Massage was developed by NASA to help astronauts cope with edgy Tang-induced sugar highs, lack of ESPN, and predatory aliens stowed away in the hangar bay. Achieve its soothing effects outside the soul-crushing abyss of outer space with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get $80 worth of spa and wellness services and holistic therapy at Alive & Well A Holistic Center in Fort Myers.
A wellness-oriented destination, Alive & Well offers a range of health and body services designed to align clients’ bodies, emotions, minds, and spirits. The one-hour signature massage relaxes visitors through muscle-grain pressure and customized care ($65). Distance pet healing can diminish anxiety in animal pals while helping eliminate bad habits such as digging holes in the yard, chewing on furniture, and holding poker nights ($75).
Tightly wound individuals can engage in emotional therapies such as the one-hour art therapy ($90) and the one-hour inner-child therapy sessions ($90), or they can cultivate calmness with a 90-minute private yoga session ($75). Yoga veterans malleable as warm wax and neophytes unable to touch their toes are equally welcome.
Alive & Well A Holistic Center
Physical and metaphysical healing go hand in hand at Alive & Well A Holistic Center, where seasoned practitioners target bodies, minds, and spirits with alternative medicine. Natural-health consultations often include iridology, a technique that involves examining the eyes' irises to uncover potential causes of pain, fatigue, and other unpleasant symptoms. Armed with this information, staffers may guide clients toward healing modalities such as reiki, a Japanese energy-balancing technique, or reflexology, a type of foot massage believed to promote full-body wellness. Herbalists and massage therapists may also recommend nutritional supplements and essential oils to help fight headaches, insomnia, or lethargy. Yoga instructors shepherd students toward stress release and physical vitality during group and private classes filled with ancient poses and breaths as deep as Poseidon's diary entries.