan or protocol. For example, following an injury, therapeutic massage may be recommended to loosen muscles, improve muscle tone, and increase flexibility. Likewise, therapeutic massage can be used to supplement wound care, help with edema or swelling, cancer care, and a variety of other conditions. Research has shown massage decreases post-surgical pain, improves back pain, boosts the immune system and enhances healing. Psychologists frequently recommend massage in their work. In addition to having physical benefits, therapeutic massage can also be psychologically beneficial and may be used to increase trust, promote relaxation, alleviate severe depression, or to treat other conditions. Over 200 types of massage exist. At Pacific Pearl we offer massage as an individual treatment or part of a therapeutic healing package.

  • Deep Tissue Massage: This is a deep massage meant to reach deep into your muscles and “unstick” the fibers they contain. This is done by deep muscle compression and putting friction along the grain of the muscle. It is especially good for muscle damage from an injury such as whiplash or back strain, and it helps release toxins and break patterns of tension.
  • Sports Massage: This massage is meant to help prevent athletic injury, relieve swelling, fatigue and muscle tension, increase flexibility and help enhance athletic performance. It can be used before, during and after an athletic event. The techniques used depend on the needs of the athlete.
  • Swedish Massage: This is likely the most common type of massage, sometimes referred to as ‘traditional massage.’ It was developed by a Swedish doctor, Dr. Per Henrik Ling, in the 1820. Techniques include long gliding strokes, kneading, friction, tapping and shaking motions that affect the nerves, muscles and glands. Swedish massage is ideal for relaxation, increasing circulation and restoring energy.

Medical Hypnosis

MEDICAL HYPNOSIS

Hypnosis is an induced state of deep relaxation during which you remain fully conscious. It helps people heal from common conditions such as insomnia, pain and anxiety, and with issues such as smoking cessation and weight loss. A certified practitioner guides you into a deep state of relaxation. It can help you achieve a focused state of mind by encouraging the rational, critical mind to temporarily relax.  Most individuals experience a comfortable sensation of heaviness or lightness and leave feeling like they have just awakened from a deep, restful sleep. This creates an opportunity to communicate deeply and directly with the subconscious mind, which is the storehouse of all experiences. The inner resources of the subconscious mind have within itself access to both the cause and the cure of any discord in our life.

During your hypnosis treatment, you’ll lie fully clothed in a comfortable recliner chair or on a treatment table in a quiet room. Your therapist will use relaxing mental images and verbal repetition in a soothing voice to help you relax. Once relaxed, the therapist will gently suggest ways for you to achieve your goal, such as smoking cessation, feeling less pain or anxiety. Your therapist may help you visualize yourself accomplishing your goals. When the session is over, you come out of the relaxed state naturally, or your therapist will gently take you out.

Despite everything you’ve seen in the media, you will never do anything under hypnosis that your moral code or spiritual awareness will not allow. You will not divulge any “secrets” while under hypnosis. You will be aware of everything that happens and what is said. In fact, many clients don’t feel as if they have been hypnotized until they experience the positive changes in their life for which they sought hypnosis.

Hypnotherapy

HYPNOTHERAPY

Hypnotherapy is the name of the therapeutic modality in which hypnosis is used. This therapy, provided by a certified hypnotherapy practitioner helps individuals heal from common medical conditions such as insomnia, acute and chronic pain, as well as phobias, addictions, depression and anxiety.

Your hypnotherapist guides you into a deep state of relaxation during which you remain fully conscious.  It can help you achieve a focused state of mind by encouraging the rational, critical mind to temporarily relax.  In hypnotherapy, you can be gently regressed to points in your life to discover root causes of patterns and help change them deep within the unconscious mind. Most individuals experience a comfortable sensation of heaviness or lightness and leave feeling like they have just awakened from a deep, restful sleep. This creates an opportunity to communicate deeply and directly with the subconscious mind, which is the storehouse of all experiences. The inner resources of the subconscious mind have within itself access to both the cause and the cure of any discord in our life.

HOW DOES HYPNOTHERAPY WORK?

Hypnotherapy helps you access your own inner guidance and create positive and long-lasting changes. Your subconscious mind is the control center deep within your brain that directs everything you do, like the software in your computer. The subconscious mind doesn’t think or evaluate. That’s the job of your conscious mind, which stands guard and allows only what it wants to happen, like the input from your keyboard. If we wish to change behavior or thought patterns that originate deep in the subconscious mind, we must put the conscious mind “to sleep” and talk directly to the subconscious mind.

