Taryn McCracken and Hanna Gregor have been studying the science of healthy eating since college. Taryn, a committed vegan, earned her bachelor’s degree in health psychology, and while Hanna worked toward a degree in nutritional sciences at Penn State University, she coached the school’s Division I athletes on how to use healthy foods to increase performance. Together they helm Detox Lounge, a salon-inspired health center with a very simple mission: out with the bad, in with the good. That means eliminating toxins and taking in antioxidants.
A large part of their work involves True Juice Cleanses, a proprietary line of complex juices blended from fruit and superfoods that are designed to boost metabolism, eliminate fats, and detoxify the body. Users can graduate to 500-calorie Master Weight-Loss Cleanses, or supplement their progress with detoxifying spa treatments. An infrared sauna expels toxins via perspiration, and aqua detox footbaths draw out harmful elements that have collected in the muscles, joints, fatty tissue, and white blood cells’ junk drawers.
Named for the Italian word for light, Luce Skincare and Body offers complexion-brightening treatments in a tranquil setting. A duo of licensed aestheticians performs a menu of custom services, including facials designed to combat aging, acne, or the after-effects of falling asleep on corduroy. Massages soothe bodies with the relaxing warmth of hot stones and the strokes of various modalities. Clients can be swaddled in classic body wraps, which pamper frames with moisturizing oils, or don infrared wraps designed to sweat out inches and detoxify.
The Eco Chateau team seeks to help the masses at their spa, which fuses luxury and wellness. There, professionals combine modern therapies with ancient spa rituals to unclog stress channels and promote healing. Detox treatments such as juice cleanses, infrared-sauna sessions, and the cheekily named Chanel No. 2 colon hydrotherapy free bodies from invasive toxins and environmental stressors. Massage therapists tame unruly muscles with different massage modalities, including Basalt Stone Therapy Massage, which uses aromatic oils and heated stones to ease deep aches and pains, or Heavenly Massage, which uses long and flowing strokes to soothe and relax. They also offer 10 variations of organic facials and waxing that rids faces of unwanted hair or shapes eyebrows into re-creations of Charlie Chaplin’s mustache.
The technicians at Rapid Results Bodywraps use the highest level of mineral solution to help their clients reduce the appearance of cellulite, tighten lax skin, and fit into an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny, yellow polka-dot bikini. In addition to their suite of body-wrap services, the team of beauty experts also offer waxing treatments, facials, XpressSmile teeth whitening, and ionic footbaths.
Part Pilates studio, part healing center, White Light Studio offers group and private Pilates lessons in addition to soothing massages and infrared sauna sessions. Reiki healing sessions aim to create a state of balance and wholeness within the body, and clients can also take Gyrotonic fitness lessons, which use a machine to simultaneously stretch and strengthen the muscles.