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Beauty + Health + Fitness

Marin’s Best Resource Guide To Better Living ~ Fall 2009

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When you or a loved one are suffering, Recovery Without Walls (RWW) is there to help. Recovery Without Walls successfully treats patients with an individualized, outpatient program, founded and directed by Howard Kornfeld, MD, a leading authority on treating addiction and pain management. Dr. Kornfeld has decades of experience serving the Marin community with a pioneering medical methodology that naturally aids recovery.

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RWW uniquely addresses the anxiety and stress of detoxiďŹ cation with medically sophisticated caring and one on one, mind body healing. For more information please refer to the article about Recovery Without Walls on the following page.

Dr. Howard Kornfeld, Medical Director Dr. Janis Phelps, Director of Clinical Psychology

415.383.2949 recoverywithoutwalls.com 3 Madrona Street, Mill Valley, CA 94921

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Recovery Without Walls

Healing From Pain Or Addiction Recovery Without Walls, a free release from the grip of addiction



Recovery Without Walls, a service of Howard Kornfeld, further encourage spiritual M.D. & Associates, is a medically based practice for the healing and foundation. treatment of pain and addiction. Using an outpatient approach, Each client gets a Personal patients are surrounded by a support network, easing them out Recovery Assistant (PRA). of pain or substance abuse and allowing them to recover their The PRA is like a reliable lives without the confinement of a residential stay. family member, perhaps Most addiction programs require a residential stay of a driving the client to 12-step month or more. Patients are isolated from their families and meetings, assisting them to lives, which can make re-entry challenging and stressful. eat healthy foods, exercise In contrast, Recovery Without Walls uses the best medical and sleep well. Crosstreatment combined with psychotherapy and cross-cultural cultural approaches, such disciplines in an outpatient facility, whenever possible. as massage and yoga for Th is allows patients to recover within the pattern and calming, and acupuncture Howard Kornfeld, M.D. responsibilities of their own lives. for pain management, are Recovery Without Walls provides unique, flexible treatment often used. planning. Patients have access to whatever level of care they As patients are ready, careful criteria are designed allowing need, ranging from outpatient to round-the-clock care, patients to move into the world independently. The support provided by highly experienced personnel. If a 24/7 approach system at Recovery Without Walls flexes as needed, ensuring is required, the practice has a private cottage near the office to patients continue toward recovery while building a rich life. accommodate patients. The practice has a strong track record of helping those who Dr. Kornfeld’s extensive medical training uniquely qualifies could not find answers with other traditional programs. him as Medical Director of Recovery Without Walls. He Recently, Dr. Kornfeld and his colleagues have had is Board Certified in Emergency, a research paper accepted for Pain and Addiction Medicine, and Recovery Without Walls provides publication in the American Journal conducts detoxification in a gentle unique, flexible treatment planning. of Therapeutics on surgical patients and therapeutic manner. Patients Patients have access to whatever taking buprenorphine. Historically, do not need to fear a violent and level of care they need, ranging from stopping buprenorphine before an unmedicated withdrawal process. Dr. operation was recommended, but Dr. Kornfeld is a pioneer in the use of out-patient to round-the-clock care. Kornfeld’s study found no ill effects buprenorphine. Buprenorphine is a and significant benefits of staying on medication used worldwide to treat pain for the past 30 years. the drug during surgery and recovery. The practitioners at Recovery Without Walls are adept at using If the battle against either chronic pain or substance abuse this medication, also known as Suboxone, for opiate addiction is proving too much, Recovery Without Walls may have the as well. Buprenorphine has an opiate with reduced addictive solutions you seek. ✿ properties and stabilizes the nervous system without causing Recovery Without Walls is a service of Howard Kornfeld, M.D. & euphoria or cravings the way other opiates can. It also assists the Associates. 3 Madrona St., Mill Valley Phone: (415)383-2949. body in dealing with pain, allowing the production of natural www.recoverywithoutwalls.com endorphins rather than shutting off the body’s responses. Patients function normally, without the lethargy and sleepiness associated with other medications. Complementing sophisticated pharmacology at Recovery Without Walls is a holistic approach to recovery. Patients are immediately put on nutritional supplements to boost their immune systems and decrease inflammation. Skilled psychotherapists are paired with each patient and their families to begin therapeutic healing. Patients are encouraged to embark on a spiritual path in a 12-Step Program. Trips can be planned to Green Gulch Farm, Spirit Rock and other local spiritual centers to

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Novato Pilates

Live Strong Take control of your muscles at Novato Pilates



Pilates is like swimming on land, and anyone can do it. That’s what Novato Pilates owner Kathy Lou Kronenberger found out when she turned to Pilates to heal a back injury. She was so won over that she became a trainer and bought the 1,500-square-foot studio. The airy and comfortable space encourages a fun environment while giving a complete workout for the entire body. Skilled instructors teach with a nurturing sensibility, guiding students through exercises for every muscle group in the body followed by extensive stretching. Entire families come to work out together, with the youngest student being 10 and the oldest 76. There are up to 25 classes per week, mostly using the popular Reformer as well as Pilates wall units. An introductory offer of three private sessions for $150 or five for $289 will help you get in the swim of things with Novato Pilates. The studio will soon begin offering private lessons using the Gyrotonic Tower, so call for more information. ✿

Novato Pilates 1769 #B Grant Ave., Novato. (415)898-3499. For information: kathylou@novatopilates.com www.novatopilates.com

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Bikram Yoga San Rafael & Power Yoga San Rafael

Two Studios, One Mission Bikram Yoga, exing its muscles for over 30 years...