At the Pacific Pearl, we use modern hypnotherapy protocols to create a light trance state. In this state, you are more suggestible and willing to accept new information, without the “sentinel conscious mind” checking all incoming communications. Your hypnotherapist can then make positive suggestions, which you will store in your mind, basically reprogramming it to accept or reject certain beliefs or patterns of behavior. The desire of the subconscious is so strong that it will override a conscious desire.

WHAT CONDITIONS CAN BE TREATED BY HYPNOTHERAPY?

Hypnotherapy can be very effective for treating addictions, phobias, traumas, habitual behavior, and stress-related conditions. The interaction of mind/body can be demonstrated when, during a hypnotic trance, breathing, heart rate, and metabolism can be slowed, allergic reactions stopped, and pain reduced.

At Pacific pearl we offer a unique integrative smoking cessation program that combines hypnotherapy with ear acupuncture to help you quit smoking and alleviate the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal.

HOW DOES A HYPNOTHERAPY TREATMENT FEEL?

During your hypnotherapy treatment, you’ll lie fully clothed in a comfortable recliner chair or on a treatment table in a quiet room. Your hypnotherapist will use relaxing mental images and verbal repetition in a soothing voice to help you relax. Once relaxed, the therapist will gently suggest ways for you to achieve your goal, such as smoking cessation, feeling less pain or anxiety. Your therapist may help you visualize yourself accomplishing your goals. When the session is over, you come out of the relaxed state naturally, or your therapist will gently take you out.

Despite everything you’ve seen in the media, you will never do anything under hypnosis that your moral code or spiritual awareness will not allow. You will not divulge any “secrets” while under hypnosis. You will be aware of everything that happens and what is said. In fact, many clients don’t feel as if they have been hypnotized until they experience the positive changes in their life for which they sought hypnotherapy.

Craniosacral Therapy

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY 

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on technique performed by  one of our Naturopathic Doctors (craniosacral) or by our Osteopathic Doctor (cranial osteopathy- see Osteopathy). The technique is thought to improve the fluid movement of the craniosacral system—the membranes and fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord, as well as the attached bones, including the bones of the skull, face, and mouth (the cranium) and down the spine to the tailbone. Improving the fluid movement may enhance and complement the body’s natural healing mechanisms.

HOW DOES CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY WORK?

Craniosacral therapy is said to improve fluid movement in the systems throughout the body. Improved fluid movement can enhance many body functions: the provision of nutrients to cells; the removal of toxins and waste products from tissues; the circulation of immune cells; the delivery of fresh blood to organs and tissues; and the movement of cerebral spinal fluid.

What conditions can be treated by Craniosacral therapy? Craniosacral therapy can benefit anyone who wants to achieve an optimal and balanced state, where the body’s systems are working in harmony with each other. Craniosacral therapy can enhance the body’s resistance to disease and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:

  • Migraine headaches
  • Chronic neck and back pain
  • Motor coordination impairments
  • Colic
  • Autism
  • Central nervous system disorders
  • Orthopedic problems
  • Scoliosis
  • Infantile disorders
  • Learning disabilities
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Emotional difficulties
  • Stress and tension-related problems
  • Fibromyalgia and other connective tissue disorders
  • Temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ)
  • Neurovascular or immune disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Post-surgical dysfunction

 

HOW DOES CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY FEEL?

You will lie fully clothed on a padded table. The therapist begins by placing his or her hands on your body. The cranium (skull) and the sacrum (tailbone) are very often where most of the touch occurs; other body parts may be gently contacted.

During a session, the central nervous system calms down and a deep sense of relaxation occurs. As the mind becomes more still, the patient can often sense movements of energy or releases in specific areas of the body. Each session is further individualized according to patient response.

Hydrotherapy

HYDROTHERAPY

Hydrotherapy is nature’s age-old therapy of using hot and cold water for healing. It’s not fancy, sexy, or backed by clinical trials, but it works, strengthening the immune system, speeding healing and recovery, and stimulating your innate healing capacity. Three types of hydrotherapy offered include constitutional hydrotherapy, hot fomentation and peat baths.

Constitutional Hydrotherapy is a series of hot and cold compresses applied to the chest, abdomen and back in conjunction with a mild micro-current stimulation to the back and abdomen. Constitutional hydrotherapy has been found to enhance the immune system, improve circulation, promote detoxification and increase the vitality of the body.

