Best Wellness Centers in Iowa

Iowa Wellness Center

1395 Jordan St Unit C, North Liberty, IA 52317

(319) 214-0958

We provide natural health solutions that are designed just for you. We use the most advanced and researched treatment techniques to gently and restore true health and create a customized plan for you.

Prairie Escape Wellness Center

301 W Jefferson St, Prairie City, IA 50228,


Kirsten has a deep passion for people. It's why she opened Myo Massage Therapy (which has now become Effective Wellness!) almost a decade ago and it's what led her to creating Prairie Escape Wellness Center. She wanted a space where everyone felt welcome. Where people could use their gifts and talents to serve the community. Where small business owners, especially in the health, beauty and wellness space could come together to support one another and collaborate.

Prairie Escape Wellness Center has blossomed into a space where you can book an infrared sauna session, attend a class, nurture your soul with a variety of self-care service options, rent our community room or stop by to shop from our curated selection of health and wellness products.

Collins Wellness Center

207 Main St, Collins, IA 50055


Jenny Slykhuis-McDowell

D.C., DICCP, CCAc., Dipl. Ac. (IACA), CH

Jenny did her undergraduate work at The University of Iowa in Biology and her postgraduate work at Palmer College of Chiropractic earning her B.S. and D.C. degrees. In 2008 she completed a Diplomate in Pediatrics and Pregnancy (DICCP) through Palmer College. In 2012 She completed a Certification and then in 2015 a Diplomate in Acupuncture [Ac. Dipl.(IACA)] through Logan College of Chiropractic. Dr. Jenny is also ACT certified through UNS for Nutrition Response Testing. As a hypnotherapist Jenny is certified through the National Guild of Hypnotists and has trained with Sylvia Brown Hypnosis Training Center (SBHTC), William Mitchell (Mitchell Institute of Professional Hypnosis), Sean Michael Andrews (World’s Fastest Hypnotist), Geoffrey Ronning (Stage Hypnosis Center), The Incredible Richard Barker, and Don Spencer. Dr. Jenny is also employed by and is the owner of Precision Chiropractic Clinic in Knoxville, Iowa.


Lester Buresh Family Community Wellness Center

855 Palisades Rd SW, Mt Vernon, IA 52314


The City of Mt Vernon welcomes you to the Lester Buresh Family Community Wellness Center “the LBC”. The LBC is the vital center of our community where everyone can gather, grow, and thrive. This 33,000 square foot facility has been in the works for the past 20 years! From group exercise classes and team activities to spaces that encourage interaction, the LBC is a great way to stay connected with your neighbors and be a part of the community. We invite you to explore our facility with a day visit or check out our memberships, programs, and rental options.

Transcend Mind-Body Wellness & Floatation Clinic

409 Washington St suite d, Cedar Falls, IA 50613


As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certified in Functional Medicine, Morgan, Transcends Founder and Co-Owner, understands the value of approaching optimal mind-body wellness from a holistic standpoint. Morgan provides integrative mental health services and medication management when indicated at the clinic and through telemedicine. She's also a health and life coach, specializing in working with those suffering from depression and anxiety to create and work towards attainable goals in managing symptoms and living an optimal, purposeful life.

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What is cold therapy?

Cold therapy is a form of cold stress that will activate the body’s internal healing mechanisms. There are many forms of cold therapy tubs and chambers that will give you all of the benefits of cold therapy. These methods may include using a chiller combined with cold plunge, or adding ice to a cold tub or ice barrel. Most commonly cold therapy is used for athletic recovery or mental clarity.

What are the benifits of a cold plunge?

Some of the benefits of using a cold plunge may include pain relief, recovery, mental focus, body health, lowering inflammation in the body, and better sleep.

What is the difference between and Ice Bath and a Cold Plunge?

The difference between an ice bath and a cold plunge is that you typically don’t have to add ice to a cold plunge with a chiller unit. With an ice bath you will simply add the ice, and drain the tub when finished. With a cold plunge the chiller will circulate and filter the water so there will be less frequent draining and filling the tub.

What is the optimum temperature for an ice bath?

The optimum temperature really depends on the individual and the goals they may have. The standard temperature is 50-59 degrees F for at least 5-10 minutes. Although, high performance athletes may use colder temperatures between 42-50 degrees F with a duration of 3-6 minutes.

Are ice baths healthy?

Yes, as a general statement ice baths are healthy for you if they are used correctly. Before using any of our ice baths or cold plunges please read the manufacturer's suggestions on temperatures and time in the water. If you have more specific questions on the health benefits don’t hesitate to fill out the contact us form below.

Is an ice bath better than a cold shower?

Although there is value to taking a cold shower every now and then. Ice baths and cold plunges will have an immediate effect on your entire body. The only way to truly reach consistent application of the cold is to fully submerge the body for a set duration of time.

How long should you soak in an ice bath or cold plunge?

The standard temperature is 50-59 degrees F for at least 5-10 minutes. Although, high performance athletes may use colder temperatures between 42-50 degrees F with a duration of 3-6 minutes. 

How do you take an ice bath?

For beginners the best way is to submerge your body into the water while keeping your hands and head above the water. Focus on your breathing and remain calm as the first few minutes are always the hardest. Typically the bath would last about 5-10 minutes. 

More experienced methods may include a quick head dunk into the water and keeping hands in the water for full recovery benefits. We also recommend using a colder temperature for a shorter amount of time.

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