Bio Balance Therapy's staff works to shape silhouettes and smooth skin with massages, organic scrubs, and mineral-infused mud and seaweed wraps. During the cellulite massage, deft digits work to dislodge fatty deposits, clearing the way for overstayed toxins to escape the body inside “ahh” speech bubbles. An organic concoction of brown sugar, coconut milk, and orange rind, the body scrub gently exfoliates newly smoothed epidermises, and the parafango body wrap works to tighten skin with mineral-infused mud and firm pressure. During a libido-boost wrap, spa staff swathes bodies in organic seaweed mud, essential oils, and aphrodisiac herbs grown by French maids.
HealthQuest's nonsurgical treatments have raised many eyebrows in the sports world, especially around the locker rooms at Ford Field. The center often finds itself the temporary home to some of Detroit's gridiron greats, who take advantage of the staff's non-invasive chiropractic treatments—which combine the power of pulsed laser light and traditional chiropractic care to alleviate knots and aches—to stay in Sunday shape. Non-football clients also find relief, consulting with HealthQuest's doctors on treatments to increase blood flow, decrease inflammation, and promote soft tissue healing.
As a chiropractor with more than 12 years of experience, Dr. William Civello knows that doctors don’t heal the body; the body heals itself. He assists this self-healing process by ensuring all the nerves in the body are operating uninhibited by slipped disks in the spine, which can disrupt internal communication. Wielding an arsenal of x-rays and heat-reading equipment that can pinpoint these disruptions, he designs treatment plans suited to each patient. During treatment, he incorporates gentle noninvasive adjustments to free nerve pressure, relax tense muscles, and allow the body to be free with abundant energy.
Gigi Badila Cristache, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), R.Ac., Di. Hom. is no stranger to the world of alternative medicine. The owner of Naphsha Healing Arts holds a master's degree in the classical form of Five Element acupuncture and draws on her knowledge of holistic healing to alleviate ailments, such as emotional or digestive issues, with acupuncture, Chinese and Western herbs, and homeopathy treatments. To further promote optimal well-being, Gigi also incorporates bioenergetic therapy into treatment plans, which she devises for clients after they participate in a complimentary consultation.
Esther McCormick is a licensed acupuncturist, but she also displays a broader familiarity with Traditional Chinese Medicine—and its mutually supportive interactions with Western medicine—at her clinic, Core Health Clinic. McCormick and her team don’t restrict their work to treating clients, however; they also emphasize preventative treatments clients can perform on themselves. Beauty classes teach students to interpret the ingredients of their skincare products or to craft toxin-free products of their own, ranging from body butter to deodorant. An ear acupressure course, meanwhile, teaches participants to relieve their own stresses without rolling down a gravel road to approximate hot-stone massage. Even the clinic’s private acupressure treatments split time between the therapeutic massage and instruction on self-healing techniques that clients can use at home.
Michigan Weight Loss Centre helps patients evict unwanted inches and cellulite with advanced laser liposuction treatments, nutritional counseling, and detoxification programs. The LipoLaser equipment bombards adipose tissue with noninvasive electromagnetic energy, encouraging cells to let loose their stores of water, glycerol, and fatty acids and forcing mitochondria to put away their bulky jackets. Nutritional counseling aids in the reduction of corporeal circumferences, as Michigan Weight Loss Centre's dedicated staff advises clients on optimal diets. In addition to laser liposuction, detoxification treatments help increase overall health by dispersing the bodies' stores of toxins and accumulated William Howard Taft trivia.