Halo Med & Wellness Spa (4700 Wichers Drive, Suite 207, Marrero, 328-5555; www.halomedspa.net) opened last month near West Jefferson Medical Center and offers alternative cleansing systems including colon hydrotherapy (colonics), foot detox baths, ear candling and enemas.

  Staff at the 1,500-square-foot facility will help customers learn how to change their diet and exercise habits to improve their overall well-being. The spa also seeks to increase awareness about the benefits of healthy lifestyle choices and alternative therapies for some health problems. The spa is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and by appointment on Monday, Tuesday and Saturday. — Kandace Power Graves