At Pure Essentials Day Spa, therapist Yencid Hiller surrounds bodies in a 27-ingredient wrap that nourishes and detoxifies tissues. Just as an Italian mother swaddles her young in lasagna noodles, Yencid blankets clients in a quilt of herbs and allows each curative element to soothe and slim the figure. During the 90-minute treatment, clients lie supine in a serene pastel-colored room as toxins exit fat cells. After a cocooning, clients can lose upwards of 20 inches, resulting in a svelte figure that easily shimmies into packed elevators and tucks behind trees during hide-and-seek.
Naturopathic practitioner Dr. Dawn Lamb tests the body's electrical system for allergen-caused disruptions as patrons interact with 15 foods in a one-hour process. Clients select suspect foods beforehand, picking out possibly hazardous snacks such as gluten, colorings, or pennies from leap years. Unlike other food-allergy tests, electrical-impedance testing requires no needles, blood draws, or skin pricks. After the procedure, Dr. Lamb can suggest healthy alternatives to any foods disqualified from mealtime rosters.