Pure Wellness Center?s philosophy is simple: listen to each of its clients, always make them feel comfortable, and provide them with the highest-quality services and products. Using organic ingredients and handmade skincare products are just a few of the ways the health-minded therapists demonstrate their passion for natural health and beauty. Elina Organics skincare products, which are personally handmade by Elina Fedotova?a cosmetic chemist and herbalist?spruce up skin without the use of harsh chemicals or insults.
The center's staff devotes its efforts to helping trigger the body?s ability to heal itself. Meditation classes and massages foster the mind-body connections and deep, focused relaxation necessary to vanquish stress. In addition to personal-training sessions, Pure Wellness offers deep tissue and other massages from a certified therapist.
Although Claudia Sosulski's memories of lavender fields in France inspired her latest spa, Lavender Garden Day Spa—as reported by MLive—it has been her more than seven years as a massage therapist that inspired her to offer a range of healing spa services. This includes deep-cleansing facials with Elina Organics, handmade skincare products, infrared sauna sessions to naturally detoxify bodies, and custom massage sessions in an ashiatsu therapy room.
Before opening Touch of Indigo Massage Therapy, Mackenzie honed her craft during 750 hours of training. Since then, she's continued to fine-tune those skills through continuing-education courses as well as tirelessly trying to grow a third arm. Mackenzie is proficient in multiple types of treatment: she dissolves tension with Swedish strokes, undoes knots with deep-tissue kneads, and pampers hands and feet with salt or sugar scrubs. As a postpartum doula and mother of three, she also takes a special interest in assuaging childbearing aches with prenatal and postnatal massages.
Armed with award-winning Éminence Organic Skin Care products, the staff at FACES Skin Care & Massage pampers skin with custom facials, slimming body wraps, and exfoliating sugar scrubs. The skin treatments, such as the citrus lip treatment or blueberry body wrap, sound—and smell—good enough to eat. Though the staff recommends resisting the urge to ingest, the organic, biodynamic ingredients feed skin, leaving it hydrated and shining brighter than an embarrassed electric eel. The organic products and natural skincare services are an example of FACES Skin Care's commitment to a green spa experience and commitment to sustainability.
Perfect Image Salon, an Aveda Concept salon, is concerned with taking that extra step to ensure that patrons feel pampered and are able to decompress from the outside world. That's why guests sip cups of complimentary tea, infused with peppermint and licorice root, as they wait for a waxing service or settle in for a shampoo, conditioning, and stress-relieving Blue Oil neck massage. The salon's custom facials, which utilize Aveda's plant-based products, always begin with a footbath, and their makeup products are made from ingredients such as Brazilian nut-seed pigment, cinnamon from Madagascar, and the tears of ripe berries with pure hearts.
To make each experience truly relaxing, Perfect Image Salon lets guests pick a complimentary service to enjoy during their visits: a soothing neck and shoulder massage, a hand massage, an aromatic steam towel during their shampoo, or a makeup touch-up at the end of the reservation
Behind almost any skincare product is a team of chemists in charge of testing and perfecting its delicate blend of ingredients. Rarely, though, do those chemists go on to create their own product lines. But that's just what Elina Fedotova did, turning her expertise as a cosmetic chemist, herbalist, and aesthetician towards crafting healthy and nurturing products. Her products are handmade with seasonal ingredients that nourish skin without the use of harmful chemicals or eye of newt. At her relaxing Chicago spa, stress disappears as guests sip herbal tea in the light-purple lobby. One of her clients' favorite treatments is the corrective herbal facial, which Chicago Magazine named the city's best in 2012.