Below the red-and-blue logo of Holistic Retreat & Institute floats the phrase, "Learn, heal, grow," underscoring the center's commitment to making health and education accessible to all. Founder Dr. Alya Shabunin provides a diverse range of holistic and educational services to help her patients make lifestyle changes that can bring about overall wellness. She leads cancer-prevention educational programs, heads up holistic retreats, and guides patients through whole-body detoxification, which can induce weight loss more easily than removing several teeth. She also holds free weekly seminars to raise awareness about disease prevention, proper nutrition, and stress reduction.
At Northampton Naturopathic Associates, the on-staff naturopathic doctors address imbalances of the body and mind with a full roster of holistic treatments and therapies. After assessing an individual's medical history, lifestyle, and average weekly Play-Doh consumption, they are able to recommend a custom regimen of treatments such as homeopathy, diet and nutritional supplements, and detox services. If clients are simply in search of relaxation, they can book 30-minute sessions on the clinic's hydro-massage bed, which kneads muscles with focused jets of water, and beauty seekers can opt for a course of Endermologie treatments, which take aim at cellulite deposits.
At Sustainable Health & Wellness, naturopathic physician and massage therapist Dr. Dana Lapointe leads a team of wellness professionals whose expertise ranges from weight loss and acupuncture, to organic facials and energy healing. In addition to yoga, Pilates, and meditation, clients can unwind in an infrared sauna, which raises body temperature to detoxify organs, slenderize the body, and reduce muscle or joint pain.
55 may be the number in the business's name, but the certified technicians at Laser55 are partial to the number 3. That's because there are three steps to their nonsurgical weight-loss program: Lipo-Light, whole-body vibration, and an amethyst bio-mat. First, patients relax as a technician passes the noninvasive Lipo-Light laser over skin, where it penetrates fat cells and drains them. Then, they step onto the whole-body-vibration platform, which quickly shakes up muscles to trigger contractions that work to burn off the newly liquefied fat. To cap off the three-step treatment, patients lay atop an amethyst bio-mat, which kick-starts the lymphatic system while ionizing the blood to promote detoxification. This helps the body to flush fat from the system long after the appointment ends. While the staff can perform each treatment separately, they recommend their patients go through all three steps, since the laser, vibration platform, and bio-mat all suffer from severe separation anxiety. See client testimonials here.
With its tufted couches, lavender walls, sweeping staircase, and mirrors in ornate wooden frames, Fifth Harmony Day Spa at Avon offsets its modern treatments with Victorian-style touches. Inside softly lit rooms, massage therapists deeply knead stubborn knots and glide hot stones over tense backs. Other rooms host aestheticians who clarify clients’ pores and use wax to eliminate unwanted leg hair or forehead horns. The spa also carves out a nook for its own health-focused bistro, serving fresh salads and wraps.
Amid NOVA—Natural Organic Vital Anti-Aging—Spa's warm saffron-and-gold color scheme, wood floors, and Far Eastern art and pottery, its licensed aestheticians accomplish pampering skincare services. They smooth faces using nonsurgical face-lifts, and licensed massage therapists foster tranquility with Swedish and deep-tissue bodywork. Pain-relieving and skin-rejuvenating steam therapy rounds out the spa's indulgent treatments.