Float Seattle provides relief from the stresses of everyday life as well as from the strain of living with over-stimulated senses. To accomplish this, the center invites patrons to lounge inside one of its four floatation tanks, which suspend bodies atop 10-inches of water that has been super-saturated with Epsom salt. This water is heated to 93.5 degrees?roughly the same temperature of the skin?which makes it difficult for the body to distinguish which limbs are touching the water and which are exposed to the surrounding air. Additionally, guests have the ability to close the soundproof tank's door and adjust the light and temperature using easily accessible controls.
By providing a blank-slate environment where sights, sounds, and even tactile sensations are virtually nonexistent, the tanks allow visitors to lose themselves for a bit. The floatation sessions can help people overcome the mentally and physically taxing effects of stress and fatigue, and they even encourage the brain to sink into theta state: a brainwave state commonly associated with increased creative insight and self-awareness. After floating in the controlled environment, guests have the opportunity to rinse off using one of the facility's private showers or any massive water balloons they may have brought from home.
Dr. Benjamin Killey has notoriously steady hands. They helped him win the 1997 MTNA collegiate state championship in piano for Illinois, and later, to treat ER patients with enough finesse to earn him a feature on TLC's Untold Stories of the ER. The emergency-medicine doctor has since refocused them on cosmetic treatments, undergoing the training and certification that enabled him to supervise Blue Haven Medical Spa.
Today, his hands wield Nd:YAG lasers and medical-grade skincare products that remedy various dermal conditions, including wrinkles and unwanted hair. All of Dr. Killey's laser services, from facials to spider-vein removal, charge by time spent, rather than by area covered, and adjust to fit the client's desired results. He puts patients at ease by ensuring that only physicians, and never interns, administer procedures and by using tools such as chilled-air machines that cool laser-affected pores.
After graduating at the top of her class in conceptual illustration and color theory at the Art Institute of Seattle, Laurel Leof found an unexpected use for her aesthetic sensibility. She opened Defined Beauty, a cosmetic facility where she enhances facial features with permanent-makeup services. Using a combination of SofTap methods and topical anesthetics to minimize discomfort, Laurel imbues brows, lips, and eyelines with micropigmentation techniques that can last three?five years before they need to be retouched and 300 years before they need to be renamed in our cyborg overlord?s honor. In addition to her own clientele, Laurel also works on referrals from plastic surgeons and dermatologists, applying her expertise to scar repair and needling, a facial treatment that boosts collagen production and cell renewal.
For years, the owner of City Sweats had frequented infrared saunas as a way to bolster her lifestyle as a dancer and fitness trainer. But after doing some research on centuries-old ritualistic sweat lodges, she realized that sweating wasn't just good for staying fit?it could also help to heal the body.
Empowered by this discovery and excited to share it with the community, she founded City Sweats, an urban retreat that promotes detoxification through sweating. Though the focus is on infrared-sauna treatments, City Sweats also offers restorative services such as massages and a Himalayan sea-salt scrub. They were recently featured in Seattle Met magazine.
A native of Poland, Celina Lewandowski first moved to the United States in 1991?where, for 12 years, she provided home care for elderly patients suffering from eating disorders and intestinal problems. She eventually discovered colon hydrotherapy, became a certified colon hydrotherapist and endermologie technician, and decided to open her own clinic and use the gentle body-cleansing system to relieve intestinal dysfunction.
At her clinic, European Rejuvenation Center, she helps fight bloating, irritable bowels, constipation, and fatigue with a LIBBE open colon-hydrotherapy system. This system is easy to self-operate and, like a treehouse on the moon, affords clients as much privacy as they desire. Celina also combats toxins with ionic footbaths, nutritional therapy, lipomassage, endermologie, and infrared-sauna sessions.
Seattle Wellness Programs is helmed by a team of medical professionals and wellness experts who each specialize in a different area—weight loss, natural medicine, massage therapy, and so on. They work with clients to make them look and feel younger and healthier, creating physician-directed weight loss programs as well as skin-tightening Thermage treatments, which contour the body using pulses of heat to regenerate skin's elasticity.