Physical and metaphysical healing go hand in hand at Alive & Well A Holistic Center, where seasoned practitioners target bodies, minds, and spirits with alternative medicine. Natural-health consultations often include iridology, a technique that involves examining the eyes' irises to uncover potential causes of pain, fatigue, and other unpleasant symptoms. Armed with this information, staffers may guide clients toward healing modalities such as reiki, a Japanese energy-balancing technique, or reflexology, a type of foot massage believed to promote full-body wellness. Herbalists and massage therapists may also recommend nutritional supplements and essential oils to help fight headaches, insomnia, or lethargy. Yoga instructors shepherd students toward stress release and physical vitality during group and private classes filled with ancient poses and breaths as deep as Poseidon's diary entries.
Robyn Berry of RB Institute works to enhance the well-being of patients through detoxifying services and patient education. As a licensed massage therapist, she melts away tension and instills calm with gliding strokes. In addition to her deft hands, she uses a Himalayan salt stone to exfoliate the skin, improve circulation, woo Sherpas, and discharge metabolic wastes in the body. Her health haven also discharges toxins from the body with colon hydrotherapy and sweat sessions inside a steam cabinet.
Accent walls of blue, orange, and sea-foam green add dashes of color to the interior of True Salon and Spa, and photographs speckle the walls. Shelves abound with hair and skincare products from Goldwell, Moroccanoil, and KMS California. Against this backdrop, staff members administer haircare, waxing, and nail services and pamper clients with express and deluxe facials and 10 types of massage. Aestheticians customize each treatment to take into account issues such as dry skin or fake muttonchops.
For more than 25 years, Cynthia Rager has been pioneering new techniques and products in the fields of aesthetics and cosmetic surgery, penning technical manuals and spreading the know-how to up-and-coming cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists across the country. Cynthia has joined forces with biochemists to formulate skincare and makeup lines, including IntegraDerm and Mineràle makeup, whose natural and organic ingredients make them a favorite on the Home Shopping Network and in upscale catalogues.
Cynthia's mission at Rager's IntegraLife Spa is to share all that she has learned with her team while mentoring other women in the medical aesthetics industry. She seeks out cutting-edge treatments for the face and body, including light therapy, cellulite reduction, and seasonal body wraps in a zero-gravity float bed, which leave clients as relaxed as an astronaut.