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I really appreciate it when broadway productions show here instead of my having to make the trek to Los Angeles. Although, sometimes, you just have to watch it in LA for the "full experience." :)
Shows I've seen here:
We had nosebleed seats, so the experience wasn't as great. However, they were free tickets from a family member, so I cannot complain! :D
We had Balcony seats. It was a little odd sitting to the side of the stage, but I did like that I have an aerial view so I could see everything :)
**BEAUTY & THE BEAST**
I was lucky to have Orchestra seats, however, it was right under the Loge area, so I didn't like how something was "looming" over me. It was the closest I've ever been to the stage though!
**PRIDE & PREJUDICE IN SAMUELI THEATER**
Since this was in the Samueli Theater it was MUCH MORE INTIMATE to the stage. I absolutely LOVED this play and the small theater. It felt like a large classroom instead of a theater and the actors were superb. :)
Not to mention the buildings are gorgeous and great photo opps.
Lovely theater :)
I wouldn't necessarily volunteer to go to Cheesecake Factory if I had a choice but I've come here mostly for company lunches and if there's a gift card in the picture ;)
Banana Cream Cheesecake
Happy Hour Items
Chinese Chicken Salad - completely bland, and the lettuce wasn't fresh
Waitstaff are all pretty friendly though and food comes out fairly quick!
I'm just not personally a fan of the food/prices in general :)
If anything, I'd come here solely for the BANANA CREAM CHEESECAKE. Yum!
I'll hold off on giving full stars until after my 6 months program is done, but so far after 7 official adjustment visits, I'm really appreciative of this practice and Dr. Richmond.
After an XRAY, I found out that my neck curves the wrong way due to a previous car accident, which led to constant tension on my shoulder that I thought was caused by a desk job.
I'm officially on a 6 month program now, with 2 visits per week for 4 months, and then it tapers into 1 visit per week for the remainder 2 months. In terms of cost, I felt that it was very reasonable, especially because it comes with a home kit that helps you with stretches and exercises to perform at home.
Dr. Richmond is keen on educating his patients about chiropractic care and does so in easy to understand chunks and analogies.
Typically my visit starts with a MSM pill (natural medication) and a shot of salt water followed by a 10 min relaxation time on the Roller Table, which is a bed that has a rolling massage on your back. Request it with heat and it's a great way to warm up your body for a proper adjustment.
Stretching exercises are then done in the exercise room across the way (the calf stretch is my favorite), and then the assistants will do pre-adjustment prep which consists of more roller massages and heat. Everything feels really relaxing!
Adjustments are usually just a few minutes with the Doctor but it's great that he remembers conversations from previous visits as well. I still don't like the neck adjustment part, but I've never liked that portion even with my previous chiro years ago.
After adjustment, then it's 10 minutes on the VibraSlim machine which is a machine you stand on top of for full body vibration that benefits a multitude of things including burning fat, increasing muscle strength, metabolism, improving blood circulation etc.
Everything takes about an hour, and you're left feeling refreshed after they give you a Vitamin C pill for the road.
They're always accommodating with nuts/trail mixes and juices too, which is great for a snacker like me :D
In addition, Dr Richmond also holds dinner workshops, where he encourages his patients to come have dinner on him and to bring along friends/family to learn about the benefits of chiropractic care. If you're interested in going, let me know and I'll check the next workshop date!
Overall, highly recommended!