Since the legalization of pocket watches, hypnotists no longer wander the streets convincing dogs to recite the Magna Carta. Plunge the depths of your mind with today's Groupon: for $50, you get $100 worth of mesmerizing services at Whispering Willows in Waterloo.
Whispering Willows co-founder Tracy Bester practices and teaches internal energy medicine as a certified holistic therapist and supply vendor at her tranquil Waterloo location. Spirit-placating services at Whispering Willows include an hour-long reflexology treatment ($50) designed to beat tension demons and negative stressors into submission through pressure applied to reflex points in the hands and feet. Reiki, an energy technique that aims to remove physical and emotional blockages from corporeal forms, helps relieve chronic pain, depression, and crippling bouts of swimmer's ear ($65 for a one-hour treatment). Hypnosis ($120 for 90 minutes) and past-life regression therapy are also available, taking guests down a memory lane paved with images of embarrassing talent show dance routines. Rounding out Tracy’s menu of spiritual desserts is the peanut butter-chocolate triple-blast fudge milkshake equivalent: the 30-minute IonSpa Foot Cleanse ($39.99), which uses the healing power of ionized water and magnetic energy to draw negative hype away from paparazzi-stricken toes.
A profusion of energy-enhancing books, leather-bound journals, and shimmering crystals dot Whispering Willows' gift-filled storefront, inviting holistic salve seekers to peruse the items for themselves or their loved ones.
While there aren't many online reviews for Whispering Willows, they provide testimonials on their website: