Registered nurse, certified midwife, and certified laser specialist Michelle Hartman helms You Living Younger—but for all her mainstream credentials, she embraces alternative treatments. Rather than relying on pharmaceuticals, Hartman’s wellness center focuses on remedies that range from natural supplements to body-balancing technology, in an attempt to create of community of individuals who want to change the status quo in healthcare and take control of their own health and well being. Regardless of whether she’s overseeing detoxifying infrared sauna sessions or ionic footbaths, Hartman focuses on prevention and custom care, a style far preferable to just prescribing either crutches or Band-Aids to everyone.
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.
The team at Stillwater Healing Arts Clinic knows that the stressors of everyday life—from the struggle of raising a family to the challenge of bench-pressing a family—can be overwhelming. That's why they've created a tranquil, calming refuge where guests can escape the constant motion of the world outside and restore their internal balance through holistic family medicine and spa treatments.
The clinic’s approaches to wellness are as varied as its practitioners. Naturopath and licensed acupuncturist Sara Hart uses classical Chinese medicine and five-element acupuncture to promote better organ function and overall wellness. The practice’s three registered massage therapists take a different tact, targeting muscles with various modalities and techniques such as aromatherapy to help ease tension and muscle pain—goals also at the heart of relaxing spa treatments such as hydrotherapy and infrared-sauna therapy. Contemplative psychotherapist Kelly Taylor Russell supports mothers and fathers as they cope with the responsibilities of rearing a newborn, and certified addiction counselor James Hart empowers people to overcome unhealthy relationships with drugs or alcohol. To complement the eclectic services, the staff also assists clients in caring for themselves through classes on topics such as herbal medicine and weight loss.
Led by Doctor of Chiropractic Jake Simpson, the figure-shaping team at LoHi Lipo Laser smoothes the appearance of cellulite with 45-minute noninvasive Zerona laser treatments. As clients recline on a massage table or levitate in mid-air, Zerona-certified technicians pass the laser over the skin, where it liquefies the cell-bound fat and releases it into the space between cells. The lymphatic system absorbs and metabolizes the fat, ushering it toward the exits. While lasers battle fat cells beneath the surface, clients read, meditate, or read about dogs who meditate. The Zerona laser targets specific hard-to-exercise areas and can show smoother skin in six sessions.
The husband-and-wife team behind Wellness Spa on 5th Avenue knows firsthand how debilitating toxins can be. Bobbi Thompson attributes allergen sensitivities and weight challenges to her childhood mercury exposure from amalgam fillings and pesticides. Now a registered nurse and colon hydrotherapy practitioner, Thompson has dedicated her life to healing herself and others. Her spouse, Jerry Besing, can attest to her passion. After suffering a major health challenge in 2003, he became increasingly interested in detoxifying treatments, and took a wellness-coaching class at The School of Integrative Healing, directed by Thompson. He is now trained in services ranging from cellulite reduction to lymphatic drainage.
Each relaxing, impurity-targeting treatment takes place within a quaint, Victorian-style house. The crew also sells nontoxic pet products that keep dog, cats, and cherished pet rocks healthy without harming the environment.
Orange Skye Day Spa warms away worries with radiant energy during infrared dry-heat sauna sessions. Guests clamber in private booths, basking in gentle heating rays that ease tension and warm skin left cold by chilly weather or prolonged hugs with clingy snowmen. The sauna’s infrared energy heats corporeal forms from the inside out, helping bodies expel toxins, boost circulation, and torch up to 900 calories per 30-minute session.