For years, Lorna Lewis was in distress: a diagnosis of fibromyalgia had left her fatigued, in pain, and depressed. Visits with myriad specialists got her nowhere and medications did nothing to aid her. Finally, after much research, she decided to seek out a colon therapist, even though the closest one was nearly two hours away. Six months later, she was on the road to recovery thanks to regular colonics and a diet of fresh juices.
Now, as founder of Tummy Solutions, she puts this—and a subsequent study of colonic health and nutrition—to practice as she strives to aid her patients through holistic means. Leading a staff that includes a massage therapist and a horticulturist, she welcomes patients for services designed to restore them to whole-body wellness including colon hydrotherapy, reiki healing, and meal planning. There's even an art therapist on staff that helps patients use art as a catalyst for emotional healing, with exercises that include drawing, painting, sculpting, and bathrobe bedazzling.
At Vitality Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic Vaibhav Patel gets to the root of pain caused by car-accident injuries, sports injuries, and headaches with natural, hands-on services. During visits, Dr. Patel combs through family history before sleuthing over spinal columns in search of bulging disks, signs of poor posture, and vestigial dorsal fins. The doctor checks nerve function and muscle activity with a computerized EMG and a thermography unit, takes applicable x-rays, and lays on dexterous hands for adjustments. During hydrotherapy massages, patients recline in private rooms as a hydro-massage table kneads muscles with roving jets of water underneath a waterproof barrier, keeping bodies dry and coaxing out tension and lodged water wings.
The color connoisseurs at Don West Painting boast more than 35 years of experience transforming dull walls into dynamic canvases. Armed with their own brigade of supplies, the tint aficionados deftly apply coats of Porter or Sherwin-Williams paint furnished by the homeowners to a room measuring up to 12'x12', with ceilings no more than 10 feet high. Add some pizzazz to the den with hue reminiscent of your favorite jellybean, or give the home office a more dignified look with a chromatic covering that perfectly complements your Spider-Man briefcase. Don West's friendly fresco-ers can also paint trim, doors, windows, and ceilings for an additional fee, and two Groupons may be combined toward the painting of a larger room, if desired.
Auto Care and Recovery's crew of nomadic mechanics ventures to homes to varnish vehicles with washing, detailing, and repair services. The wash and semi-detailing begins with a hand wash and dry of the exterior, during which road grime and bugs are decisively shooed away. Each wheel is scrubbed to a centrifugal shine before the entire exterior is coated in wax. On the interior front, all surfaces are pressure vacuumed, whisking away food crumbs and warrens of fanged dust bunnies. The technicians then wipe down the dashboard, inside and outside windows, and doorjambs before spot cleaning any stained mats.
The technicians at Restore Health harness the fat-shedding power of exercise with LipoLaser's cold-laser technology. This high-tech form of spot reduction targets stubborn bulges and cellulite without the pain associated with traditional liposuction, the side effects associated with drugs, and the unproven results associated with gimmicky diet pills.
More than a decade ago, Dawn M. Sears, LME, opened medical skincare and aesthetic laser center Skinsation, where a licensed physician oversees nonsurgical beauty procedures. In the hands of technicians, GentleMax and Vbeam Candela laser systems remove pesky stubble and unflattering vascular lesions. Alternatively, permanent makeup can simplify morning routines, rendering beauty basics such as eyeliner, lip liner, eyebrow filler, and war paint obsolete by imbuing the skin’s dermal layer with natural pigments. Five injectables, such as Botox and Restylane, smooth client’s brows with minimal downtime, and trained technicians coat physiques in sunless Airtan liquid, whose bronzing effects last 7–10 days. Clients can refer to the website for a complete list of services.