GNC's opulent aisles display a wide variety of vitamin and mineral and herbal supplements, as well as sports nutrition, diet, energy, bodycare, and other health products. The Mega Men Sport multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets) supports muscle recovery and energy levels while aiding speedy male metabolisms without dangling steaks in front of their treadmills. Fuel feats of female strength with the Women's Ultra Mega Active multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets), ideal for vigorous women. Two pounds of Pro Performance 100% whey protein ($35.99) distract taste buds with the flavor of chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry while smuggling 20 grams of high-quality protein into the body in each scoop. Promote healthy bones with a calcium supplement, such as coral calcium, sustainably harvested from the Okinawan Sea to provide a healthy 2-to-1 ratio of calcium and magnesium.
The wellness wizards at Soul 2 Sole strive to cleanse the body of toxins with soothing foot detox sessions in an IonCleanse Premier ionic footbath. In each 35-minute appointment, tired tootsies take a break from punting uncooperative boxes of plastic battery packaging by soaking in a soothing saltwater bath alongside a metal array activated by a low-level electric current. The current generates positively and negatively charged ions aimed at drawing out the body's toxins via acupuncture and reflexology portals in the feet. This detoxification process is believed to heighten energy levels, improve flexibility, decrease pain and headaches, and impart the ability to purify water by running fingers through it. Groupon customers also receive 15% off detox tea.
Doctors Weight Loss & Spa’s roster of physicians, captained by Dr. Ban Mechael, restores faces to youthful vigor with 30-minute, minimally invasive procedures. Twenty units of Botox render wrinkle-causing muscles inactive with miniscule shots, shooing away crow’s-feet and unfurrowing areas of the face that prevent skin from being as smooth as a stone bust of Barry Manilow. The beauty-boosting injection reaches its aesthetic potential within days and results generally last up to four months. Alternatively, Juvederm injections remedy wrinkles caused by loose skin with a specially formulated gel designed to smooth out epidermal expanses. Clients often experience mild swelling and tenderness following the treatment, but seven days of rest usually restores faces to fine fettle. Juvederm’s effects are noticeable immediately and usually last for up to a year, keeping faces absent of wrinkles like a shar pei's bizzaro-world twin.
Honey and raw silk aren’t two things normally associated with a spa, but at Beauty Within, they’re key components to reaching beauty and relaxation. Honey-dew facials moisturize and gently exfoliate the skin, thanks to honey’s alpha-hydroxy acids and humectants. And raw silk comes to play during the garshana massage, an ancient massage technique from India. The massage therapist wears special gloves made of raw silk and other fibers that help boost circulation and oxygen flow. Other services at Beauty Within include slimming body wraps and body sculpting.
Dr. Michael Roth draws upon skills learned at Cedars-Sinai Hospital and West Point Military Academy when supervising the staff at Novi Laser & Aesthetic Center. Together they proffer a wide range of cosmetic skincare services, such as dermal fillers, microdermabrasion, and intense-pulsed-light treatments. The small staff includes a certified massage therapist who has mastered energy techniques and stretching along with traditional massage, and two medical aestheticians who have a list of certifications longer than a copy of War and Peace translated into pig Latin. Novi Laser & Aesthetic Center also stocks skincare products from brands such as Glytone and Revision skincare to keep faces looking younger after treatments.
At the Center For Medical Weight Loss, physician Gina Randhawa uses a program rooted in scientific principles to help patients achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Dr. Randhawa employs tools such as body-composition analysis to customize each treatment plan, enhancing the effects of a low-calorie diet with appetite suppressants and injections designed to boost energy and metabolism. Her medical expertise also allows her to identify barriers to weight-loss success, from medications taken for separate health conditions to walls built around gyms.