The treatments offered at Inner Health & Wellness are aimed at slimming the physique and dropping excess pounds. Infrared-sauna sessions and full-body wraps banish the toxins associated with cellulite, and noninvasive Lipo-Light treatments take aim at subcutaneous fat deposits at the cellular level. Weight-loss programs incorporate data gathered during biometric testing to address individualized issues such as hormone imbalances and drained batteries. Technicians discuss these findings during one-on-one consultations, shedding light on lifestyle habits and advising clients on healthful changes.
Shanthy Jayakumar prescribed many medicines during the nine years she worked as a medical consultant for Mother Teresa Medicare in Sri Lanka, but you'd be hard pressed to find any of them in a typical drugstore. That's because her prescriptions consist of herbs, holistic therapies, and even certain types of food. According to Shanthy, many patients initially come to Harisa Massage Therapy & Ayurvedic Wellness Center for Western-style massages or organic facials, but return for the Ayurvedic medicine that she introduces to them.
Treatments such as herbal nasal cleansing absolve the body of physical impurities, and relaxing Shirodhara head massages quiet inner monologues or AM radio signals as a slow drizzle of heated oil drips onto the forehead. Panchakarma therapy cleanses the three Ayurvedic systems that govern the body by combining healing massage therapy with internal cleansing induced by carefully selected herbs.
Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to physical health. Doctor of Chiropractic Christina Trzaska helps patients take control of their health by sharing her knowledge. She educates her clients while performing a variety of healing techniques, including drop-table adjustments, kinesiology taping, and Graston-technique massages, which incorporate smooth stainless-steel instruments to create a cross-friction movement across the soft tissues. Dr. Trzaska's practice also has elements of a spa; clients can relax in a Himalayan-salt infrared sauna, for example.
After moving to Buffalo, Nece Bellomo found herself returning to a passion she had first discovered in her homeland of Brazil: styling hair. “I just like to make people happy, to make them beautiful,” she says, recounting how she embarked on a whirlwind of education with hair mavens from Paul Mitchell and Rusk. Seven years ago, after only six years working in other people's salons, a devoted clientele motivated Nece to open her own salon and spa.
Drawing on a sleek New York aesthetic for inspiration, Nece and her daughter—a Goldwell-educated stylist and coworker—decorated the space in blacks, whites, and silvers and hung mirrors with ornate scrollwork frames to reflect back their clients' masterful coiffures. Although Nece is drawn to modern styles and keeps abreast of the latest coloring techniques and trends, she and her team focus on shearing ’dos that suit their clients’ face shapes, preferences, and inspiration from their favorite Bjork album.
In addition to pampering tresses, the salon and spa also enhances nails with chip-resistant Gelish polish, lavishes feet with scrubs and pedicures, and waxes away unwanted body fuzz.
When entering Rhythm Spa, guests are greeted by a glossy upright piano. The instrument is a symbol of the elegance and comfort found throughout the expansive 2,500-square-foot space, anchored by private, themed treatment rooms that have been recently renovated. The spacious couples room makes the perfect environment for lovebirds looking to share a massage or enemies looking to bitterly stare at each other for an hour. The wide range of aesthetic services also includes an infrared sauna, facials with Thalgo skincare products, and custom pedicure chairs with jacuzzi sinks. Pre- or post-treatment, clients can enjoy a treat from the organic cafe, which serves espresso, coffee, handcrafted teas, as well as locally made vegan and gluten-free desserts.
Spa owner Maria is a perfectionist, according to a Toronto City Gossip columnist, who goes on to praise the spa?s ?demanding standards of cleanliness? and ?perfect? eyebrow threading. To help offset the costs of education, Rhythm Spa offers discounted student pricing on waxing, facials, and massage.
Before there was even an address, there was a mission. Founded in 2004 and opened in 2005, Inspired Life Health Centre seeks to “bring clients to greater levels of health by providing quality health care and education,” according to its website. Inside an “un-clinic” atmosphere, a team of registered massage therapists, a naturopathic doctor, a holistic nutritionist, and an acupuncturist help patients achieve wellness with holistic services. Unlike traditional medicine, the centre’s homeopathic treatments work to boost the body’s innate ability to heal itself without a stethoscope.