Their mission: “To provide a time and space where we come together as a group to elevate ourselves and others. And have fun doing it.â€? Bikram Yoga San Rafael is stronger than ever. With over 30 classes every week to appeal to any level student, this heated practice encourages a whole host of beneďŹ ts that keep devotees coming back again and again. The Bikram beginning practice is suitable for beginners and advanced yogis, appealing to both men and women of all ďŹ tness levels. No prior experience is necessary and the certiďŹ ed instructors will help participants advance at their own pace. Classes consist of a series of 26 postures done in a speciďŹ c order over 90 minutes. The warm temperature of the studio encourages exibility, releases toxins and soothes aching muscles. The posture series was brought to the United States by Bikram Choudhury more than 30 years ago. He claims, “Never too late, never too old, never too bad, never too sick... to start from scratch once again.â€? Indeed, Bikram yoga is the fastest growing yoga practice in the world today. It is no wonder that Bikram Yoga San Rafael has been voted “Best of Marinâ€? for the past three years by PaciďŹ c Sun readers. In the third week of October the folks at Bikram Yoga San Rafael will be opening a new studio: Power Yoga San Rafael. Based on the teachings of Baron Baptiste set in a heated environment, Power Yoga is a challenging, owing practice that is accessible to all levels. It’s about working hard sensitively and feeling good, with a focus on strength, balance and healing. There will be 11 all-levels classes every week as well as monthly workshops in yoga and meditation and a full program of community events. Owners Jeerson and Arjay Parker are proud to oer convenient, safe, healthy and friendly studios where Power Yoga and Bikram Yoga can be enjoyed. âœż Bikram Yoga San Rafael & Power Yoga San Rafael 1295 2nd St., Suites 210 & 200, San Rafael. (415)453-9642. www.sanrafaelyoga.com, www.poweryogasanrafael.com

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The Laser Center

The End Of The Lines Laser Center of Marin—putting the aging process in the cross hairs...



The Fountain of Youth has long been searched for, but never found. It is a statement of our ability as humans that we are now able to peel the years off our appearance using modern inventions. The Laser Center of Marin is just the place to fulfill this goal. Serving Marin for over six years, they provide the most advanced technology and treatments using non-surgical procedures in a comfortable, professional setting. From laugh lines to crow’s feet, the Laser Center can remedy the situation. Injectables, such as Botox which relax wrinkled areas or fillers which can fill in hollows and plump lips, are quick and easy ways to turn back the clock. The Laser Center is one of the largest aesthetic injection clinics in the Bay Area. However, renewing and restoring your skin may require a deeper approach. Fortunately, the Laser Center of Marin offers a wide spectrum of laser treatments to suit your needs. Noninvasive laser technology can eliminate unsightly spider veins, reverse or minimize sun damage and remove red and brown spots on the face, neck, hands and chest. Unwanted hair removal used to be problematic, but with technological advances in laser treatments, there are now long-lasting and comfortable solutions. The Laser Center has multiple hair removal lasers to address various skin types. There are a myriad of laser treatments for other skin conditions also - from acne scars to pore size to lax skin and wrinkles. The Laser Center of Marin addresses them all in a state-of-the-art facility and with minimal downtime. One of the newest treatments the Laser Center offers is

Dr. Skylar Ulrich

Pearl Fractional Laser Resurfacing. In just one visit, patients can see significant improvements in pigmentation, tone and texture, so their complexion is brighter and smoother. This unique laser is able to access deep dermal imperfections, even around the mouth and eyes, with remarkable results. The Laser Center of Marin is excited to announce that Dr. Skylar Ulrich will join their staff on November 1st, 2009. Dr Ulrich has received advanced training in aesthetic treatments including injectables (Botox and Fillers) and laser procedures. She maintains an active primary care practice at Current Health in San Francisco. Dr. Ulrich holds a BS from Harvard University, an MD from Colombia University, a Masters in Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley and completed a preventive medicine residency at the University of California San Francisco. The Laser Center of Marin is proud of the customer experience they provide. The staff strives to insure each patient sees the same practitioner at each visit, creating a trusting bond that adds to overall patient satisfaction. With a wide spectrum of skin solutions offered in a comfortable setting, patients often leave feeling they may well have just taken a dip in the Fountain of Youth. ✿ The Laser Center Of Marin 770 Tamalpais Dr. #301 (3rd Floor of Town Center Professional Building), Corte Madera. (415)945-9314. Hours: 8:30am-6:30pm Monday-Saturday www.marinlaser.com

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Turn Back The Clock In One Treatment! The Pearl Fractional is a new fractional laser for resurfacing photodamaged skin in just one treatment. The Pearl’s unique wavelength treats deep dermal imperfections, including lines around the perioral (mouth) and periorbital (eye) areas. Patients see improvement in pigmentation, tone and texture resulting in a noticeably smoother, brighter complexion.

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Skylar Ulrich, M.D.

