At Pittsburgh Alternative Health, friendly staffers join Doctor of Naturopathy Darrell Misak and needle-free acupressure specialist, Dr. Wan Huang to restore and maximize bodily health and mental well-being with holistic treatments. Toxins are expelled during sauna sessions, where infrared light saps contaminants from muscles, and relaxing ionic footbaths, which kiss the feet with gentle electrical charges. Relaxed patrons can glide into a private mental-rest room, where a programmed audio-visual show lures minds into a state of alert relaxation with music, lights, and footage of baby pandas learning to cartwheel. The health center can also aid patients on the road to health with analytic testing. During an EAV test, technicians use a fusion of mechanical methods and ancient acupuncture pressure points to study the body’s energy. The results can pinpoint sensitivities to foods, chemicals, or existentialist poems that may be decreasing energy or causing other health problems.
Equal parts salon, spa, and fitness center, Studio G boasts a seasoned staff that applies its expertise to make clients look and feel great. Spa treatments such as mud wraps, facials, and massages refresh bodies and provide relaxation. Coiffures undergo similar rejuvenation, despite the fact that hair has no feelings, during salon sessions. Studio G's personal trainer Lisa Saunders helps bodies to release endorphins through focused exercises, and the on-site steam and dry saunas aid in stationary sweat quests.
Their specialties: soothing massages and slimming body-contouring treatments
Most unique massage: bamboo fusion, in which the therapist uses smooth, heated bamboo tools to knead tense muscles
How to make any massage even better: add on aromatherapy, a deep muscle treatment, or a warm dip in paraffin wax
Best way to detox and relax at the same time: a session in the infrared sauna, which can help improve circulation, boost the immune system, and relieve stress
For exercise that's both calming and therapeutic: sign up for the wellness center's yoga or Qi Gong classes
The doctors of Burnett Family Chiropractic & Sports Performance were all athletes before they became doctors. They each have an intimate understanding of the demands and tolls of physical exertion and have devoted themselves to helping patients manage and do away with pain. They offer a variety of chiropractic treatments such as hyperbaric therapy and spinal decompression. Med-spa services, including noninvasive laser-lipo treatments and laser hair removal, are also available.
For Body Beautiful's team of cosmetic experts, it?s not enough to simply treat patients? skin, veins, or cellulite. The med-spa?s staff is also focused on helping patients understand the issues they?re facing and how they can be treated most effectively, which is why all patients begin their relationship with the spa with a personal consultation. Only then does Body Beautiful draw on its arsenal of high-tech services, including treatments that include diode-laser hair removal, tattoo removal, and fractional skin resurfacing and rejuvenation designed to minimize skin irritation. The team also uses lasers?along with peels, ultrasound facials, microdermabrasion, and other approaches?to combat acne and spider veins, and its laser toenail fungus removal helps prepare feet for warm-weather footwear. To complement its other technological techniques, Body Beautiful also offers body-contouring wraps, which rely on a mixture of radio frequency, infrared light, fillers and Botox, and teeth whitening.
It seems there's almost nothing cryotherapy can't do. The blast of frigid air encourages injured muscles to heal, amps up energy levels, and may speed recovery time in athletes. It even has cosmetic applications. Fans of the frosty practice laud its ability to fade blemishes and help manage weight.
At CRYO PGH, cryotherapy veterans and first-timers alike enjoy a private, spa-like cryotherapy experience. It starts in the lobby, where a chic, contemporary design scheme and a friendly receptionist greet each guest. Next, it's into the treatment room, where visitors change into plush terrycloth robes of cobalt and white. Then, the real action takes place in the cryo-sauna itself, a standing chamber that plummets guests in sub-zero temperatures during the 2–3 minute session.