Spa sessions offered:
Steam Sauna, Ear Coning / Candling, Chi Enery System, Hand and Foot Hydration Treatment, Far Infrared FIR Sauna, Ionic Foot Detox Bath, Massage, Facials, Airbrush Tanning Infrared Sauna Body Wrap
AlternativeWellness Day Spa is pleased to provide the Steamy Wonder’s™ patented steam system which offers the most comfortable and healthy way to steam: lying down with the head and neck kept cool.
Since ancient times, steam therapy has been used by traditional healing systems around the world to improve and maintain good health and beauty. Turkish baths, Indian sweat lodges, Finnish saunas, Japanese steam rooms-these are just a few examples of cultures that harness the power of steam. Even Hippocrates recognized that by creating an 'artificial fever' (which is what happens during a Steamy Wonder™ treatment) he could cure many illnesses.
Today, most Western health practitioners are unfamiliar with the benefits of steam therapy as research in the West is very limited. Contrast that to Japan where steam bathing is recognized as an effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions-mild depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, nicotine addiction, hypertension, chronic pain, respiratory conditions, and cardiovascular disease.
** Add a Body Wrap, Body Scrub or Ayervedic Mud to enhance your detoxification. *Additional Cost*
** Also Add Essential Oils to your steam water to relax your body and mind. *Additional Cost*
Ear Coning / Candling:
Ear candling, also called ear coning, is a folk medicine practice intended to remove earwax (cerumen) and "toxins" from a person's ear by means of a hollow candle placed in the ear. It involves placing one end of a hollow candle in the ear canal and lighting it. Ear candling has been shown to be ineffective at creating a vacuum and removing impurities from the ear, and has resulted in injuries
Ear candling is used primarily for cleaning the ears and to promote a healthy atmosphere in the ears, sinus cavities and throat. There are, however, several other benefits. The process can regulate pressure, assist with post nasal drip, sinusitis, catarrh, migraines, some forms of hearing loss, and restoration of equilibrium.
Procedure -- One end of a cylinder or cone of waxed cloth is placed into the subject's ear, and the other end lighted. Usually the subject is lying on one side with the treated ear uppermost and the candle vertical, perhaps stuck through a paper plate or aluminum pie tin to protect against any hot wax or ash falling down the side. A typical ear candling session can last up to 45 minutes, during which time a series of 1 or 2 ear candles may be burned for each ear. The experience is generally described as being unusual, but pleasant and relaxing. One may hear some crackling and popping, or feel some heat during the ear candling session.
Warnings -- Ear candling should not be done to people who have ear tubes, perforated ear drums, or artificial ear drums. Ear candlers will use an otoscope to examine their client's ears before and after the session.
Benefits -- The hot air is claimed to melt earwax and create a vacuum that pulls out toxins from the inner ear and the sinuses. At the end of the treatment the subject can be shown the accumulated ash and melted wax inside the candle, which are presented as wax and even fungus drawn out of the ear. Smoke circulating in the ear is sometimes also claimed to have physically beneficial or even mind-clearing effects. The benefits claimed for ear candling are vague and even contradictory, and no scientific studies have been done to document the health benefits of ear candling. Proponents claim significant improvements in their hearing, inner ear pain relief and a reduction in tinnitus symptoms after several ear candling sessions.
Chi Energy System:
It's happening everyday. Our well-being is being robbed. Life is creating a stress crisis. We work harder and longer than ever. How can we best use our time for relaxation?
It only takes 15 minutes out of your day.
Treat yourself to a Chi massage on the chi machine. The smooth, rhythmic motion of the chi machine gives you a relaxing, yet energizing full-body massage. The perfect harmony of yin and yang. To restore our vigor we relax. From legs to spine; to your shoulders, feel as your body loosens. Relax, as waves of tranquility enters your mind. Let the Chi energy flow within your body.
The therapist will have you place your ankles on the soft rubberized cushion. The therapist will then set the time and intensity on the digital controller. Close your eyes and relax. Let your body flow. The tension, stiffness, and stress just seem to dissipate from your body as you sway gently. When the chi machine stops don't immediately get up. Most of the benefits of a chi massage occurs when the session is over. You will feel what many call "the chi rush". The life-energy flowing within your body. Just relax for a minute or two before getting back on your feet.
Traditional Chinese Medicine considers chi, this vital energy; responsible for the health of our mind and body..
Chi machines massage the internal organs, which in Traditional Chinese Medicine has tremendous benefits. Improved circulation; lymphatic drainage; decrease in tension; increase in energy levels; improved relaxation, and improved sleep patterns. These are the most commonly reported benefits from users of chi machines.