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Kimberly A. Henry, M.D

Cosmetic Encounters Truth and beauty, that’s all ye need know with Dr. Kimberly Henry



Cosmetic enhancement is not something to be entered into lightly. Dr. Kimberly Henry has the expertise and skill to help clients determine and achieve their goal. Dr. Henry and her staff are committed to making sure that every client’s cosmetic surgery experience is a safe and rewarding one. Dr. Henry offers an extensive menu of cosmetic services for the entire body. Whether you are interested in body contouring or facial cosmetic surgery, she has the proven track record to provide optimum results. She also understands that appearance is crucial to feeling beautiful and self-assured. That’s why her practice carries a large spectrum of products designed to restore the skin to its most beautiful condition. At this premier plastic surgery practice, the highest standards of medical excellence combine with a helpful, caring environment to ensure that patients feel totally supported. No matter if you are traveling from near or far, the staff can assist with your plans and offers a concierge service as an added courtesy. Dr. Henry’s reputation and achievements have been acknowledged throughout the plastic surgery community in California. She has been a featured guest on many television

and radio news shows, discussing the latest advancements in plastic surgery. Her practice has been featured in local as well as national publications. Furthermore, she is the author of The Plastic Surgery Sourcebook and The Facelift Sourcebook. Dr. Henry is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and the California Plastic Surgery Society. Dr. Kimberly Henry is dedicated to helping patients achieve their objectives. Her artistic eye, masterful and meticulous touch and extensive expertise make her uniquely qualified to handle all cosmetic procedures with precision and delicacy. ✿ Kimberly A. Henry, M.D. 350 Bon Air Rd. Suite #1, Greenbrae. (415)924-1313. www.drkimberlyhenry.com

“I am delighted with the results of Dr. Henry’s work on me, and can recommmend her without reservations.” ~MLP

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Original Face Aesthetics

Offering Acugem Facial Rejuve™ A proven and natural approach to reversing the effects of aging



Imagine an entirely new approach to facial renewal that combines modern technology with ancient healing techniques. An approach that reverses visible signs of aging without the costly and potentially risky approaches being marketed extensively today. Acugems Facial Rejuve™ merges precious gems, light and electrical current in a single device—a completely new paradigm for facial rejuvenation! Acugems Facial Rejuve™ is a highly eective, non-surgical way to lift, tone, plump, and resculpt the face naturally, stimulating the body’s own ability to rejuvenate itself. You now have a true alternative to invasive procedures and plastic surgery. The Acugems Facial Rejuve™ process relies on the energy pathways in the face. A customized protocol incorporates the healing properties of gemstones that are attached to microcurrent lightwands. As a result, muscles are toned and strengthened to lift the face, and collagen and elastin production increases. Improved blood circulation and lymph clearing restore skin texture, eliminate puďŹƒness, and reduce ďŹ ne lines and wrinkles. Whether you are getting ready for a job interview, a presentation, or an event, even one treatment will allow your face

ORIGINAL FACE AESTHETICS Where Essence And Beauty Are One

to glow like you just had a vacation. A series of sessions will give you exceptional results, deepening over time. Nico Eichlseder, the owner of Original Face Aesthetics, brings a lifetime of experience as a healing arts practitioner to the ďŹ eld of esthetics. Situated conveniently in Mill Valley, her practice oers a private sanctuary for complete and personalized attention. âœż

“Nico is an exceptionally skilled and sensitive practitioner and I have greatly beneďŹ ted from her work over many years. I have been especially pleased with the results of Acugems Facial Rejuve™. In the midst of my demanding schedule this work keeps the years o my face and leaves me feeling balanced and energized.â€?—Rick Cooper, Cooper Alley Salon Nico Eichlseder, is an Esthetician, a Practitioner of AcutonicsÂŽ Sound Healing, and a CertiďŹ ed Practitioner of TragerÂŽ Neuromuscular Reeducation. Please call (415) 383-1145 or visit online www.originalface.com

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Ultimate Fitness

Brewer Phillips Hair Design

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Try Brewer Phillips, there's no turning back





Owner Sara Ellis started Ultimate Fitness after retiring from the world cup mountain-bike-racing circuit, where she was a strong professional competitor for the “Volvo Cannondaleâ€? team. Sara’s unique background enables her to help people reach goals at all levels. Ultimate Fitness is a full “one-on-oneâ€? slow-motion strength-training studio. Each session is 20 to 30 minutes long working closely with a certiďŹ ed trainer. The machines used in the workout are specially designed for this type of strength training. Besides strength training, the clean, well-lit studio oers spinning classes. Ultimate Fitness also has one-on-one Pilates using traditional apparatuses. Independently owned and operated, the professionals at Ultimate Fitness help you get ďŹ t without all the fuss of a standard gym. Every workout at Ultimate Fitness is with a certiďŹ ed trainer. Readily available appointment times ďŹ t into any schedule. Just show up and the trainer will take care of the rest. Only 20 minutes twice a week. Check out their Web site at www.ultimateďŹ t.net. âœż Ultimate Fitness 457 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. (415)380-8033. Appointments available from 6:30am-6:30pm Monday-Saturday www.ultimateďŹ t.net

Sick of snooty attitude and air kisses at the hair salon? Then switch to Brewer Phillips Hair Design, where state of the art service is provided without pretension. All 16 stylists take pride in their work and closely communicate with each client to design a cut and color that ďŹ t lifestyle and personality. Brewer Phillips is especially proud of their ability to correct bad hair color problems, which is a diďŹƒcult task. The warm atmosphere of the salon is complemented by the works of local artists, which decorate the walls and foster a commitment to the growth of regional art. They are also committed to expanding the training of hair stylists with their Assistants Program. Trainees are overseen by owner Ann Brewer and practice on models who receive free haircuts. Consistently voted Best Men and Women’s Salon by PaciďŹ c Sun readers, come on in for an exceptional hairstyle in friendly surroundings. âœż

Brewer Phillips Hair Design 1027 C St., San Rafael (415)485-1477. Hours: appointments available Monday-Saturday. www.brewerphillips.com

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Mill Valley Massage

Say “Ah� No frills, just soothing, affordable stress relief at Mill Valley Massage



Getting massage on a regular basis can greatly reduce stress, giving an overall sense of well-being. At Mill Valley Massage, they provide professional massage in a comfortable setting at a reasonable price.

