For Peter Tobiason, Luxury and Wellness Go Hand-In-Hand
Written By: Marisa Thrasher
Photographed By: Mary Carol Fitzgerald La Jolla wellness studio
About seven months ago, a fresh addition popped up in the emerging wellness scene in downtown La Jolla. Newcomer LivKraft, founded by Peter Tobiason, is nestled among various boutique fitness studios, healthy eateries and high-end athleisure retailers.
As a former college football player who underwent three orthopedic surgeries during his athletic career at the University of Redlands, Tobiason says he “saw a need for a luxury spa-like facility that was home to elite health and wellness professionals with modern recovery equipment—all under one roof.” So, when it came to making this vision a reality, he “couldn’t think of a more ideal flagship market than San Diego, with such a loyal and passionate health and fitness community.”
The name Livkraft is inspired by the Norwegian word livskraft, which means “life force” or “vitality,” and the name is truly fitting for their lifestyle concept. With that being said, it’s no surprise that the space also has a chic Scandinavian influence.
Livkraft’s equipment is state-of-the-art in both technology and safety, so clients can feel confident in their care. The treatments are all precisely curated by Tobiason and a team of three doctors who operate out of Livkraft’s own co-work space, which happens to be the first-of-its-kind in the SD health and wellness field.
Livkraft’s most popular treatment, the CRYO Science whole body cryotherapy, is three full minutes of standing stripped down to your skivvies in an enclosed, futuristic-looking capsule. The time flies by, however, since they let you pick a song to rock out to. The CRYO Arctic™ is a big hit among the fit and famous—actor and fitness buff Mark Wahlberg even called it “the number one cryotherapy machine” in a recent Instagram post. This is Tobiason’s preferred treatment. “At only three minutes, I don’t think there is anything else on the planet that can energize you and help with pain management that quickly and effectively,” he says. Livkraft also offers localized cryotherapy (great for isolating and reducing pain and inflammation on sore muscles and joints) and a cryotherapy facial (clears pores and acne). La Jolla wellness studio
Dr. CJ Epstein of Team Elite Chiropractic is the current chiropractor for the San Diego Padres. He has an open mind approach when it comes to treating his clients, including those at LivKraft. Dr. Leslie Black ND and Dr. Bronner Handwerger ND of Integrative Health Solutions practice naturopathic medicine, which combines conventional medicine with traditional and natural therapies. They offer services like IV therapy, vitamin injections, PRP facials and more! Together at Livkraft, they offer cutting edge regenerative and integrative medicine.
Among Livkraft’s other therapies are the Sunlighten Infrared Sauna, Float Therapy and Normatec Compression Therapy. The Sunlighten Infrared Sauna is a perfect solution for detoxifying the body, as it assists with anti-aging and improves skin health. The Float Therapy is a 60-to-90-minute session in your own private pod where, thanks to an extremely high salt concentration, you simply float; its effects for injury recovery, meditation and sparking creativity. If you’re claustrophobic, don’t worry, they can keep the pod open so you are able to fully relax. The Normatec Compression Therapy is a leg recovery treatment that is tailored toward improving circulation and reducing inflammation. It can even diminish cellulite and prevent varicose veins.
Livkraft’s friendly staff aims to ensure clients feel welcome and inspired. Livkraft “regulars” range from run-of-the-mill fitness enthusiasts all the way to NFL athletes. However, you don’t have to go pro to reap the benefits of Livkraft’s therapies—even those just trying to alleviate pain and soreness from everyday activities, or those simply looking to improve overall health and performance, are gladly received. Whether you’re looking to improve your overall performance or need a little refresh, see for yourself why Livkraft is the best thing to happen to the SD wellness community.
7710 Fay Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
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