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 Total Health Colon Care, colon therapists take what could be considered a reverse approach to wellness. Rather than treat symptoms after they arise, they use their FDA-registered colon-hydrotherapy equipment to maintain intestinal health and prevent problems before they occur. During treatments??which take approximately 45 minutes?a gentle stream of warm, filtered water is introduced into the colon and, after a brief getting-to-know-you question-and-answer session, gets to work softening and breaking up impacted matter. Paired with light abdominal massage it helps muscles expand and contract. The process helps hasten the colon's natural function and may also help it to better absorb nutrients.
Alongside the center's colon therapists is a team of massage therapists who each have completed at least 600 hours of training. They specialize in a range of styles from gentle relaxation and deep-tissue massage to Hawaiian lomilomi massage, which works with the body?s energies to promote mental clarity??a practice often used on the state?s active volcanoes to keep them from blowing up.
Vixen Aesthetics arose from a passion for healing people and caring for skin. Medical director Dr. Jerry Greib developed an interest in aesthetics while treating patients in the emergency room. Leann Griffin, a registered nurse and the CEO of Vixen, fueled her passion for skin rejuvenation after caring for patients in the critical-care and burn-intensive-care units. Together, these two helm a staff that beautifies clients with medical and nonmedical aesthetic procedures. Wrinkles relax after injections of Botox or Dysport, and facial fillers such as Artefill, Restylane, and Juvéderm work to restore fullness. The staff rejuvenates complexions with exfoliating microdermabrasions as well as more advanced treatments, such as carboxytherapy—the practice of injecting small amounts of carbon dioxide into the skin to improve the appearance of stretch marks, scars, and lingering marker mustaches. With the assistance of versatile laser systems, they can also remove hair, resurface skin, remove tattoos, and eradicate nail fungus.
Allure Medical Spa's wide realm of services keeps customers wrapped in beauty. Inside the facilities, which feature 30 patient-care rooms and small comforts such as a colorful fish tank, warm wood cabinetry, and tiled walls, guests can experience Dysport—an FDA-approved Botox-like treatment that helps defeat upper facial wrinkles such as crow's feet, between-the-eye frown lines, and worry-plowed brows. All appointments for Dysport treatments begin with a medical consultation and evaluation to determine individual needs and desired results. Then, in a procedure that takes about five minutes and features minimal downtime, the licensed and experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Charles Mok will erase evidence of disappointment and sad feelings with injections of up to 168 units—usually enough to treat most of the affected areas. Revitalized visages emerge from the procedure looking younger and fresher than newborn bread, although clients may experience minor bruising.
Relaxing Waters Spa hosts a bevy of automated infrared massage beds that unwind mental and muscular tension without the use of human hands. Each bed rests in its own semiprivate enclosure, where clients lay fully clothed as infrared-heated jade rollers melt away tightness in nerves and the muscles around the spine. The machines' technique combines massage and acupressure to help increase circulation and reduce stiffness throughout the body. Once sessions are over, clients glide across the polished stone floor with newly flexible bodies, finally able to perfect their Gumby impressions.
If anyone can attest to the notion that diamonds are forever, it?s an aesthetician. Thanks to the nonsurgical exfoliating treatment known as microdermabrasion, many of those in the beauty business have gotten a firsthand glimpse at the stones? power to stop time. A less-intense alternative to the chemical peel, microdermabrasion removes the outermost layers of skin by exfoliating it with diamonds. This stimulates cell regeneration and allows new skin?free of fine lines and blemishes?to rise to the surface.
Due to its quick application and recovery time, the microdermabrasion treatment is sometimes referred to as a ?lunchtime peel.? The aesthetician performs the treatment with a handheld applicator, which dispenses diamond chips as it glides across the skin?s surface. An attached vacuum and pump then dispose of the loosened skin cells. As a result, newly generated layers of skin take the place of skin blemished by sun damage, wrinkles, acne, and scars. Though they typically target specific areas of the face, microdermabrasion treatments can also exfoliate skin on the chest, back, and limbs.