Though Amy Granger and Kathryn Brooks are trained in different areas of holistic healthcare—Amy is a colon hydrotherapist and Kathryn is a reiki master and iridologist—they share a common goal: to support the body’s natural healing processes. At Love and Light Holistic Health Services, they team up to achieve this goal with a number of alternative treatments.
Amy draws on her vast knowledge to flush out toxins lodged in the intestinal tract during colon hydrotherapy treatments. To ensure a comfortable experience, she incorporates relaxing aromatherapy into each hour-long session, and may call on acupressure and energy work as necessary. For another dose of detoxification, guests can sit back and enjoy ionic foot baths. These soothing treatments use electrically charged water to release toxins through the feet, so you’ll never have to ruin another radio by taking it into the bathtub with you.
When diet and exercise prove no match for out-of-control curves, Dr. Greg Denzel and his staff want you to know you still have options. Across two locations, including the pristine and cottage-like Windsor office and a Lafayette office, the staff streamlines silhouettes with varying degrees of invasiveness, from hormone-replacement therapy to SmartLipo to SuperSculpt. They also beautify mugs with dermal fillers, and usher in relaxation with massage therapy and the whooshing sound of knotted kinks fleeing the scene.
Licensed aestheticians Lynda Young and Monique Mannino split their time between administering spa treatments at Rock Creek Medi Spa and educating students at its adjoining Esthetics Institute. The aestheticians helm a staff of technicians and valedictorian lasers who restore balance and radiance to skin. In addition to addressing epidermal concerns, staff members use non-invasive treatments to contour curves, reduce fine lines, and zap away unwanted hair. They also offer full-body fitness with vibration platform machines that help build muscle as you burn calories.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Brazilian wax
Brands Used: Hypoallergenic hard wax, vegetable based dye for lashes
Pro Tip: Licensed aesthetician for more than 10 years, specializing in Braxilian wax
Brands Used: Ceripil hard and soft wax
At Soleil, a medical spa located within Salon Republic, certified laser specialist Selina Hernandez and Dr. Gerald Searle keep clients looking their best with an array of methods. Hernandez diminishes unwanted hair growth with laser hair-removal sessions, boosts collagen production with IPL photofacials for a more youthful look, and clears away acne with IPL acne treatments. Dr. Searle smoothes away fine lines and signs of aging with Botox and dermal fillers.
Salt Spa is operated by Dr. Nita Desai, a family physician, holistic medical doctor, and certified Ayurvedic practitioner who believes that halotherapy is as therapeutic as it is relaxing. It's certainly the latter: clients laze upon adjustable lounge chairs in the halotherapy cave, meditating or even napping as soft music plays in the dimly lit space. As they rest, their lungs absorb salted air, the purpose of which is to encourage mucus production and cilia function in order to expel pollens, viruses, and toxins from the body. The removal of stagnant mucus is also said to soften the effects of many chronic conditions, including asthma, sinusitis, allergies, and hay fever. The source of this therapeutic air is the two tons of salt that cover the walls and floor of the cave, plus the halogenerator, a device that grinds the compound into a dry aerosol that circulates throughout the room on tiny helicopters.