Hot fomentation is generally used to treat pain, congestion and inflammation. It is a vigorous treatment using heat and cold mitten friction by the practitioner. This treatment is particularly effective for some acute conditions such as bronchitis, chest colds and pleurisy.

Balneotherapy is the use of therapeutic baths, peloids and other natural substances for the prevention and treatment of disease. At Pacific Pearl we offer Peat baths using a special moss that has been used as a medicinal substance in baths and peloid packs in Europe for the past 200 years. Therapeutic bathing is an ancient art and one of the oldest medical procedures. Our solid copper tub isn’t only indulgent and relaxing, the copper is grounding and detoxifying. Peat bath stimulates the immune system and metabolism. It has been used extensively with HIV. Peat is known for its antiviral and anti-neoplastic effects. Peat baths have also been used for rheumatic diseases, osteoarthritis, sciatica, fibromyalgia, ankylosing spondylitis, skin conditions, etc. Practitioners who administer peat baths are skillful administrators of the treatment and individuals are screened before doing full-body immersion hyperthermia. Throughout the therapeutic bath, the patient’s heart rate, temperature and experience are monitored as well as hydration. Following the peat bath, the patient lies on a table and receives manual traction to the spine and gentle energy bodywork.

Facials

FACIALS

At Pacific Pearl La Jolla, we offer several signature facials and treatments year-round.

SIGNATURE FACIALS

  • Polishing the Pearl – Our Signature Firming Facial is a results oriented facial w/unique protein enzymes that stimulate cell metabolism to dramatically improve the skin’s appearance. Dramatically lifts, tightens and visibly firms facial skin, increasing textural clarity and tone. $150
  • Hydrating the Pearl  – This Skin Quenching Facial addresses dry, dehydrated skin. The Hydrating Mineral Mask contains Copper, Magnesium and Zinc that restore the freshness and vitality of the skin. Rose Hips Oil and Aloe Vera calm and hydrate for total rejuvenation. $120
  • Cleaning the Pearl  – The Acne Clarify Facial targets inflammation, bacteria control, exfoliation and modulating oil production. The unique combination of exfoliating enzymes, sulfur, propolis and probiotics result in a noticeably clearer complexion. $115
  • Pampering the Pearl –  This treatment highlights Epicuren®’s powerful line of Propolis products. This amazing ingredient combined with Olive Oil, Noni and Omega 3,6,& 9 deeply hydrates, restores and nourishes. Perfect for sensitive skin. $120
  • Transforming the Pearl  – Seasonal Fruit Enzyme Facial is the perfect solution for symptoms of acne, large pore size, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines. A refreshing seasonal enzymatic fruit puree dissolves lifeless cells while their seeds gently buff them away. These deliciously aromatic superfruits are packed full of Vitamin C, minerals, proteins, and age-defying anitoxidants to leave your skin looking smooth and vibrant. $130

Massage

MASSAGE

Duo Girl massage w living roomMassage Therapy is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension through pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments.  Massages are customized for each patient, using techniques such as: Myo-fascial release; Trager approach; acupressure; trigger-point therapy; Swedish; circulatory; orthopedic/medical massage; neuro-muscular re-education.

  • 60 Minute $120
  • 90 Minute $175

Mobile Massage is available. Call to inquire.

Additional Wellness Treatments & Customized Spa Packages

CUSTOMIZED SPA PACKAGES

Our providers are sensitive to the individual needs of every single patient.  You may always ask for a Customized Package with a consultation with our health and healing practitioners to determine what would be best to suit your needs at that moment in your health journey.

  • The Healing Pearl – The ultimate in detoxifying and cleansing sessions, designed to increase circulation and relaxation as you soak in our copper tub filled of herbal infused water. Time in the infrared sauna induces detoxification. Then cool down and recharge as a customized massage boosts your immune system and works deeper muscles, leaving you to feel cleansed and transformed.  $225
  • The Three Pearls  – 3 hours. Get the best of all worlds spending an hour with each of our licensed healing professionals:  Facial ~ Custom Massage ~ Healing Touch. Discounted: $245 (individual treatment costs total $360)

ADDITIONAL WELLNESS SERVICES

  • Massage
  • Far Infrared Sauna
  • Copper Tub Hydrotherapy
  • Facials
  • Acupuncture
  • Foot Massage
  • Constitutional Hydrotherapy
  • Professional Peels (consult with our esthetician)

Combine any 3 individual wellness services to receive your 10% discount Package Deal

 

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