Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Chiropractic, massage, and therapy rehab
Brands Used: Biofreeze, Nutritional Frontiers
Dr. Thomas Kalkstein earned his degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1983. In the decades since his graduation, Dr. Kalkstein has honed a progressive chiropractic method that can render numerous health benefits. He uses spinal adjustments to relive pain, treat injuries, and even fight disease—all without relying on drugs or invasive procedures.
Body-contouring sessions at The Pittsburgh Aesthetic Laser Lipo Center begin when a technician straps a set of Lapex BCS LaserLipo paddles onto problem areas such as the belly, thighs, or arms. These paddles emit a low-level laser energy that breaks down fat cell membranes over the course of 40 minutes. Next, patients stand on a whole-body vibration platform for 10 minutes to help purge the expelled fatty acids from the body. The clinic staff recommends 8–12 treatments, along with maintaining a healthy diet, active lifestyle, and perfect wink, for optimal results.
Evolve Wellness Spa's licensed staff of aestheticians helps flagging physiques replenish their pep with an array of holistic services. Begin a revitalizing afternoon with the Primal Relaxation massage ($70), marked by rhythmic strokes with light-to-medium pressure designed to roll over muscle groups, whisk away worries, and expel lingering fears of cattle-robbing chupacabras. Once the body goes limp from hip to neck, Evolve Wellness Spa's resident staffers then apply a barrage of natural and organic skincare products to the face, all in an effort to balance and purify the smooth epidermal surface ($80).
Confluence Healing's licensed acupuncturist takes aim at chronic conditions and brings balance to wobbly minds with both private and supportive community treatments. During an approximately 90-minute initial session, the pin guru divines health issues through old-fashioned discussion and the ancient art of filling out medical forms to customize treatments for each client's mental and physical condition. Skilled fingers guide 10–20 hygienic needles into arms, legs, and other key skin outposts to target the root of each malady, including fatigue and depression, while body owners relax on a comfy massage table.
Ellen Ona practices traditional acupuncture to improve clients’ health holistically. Guests should arrive 15–30 minutes before their scheduled appointment time to complete paperwork, review their medical history, and sketch themselves riding their Chinese-zodiac animal. Drawing on the millennia-old principles of traditional Chinese medicine to liberate qi—the body’s healthy energy—Ellen inserts hair-thin needles into acupuncture points that correspond to client's specific ailments. Acupuncture can alleviate pain and stress and may provide relief from a range of ailments, including insomnia, depression, headaches, acute and chronic back pain, and indigestion. Each appointment lasts 60–90 minutes—call to schedule.