Let’s Get Physical
Apparently simply spa-ing just isn’t going to cut it anymore. As more and more spa-goers flock to destination spas, they’re looking for something beyond pampering services; they’re looking to keep their health in check through the use of more modern preventative medicine techniques like mammograms and DNA tests. Today’s modern spas enable you to have a bone density test, colonoscopy, dental exam, herbal body wrap, and don’t forget the healthy cooking class—all under one roof! Here are a few of the best head-to-toe mind/body tune-up resorts in the country:
CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND LONGEVITY INSTITUTEWestlake Village, CA
California Health and Longevity Institute is a proactive health and wellness retreat located in the posh Four Seasons Hotel–Westlake Village is equipped with some of the most technologically advanced body inspecting machines available. The resort offers a full radiology suite, MRI machine, digital mammogram, ultrasound, digital X-ray and bone density all on-site, plus the ability to administer stress echocardiograms, and more. Because the resort aims to take a holistic approach to whole body health, balancing Western medical practices with Eastern philosophies, acupuncture, hypnotherapy, guided imagery, meditation, healing touch and Reiki—in addition to the resort’s extensive list of indulgent spa treatments—are available. And why might you want to learn such potentially life-threatening truths about your future? Prevention. Their team of doctors, estheticians, dieticians, fitness experts, and life coaches are trained to give you tools and help instill healthier habits that just might thwart serious, but preventable, ailments.
NEXT STEP INSTITUTE OF INTEGRATIVE MEDICINEVail, CO
Next Step Institute Wellness Weeks embrace an integrative physical, mental, and emotional approach to health care. Each week is focused on a specific issue, but catered to the individual’s unique needs. A team of renowned physicians, therapists, and holistic practitioners bring together the best of Western and Eastern medicine, with Native American healing practices and holistic therapies. Wellness Weeks cater to no more than five or six guests, each suffering from such similar health challenges as chronic pain, arthritis, diabetes, and cancer. Guests get to spend more than ten hours of quality time with physicians who prescribe individual plans for treatment, which may include anything from medication to equine-assisted therapy. Don’t have the time to dedicate a week? Opt for the Day of Wellness: Medicine for the Body, Mind and Spirit, a comprehensive, yet abbreviated version of the Wellness Week.
COOPER CLINICMcKinney, TX
The Cooper Clinic is one of the pioneer centers for preventive medicine. At the Cooper Clinic, doctors who specialize in a variety of fields, including breast health, gynecology, dermatology, nutrition, cardiology, radiology, and gastroenterology make themselves readily available for in-depth consultations, ensuring that guests receive the highest quality of service and care. A unique component to Cooper Clinic is the Cooper Wellness Program, developed to assist with lifestyle modification and provide medical spa treatments to further promote health and healing. Exercise classes, stress management workshops, and goal setting all contribute to the complete mind/body/life analysis and improvement that guests receive from Cooper Clinic.