The practice of ayurveda holds fast at the core of Herbal Destination, put there by a trio of female owners who use the philosophy of traditional Indian medicine to enhance their clients' lives through natural skincare products, healing supplements, and a yoga DVD. The store's herbal-care solutions include a paraben-free muscle oil rub and soothing Stress Hrx pills, and all of the offerings are formulated and blended at advanced facilities in India. The eco-conscious factories reflect the healing spirit of Ayurveda by boasting gardens that shelter endangered herbal plants, where dedicated gardeners protect the flora and gently shape them into polar bears and Sumatran tiger topiaries. Each Ayurvedic formula contains a mixture of three or more herbs and arrives sealed in blister packs of 60 soft gels or capsules to maintain freshness and potency. Customers who opt to focus on their skin can try the store's all-natural, four-piece skincare line that pampers skin with an apricot anti-wrinkle night cream, an herbal moisturizing cream, a deep-cleansing scrub, and a cucumber eye cream. As part of its commitment to sustainability, Herbal Destination's team wraps all products in eco-friendly and recyclable packaging.
I-ACT certified hyrdotherapist Zora Nemati leads a team of body harmonizers versed in the arts of quantum biofeedback, massage therapy, colon hydrotherapy, and integrated-energy therapy. Her services?from digestion-promoting, open-system colonics to depression-relieving posters of cats in flowerpots?are designed to keep bodies healthy and stress free, such as far infrared sauna treatments followed by showers, which aim to flush away toxins.
The alternative-medicine practitioners at Quantum Wellness and Healing Center adopt a holistic approach to health care?rather than focusing on only the body, they customize health-care plans to balance each client's physical, mental, and emotional chemistry. They perform a range of wellness services such as FDA-registered bio-feedback diagnoses, meal plans, far-infrared sauna sessions, and whole-body vibration sessions. At an organic-juice bar, servers prepare juices, vitamins, and wheatgrass shots, which help clients take in beneficial nutrients and help flowers resist their cannibalistic urges.
Joseph D'Antona, The Balance Health & Wellness Center's managing director, heads a practice that won Long Island Press's Best Acupuncturist and Best Massage awards for 2013. He uses his advanced certifications in NAET allergy elimination to naturally ride allergies through acupuncture. Collaborating with this expert team of therapists, D'Antona offers services to reduce pain, eliminate stress, and remove toxins. Sessions in the far-infrared sauna and water-fueled colon-hydrotherapy sessions promote wellness and are just two of the center's 25 salutary treatments. Spa procedures, such as cleansing, exfoliating facials, soothing hot-stone massages, and acoustic-wave cellulite-reduction therapy beautify bodies and promote a sense of deep relaxation. D'Antona takes a holistic approach to improving the health of clients, and he and the staff make communication a priority throughout each guest's treatment experience.
At her holistic wellness center, Vanessa Galati restores health and vigor to ailing bodies through an array of detoxification procedures and technologies. Her Colenz hydrotherapy system aims to gently and naturally restore hydration to the colon while ridding it of toxic impacted materials and aiding in the assimilation of nutrients. Other remedies in her repertoire include an infrared sauna and an ionic footbath, which uses a mix of positive and negative ions to draw bodily toxins through reflex points of the feet. Slimming body wraps use far-infrared heat to reduce fat and cellulite.
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A "weightless belly cushion" sounds like a tool for astronauts, but it's actually an integral part of a prenatal massage at Above All Massage Therapy. This specialized cushion allows expectant mothers to comfortably lie on their stomachs or backs during a soothing massage that's meant to allay the aches associated with pregnancy. This kind of customized attention is the norm at the spa, where therapists adjust their modalities to suit both medical and emotional needs.
Their signature massages combine European, Eastern, and yoga techniques to the client's specifications, with optional add-ons that range from a peppermint foot treatment to the application of heat to relieve pain. Sports massages are just as personalized. They help athletes prevent or recover from injuries with a mix of localized kneads and stretches, as well as sessions in the infrared sauna. The spa also offers couples massage, which is almost as romantic and relaxing as falling asleep beneath the table at a fancy French restaurant.