Caring for your body is a task that knows no end, much like counting all the stars in the night sky or reciting the poetry of Pi . Attend to your anatomy and protect your health with today's Groupon to Yaletown Holistics. Choose from the following options:
- For $39, you get three 45-minute infrared sauna sessions (a $105 value).
- For $59, you get five 45-minute infrared sauna sessions (a $150 value).
- For $99, you get ten 45-minute infrared sauna sessions (a $250 value).
Yaletown Holistics specializes in treating a variety of ailments through natural, alternative, and traditional means. Patients suffering from aches and pains, or those looking to speed up the healing process of an injury, can step into a warm, private infrared sauna booth for a 45-minute session to discover soothing relief. The infrared sauna radiates energy that sinks deep below the skin surface, taking perspiration to a level above a regular steam sauna or mouthful of Red Hots to allow for greater detoxification and possible weight loss at temperatures generally lower and safer than traditional hot boxes. Patrons under a lot of stress or battling the blues can plug in an iPod and sweat out their cares, or listen to the room's built-in sound therapy soundtrack. Infrared heat therapy may also pump up the circulation and lower blood pressure, or even ameliorate dermal predicaments such as acne, eczema, and spontaneous zebra stripes. Each sauna room is also equipped with a private, enclosed shower for overall privacy, cleanliness, and comfort.
Stuart Gross’ passion for holistic healthcare stems from personal experience. After his young son spent many months enduring eczema that had not responded to conventional treatment, Gross took him to a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine who was able to clear the symptoms almost overnight. Gross had also been affected by the passing of his father, who died of preventable diabetes and heart disease at the age of 54, as well as the death of his father-in-law, which was a result of the side effects of the drugs he was taking for rheumatoid arthritis. Gross decided to give up his career as an auto mechanic and explore ways in which alternative therapies can heal people. He took a course in nutrition and started working in a health store. Using skills developed during his car-repair days, Gross then trained in various holistic assessment tools and equipment.
Today, Gross uses his knowledge and experience at Yaletown Holistics, where he offers services including oxygen therapy and a variety of homeopathic and nutritional supplements. Gross is also an advanced practitioner in electro-acupuncture according to Voll (EAV), a German-made diagnostic device designed to reveal bodily imbalances and conditions such as food sensitivities and heavy-metal toxicity. Guests also target impurities in a cozy, private infrared sauna, which can be used in conjunction with an iPod or personal yodeler to provide relaxing music.