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.
Long-time Suddenly Slender clients and product proponents, Nurturing U Spa owners Carol and Marla now share these torso-tautening mineral-body-wrap methods with the Flint area. The SlenderTone wrap claims to harness the electrical fields of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and enzymes to tighten, tone, and reshape the body into a visibly slimmer figure without dieting or laborious exercise (a $90 value). A Nurturing U Spa aesthetician envelops the body in a non-dehydrating cocoon, then encourages patients to engage in mild physical activity or strenuous word-search puzzle to promote circulation while the treatment takes effect. After about an hour, once-curvy caterpillars emerge as smoother, more slender butterflies.
Licensed aesthetician Nadine Thompson leverages a full spectrum of Pevonia natural skincare products in order to remedy dry, sensitive, and blemished skin. The 17 facials that fill out the menu target imperfections of all types—from signs of aging to skin suffering from rosacea—with aromatic oils, extractions, and masks. Microdermabrasions and chemical peels provide more intense resuscitation for faces stifled by separation-anxious skin cells, and paraben-free mineral makeup teams up with eye and lip treatments to help features mirror their revamped surroundings.
Amanda Summers, a member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals organization, knows how to deliver more than just a basic back massage. Having helped heal thousands of clients and a couple of very life-like mannequins, Amanda has grown her arsenal of treatments to include a diverse set of massage modalities such as hot stone, pregnancy, and Swedish body treatments. A massage with Amanda can provide benefits that deal with pain, stress, and headaches.
Before and after her classes at California State University, Long Beach, Anne Hobbs would go on long jogs along the Pacific coastline. The routine served as informal training, preparing Anne for the many 10K races and marathons she'd eventually run with her twin sister, Amy. Inspired by the sisters' athleticism, healthy lifestyles, and abilities to leap over tall buildings, friends and strangers began asking them for advice on reaching their own personal fitness goals. And so began Anne's career as a personal trainer—a career that's been changing lives for more than 25 years.
In 2003, Anne decided to give her wisdom a more permanent headquarters and opened Harmony Massage & Bodywork. Inside the 1,200-square-foot studio, she helps clients get into shape with a diverse mixture of seasonal classes from yoga to spinning to TRX suspension training. To make sure that everyone gets optimum results, Anne holds one-on-one consultations with each client before they begin training and only allows 50 people to enroll per season. Clients may also unwind atop the massage room's heated table as Anne uses Swedish or deep-tissue techniques to relieve tension.:
The musculature experts at Inspire Therapies promote relaxation from head to toe with a menu of indulgent massage services. From classic Swedish and deep-tissue kneads to lavish modalities that soothe muscles with hot rocks or bamboo rods, the team draws on an expansive vocabulary of techniques to melt stresses built up in limbs and backsides. Foot reflexology grants battle-weary toes a reprieve from military boots with deep, localized pressure, and hot herbal wraps swathe limbs and cores in moisturizing essential oils. Massage therapists can also pack up their five-fingered implements and travel to private residences. Bride’s-day indulgences pamper spouses-to-be with lavender eye pillows and mini face rejuvenations, and girls’ nights-in ditch the club scene in favor of tantalizing chair massages and skin-softening paraffin hand dips.