Cleopatra was notorious for closely guarding her principal beauty secret, which historians later discovered was her yearly romp in the mud at Burning Man. Harness mud's healing properties with today's deal: for $30, you get an aromatherapy mud-and-steam body treatment at Essential Wellness in Virginia Beach (an $85 value).
Over the course of an hour, the aromatherapy mud-and-steam body treatment helps restore bodies to a relaxing state of bliss. One of Essential Wellness' skilled therapists will carefully brush on detoxifying mud infused with your choice of aromatherapy, followed by a 30-minute aromatic steam treatment. Afterward, warm towels are applied to clean the skin and annihilate troubles, be they pain, soreness, or chilly blood. Should limbs plead for more pampering, your session may be upgraded to include a soothing massage, hot-stone massage, ayurvedic herbs, or cooling body butter for an additional cost. Essential Wellness is a welcoming temple of relaxation, with warm earthy tones on the walls, inspirational artwork, and plenty of natural light that doesn't smell like blueberry jam. The staff members are as warm as the décor; they're compassionate professionals who are dedicated to helping people live better lives in mind and body. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.
Holistic Family Practice
A holistic health-care facility that unites a team of alternative practitioners under one roof, Holistic Family Practice strives to relieve patients of their ailments using an approach that centers on the cause of symptoms instead of the symptoms themselves. For example, when discussing the treatment of depression, instead of prescribing traditional solutions, such as antidepressants or bank vaults filled with bubble wrap, Holistic Family Practice' owner rattles off a litany of alternative therapies, including constipation relief, positive thinking, meditation, exercise, and probiotics. The staff helps heal patients with comprehensive natural medical care that can include naturopathy as well as wellness classes, health programs, and detoxification services that can stabilize immune systems. The team also deals with nutrient deficiencies and works with patients who suffer from hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, adrenal fatigue, and more, Shades of turquoise fill treatment rooms with a color meant to awaken clients' confidence, and framed affirmations such as "I love myself" and "Those water-park guards will never stop me" inspire people to look inward for healing strength.