Deborah House, owner of Whole Health Network, helps clients to rejuvenate and find relief from stress and discomfort naturally with a menu of holistic body treatments. She believes many ailments can be eased through colon hydrotherapy, which flushes impurities from the digestive tract, and she recommends further detoxification through lymphatic massage, ear candling, and swan dives into a pool of Purell. Raindrop therapy harnesses the power of antimicrobial essential oils, and reiki recalibrates the body's energy levels and polishes auras to a high gleam.
Before they stretched beneath the studio's two skylights, the instructors at Bikram Yoga Burr Ridge had to prove themselves to the father of their art. They all attended and graduated from a nine-week intensive program led by Bikram Choudhury himself, emerging as certified teachers who were ready to helm their own heated practice space. They now manage Bikram Yoga Burr Ridge according to the Bikram discipline's specifications: 90-minute classes, a room warmed to 105 degrees, and a carefully ordered sequence of 26 poses and 2 breathing exercises.
These sessions strive to progressively work all areas of the body by passing newly oxygenated blood throughout its systems. The heat, meanwhile, renders muscles more pliable and reveals which of your fellow pupils are actually elaborate ice sculptures. Though the high temperatures take some getting used to, the studio's amenities are otherwise geared toward total comfort: changing rooms, showers, and a bright lobby welcome students. The heating mechanism is also environmentally friendly, conserving energy even as it prompts a cleansing sweat from Bikram practitioners.
Laneville Family Chiropractic's attentive massage therapists soothe aching sinews and help tame tense nerves with therapeutic Swedish and deep-tissue massages. Prior to the massage treatment, a knowledgeable therapist conducts a nerve scan to pinpoint areas that need extra attention, and then tailors the session to stimulate nerve flow and keep synapses smoothly snapping. Long, fluid strokes and rhythmic tapping assuage aches during the Swedish massage, triggering blood flow throughout the back and shoulders. Clients can also erase muscular knots by enjoying a deep-tissue massage, which stimulates connective tissue with sustained pressure, not unlike water gushing from a faucet or soda gushing from a super soaker.
Inside Right Fit's sprawling, 6,000 square foot facility, runners bound across a 20-yard artificial turf surface while power lifters max out reps on one of two Olympic-lifting platforms. Along with a barrage of free weights and cardio equipment, the dynamic health and wellness center offers a rock climbing wall as well as specialized fitness programming for the elderly and children with special needs. Certified instructors host meetings of the Burr Ridge kettlebell club, while high school sports teams train on the plyometric boxes, weight sleds, and power ropes.
Doctor of Chiropractic Chris Tomshack opened the first HealthSource office in 2006 and has watched his business take flight, growing to more than 250 offices nationwide. The expansion is due in part to progressive-treatment protocols and business systems and in part to the experience Dr. Tomshack gained while in the US Air Force and the MBA program at the University of Toledo, and at Palmer College of Chiropractic, where he graduated summa cum laude. At each of his offices, a team of chiropractors, licensed massage therapists, and trainers helps to alleviate ailments such as disk degeneration and fibromyalgia. The team can also tailor treatments to alleviate pain from carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, or arthritis, and its progressive-rehab program works with body areas that are known to cause trouble, such as weak lower backs and rebellious pinky toes.
Dr. Ryan Molis specializes in Invisalign procedures, which he has performed since 2001, treating enough patients throughout his career to earn him a designation as an elite preferred provider and in the top 1% of all Invisalign providers. His staff at Molis Dental keeps patients smiling with everything from family check-ups to cosmetic laminates, crowns, and veneers.