It is great for runners, cyclists, or athletes to massage sore legs after a strenuous workout; or if you've been pounding your feet all day, the far infrared heated vibrating foot panel with its precise reflexology points provides a penetrating vibration massage.
The Chi machine is perfect to add to your fitness program. You can achieve your fitness goals faster!
Keep your Chi strong. Your workouts will be more vigorous!
Neck & Shoulder Stiffness?
The Chi System has its 2-speed massage panel can help with releasing tension in the back, shoulders, and neck. The Far Infrared heated massage panel gives an amazing shoulder/upper back massage.
A feature unique to the chi machine is the neck massage groove. By positioning cushions to support yourself to the proper level; the middle 'hump' in the cushion of the Evergain 308DL Stressbuster machine provides a gentle swaying motion to ease away a stiff or sore neck.
Precision Reflexology - Foot Massage
Precise reflexology points on the massage panel has 6 infrared lamps for an invigorating foot massage. 2 vibrations speeds with the option of an infrared heated foot massage. Perfect way to revive your tired feet!
Hand and Foot Hydration Treatment:
Benefits and Process of Warm Paraffin Treatments
Warm paraffin relieves the pain of arthritis, fibromyalgia, tense tired muscles and aching joints. It also rejuvenates, hydrates and nourishes the skin.
Throughout history, paraffin heat therapy has been proven to provide pain relief for many conditions, including joint stiffness, muscle spasms, inflammation, and more. But one of the earliest uses was the fast, effective relief from the pain of arthritis -- is still one of the most common therapies.
After a paraffin dip the heat increases the blood supply to the area being treated, moisture is drawn from the underlying layers of the skin, the moisture surfaces and mixes with the applied moisturizer. This fluid is unable to evaporate because of the paraffin glove. It is then infused back into the skin resulting in the most successful way to rejuvenate, hydrate and nourish the skin while relieving pain and stiffness.
How it's done:
A paraffin dip takes only a few minutes. First, the skin is cleansed, then a moisturizing lotion is applied and lightly massaged into the area. The hand or foot is immersed gradually into a warm paraffin spa, creating an extra thick paraffin glove. A mitt or bootie is then slipped over a plastic liner creating a seal to improve heat retention (the disposable plastic liner protects the mitt or bootie from the paraffin). The treatment will last about 20 minutes then the paraffin glove will be peeled off, revealing soothed, incredibly soft and moist hands or feet!
Far Infrared Fir Sauna:
A conventional sauna heats the air in the chamber to a very high temperature, which in turn heats our body. A FIR sauna works differently. Neither oxygen molecules nor nitrogen molecules in the air can block the FIR wave; therefore, the FIR unique wave length penetrates directly onto our body a couple of inches. It makes us feel quite warm and we perspire profusely, but our skin is not hurt by the hot air. Spending only 15 minutes in the infrared sauna corresponds to 30 minutes of jogging in calories burned - you can use it daily! A high rate of heat efficiency increases perspiration while promoting circulation to keep at your body at its healthiest.
* Help improve circulation * Relieve stress and tension * Achieve a cardiovascular workout without suffering muscular and joint stress * Ease muscle pain, joints and arthritisand other stiffness without toxic side-effects * Burn hundreds of calories without hours on the exercise bike or treadmill * Relieve back pain, muscle spasms, headaches and sinus congestion * Burn cellulite away by dry heat therapy * Enjoy cleansing facials for clearer, smoother, more beautiful skin * Accelerate the body's natural healing processes and reduce fatigue * Increase flexibility * Clean clogged pores and help to reduce acne, eczema, psoriasis * Improve fitness by increasing heart rate and decreasing blood pressure * Purge bodily toxins and mineral waste.
Ionic Foot Detox Bath:
Our body takes in and utilizes various forms of condensed energy, mostly from food, and air which quality have been dramatically diminished in the recent decades.
An ionic foot bath (also called ion cleanse foot bath or detox foot spa) is a biofield-enhancing and detoxification tool. It's really a simple and powerful technology that provides a holistic alternative to full body cleanse and energy body stimulation. Ionic foot baths help to clean up and redefine energy pathways and unblock the free flow of energy in the meridians. An ionic foot bath can be used on their own, or as a compliment to other detox systems with regular exercise and proper diet.
