Gigi Badila Cristache, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), R.Ac., Di. Hom. is no stranger to the world of alternative medicine. The owner of Naphsha Healing Arts holds a master's degree in the classical form of Five Element acupuncture and draws on her knowledge of holistic healing to alleviate ailments, such as emotional or digestive issues, with acupuncture, Chinese and Western herbs, and homeopathy treatments. To further promote optimal well-being, Gigi also incorporates bioenergetic therapy into treatment plans, which she devises for clients after they participate in a complimentary consultation.
Iosif and Ella Meluta’s son, Alex, was diagnosed with asthma when he was 6 years old. To combat the disease, the Melutas sought out the therapeutic effects of salty air, taking him on seaside vacations, visiting salt rooms throughout the United States and Canada, and traveling to Eastern Europe’s salt mines. Eventually, Iosif and Ella created a salt-infused microclimate right in the Detroit area, the Salinair Salt Room, which Alex could incorporate into his everyday life. Nowadays, thanks to regular salt-room sessions, Alex is pursuing his dream of playing pro tennis.
The salt room’s healing properties are not just available to Alex. Clients of all ages who are struggling with conditions such as asthma, common colds, and stress can lounge in its zero-gravity chairs as they nap or surf the web during halotherapy. The therapy simply entails breathing the room’s air, which is suffused with salt microparticles and negative ions that soothe respiratory systems. As sessions unfold, adults can enjoy the relaxing effects of dimmed colored lights and music, and kids can play with Alex and his stash of toys.
Patients who visit Dr. William Massey at Elise Laser & Medical Spa know one thing: they won't be in for a long recovery period after undergoing one of his cosmetic procedures. That's because the doctor sticks to treatments that require minimal—if any—downtime, from photofacials and Botox to chemical peels and Aluma skin renewal. A particular attraction is fractional-laser skin resurfacing, a treatment that makes the skin seem firmer and decreases wrinkles after just 10–20 minutes.
At New Holland Recreation Center, guests pursue health goals inside a modern 8,000-square-foot fitness center while enjoying the benefits of social interaction. Treadmills, ellipticals, and cycling equipment pump legs as fast as a cheetah churning butter, and a 16-piece circuit-training area tones and tightens muscles. Aqueous athletes can stretch caudal fins in a 25-yard pool with lap and leisure divisions. Bubble jets, a water slide, and mushroom fountain foster water play and quests for kidnapped princesses, and four lap lanes sculpt lean legs in an 83-degree aquatic environment. Enjoy competitive play and team-building on the rubber-floored gymnasium inlayed with boundaries for volleyball, basketball, and kangaroo court. Inside the game room, guests shoot pool, play ping-pong, and gesticulate wildly at a Nintendo Wii as children safely romp within the Tot Spot for up to two hours (not included with this Groupon; additional $2 for first child, $1 for each additional child).
In 1993, Jay and Tracey Bocci began their quest to develop a world-class salon. Through skill, an eye on industry trends, and a focus on their customers, Bocci Salon quickly grew. By 1999, it had become one of the top 200 fastest growing salons in the United States. It is now recognized as one of the top salons in Michigan
Celebrity hair stylist Ken Paves, who has snipped the strands of such stars as Jessica Simpson and Eva Longoria, operates a stylish tress-treating salon to keep clients catwalk-ready. Each talented stylist was trained under Paves and brings an individual knowledge and technique to help clients achieve a look suited to their personal tastes and style. Opt for a haircut and a trained trimmer will snip your tresses with the ease of a swan dancing Swan Lake, transforming stressed manes into trendy looks for women ($60+) and men ($25+). Add little rays of sunlight to manes with highlights (partial $55+; full $75+) and get a polished finish with a professional blowout ($30).