Mill Valley Massage has been voted “Best ofâ€? by PaciďŹ c Sun readers three years in a row. From pampering Hot Stone to penetrating Deep Tissue, the certiďŹ ed team of therapists at MVM is trained in many styles. While soothing hands melt away the stress, circulation is improved and the immune system is given a boost. In fact, massage has many long-term health beneďŹ ts, making MVM’s value-added pricing all the more beneďŹ cial. By focusing on high-quality massage without spa amenities, they are able to keep costs down. MVM is especially proud that those who may not be able to aord a massage on a regular basis can now have the opportunity to experience the broad array of health beneďŹ ts this therapy has to oer. The day after Thanksgiving, the annual Gift CertiďŹ cate Promotion will begin: If you buy 2 you get 30 percent o the third one. So stu the stockings this holiday season with the gift of massage, and take advantage of one yourself while you’re at it. âœż

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Mill Valley Health Club

One Stop Fitness Mill Valley Health Club, where Marin goes for better health



Mill Valley Health Club is truly a one-stop experience for fitness, wellness and care for your body. Conveniently located with plenty of parking, the Mill Valley Health Club offers one of the widest and most unique arrays of classes and fitness programs in the county. The gorgeous spa provides a full spectrum of body treatment offerings in a soothing, relaxed setting. No matter what your fitness and wellness goals are, MVHC will help you to achieve them. Voted Best Pilates Studio by Pacific Sun readers two years in a row, MVHC has one of the largest selections of Pilates apparatus classes in the Bay Area. Held in a separate studio, with over 30 pieces of Pilates equipment, they offer personal training and small group classes for any fitness level. New members are given a thorough evaluation and then a program is customdesigned for them incorporating both Pilates and fitness. Strength and flexibility training, balance and coordination and cardiovascular exercise are some of the areas explored. Personal fitness training as well as small group training is very popular at MVHC. These programs are for anyone who would like to develop stability, core strength and improve balance, agility, or lose weight. Trainers work individually or with a group to motivate participants to go beyond what they would do on their own. Doing the exercises properly to gain the most effect and increasing the consistency of the exercise program are all emphasized. Group exercise classes offer variety to your workout—as well as fun. From partying down with Zumba, Latin cardio dance, to rejuvenating Yoga Flow, there are classes that appeal to everyone. Try Cardio Sculpt, Legs, Butt and Abs or Stretch and Core to challenge certain areas or get a taste of Pilates with their mat class. All of these classes are included in your membership. Cycling is also offered on the beautiful outdoor patio.

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Participants use Keiser M3 bikes and are encouraged to work at their own level in a fun but challenging environment. As part of being an all-around fitness center, MVHC provides diet and nutrition counseling. Co-owner John Hoeber is a registered dietician as well as a personal fitness trainer and certified wellness coach. They are currently offering a Weight Loss Boot Camp for members who want an invigorating workout that also includes weight loss coaching. It meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 to 11am. The spa at MVHC offers a complete line of therapeutic body treatments: deep tissue, hot stone, Thai, Swedish, Shiatsu massage and foot reflexology. Treatments at the spa include steam room and shower access. Their motto is “Let us help you look and feel your best.” With a friendly atmosphere, variety of activities and pampering spa, the Mill Valley Health Club is the place for one-stop fitness and well-being. ✿ Mill Valley Health Club 639 East Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley. (415)380-8787 Hours: Weekdays 5:30am–9pm, Weekends 7am–7pm. www.millvalleyhealthclub.com


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Breast Thermography

Highlighting The Hot Spots Early cancer detection without radiation exposure



As the debate over healthcare heats up in Washington, it’s reassuring to learn of health options that empower women to take a proactive stance. Nurse Practitioner Donna Marie Scippa is a proponent of one such option—breast thermography—believing that early detection is the key to eradicating breast cancer in our lifetime. Thermography has been around since 1982 as adjunctive screening. Regrettably, it hasn’t caught on in the arena of Western medicine, but it still has an important place at the table with the other modalities used for breast cancer screening. Based on the principle that metabolic activity in both pre-cancerous tissue and the surrounding area is higher than in normal breast tissue, temperature variations can be detected by medical infrared cameras. Analyzed by sophisticated computers, the information provides an early risk assessment. Women from the age of 20 and up can benefit from this screening. Breast thermography is non-invasive and radiation-free, thus giving women a safe test that empowers them to be more proactive in their own health maintenance. ✿ Breast Thermography, 880 Las Gallinas Rd., San Rafael. (415)299-0396. www.wholehealth.tv

