Growing up on a farm, Dr. Olivia saw from a very early age that a harmonious relationship with nature can assist the body with its most basic needs. It's a lesson she's carried through her entire life, and at Distinct Touch, The Bodywork Center, Inc., she translates this earth-based philosophy into holistic and alternative healthcare.
Dr. Olivia's evaluation treatments include body scans, auricular therapy that uses reflexology points in the ear, and capno therapy, during which clients use a machine called a capnometer to evaluate their breathing. Dr. Olivia then helps her clients optimize their health via cupping and the multi-tool QNRT, which stands for Quantum Neurological Reset Therapy.
At The Natural Place, Dr. Jonathan W. Singer oversees a staff of registered nurses, laser technicians, and licensed and certified paramedical aestheticians who subscribe to the same philosophy. Through their services, which include vibration therapy, the team can help to alleviate some of the symptoms associated with Parkinson's Disease, MS, and orthopedic problems. The clinic's aesthetic treatments, such as Botox, oxygen facials, and laser hair removal, help to boost confidence, and weight-management plans aim to produce healthy results in patients. Dr. Singer and his staff also perform Body Bronze sunless spray tans and intense pulsed light therapy (IPL), which can be used to diminish the appearance of spider and varicose veins as well the need to go to the disco.
Theresa discovered the benefits of massage when she was only three months old, needing the gentle kneads and strokes to relieve pains that traditional medicine couldn't help. Rob lived a spiritual life before realizing that his focus on the mind and soul had caused him to overlook the third part of that equation: the body. While these two massage therapists took different paths to their current profession, they both ended up at Beyond BodyWork.
Their clients are nothing less than thrilled about this turn of events. It means that they can indulge in the therapeutic benefits of Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal massages that Theresa and Rob sometimes enhance with fragrant oils. But massage isn't the pair's only realm of expertise. They also restore health and balance with full-spectrum infrared sauna sessions and Japanese-inspired reiki energy work.
The husband-and-wife team behind Wellness Spa on 5th Avenue knows firsthand how debilitating toxins can be. Bobbi Thompson attributes allergen sensitivities and weight challenges to her childhood mercury exposure from amalgam fillings and pesticides. Now a registered nurse and colon hydrotherapy practitioner, Thompson has dedicated her life to healing herself and others. Her spouse, Jerry Besing, can attest to her passion. After suffering a major health challenge in 2003, he became increasingly interested in detoxifying treatments, and took a wellness-coaching class at The School of Integrative Healing, directed by Thompson. He is now trained in services ranging from cellulite reduction to lymphatic drainage.
Each relaxing, impurity-targeting treatment takes place within a quaint, Victorian-style house. The crew also sells nontoxic pet products that keep dog, cats, and cherished pet rocks healthy without harming the environment.
The team at LoHi Lipo Laser, a certified Zerona Clinic, targets stubborn fat deposits during noninvasive laser slimming treatments. As clients recline on a treatment table or levitate in midair, low-level-laser diodes pass over the skin, sending
light energy through fat-cell membranes and causing them to break down. Sessions come with neither the risks nor the downtime of surgery. Multiple appointments may be required to yield optimal results.
The clinic's menu of services also includes traditional chiropractics, massage, acupuncture, holistic nutrition, and schvitzes in the infrared sauna.
While the health benefits may be the largest draw at Lake Steam Baths, the fact that they come packaged in relaxing treatments doesn't hurt. Day passes grant access to the spa's detoxifying rooms, which contain an assortment of soothing heat therapies. The signature treatment, of course, is the steam bath. This room is filled with moist clouds of steam, which are infused with eucalyptus oil to further open the pores. And to make the day more luxurious than wearing pants lined with $100 bills, choose from add-on treatments such as exfoliating salt or soap scrubs, reflexology, or massage.