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.
At Indulge Salon, skilled stylists employ training from top cosmetology schools and specialized courses to beautify their clients. Hair artists infuse tresses with nourishing products from Schwarzkopf, Keratin Complex, and Bed Head, accentuating 'dos with extensions and highlights. To up the relaxation ante, guests can nibble and sip from a spread of complementary snacks and drinks as they await purifying facials, spa mani-pedis, or quick waxing treatments. Ladies and gents alike can avail themselves of beauty packages, from a Girls' Day Out princess party complete with manicures and pedicures, to a Gentleman's Retreat spa package consisting of a deep tissue massage, foot detailing, haircut, and beard competition prep.
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).
After graduating from Palmer Chiropractic College, Dr. Daniel Clark went on to become a board-certified chiropractic physician and a member of the Michigan Association of Chiropractors. Today, he draws on more than two decades of experience as he eases back pain, neck cramps, and headaches with an array of services and techniques and help from his staff. When he isn't mending bulging, herniated, and degenerative disks, Dr. Clark treats spinal injuries caused by car accidents and hours spent hunched over seeds, coaxing them to grow into flowers.
Instead of merely treating symptoms, Doctor of Chiropractic Timothy Malter and Doctor of Chiropractic Keith Brennan correct skeletal alignment to decrease nerve irritation and nip health issues in the bud. After discussing the patient’s history, current condition, and wellness goals, the doctors perform gentle chiropractic treatments to allow the body to heal itself. Regular adjustments can even prevent future problems by strengthening nervous systems and straightening spinal columns misaligned from years of competitive hula hooping.