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Eden Day Spa

Take A Trip To Paradise Body and mind benefit from Eden Day Spa treatments



and applications using Jane Iredale products. This is one of This Mediterranean sanctuary close to home offers the the only spas in the country to offer threading—the ancient most effective, state-of-the-art treatments in skincare for the technique for hair removal. Recommended for all skin types face and body. Eden Day Spa’s mother and daughter team travel including sensitive skin, a special thread is used to pull the extensively through Europe to find the newest innovations in hair directly from the root, resulting in less irritation and age-defying techniques and products. Katayoun, a holistic and slower growth of new hair. medical skin therapist, and her One of Eden Day Spa’s most daughter Lailee, who specializes Enjoy the most advanced technologies popular offerings is the Age in teen balancing treatments, bring to San Anselmo their un- and facial treatments available customized Reversal Treatment. Using intensive techniques to deeply paralleled training in skincare to specifically for your skin. penetrate the skin’s layers, ART give you the results that you debuilds up the natural collagen resulting in immediate, agesire while encouraging relaxation of mind and body. defying effects. Wrinkles, pigmentation, pore size and texture Enjoy the most advanced technologies and facial treatall benefit from ART. Right now Eden is offering a compliments available customized specifically for your skin. The spa mentary Photo Rejuvenation with an Age Reversal Treatment. specializes in anti-aging, acne-clearing, hyper-pigmentation Visit Eden Day Spa, a full-service spa offering a wide array and sun damage repair to give every face a luminous, healthy of treatments for inner peace and outer well-being. ✿ glow. Stay for a soothing massage from one of Eden’s elite therapists. They offer many different varieties, each uniquely Eden Day Spa 541 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo. (415)464-9111. designed to knead out stress, increase circulation and pamper Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday and Monday 11am-5pm. every muscle. Don’t leave before experiencing Eden’s cosmetic www.edendayspa.com services. Lailee, an experienced makeup artist, gives lessons

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diPietro Todd Salon

A Cut Above The Rest How one salon stays a ‘head’ of the pack...



in shorter styles with hair off the face. Bangs are now passé. DiPietro Todd Salon If a special event is in your near future, diPietro Todd has a long track record of helpSalon has coined the term “Bedroom or Ballroom, you ing Marinites to look their decide.” With fall art premieres and holiday parties just best. From fashionable cuts to around the corner, a stylish do could be in order. Updos are the latest in color technology, a specialty, so don’t let that dressy occasion go by without their stylists are on the cutting consulting a stylist about the best look for you. edge of the latest trends. To get rid of frizzy hair, consider going go in for a special Seventeen years ago partners keratin smoothing treatment. The product is worked into John diPietro and Kim and hair using a flat iron. Besides getting rid of the frizz, the Andrew Todd opened the Mill procedure cuts down on blow-dry time at home and makes Valley location of this elegant the hair look healthy and lustrous. This smoothing treathouse of beauty. With manager ment is one of the hottest tickets this autumn. Jill Newgard at the helm, cli- Andrew and Kim Todd With five locations going strong, the Todds (regrettably, ents get personal attention and can be assured their needs will John diPietro died in 1993) are especially proud of successbe met. Customer service is their number one priority and it fully sharing the business with their six partners. Each partner shows as this outstanding salon is consistently awarded “Best focuses on managing one of the salon locations as well as of” status year after year. a teaching academy. Two of the partners run the academy, Stylists at diPietro Todd strive to satisfy their clients by which offers classes to other providing a luxurious shampoo, salons interested in the knowlthorough consultation and the For fall, colorists are recommending richer, edge and techniques of diPietro perfect haircut or color to suit darker tones that complement a paler Todd’s talented staff . It’s clear their lifestyle. In addition, custhat the company encourages tomers are taught how to main- complexion while cutters have noted a and supports the professional tain their hair at home with good resurgence in shorter styles with hair off growth of its employees. blow-drying instruction, recom- the face. Bangs are now passé. Whether you’re in the market mendations of shampoos and for a whole new look or an updo products to preserve the color, for a special event, you can rest assured that you will be in and other techniques to get the most out of their hairstyle. It’s good hands at diPietro Todd. ✿ imperative for customer satisfaction that the chosen look for each client not only work for their lifestyle but also for their diPietro Todd Salon 250 Camino Alto, 2nd Floor Mill Valley. hair texture, face shape and skin and eye color. All this, as well (415)388-0250. mvappointments@dipietrotodd.com. as keeping up with the very latest trends in hair fashion, has Find out about our other locations at www.dipietrotodd.com clients beating a path to the door of diPietro Todd. For fall, colorists are recommending richer, darker tones that complement a paler complexion while cutters have noted a resurgence

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Marin Cosmetic Surgery Center

