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.
Certified massage therapist Pamela Tucker picked up some of her skills while studying at the Kalamazoo Center for the Healing Arts, and some while taking classes in Chicago and Battle Creek. Other techniques, though, she learned while relaxing on massage tables in Jamaica and the Bahamas. All of her expertise comes together at Massage Kalamazoo, where she uses cups that create a gentle suction and warm volcanic basalt stones from Texas, which provide heat and comfort, like a hug from a poncho salesman.
The stylists at Universal Images Salon and Spa call on the likes of Matrix Biolage, Moroccanoil, Redken, and other professional-grade products to grant men and women's hair with flattering new looks. Spa treatments ranging from manicures and massages to facials and makeup applications ease stress and nourish skin, while the front of the salon features a jewelry boutique to enhance revamped looks or comfort necks mourning the loss of their split-end friends.
Certified massage therapist Jennifer Sterchele helms The Care of You Therapeutic Massage, where she tends to bodies and minds with soothing treatments. Her services include therapeutic and hot-stone massage, ear candling, and foot detoxification.
At The Body Center.us, specialists Marcella Clark and Jeannine Proulx detox their client's physiques. However, their preferred methodology is different. Marcella specializes in therapeutic yoga, massage, and colon therapy, which clears waste from the lower intestine with triple-filtered water. Jeannine, meanwhile, focuses on reiki, a hands-off massage style geared towards manipulating the client's energy field.
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.