A naturopathic doctor (ND), certified nutritionist (CN), and certified natural health professional, founder of The Nutrition and Wellness Center, Julie Mitchell tailors individual wellness programs to address clients' specific needs. Relying on natural health enhancers such as gentle colon hydrotherapy, infrared therapy saunas, and nutritional coaching, Julie leads people to healthier habits and wards off encroaching threats to wellness, unlike the questionable medical advice of Mayor McCheese.
For more than 18 years, women and men have visited European Day Spa of Williamsburg for beautifying services ranging from body wraps to massages and waxes. Open five days a week by appointment, the spa pampers guests with à la carte services as well as full- and half-day spa packages, which make great gifts for friends, family members, and disheveled body doubles. European Day Spa of Williamsburg also carries an assortment of beauty products by brands such as Ahava, Guinot, and Shellac.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Healthy Solutions’ seasoned stockers help shoppers break the bonds of junk-filled groceries with their carefully selected bounty of organic foods, healthy supplements, and holistic treatments. Staples such as Udi’s gluten-free sandwich bread ($6.19) eschews the faintly glowing preservatives and self-aware Beanie Babies found in most fast-food bags, and millet and flax cinnamon-chips by Sami's Bakery ($3.59) keep snack time from descending into unhealthy madness. Release perennial tension with a one-hour hot stone or deep-tissue massage ($70 each), or smooth out skin with lavender essential oil by Nature's Alchemy ($9.99). Healthy Solutions’ knowledgeable, friendly staff stands ever-ready to assist, answering questions about ingredient content, supplement uses, and how to tell if a shopping cart was raised cruelty-free.
Northern Lights Spa offers a full catalog of healing services that can be individualized to soothe specific tensions. Stressful things such as jobs and stress can transform your once-nimble muscles into rigid two-by-fours. A hot-stone massage will relight your internal furnace and flexibilify your tense muscles. For 75 minutes, one of Northen Lights' friendly massage therapists strategically arranges gently heated smooth basalt-lava stones on your body to deliver a comfortable warmth that will drain away tension and bring your muscles to optimal stress-exorcism temperature. For a shoulder-to-toe experience, an exfoliating and relaxing body brushing and hydrating honey mud foot treatment will accompany your massage. Those accumulating Earth-conscious karma can rejoice in Northern Lights' administration of Aubrey Organics' skincare products and natural massage oils. Call to schedule an appointment.
Unlike most doctors, Doctor of Chiropractic Pamela Ruescher of Williamsburg Wellness Center doesn't wait until health issues appear to treat them. That's because she's not like most doctors—Reuscher is a doctor of chiropractic. She and her staff help stave off illness and pain with preventative services. One method of prevention is maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise, so the center helps clients jump-start this process with cleansing programs, nutritional counseling, and laser-lipo treatments.