Putting Your Best Face Forward Medical professionals at Marin Cosmetic Surgery Center deliver great results along with high-quality care



lasers, incredible results are achieved. The resurfacing laser At the Marin Cosmetic Surgery Center, clients are works at a deep dermal level to eliminate acne scars, ďŹ ne lines looked after with a personal touch. Providing the highest qualand wrinkles and improve overall texture. The photofacial ity plastic surgery as well as a wide array of laser treatments laser works on a surface level and repairs sun damage, rosacea, and injectables, Dr. Miguel Delgado and registered nurses active acne and evens out skin color. Deborah Claassen and Christine Rollins can meet every paThe team at Marin Cosmetic Surgery Center is proud to tient’s aesthetic needs. oer personalized services at a stateMany skincare procedures these of-the art surgical facility. To meet all days are done in a spa setting without Whether you desire body contouring the supervision of a doctor. Not so at or cosmetic facial surgery, you will be of your needs, the Center oers a full line of products and services from the Marin Cosmetic Surgery Center, in good hands with Dr. Delgado. skincare to aesthetic surgery utilizwhere everyone is cared for by a team ing exceptional equipment and the highest quality lasers to of uniquely qualiďŹ ed medical professionals. provide outstanding results. âœż Dr. Delgado has been certiďŹ ed by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons since 1988. Whether you desire body conMarin Cosmetic Surgery Center 165 Rowland Way, #300, Novato. touring or cosmetic facial surgery, you will be in good hands (415)898-4161. www.sanfranciscocosmetic-surgery.com with Dr. Delgado. Nurses Deborah Claassen and Christine Rollins handle injectable treatments and all laser procedures at the Center. They each have extensive training in administering Botox and a full line of dermal ďŹ llers intended to smooth away wrinkles and lines, taking years o your appearance. Using topnotch

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Mt. Tam Laser and Skin Care

Bringing Out Inner Beauty Combining passion for skincare with compassion for clients



At Mt. Tam Laser and Skin Care you get personal attention from a highly trained professional sta. The practice is run by registered nurses Jan Meier and Sandi Farney, who have partnered with Dr. Laurence Wolf, a board-certiďŹ ed plastic surgeon, to oer a wide selection of laser treatments, Botox and dermal ďŹ llers. In addition, the practice oers full aesthetic services from two medical aestheticians. In KentďŹ eld for six years, Mt. Tam Laser and Skin Care opened a sister site in Petaluma a year ago. At both locations, the same stellar service you’ve come to expect from Mt. Tam lives on. For four years in a row, Mt. Tam Laser has been awarded “Best of the North Bayâ€? by the North Bay Bohemian. In addition, the clinic was designated as a “Platinum Providerâ€? of Botox Cosmetic. A full line of state-of-the-art skincare products is available. Th roughout the year the practice offers specials, such as product of the month. Call to ďŹ nd the latest exciting promotion. At Mt. Tam Laser and Skin Care, they are proud to be friends, neighbors and professionals who live and work in

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Sunrise Center / Hale Akua Garden Farm

Here’s To Your Health Tropical eco-farm retreat for mind, body, and spirit



Bokashi method of composting. At Hale Akua Garden Farm, Hale Akua Garden Farm (HAGF) is an educational rethe sun is always rising on good health. treat center and certified organic farm. Located on the slopes The focus always comes back to caring for mind, body and of Maui’s extinct volcano Haleakala. Hale Akua is a sanctuspirit with yoga, meditation, healthy eating and making the ary where guests can learn how to care for themselves through world a greener place by eliminating pesticides, enriching the yoga, meditation and healthy eating. HAGF combines learnsoil and growing delicious, organic food. ing how to live more lightly on the earth through growing organic foods, compost- At Hale Akua Garden Farm, Tutorials in Compassionate Communication, personal coaching and therapeutic ing and recycling. massage by certified massage professionals A variety of afternoon, one-day and week- the sun is always rising on are also available upon request. end courses in organic farming and per- good health. The farm offers a large variety of commaculture are offered in this idyllic tropical fortable rooms and suite accommodations for farm visitors setting. Farm visitors can learn how to grow their own food on ranging from very basic and economical to luxurious. A spekitchen windowsills, apartment balconies or backyards. Specialcial 25 percent discount is being offered until Jan. 7, 2010. ✿ ized classes include composting food scraps from one’s kitchen or apartment balcony and the sprouting of many different kinds Want to write off your trip? Come teach a workshop or have your next of seeds as a food source. Learn how to make delicious foods company/ executive meeting in our spacious workshop space. To find out with fresh picked organic vegetables and fruits grown right on more about creating the most magnificent farm stay experience you will the farm. With respect to the land, students also learn how to probably ever have, contact Sunrise Center at (415)924-7825, use edible plants as structural elements in beautiful landscape celestine@sunrise-center.org or www.sunrise-center.org designs, combat garden pests without use of harmful toxins and (Coupon code: Aloha) nourish the soil using worm and compost tea made from the

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Ross Valley Dental

Inspired Dentistry Ross Valley Dental’s prudent practices produce pleased and pleasing smiles



Dr. Constantine Karsant, founder of Ross Valley Dental, knows about the negative feelings many people associate with going to the dentist. That’s why he goes out of his way to make the entire experience as pleasant and anxietyfree as possible. Dr. Karsant takes a personal approach with his patients, asking and listening carefully to what they want and need. Doctor and patient work together on a plan to attain optimum dental health for life, with minimal invasiveness, guided by the patient’s fi nances. Dr. Karsant’s professional philosophy emphasizes “Dentistry for Life.” One feature that sets Dr. Karsant’s practice apart is his priority to be minimally invasive and consider the holistic perspective for each patient. “Inspired Denistry” is focused on long-term dental solutions, dental wellness and a personal focus on each patient and his or her specific needs and goals. In this family-oriented practice patients can begin seeing Dr. Karsant as soon as they have all their baby teeth. Seniors are welcomed with the offer of a Senior Courtesy Discount and unrushed senior appointment scheduling.

