spas have traditionally used heat to de-stress and detoxify, but
lately the health and wellness industry has been favoring cold
therapies to bring relief and relaxation to clients.
and cold is nothing new in spa therapy ó itís been around for
thousands of years," says Jean Kolb, director of wellness for
Kohler Co. "But itís something thatís trending right
In May, Kohler
Waters Spa introduced the Kohler Kur, which derives its name from the
German word for health or cure. During the 80-minute service, clients
are swathed in a therapeutic cool resting wrap designed to stimulate
the bodyís healing response.
service is designed to relieve fatigue, boost the immune system and
increase your bodyís natural metabolic responses," says Kolb.
Kolb says the
80-minute healing experience is intended for the "spa adventurist."
exhilarating," she adds.
Also new to the
Kohler spa menu is the Detox Deílight, a full-body massage that
alternates the use of cool and warm stones handpicked from Lake
Superior. The 50-minute experience incorporates warming and cooling
massage oils and scents leaving guests feeling refreshed and
good detoxifying treatment," says Kolb.
Cool Killing Fat
Other spas in
the Milwaukee area are using cold therapy to eliminate hard-to-fight
body fat. Developed by Harvard scientists as a nonsurgical alternative
to liposuction, Coolsculpting uses a cooling process to target and
kill fat cells under the skin.
Gail Coleman of
Estetika, one of only two licensed Coolsculpting studios in the
Milwaukee area, says the best candidates for the service are those
within 10 to 15 pounds of their goal weight or those with areas of fat
resistant to diet and exercise. From muffin tops to love handles to
tummy pooches to inner and outer thighs, pretty much any trouble spot
can be treated.
great for targeting those areas that you canít exercise away,"
says Chris Zajdel of Skiin in Waukesha.
simply to firm up can benefit from a single treatment. But for clients
seeking more defined body sculpting, several treatments may be
may see a noticeable reduction immediately, but it can be several
weeks before the full effects of the procedure are realized,"
traditional liposuction, thereís no downtime involved with
resume normal activities the same day," says Coleman.