Monday, January 25 marks the kickoff of Soho House New York's Wellness Week. The boutique member's club and hotel, in collaboration with its in-house spa, Cowshed, has assembled an impressive roster of health and wellness professionals--including Dr. Alejandro Junger, the cleanse specialist of Gwyneth/GOOP fame--who are ready to help us all start 2010 with a clean slate.
In their own words:
Most of us talk about the need to detox and cleanse after the indulgence of the holidays but, well, TV and ice cream are so much more appealing. To make it easier for you to turn talk into action, we've assembled an amazing team of wellness practitioners who will be available in the Cowshed and the House during the wellness week.
I'm going to be playing guinea pig all next week, trying out the range of pulse diagnosis, holistic medicine, Junger's cleanse protocols, fertility abdominal massage (??), and vibration therapy (?!?) all for you. Yes, I'll be submitting myself to the tortures of complementary medicine (just kidding, I live for this stuff), and will be blogging daily to document my findings. I'm sure we'll all learn a thing or two. I might even indulge my wanderlust and explore the hotel's sumptuous sixth-floor bar...what's that saying about all work and no play?
Below is a roster of the events and treatments available by appointment to guests and the public throughout next week, in case anyone wants to join me! Appointments can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (646) 253 6111.
Monday through Friday from 9am-2pm
Michelle Spina: http://www.michellespina.com/
Michelle Spina is a master practitioner skilled in the art of pulse diagnosis yielding highly effective results. Her intuitive nature and unique point protocols have made her a highly sought after practitioner and celebrity secret. Her practice is dedicated to a creative and integrative approach to health and wellness, with particular specialization in fertility enhancement. Offerings include acupuncture, gua sha, Chinese herbal consult and NAET energetic balancing.
60 min service: $100
Tuesday and Thursday from 9am-2pm
Dr. Jurica; http://www.drscottjurica.com/
Dr. Scott Jurica is a holistic doctor specializing in integrative medicine, nutrition and applied kinesiology. Dr. Jurica will combine an array of the latest natural medicine techniques to aid weight loss, allergies, fatigue, or other complex health issues.
30 min service: $60.00
Friday from 9am-2pm
Loretta Young; http://www.theartofbodywork.com/
Laura Young practices Arvigo Maya Abdominal Massage, which is a massage technique developed by Dr. Rosita Arvigo in the 1980s. This gentle massage technique is designed to noninvasively manipulate the internal organs. According to Arvigo, Maya Abdominal Massage can be used to address some gynecological problems, especially infertility and prolapsed uterus, and it can also be used to treat gastrointestinal problems along with an assortment of other conditions. Typically, sessions also include counseling which may encompass the use of traditional herbal medicines, steam baths, and other alternative medical treatments.
60 min service: $85
Tuesday from 7pm-9pm
Dr Junger; http://www.cleanprogram.com/
Dr. Alejandro Junger is the creator of the Clean Program, a 21-day detox enjoying massive support from celebrities and mere mortals intent on becoming healthier. Gwyneth Paltrow is a follower and Donna Karen has extolled the benefits. Dr. Junger will be explaining and discussing his program and book in a talk in the Library, along with smoothies from the plan on-hand for members to try.
Tuesday from 7pm-9pm
Andrew Barile; http://www.stationfitness.com/
Andrew owns STATION Studios NYC Vibration & Spa, the first and only Vibration Training studio in Manhattan. Station Fitness has received major national recognition for its training protocols and success in the fitness market. Andrew has contributed to many magazines as a fitness and rehabilitation expert, including Marie Claire, SHAPE, Glamour, W, Daily News and AM New York. He will be discussing Power Plate vibration training and I-LIPO, the latest body contouring treatment in the United States.