Hi there, Shelby! Tell us who you are and what you do for work.
I am about all things health and wellness, which is why I absolutely love being the manager of the Restore Hyper Wellness location in the McCandless Crossings. It is truly an amazing place, not just because of the modalities we offer, but our clients whom we see on a regular basis. Also, my team is the best; they make the experience. I love helping people do more of what they love.
Restore Hyper Wellness has some pretty futuristic sounding treatments. How would you describe what you do to someone who wants a spa day but might be hesitant about, say, cryotherapy?
Our services help increase your body’s natural healing processes. I always tell people, “Your body is a natural healing warrior, and everything we do helps optimize our internal healing and recovery.” If we have someone who is hesitant about jumping into a cold chamber, we offer them to try our local cryotherapy on a specific area of their body to see how the cold feels. It is scary at first; I have personally gone into cryotherapy with a client that was afraid since we have a two-person chamber. We want people to be comfortable, and we will never force anyone to do anything they do not want to. We educate and we ask questions to find everyone’s need state. Yes, all the services we offer help with restoring and repairing, so we start clients off with one to two services we know will be best for them, and then they can branch out.
What’s your personal favorite service RHW offers?
My favorite service pairing is IV drip therapy and compression therapy. Compression therapy is awesome for blood circulation and muscle recovery; the fluids and micronutrients from the IV are going directly into your bloodstream, so compression helps to move all the good things throughout your body. I also like to do Red Light Therapy twice a week, especially during the winter months — it helps with seasonal affective disorder and cellular repair.
When you’re not working, what do you do for fun? Do you have any favorite local businesses?
I enjoy spending time at home, working out, and hanging out with friends. I go to Altus in Downtown and also Row House in the North Hills. I also like to be outdoors — I’m from the boonies, so city living is much different than what I am used to. A couple other favorite local businesses are 1:11 Juice (they have a location in Southside as well as Downtown) and Yoga Jean. Yoga Jean is owned by [Pittsburgh local] PJ Frontino, and if you’re looking for some new yoga and workout gear, she has the best line! Comfortable, affordable, and great quality!
Give us your hottest take about our city — what’s an amazing or horrible thing about Pittsburgh that sticks out to you?
I love how Pittsburgh is the city with the most bridges in the world (Editor’s note: While this isn’t quite true, we do have a lot!). Going across Veteran’s Bridge and seeing the sister bridges is one of my favorite views.
What’s your favorite local social media account, and/or how else do you stay up to speed on life in the ’Burgh?
My favorite instagram account is Stuff To Do in Pittsburgh. Those girls are the best at keeping up with events, restaurants, breweries, and all things in Pittsburgh!
Lastly, what is RHW doing (e.g., discounts, sales, special offers) to celebrate the upcoming holidays?
We are doing so many things at Restore in McCandless. We are offering Holiday Flash Sales every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday up until Dec. 22. Sundays are discounted Hydrafacials, Tuesdays are a discounted Red Light and Infrared Sauna combo, and Thursdays are discounted IV drips! We have a Winter Wellness Challenge going on to help our clients stay in routine during the holiday season. We also have a gift card promotion happening so if you spend, you receive! The gift of Hyper Wellness is one of the best gifts because we want our loved ones to feel their best, be healthy, and DO MORE!
You can learn more about Restore Hyper Wellness and their services at restore.com.
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