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Audiology Services Of Marin

Prick Up Your Ears Audiology Services is making plenty of noise in the hearing-assessment industry



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Benvenuto Hair Salon

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Come to Benvenuto Hair Salon, in business for 30 years, for the best in classic hair and nail care. Having just gone through a complete renovation and expansion, the ambience is serene and inviting, with warm colors and light wood floors. The inviting atmosphere provides serenity and relaxation. Located in the heart of charming downtown San Anselmo, Benvenuto is where the locals go for timeless looks. Providing impeccable color service using only the best products is their specialty, whether it’s highlights or all-over color. The salon has a full menu of manicures, pedicures and hand treatments to finish off that perfect look. Cuts and styles are very liberating at the moment. Fashion goes through changes and some years hair styles are very conservative—but this year anything goes. Curly coifs, short dos, long, flowing locks—no matter what you’re in the market for, Benvenuto’s experienced stylists can handle the gamut. ✿ Benvenuto Hair Salon 530 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo. (415)454-1347. Hours: Mondays 9am-1pm, Tues. and Wed. 9am-5pm, Thursday 9am-7pm, Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm.

Vitamin Express sells the finest supplements available. Customers are served by a knowledgeable, trained staff committed to excellent service. Family-owned and operated since 1982, Vitamin Express provides experience and expertise when sharing information about products and nutrition, and their benefits. The company is committed to its customers, employees, environment and community through action. Vitamin Express always discounts its products and passes the savings on to customers. All products are guaranteed fresh. Nutritional information is regularly updated and made available to customers through HyperHealth and the Vitamin Express Web site available in each store or online. Its own products, Vitamin Express, YES and Herb Express, are produced by the finest manufacturers, and adhere to strict standards for supplements. Vitamin Express issues a monthly “Nutrition Report,” available in each store and on the Web site or via e-mail. The “Super Quarterly Special” always provides great savings. Come in and experience the Vitamin Express customer service—you’ll be happy you did! ✿

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Aegis

Respite and Vacation Stays Offer Valuable Option for Caregivers Short-term breaks can provide long-term effects



Caregiving is a demanding role, and it is easy to care program, you should ensure that you’re getting the qualneglect your own health and well-being when you are deeply ity care your loved one deserves. involved with addressing your loved one’s needs. To relieve stress and prevent burnout, caregivers, whether full-time or Here are some questions you can ask: only part-time, need periodic breaks to recharge and enjoy • Are families limited to a certain number of their own lives. Just as we all need and expect days away from hours for services needed? the workplace, caregivers, too, need a break from the demands • Can I meet and interview the people who will be of caring for a loved one. providing the respite care? One of the best ways for a caregiver to obtain a needed rest • Does the program provide transportation? is to arrange a short-term stay for his or her loved one in a safe, • Does the program keep an active file on medical caring and nurturing environment. conditions and other needs? Is there a written There are a number of senior living communities, including care plan? Áegis of Corte Madera, that offer short-term stays. These brief • How are the caregivers trained? Do they receive stays, also called “respite” or “vacation stays,” are also availextra training, where appropriate, to meet speable to help seniors recently discharged from the hospital who cific family needs? temporarily need a little extra help. Vacation stays provide individual attention and support, • How far ahead of time do I need to call to the comforts of home and the company of other residents in arrange services? the community. Vacation and respite stays vary from just a few days to more than a month. Costs for respite care, as well as the services provided, vary At communities such widely. Long-term care inas Áegis of Corte Madera surance policies often cover short-stay guests are treat- When evaluating a respite care program, you should some of the cost of these ed to private apartments, ensure that you’re getting the quality care your loved stays, and federal and/or meals and snacks prepared one deserves. state programs may also by the resident chef, and help pay for respite care. the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of recreational, As a caregiver, it is important that you take some time social and cultural activities. In addition, guests receive whatout for yourself every day. Some things you can do on your ever assistance they require for daily functioning from a profesown without leaving home include scheduling time to call sionally trained staff. a friend or family member each day, taking a short nap or Though many assisted living communities offer the amenidoing a little gardening. Ask a friend to come over for a few ties and comfort of home, as well as a caring and professionhours while you go out to a movie, take a long walk or focus ally trained staff, not all are equal. When evaluating a respite on a favorite hobby. When you need a longer break, or for times when assistance isn’t available, short-term stays are an invaluable, worry-free option. Taking care of yourself, and being mindful of your own needs, is one of the best things you can do for your loved one. And by giving yourself a break, you can help ensure that you’ll keep giving the very best of care. —Candice Moses Candice Moses is Marketing Director of Áegis of Corte Madera. ÁegisLiving is a nationally recognized leader in senior living, providing exceptional care and first-class amenities for its residents. ÁegisLiving operates 40 communities in Washington, California, Nevada, Colorado and Kansas. Aegis of Corte Madera 5555 Paradise Drive, Corte Madera. (415)927-4200. www.aegisofcortemadera.com

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Short-Term Stay Program Offering you much needed time and rest If you’re a full-time caregiver, you know it requires time and dedication. One of the best ways for caregivers to obtain a needed rest is arranging a short-term stay for their family member in a safe and nurturing environment. These stays can range from a number of days to a number of weeks. Short-term stays let caregivers take care of their own needs while avoiding stress, fatigue, and burnout. At the same time, it provides your family member with lively social interaction, scheduled outings, entertainment, and great meals. Contact us today about short-term care for your loved one.

