Sigmund Freud once said, "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar," at which point he mistakenly attempted to light the lollipop dangling from his lower lip. Dig into the psychology of stogies with today's Groupon: for $89, you get one smoking-cessation hypnosis session from The Stop Smoking Pro at The Colon Therapy Center in Roseville (a $199 value).
Stop Smoking Cessation's clinical hypnotherapist, Dr. Wachs, leans on his PhD and 43 years of experience in holistic medicine to clear and cleanse the mind of nicotine dependence. Clients sink into the comfortable arms of a recliner or chair-shaped companion as the mesmerist deploys the same techniques that have loosed more than 100 patients from their cigarette boxes. The Center reports that 85% of clients quit smoking after the first session and 98% after the second treatment, a success rate higher than that of quitting cold turkey, though slightly lower than hiring a strongman to face-punch every cigarette out of the client’s mouth. Second treatments are also available for Groupon customers if required.
The Colon Therapy Center
Certified colon hydrotherapist Dr. Barry Wachs, whose detoxing services have been profiled in Style magazine, clears and cleanses the body's lowermost tributaries through gentle irrigation. The discreet, hygienic facilities at The Colon Therapy Center include private treatment rooms and bathrooms, disposable plastic accessories, and plumbing that emits filtered water as pure as Snow White's thoughts. Dr. Wachs also helps clients rid their bodies of poisons with ionic footbaths, which employ ionic and low-voltage energy to banish internal detritus into the basin's roiling currents.