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Firefighters, Police Officers to Benefit From Local Spa and Wellness Business

Wheeling fire engineer/paramedic Tom Haluscak, left and Wheeling Police Special Operations Commander Sgt. Josh Sanders, said ThrIVe Wheeling, an alternative wellness spa in downtown Wheeling, will be making some of its services available to Wheeling first responders at no cost that will assist with the mental and physical demands of the job.

WHEELING – In an effort to thank and support all active City of Wheeling firefighters and police officers, a Wheeling spa and wellness business is offering some free monthly services that will assist them with both the mental and physical demands of the job.

Holding a joint press conference at Fire Station 2 in North Wheeling Thursday, Wheeling Fire Engineer/Paramedic Tom Haluscak and Wheeling Police Special Operations Commander Sgt. Josh Sanders, said ThrIVe Wheeling, an alternative wellness spa, will be making some of its services available to Wheeling first responders at no cost to benefit their members.

ThrIVe will be providing members of the fire department one free sauna session and one free JOOVV light therapy session per month, and members of the Wheeling Police Department one free cryogenic therapy session and one free AllCore360∂ session per month. AllCore360∂ is a resistance training tool uses the pull of gravity to train all of the body’s core muscles in a no-impact, balanced, and coordinated fashion. The Wheeling first responders will also receive discounts on additional spa services.

Haluscak said having access to the service and therapies at the spa is a real gift for Wheeling first responders and they are still in the process of getting word out to their co-workers about the fantastic offer made by ThrIVe.

“ThrIVe focuses on preventive maintenance and therapeutic wholistic treatment for those weekend warriors, super-human moms and dads and any and all individuals who seek the healing and strengthening power of an array of services that aid in wellness,” Haluscak said.

Sanders said ThrIVe was introduced to him and his wife while working out at at a local crossfit gym.

Sanders said he signed up for the spa’s services in effort to recover faster from gym workouts.

“The benefits at ThrIVe really help with the recovery from those workouts,” Sanders said. “As a police officer, we have to carry a lot of heavy equipment on our hips and shoulders and the services ThrIVe helps my body be able to that a little easier. … This gun belt weighs really heavy on our waist and one of the services they offer is the AllCore360∂ which helps strengthen every core muscle in your body. One of the strategic goals of the Wheeling Police is the health and wellness of its officers and this gift from ThrIVe will help us accomplish that.”

Sauna services, cryotherapy, AllCore360∂ and JOOVV light therapy are just a few of the things offered by the spa which is located in the building that housed the former West Virginia Business College at 1052 Main Street.

Haluscak said ThrIVe owners Jessica Barclay and Vanessa Craig, who also own a local pet boarding business, wanted to create an environment of wellness where humans can thrive.

“Both Jessica and Vanessa love the panhandle and love Wheeling and it was their vision this year to give a little back to those who keep the Friendly City safe,” he said.

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