ÁegisLiving Short-Term Stay Program includes: • Professional, caring staff available 24 hours/day • Private apartments with phone and television • Personal assistance with care, including medications if needed • Wide variety of recreational, social and cultural activities, including transportation • Nutritious meals and snacks • All of the Áegis amenities, in a warm, inviting community

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Terese European Skin and Body Care

Peggy Knight Solutions

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With over 25 years in the business, Terese European Skin and Body Care is the ultimate source for renewing beauty and well-being. Housed in the charming French Quarter shopping area of San Rafael, Terese’s well-appointed studio is the place to go for revitalized skin. Terese received her training in Sweden, France and Poland and offers treatments based on the latest technology and science. The non-surgical face lift, for example, uses microcurrent stimulation to replenish skin cells. This technique reprograms the facial muscles— improving skin texture, muscle tone and dryness. Results are immediate and visible, reversing the effects of aging. Terese European Skin and Body Care offers a complete menu of 25 facials, tailored specifically to the individual’s skin type. She provides the ultimate in full body treatments including cellular body detoxification and Swedish heat therapy for cellulite. The salon offers 100 percent European (organic certified) cosmetics and skincare lines to enhance and extend the results of your treatment. Experience Terese’s customized treatments for the absolute best in skin revitalization. ✿

Peggy Knight knows about the pain of hair loss. All her hair fell out due to alopecia. Rather than hiding away under an inferior wig, Peggy took on the hair prosthetic industry and encouraged them to create and market products for women. With Peggy’s impetus, better wigs and hairpieces were developed for women and, eventually, for children suffering from medical hair loss. Peggy Knight Solutions creates custom hairpieces and wigs for women and children with medical hair loss. The company’s goal is to provide a natural look for clients so they can lead a normal life with confidence. Peggy and her friend Kathy are the proud founders of the charity, Locks of Love. Children and adults grow their hair, cut it and donate it to those who have no hair. It is a charity that thrives because it is a way that children and adults can contribute something of themselves to others who are not as fortunate. ✿

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ness that puts the spirit and the body into peace and harmony. Life contains a lot of uncertainty. Just when you think The Sanctuary Store will open the day after Thanksgiving, the road is smooth... then up comes another blind curve. It’s providing the perfect outlet for holiday gifts. Sacred art, crysa good thing that the Spiritual Healing Center of Marin is tals, clothing from India, nutritional supplements, Herbs, holy in the neighborhood. Dedicated to practicing the universal water, and healing music cds are available. Custom mixed vegan truths of all spirituality, Reverend Carol Eckels-Gaeddert is protein powder is an incredibly healing blend of ground organic the director of the sanctuary. peas sweetened with stevia. It is sugar, dairy, soy and wheat-free Join in every Tuesday evening for the meditation and healing and comes in vanilla, chocolate service from 7 to 9pm. Experior chocolate mint flavors. An ence Spiritual Healing, PhilipThe goals of the Spiritual Healing Center excellent protein source for pine psychic surgery that rethose who wish to lose weight moves disease, negative patterns are to embrace the universal truths from all and beliefs from your physical, faiths. We are moving toward self realization or need a nutritional boost due emotional and spiritual bodies. practicing the yoga of all enlightened beings. to a compromised immune system. Avoid the holiday madness Merge with your Higher Self at the mall this year and do all using the Yoga of Christ Jesus your shopping at the Sanctuary Store. and the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother through The Spiritual Healing Center is proud to offer lunchtime prayer, mediation and healing. Here’s what people are saying renewal by opening the doors to the public from 11 to 1 on about Tuesday meditation: weekdays for inner reflection. Come fill up spiritually with “Thank you for the miracle healing I received from Tuesday meditation and healing and leave feeling refreshed to tackle night! Sincerest Thanks! Laurie” the rest of the work day. “Thank you to someone who is directly involved and inWhen the road gets a little bumpy remember the Spiritual strumental in helping you to discover who you really are, the Healing Center of Marin, a neighbor in deed. They can help power of God was so strong, it was incredible. I feel different you awaken your spiritual path. Call now to receive a free today. Thank you. Michael” newsletter or free sample of Higher Power Protein. ✿ The goals of the Spiritual Healing Center are to embrace the universal truths from all faiths. We are moving toward self Spiritual Healing Center 260 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley. realization practicing the yoga of all enlightened beings. We (415)381-4465. Web site: www.thespiritualhealingcenter.org offer a variety of spiritual courses: Spiritual Healing certificaor www.innervisionsinc.com tion, Psychic Surgery program, Ministerial program and our Divinity program. Participants seek to break free of their personal ignorance and integrate their own energy and spiritual information and that provides inner peace and wellness. Our services are open to the public and are held every Tuesday from 7 to 9pm and also held the first Sunday of every month at 11am. Spiritual development programs meet once a month from 10am to 5pm. The Higher Power Purification, a four-week meditation and purification series, is offered on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9pm and help one to embark on their own spiritual path. These sessions help you move into peace with yourself and emerge with a golden glow. Love yourself more and be the change that you want to see. The Spiritual Healing Center has expanded the popular music program. There are monthly harp concerts, performed by the world-renowned Joel Andrews, our Minister of Music. Listening to healing music awakens your grace and encourages inner-wellReverend Carol Eckels-Gaeddert Beauty + Health + Fitness Fall 2009 27


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