The holistic philosophy—that the state of the entire body should be considered when treating an ailment—guides the staff at Kalamazoo Manual Therapy through their treatments, which include manual therapy, pediatric massage, medical acupuncture, infrared sauna sessions, and hot-stone therapy. Each of these therapies offers a different approach to wellness, allowing staff to fortify the body's self-healing abilities without drugs or magic spells.
Aesthetician Brenda has been repairing problematic skin for nearly 30 years. Her facials—categorized as restorative, replenishing, and normalizing—gently combat everything from excess oil and dry patches to acne. She also has a special, corrective back treatment that exfoliates skin and extracts dirt from pores and wings.
K-Pak products assist hair owners in achieving high-end, healthy ’dos. Chosen as one of 2010’s Top 10 Hair Products by The View's Bryant Renfroe, the ReconstrRx VaporIron straightens or curls locks while simultaneously infusing them with ReconstRx VaporFuel (3.4 oz. bottle included), a protective elixir that decreases hair breakage, reduces color loss, and minimizes curl reversion—even after a long session of balloon rubs. The VaporIron also includes a step-by-step styling brochure and instructional DVD featuring one of Joico’s head honchos, Damien Carney.
Excentrix Salon & Spa’s team of aesthetic adjustors work with each client to create a personalized look with an array of hair and waxing services. Basic haircuts ($30+) keep noggins well shaped in case they need to pose for an impromptu yearbook photo. A lock-lustering keratin treatment ($60+) increases hair strength and shine in preparation for performances of Rapunzel, while organic ammonia-free color treatments ($35+) can help bright-blond spies more effectively hide in dark alleyways. Alternatively, clear-cut facial fuzz with a lip, brow, or chin wax ($10 each).
Inspiring Hands helps battered bodies return to tip-top shape with a range of wellness services, such as hot-stone massages, ashiatsu foot therapy, and detoxification. The pomegranate pampering treatment harnesses the therapeutic power of its namesake fruit, a superfood that helps increase the body's natural skin-protecting antioxidant glutathione, for a luscious 60 minutes of warm, moisturizing skin rehabilitation. Dehydrated dermises start their healing with a deep exfoliation that scrubs away lollygagging dead cells and unveils a cleaner, fresher layer of skin. The body's natural envelope is then enveloped in a lush hydrating wrap, which provides intense hydration through a rich balm made from wheat germ, shea butter, and avocado that, like the heart of a lonely snowman, instantly melts when it touches skin.
Locey Swim & Spa's knowledgeable staff members help people keep their paddling puddles clean and ready for activity with a wide array of chemicals and accessories. Dissolve Durachlor granular chlorine ($89 for 20 lbs.) in pools to keep aqua clean and clear, or sic Locey Swim & Spa's own nonchlorine Clear & Swim oxidizer ($79 for 12 lbs.) on feral packs of bacteria, contaminants, and algae. Locey's selection of water games and toys includes Aquaria pool floats ($89) and jumbo noodles ($11), which keep bodies buoyant in belly-flop-induced squalls. The aquatic authorities at Locey Swim & Spa will also hand-test water for free and craft a custom chemical routine to keep water as clear as an eloquent jellyfish.