With Dr. Mark C. Gustafson, D.C. at the helm, the staff at Club Reduce Twin Cities work toward the united goal of helping their clients lose weight naturally. Without the use of invasive procedures, injections, or other quick remedies, Dr. Gustafson targets the problem of excess pounds at the root. Beginning with a one-on-one evaluation, the doctor gleans information about each client by determining diet and exercise patterns, and then builds out blueprints for a workable approach to nutrition and fitness. The personalized programs are designed to get patients on track to shed pounds, boost energy, and safely prevent future health issues.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, such as the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray-tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Clients would almost think they were still outside upon walking into Cleanse Natural Health Spa because its green, blue, and chocolate hues mirror the color scheme of nature. This aesthetic reflects the staff’s commitment to natural treatments that help cleanse the body. One of those treatments is colon hydrotherapy, performed using an FDA-approved closed system operated by certified colon hydrotherapists. In private suites, the equipment gently flushes the large intestine with pure water, which washes away accumulated waste materials when expelled. This results in a colon that performs its daily duties better and absorbs nutrients as efficiently as a bunny in the produce aisle.
The far-infrared sauna is another means of natural detoxification, but instead of water, this treatment harnesses the power of simulated sunlight. The Sunlighten sauna saturates bodies with a deep heat inspired by the infrared rays of the sun, which triggers sweating and toxin expulsion. As toxins flee, so do pain, fatigue, skin imperfections, and stress.
Owner Chris Richmond had one goal: simple holistic health care. That's why he engineered Awaken For Wellness to have a diversity of holistic health offerings under a single roof. In the comfort of a private room, clients can find relief from body tension with a variety of massage modalities, including Deep Tissue, Swedish, Craniosacral, and Shiatsu. Clients can also retreat into a private infrared sauna to stimulate tissues, muscles, organs, and joints?which can result in a strengthened immune system and increased muscle strength by enriching the tissues with oxygen. Awaken for Wellness also offers massage therapy services and sauna services. These other offerings and services are through independent businesses located inside Awaken for Wellness.
Massage Xcape's massage therapists practice a variety of massage modalities: they're skilled at prenatal, deep-tissue, and shiatsu techniques, for example. But their main specialty is Swedish relaxation massages designed to put the body and mind at ease. Patrons can also add on pampering details such as hot towels or soothing aromatherapy scents, or unwind in the Lexington Avenue location's sauna. As an added convenience, the practice holds extended evening hours.
The therapists at Bhakti Wellness Center have no shortage of healing tools. Sometimes they treat chronic pain and injuries with conventional methods, such as deep-tissue and medical massage. Other times, they turn to such alternative practices as reiki therapy, a "laying on hands" method that they believe promotes bodily healing by manipulating the body's natural energies. The center's therapists are so convinced of the connection between physical health and mental well-being that they even hold classes in meditation and emotional intelligence, wherein students learn to the manage the stress that comes from not understanding your chakra or from having library books that are 35 years overdue.