Though it’s been open fewer than three years, Glimmer Salon has already expanded four times—a testament to its rapidly growing clientele and penchant for reinvention. Throughout the sprawling, open space, a team of amiable mane masters snips, colors, and styles strands to each client's specifications. The staff also performs services such as smoothing treatments, facial waxing, and massages. Warm earth tones blanket the walls and complement the sleek hardwood floors, and high-quality hair products line the glass shelves, plotting to swan dive into the coiffures of clients passing by.
Doctor of Chiropractic Steve Petzel found the chiropractic world by necessity. When high-school football injuries threatened to permanently bench him, a trip to the local chiropractor provided him the treatment needed to continue. Since then, he's founded Adisi, a wellness practice offering chiropractic care and physical therapy as well as wellness seminars on topics such as stress management and insomnia. Dr. Petzel also works closely with licensed massage therapist David Leja, who ease chronic tension with flowing Swedish strokes and deep-tissue pressure.
The experienced staff members of Advanced Healthcare Center combine their individual talents with a holistic approach to medicine to give patients a long-term alternative to medications and surgery. Dr. Susie Warden, director, and her staff bolster backbones and overall health through spinal exams, adjustments, and inspirational sports montages. Resident massage therapists provide additional torso restoration with various massage techniques customized following chiropractic exams, and physical therapists strengthen muscular health through prescribed exercise regimens. The office's in-house medical physicians provide insight into metabolic cases, nutritional counselors construct dietary plans to nurture the body, and acupuncturists realign energy flows and destroy nearby balloons.
When devising Hands-of-Faith's service menu, owner Z. Faith Darby wanted to account for all the ailments a client might experience that would lead them to seek a massage. To that end, she made sure to cover the big three treatments: relaxation, therapeutic, and medical. The relaxation massage is a straightforward Swedish massage that entails light-to-medium pressure to combat stress and worry. The therapeutic massage is more specific?the therapist curates a session using deep-tissue and trigger-point techniques in order to relieve chronic pain and symptoms of injury. The medical massage is anatomically precise and patient-specific, and targets physician-prescribed ailments such as whiplash and sciatica. These, in addition to raindrop therapy and hot river rock massage, make the service menu comprehensive and able to accommodate clients with a wide assortment of complaints.
The healing doesn't end with massage, though. Z. Faith is also a certified hypnotherapist, and Hands-of-Faith offers hypnotherapy to unlock that box in the subconscious where bad habits dwell. They also offer reiki and Bellanina face-lifts, an anti-aging treatment that incorporate the tenets of acupressure to help tone the face and render it younger looking. Z. Faith sees healing as a social responsibility and so she dedicates her free time to volunteering at The Edwards Hospital Cancer Center in Naperville.
Most popular service: Chiropractic and massage
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Come ready to have fun and reserve at least 60 minutes so you're not stressed and hurried.
What?s your favorite part about your job?
I love interacting with the patients. Spending time getting to know their issues is important; but just as important: I want to get to know them as a person.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
If you check out my personal website www.jeffrebarcak.com, you can see that I get to travel the country a lot and speak about health, wellness, and weight loss.
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
We thoroughly discuss their symptoms and issues so they know we understand what they are going through.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I was fortunate enough to write an Amazon best-selling book with Brian Tracy in 2013. Because of that, I was able to appear on ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox.
Almost as soon as you step foot inside Foot Envy Massage, the pampering begins. The spa's massage therapists welcome guests at the door before leading them into a studio outfitted with soft massage beds. In this serene setting, they set to work performing reflexology treatments designed to reduce stress and balance the body.
The reflexology techniques used here trace back to ancient China, but they remain as useful as ever. Benefits of these treatments may include everything from anxiety relief to pain reduction. And though you might not guess it from the spa's name, these benefits aren't only applicable to the feet. The staff is also well-versed in full-body massage techniques.