Weird Science: Hollywood-tested wellness treatments—and where to get them in Toronto
Electromagnetic frequencies are pulsed through the body to treat pain, anxiety and even bad moods.
The Science Says: It’s a legit treatment for depression, injury and post-operative pain and swelling.
Who Does It: Suzanne Somers, NASA astronauts.
Who To Call: Bob Berman, the energy healer at Soul 7 clinic in Yorkville. $99–$200 per session. 17 Yorkville Ave., 416-847-6999.
Clients’ faces are injected with “platelet-rich plasma” (PRP), a colourless goo harvested from their own blood. Proponents say it smooths skin and plumps complexions.
The Science Says: It’s early days, but PRP may spur collagen production.
Who Does It: Kim Kardashian, Bar Refaeli.
Who To Call: The Visage Clinic. $1,600 per treatment. 179 John St., 416-929-9800.
Adherents swear that two- to three-minute stints in a liquid nitrogen sauna can boost the immune system and slow the aging process.
The Science Says: Like an ice pack, the cold blasts may reduce injury recovery time. Other claims are iffy.
Who Does It: Demi Moore, Kobe Bryant.
Who To Call: Cryotherapy Toronto. $60 per session. 1111 Finch Ave. W., 416-509-4555.
A cocktail of nutrients is pumped into the blood via IV for one- to two-hour sessions. Used to treat everything from asthma to fatigue.
The Science Says: Anecdotal evidence abounds, but controlled studies are sparse.
Who Does It: Madonna, Cindy Crawford, Rihanna.
Who To Call: Restore Integrative Health. $60–$90 per session. 989 Queen St. E., 647-725-2525.