In the exclusive world of the Hamptons, where the pursuit of wellness and self-improvement is constantly evolving, a new trend has emerged. According to a recent article in Avenue magazine, the affluent residents of the Hamptons have set their sights on a rather unconventional drug: horse tranquilizer. This mind-altering substance, known as ketamine or Special K in club scenes, is now being administered under the supervision of doctors for its therapeutic benefits. In addition to ketamine, other alternative therapies such as sage-smudging, meditation, THC gummies, micro-dosing of mushrooms, tarot cards, and astrology, have gained popularity in the Hamptons this summer. Let’s delve into the world of these new-age treatments that promise to reshape the mind, body, and spirit.
Dr. Lea Lis, the founder of Hampton Insight for Psychedelic Therapy in Southampton, offers a range of services including comprehensive assessments, guided spiritual journeys, and professional psychotherapy. The centerpiece of her practice is doctor-assisted ketamine therapy, a process involving six sessions in a soundproof room. Lis claims that this treatment not only relieves trauma but also facilitates the shedding of one’s ego, ultimately rewiring the brain to believe in the infinite possibilities of life itself. While it is important to note that ketamine is not yet FDA-approved, therapeutic ketamine has shown promise in helping individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and eating disorders, as reported by the Washington Post. It is worth mentioning that patients must have a valid diagnosis to undergo this therapy, highlighting the seriousness and medical nature of the treatment. The cost of each session, priced at $800, further emphasizes the fact that this therapy should not be pursued for recreational purposes.
The Hamptons’ alternative wellness scene doesn’t stop at ketamine therapy. Casa Wellness, a prominent wellness center in the area, has introduced Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) therapy. This cutting-edge technology offers clients an intense workout experience in just twenty minutes, wearing specialized suits that pulse with electricity. For a price of $200, users can supposedly achieve the equivalent effects of a two-hour workout. The popularity of EMS therapy has even caught the attention of high-profile celebrities such as Kendall and Kylie Jenner, who recently featured it on an episode of their reality TV show, “The Kardashians.”
Alongside these innovative therapies, more traditional New Age practices have also found a place in the Hamptons’ wellness realm. Sage-smudging, an ancient ritual of burning dried sage to purify spaces, has gained popularity for its cleansing properties and ability to dispel negative energy. Meditation, a practice that has been revered for centuries, continues to attract individuals seeking mental clarity and inner peace. THC gummies, derived from cannabis, provide a novel way for individuals to experience the effects of the plant for recreational or therapeutic purposes. Additionally, tarot cards and astrology have become avenues through which people can explore personal insights and navigate life’s uncertainties.
As the desire for holistic well-being continues to grow, the Hamptons have become a breeding ground for alternative therapies and practices that aim to revolutionize the way we heal and transform. Doctor-assisted ketamine therapy, EMS workouts, and a myriad of New Age practices have all found their place in this exclusive enclave of the rich and famous. While these alternative therapies remain subject to further research and scrutiny, they offer a glimpse into the evolving landscape of wellness. As the Hamptons embrace these new avenues to healing, it becomes evident that the pursuit of well-being knows no bounds, and the human spirit is always open to embracing new possibilities.