Pure Wellness Center?s philosophy is simple: listen to each of its clients, always make them feel comfortable, and provide them with the highest-quality services and products. Using organic ingredients and handmade skincare products are just a few of the ways the health-minded therapists demonstrate their passion for natural health and beauty. Elina Organics skincare products, which are personally handmade by Elina Fedotova?a cosmetic chemist and herbalist?spruce up skin without the use of harsh chemicals or insults.
The center's staff devotes its efforts to helping trigger the body?s ability to heal itself. Meditation classes and massages foster the mind-body connections and deep, focused relaxation necessary to vanquish stress. In addition to personal-training sessions, Pure Wellness offers deep tissue and other massages from a certified therapist.
Although Claudia Sosulski's memories of lavender fields in France inspired her latest spa, Lavender Garden Day Spa—as reported by MLive—it has been her more than seven years as a massage therapist that inspired her to offer a range of healing spa services. This includes deep-cleansing facials with Elina Organics, handmade skincare products, infrared sauna sessions to naturally detoxify bodies, and custom massage sessions in an ashiatsu therapy room.
The holistic philosophy—that the state of the entire body should be considered when treating an ailment—guides the staff at Kalamazoo Manual Therapy through their treatments, which include manual therapy, pediatric massage, medical acupuncture, infrared sauna sessions, and hot-stone therapy. Each of these therapies offers a different approach to wellness, allowing staff to fortify the body's self-healing abilities without drugs or magic spells.
At Staggs Fitness, certified personal trainers Tim and Becca Staggs apply their experience and expertise toward toning and tightening clients' physiques, helping them lose weight and develop a healthier routine. Patrons gauge physical limits during two half-hour personal-training sessions, which can be scheduled at the same time as a friend’s session or a pet puma’s off-leash stroll for additional encouragement. Trainers then concoct an individualized, long-term workout plan to keep muscles on their metaphorical toes. During a nutrition and wellness consultation, trainers take clients' lifestyle and eating habits into account before dispensing tailored diet advice as well as helpful tips for differentiating spherical fruits from billiard balls. After their limbering education, bodies can draw on a sample of energy supplements to restart drowsy joints.
After years of working in stressful managerial jobs, Rebecca Brancheau took a step back and decided to pursue a career that allowed her to take better care of herself?and others. In 2007, she enrolled in Kalamazoo Center for the Healing Arts and learned myriad ways to manipulate the muscles, including Swedish, deep-tissue, myofascial-release, and reflexology massage techniques. She also learned to keep her internal battery fully charged through tai chi, yoga, and good nutrition.
Excentrix Salon & Spa’s team of aesthetic adjustors work with each client to create a personalized look with an array of hair and waxing services. Basic haircuts ($30+) keep noggins well shaped in case they need to pose for an impromptu yearbook photo. A lock-lustering keratin treatment ($60+) increases hair strength and shine in preparation for performances of Rapunzel, while organic ammonia-free color treatments ($35+) can help bright-blond spies more effectively hide in dark alleyways. Alternatively, clear-cut facial fuzz with a lip, brow, or chin wax ($10 each).