The basic health claims are listed as follows:
- ionic foot baths stimulate and rebalance the whole bioenergetic field,
- clear up energetic blockages / unblock the energy flow in the meridians
- facilitate capillary micro-circulation in the organs (including the detoxifying organs)
- improve lymphatic circulation and boost immune functions, thus increase the body's ability to fight infections, inflammations and cancer
- enhance the functioning of the detoxifying organs such as the liver, kidneys, colon, skin and lungs
- enhance the body's ability to protect itself from electromagnetic field radiation
- have a general stimulating effect on the whole organism increasing the overall sense of well-being
- ion foot baths improve sleep and memory functions
- decrease recovery time after injuries, surgeries and diseases
- help repairing the tissues, especially the connective tissues; increase flexibility
- enhance nutrient absorption
- help to relieve headaches, arthritis and joint pain
How Can Massage Be Medically Beneficial?
Massage therapy helps you relax, re-align and rejuvenate. There are many positive aspects to receiving massage therapy on an ongoing basis, and with the busy lives we lead, we can all benefit from a little stress-management.
More Americans are turning to therapeutic massage treatment to provide relaxation, relieve tension associated with the daily stresses of their busy lives, or simply to help maintain good health and achieve a balanced lifestyle. Oh, and let's not forget how great it feels to be treated by a professional massage therapist.
There are so many healthy benefits to receiving massage therapy on a regular basis:
Recent scientific research also proves that massage therapy increases immune function, decreases stress levels and reduces recovery time in many medical conditions including:
- Depression and Anxiety
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Asthma and Bronchitis
- Circulatory Problems
- Sports Injuries
- Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)
- Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
Having a regular facial assists the circulatory system and stimulates the skin. Some argue that it may also help slow down premature aging by increasing awareness of skin care. Keeping your skin hydrated will help keep the skin moist and stop dehydration. Most of all facials are extremely relaxing and great (in combination with massage) for destressing.
The massage, which is an important part of a facial, helps blood circulation, which in turn aids lymphatic drainage (the removal of toxins and waste from the body). A massage also relaxes the facial muscles and is very important to delay the onset of wrinkles.
For many people, summer is a time to relax with friends at the pool or beach, soaking up the sun's rays to get that perfect golden tan. But before you grab your swimming suit and head for the water, or even a tanning bed, consider that there is an alternative to getting the sun-bronzed glow you want without stressing your skin out.
Getting a sunless tan is easy. Applied with an airbrush and air compressor, this method uses DHA (dihydroxyacetone), which saturates the outermost layer of your skin, staining the dead cells gradually. The result? A golden tan without the risk of skin cancer. This method offers realistic results, excellent coverage, and typically lasts five to seven days. Most salons even customize the spray to your skin color, giving you even more satisfying results.
Airbrush tanning gives you the same results in fifteen minutes as five tanning bed sessions or as many hours in the sun. It also improves your skin's overall appearance by de-emphasizing freckles, cellulite, stretch marks, scars, and varicose veins. If you are fed up with dealing with the inconsistency of sunless tanning lotions or are trying to be more health conscious less exposure to UV rays, airbrush sunless tanning gives you a great, healthy way to tan year round.
Infrared Body Wrap Therapy
What is radiant heat?
Radiant heat is simply a form of energy that heat objects directly without having to heat the air in between. Radiant heat is also called infrared energy (IR). The infrared segment of the electromagnetic spectrum occurs just below or to red light. This band of light is not visible to human eyes but we can feel this type of light, which we perceive as heat. When this happens, it creates a natural resonance, which has many beneficial properties. The sun is the principle source of radiant energy. Never to be confused with ultra-violet energy. Remember the last time you were sun tanning with sunscreen? Were you hot? Of course you were because the sunscreen only stops the UV (ultraviolet) light from hitting your skin. The Far-Infrared heat (FIR light waves) penetrates your skin, giving you that wonderful feeling of natural warmth.
You can be exposed to Far-Infrared heat for hours and it will never cause your skin to burn. Far-Infrared heat is completely healthy and safe for all living things. In fact, it is so safe that it is used in the hospitals to warm newborn infants.
Some of the Benefits
" Gives a more healthy, invigorated, vigorous body
" Results in the body feeling great
" Helps reduce the appearance of cellulite
" Increases energy
" Promotes a calm, relaxed feeling
" Reduces the appearance of swelling and puffiness around the eyes, face hands, fingers or feet
Prescription Drugs: check with your health care professional for possible changes in the drug's effect due to an interaction with infrared therapy.
Check with your health care professional if you have any ailments, joint problems, surgical implants, silicone, are predisposed to hemorrhaging or are pregnant.
Should any condition worsen with the use of an infrared system, the use of the system should be discontinued.