After almost losing their lives to severe infections and metal toxicity exposure, the holistic physician and biofeedback therapist behind Heal Transformation Center decided to turn their own physical and emotional struggles into an opportunity to benefit others. Doctor of Chiropractic Justine Anderson—or "Dr. J," as her patients call her—combines her training in naturopathic and Oriental medicine with the healing skills of master biofeedback therapist Tonda Wilkinson. The two offer services ranging from light and color therapy to acupuncture and fat-melting Zerona sessions, but perhaps their best-known treatment is a cycle through the Energy Medicine Bay.
During this 60-minute circuit treatment in an open, earth-toned space filled with Asian-inspired artwork, guests sit on cushy, red armchairs while utilizing energy-medicine devices to unblock energy. The process accommodates 75 people per day and addresses the movement of lymphatic fluid, reinforces the body's innate healing systems via various frequencies, and detoxifies the body.
In addition to unblocking people’s energy, Heal Transformation Center clears properties of negative energy. Its animal practitioners can also rehabilitate pets that are sick or refuse to file their yearly tax returns by correcting emotional blocks that are creating illness or behavioral issues.
At Network Family Wellness Center, Daniel M. Knowles D.C. and his wife, Richelle M. Knowles D.C., offer chiropractic and massage services. With a certification in Network Spinal Analysis—a technique that aims to help the brain create wellness-promoting strategies—and evaluate with noninvasive scans that measure electrical activity and temperature in muscles and nerves, the duo can pinpoint and assess ailments.
When stress is the ailment and not just the inspiration for your doom-metal record, the wellness facility's team offers blissful relaxation during various massages, including Swedish and prenatal. Alternatively, the facility features a weight-loss program that can help patients reset their metabolism by swapping diets, detoxifying, and taking health exams
Within the bright orange walls of Veranda Sun, 18 tanning beds and custom airbrush stations ensure all bodies that enter the award-winning establishment leave sporting a rich, coppery hue. Nine types of UV tanning beds treat patrons to swift sessions basking in high-intensity light for a long-lasting, full-body tan. A certified airbrush specialist covers pelts from head to toe in a BronzeFX solution for an instant UV-free tan that, like a lovelorn clock hand's longing for the number 3, deepens over the next 12 hours. For a more private tanning experience, the Mystic Tan booth requires only the push of a button to cover physiques in a choice of three shades. Flanking the front desk's sun-inspired mirror and array of leafy plants, a brigade of indoor tanning products, such as California Tan, Designer Skin, and Australian Gold, lines glass shelves to help clients achieve a coveted hue.
“What I really like about Zen Shiatsu is it combines the effectiveness of acupuncture with the feel … of a massage, so you get the best of both worlds.” This is how Boulder Zen Shiatsu founder Dale Hicks describes his unique treatments, which he learned in part from the creator of another style of shiatsu therapy. Similar to the way needles are used in acupuncture, Dale uses his fingers to manipulate energy flow through meridians, and he uses open hands—and elbows and knees—to knead muscles, a common practice in massage. For many clients, the result is comprehensive relief not just from muscular tension, but also from ailments such as low energy, poor digestion, and migraines. Dale has been practicing zen shiatsu for nearly 20 years, and in that time has learned to incorporate the healing techniques of his other areas of expertise, including yoga, tai chi, and band-aid application.
The loyal staffers at Finishing Touch Spa & Salon—many of whom have been at the salon-spa since its inception 30 years ago—beautify bodies in a soothing, tropical-theme atmosphere. On the salon floor, a consultation kicks off hair appointments before nationally certified Redken stylists shampoo strands, lop off locks, and then style them with a blow dryer or a ride in a convertible. In the spa's private treatment rooms, Finishing Touch’s Caribbean flair helps guests to leave the concrete world outside and escape to an oasis of soothing hues and tropical-island wall hangings as they prep for anti-aging facial treatments, mud wraps, body waxing, or massage-therapy services. Before treatments, guests are encouraged to sip complimentary beverages while guessing which of the spa’s ubiquitous plants have recently been shampooed.
Dr. Ida Pauline Rolf battled adversity as a woman in the field of science while striving to discover elusive solutions to chronic health problems. Her perseverance paid off, resulting in her eponymous discovery, Rolfing, which manipulates the connective tissues of the body to promote overall health and well-being. Today, The Rolfing Burds is only one of thousands of institutions to continue her legacy. Rolfers knead the soft tissues throughout the body with advanced and unique massage techniques, introducing manifold benefits to the body such as revitalizing energy, restoring lost flexibility, and alleviating pain. The benefits come from aligning the body with gravity's natural pull, which helps the body's natural healing processes work without hindrance.
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