Inside and out, the Massage Team office feels like a comfortable home. A welcoming stone façade greets visitors who then make their way into softly lit treatment rooms lined with dark purple walls and brown drapes. Once clients settle in, experienced massage therapists get busy kneading away stress with common massage types, including Swedish, hot stone, and deep-tissue, and lesser known varieties, such as the full-body Kerala Ayurvedic massage, which alleviates pain and restores bodily balance. In addition to performing massages, the team also offers ear-candling services, which remove impurities and lost quarters hidden deep within the ear canal.
Located in a renovated 19th-century home, Brennan Massage and Spa swathes visitors in quaint atmosphere. Rocking chairs and potted flowers cover the front porch, and inside, original woodwork and contemporary furniture furnishes sunlit rooms. The staff offers guests complimentary cups of organic tea and free baths in piles of woodchips before pampering them with organic, paraben-free facials, relaxing massages, or all-encompassing spa packages. The spa also features a variety of organic, handmade products purchased from small businesses, including scented lotions, shea butters, and skincare lines.
Under the supervision of double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Dhaval M. Patel, the team at Chicago Institute of Plastic Surgery specializes in clinical-grade cosmetic treatments that offer natural-looking results. Surgical procedures range from subtle to more intensive, and the staff also perform an array of med spa treatments that offer surgery-free alternatives. These include laser, peel, and injectable treatments that outfit clients with dewier complexions and smoother skin than a freshly waxed kiwi. And in addition to offering high-quality treatments, the staff also aim to create a serene, warm space with their friendly and uplifting demeanor.
Some people have always known their calling, but many find it only when they?re searching for something else. Dr. Victor Manzo found his passion for chiropractic medicine while pursuing his business degree. After a family chiropractor relieved uncomfortable symptoms that were interfering with his life, he was inspired to take a new path and share that same healing with others.
Today, Dr. Manzo serves as Dimensional Family Wellness's owner, chiropractic doctor, and wellness coach. He frees clients of pain and health concerns through a range of services, including chiropractic care, corrective exercises, lifestyle and nutrition advice, and massage therapy. Dr. Manzo?s approach seeks to remove impediments to natural healing instead of relying on outside treatments such as medication and scaring problems away. His methods have helped patients with maladies ranging from allergies and bodily pain to osteoporosis and headaches.
When you pass through the doors of Primal Oceans Salt Cave, its feels like you've been transported to another world. A cavern made out of pink Himalayan sea salt surrounds you, and soft salt sands shift under your toes. Stalactites and stalagmites reach into the center of the cave, and a sea of stars swims overhead. You sink into an antigravity chair for your 45-minute session, and the scent of pure Himalayan sea salt opens your lungs and allows you to breathe more deeply and relax in the meditative atmosphere. After departing the salt cave, you can recharge your body with spa services that include an ionic detox footbath, an aqua massage where you stay fully clothed and dry, and Aquascape, a water bed that mimics the feeling of floating in the ocean.
Trained hands are pretty good at soothing overworked muscles, but at Dolce Vita Day Spa, they have some extra help. During Vichy hydrotherapy treatments, high-pressure streams of water invigorate the entire body as guests relax on a table, a more comfortable alternative to napping at a picnic on a cloudy day. It's typically the finishing touch on spa days that might include more-traditional massages, facials with Arbonne products, and special treatments for the hands and feet. Plant-inspired art, an indoor "garden" area, and an easy-to-reach location in downtown LaGrange make a trip to Dolce Vita relaxing from arrival on.