Stuart Gross’ passion for holistic healthcare stems from personal experience. After his young son spent many months enduring eczema that had not responded to conventional treatment, Gross took him to a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine who was able to clear the symptoms almost overnight. Gross had also been affected by the passing of his father, who died of preventable diabetes and heart disease at the age of 54, as well as the death of his father-in-law, which was a result of the side effects of the drugs he was taking for rheumatoid arthritis. Gross decided to give up his career as an auto mechanic and explore ways in which alternative therapies can heal people. He took a course in nutrition and started working in a health store. Using skills developed during his car-repair days, Gross then trained in various holistic assessment tools and equipment.
Today, Gross uses his knowledge and experience at Yaletown Holistics, where he offers services including oxygen therapy and a variety of homeopathic and nutritional supplements. Gross is also an advanced practitioner in electro-acupuncture according to Voll (EAV), a German-made diagnostic device designed to reveal bodily imbalances and conditions such as food sensitivities and heavy-metal toxicity. Guests also target impurities in a cozy, private infrared sauna, which can be used in conjunction with an iPod or personal yodeler to provide relaxing music.
Within soothing blue walls dappled with vibrant lime-green accents, pHresh Spa and Wellness Club's experienced team rejuvenates and restores radiance to weary bodies with spa services. The balmy wood confines of pHresh's private sauna envelop guests in sweat-inducing infrared waves, which usher toxins from bodies to promote supple, even-toned skin. Physiques sore from boxing confrontational shadows can revel in ache-erasing kneads and soothing oils employed during holistic massage therapy, and loose epidermal exteriors tighten after proper coaxing from radio frequencies used in body-contouring treatments.
Before or after appointments, clients can relax in a lounge distinguished by cushy couches, modern decor, and a crackling fireplace.
Wading barefoot through a muddy swamp has no noteworthy health benefits, but Footopia's mud footbaths are a different story. Infused with natural herbs and crystals, they rejuvenate toes and draw toxins from the body. The holistic health facility’s team specializes in these treatments as well as other foot-centric services. During foot reflexology, they apply pressure to specific points on the feet that may correspond with other parts of the body to improve one’s overall well-being. Footopia'a highly trained massage therapists can also ply the whole body with deep tissue kneads that are more effective than rubbing your back against your barn.
Le Petit Spa boasts a relaxing French-country atmosphere, and the certified dermabrasiors who populate its hallways will happily perform the non-invasive procedure with the sensitivity of professional egg-jugglers. A diamond microdermabrasion session touches a diamond-encrusted wand directly to your face to gently scrub away the mask of dead skin to reveal your newly minted, youthful mug. The treatment also includes a thorough pre-clean and a post-procedure moisturizer application to ensure your ready-to-wear face is protected from harmful UV rays and drifting dandelion petals. After the treatment, you'll also get a mineral-makeup touchup with Jane Iredale products to ensure your head is street-ready.
At Qi Integrated Health, patients can acquire top-notch acupuncture services without swimming in a tank of prickly blowfish. Thanks to a talented and experienced staff of steady-handed pin wielders who moonlight as professional dart players, patients can tap into their bodies' natural healing pathways to obtain a state of balance and wellbeing. Each acupuncture treatment lasts up to one hour and fifteen minutes, depending on the patient's condition. The compassionate and caring registered acupuncturists at Qi will assess your health issues to determine a course of action before inserting super-fine surgical-grade needles at strategic points on the body to stimulate energy flow. The holistic process can abolish stress while treating a wide range of conditions without drugs, including asthma, eating disorders, chronic fatigue, headaches, stomach pain, and burrito toe.