Integro Family Health & Medical Aesthetics meets multiple wellness needs with a medical staff and aesthetics team that revive the body from the inside out. After entering the cleanly medical center and checking in at the sleek, curvaceous front desk, guests can grab quick naps on lime green armchairs or avail themselves of adult immunizations or comprehensive physical examinations for wizarding college. Medical aestheticians prettify the skin using high-tech instruments during services that include facial-vein removal and laser hair removal. Other facial treatments, such as the HydraFacial MD or sun- and age-spot removal, may rely on products from brands such as Obagi, Vivier, and SkinMedica, which leave pelts even more beautiful than the bonsai corsages that florists give to each another.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability?Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa?s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and hair-removal services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
Jill Dailey McIntosh has always been intrigued by the human body and how it moves—so much so that she graduated in 1991 with a kinesiology degree and soon thereafter decided to open her own Pilates teaching studio. But it wasn't until years later that this curiosity would manifest itself in a single question: "How can one aggressively transform the shape of their body while still maintaining proper alignment of the spine?" Eventually Jill began to examine her diverse fitness background, pulling low-impact movements from ballet, Pilates, and even orthopedic-exercise routines to create the basis for her fitness style, The Dailey Method.
Now, more than a decade later, Dailey's fitness routine has ballooned into studios sprawled across more than 10 states and gained praise from Self, Allure, FitPregnancy, and InStyle magazines. Regardless of the location, instructors remain true to Jill's mission of offering a diverse series of exercises that focus on toning and lengthening the body while lengthening the spine and building strong core muscles.
Colleen Patrino completed her master teacher certification studies under the direction of Jill Dailey McIntosh, and she brought the technique to Naperville, founding The Dailey Method's first location in Illinois. Shortly after opening, Colleen met Michelle Waranoski—a fitness enthusiast with more than 15 years of ballet training and Pilates teacher certification—and the duo became partners, eventually expanding with a second location in Wheaton. These two studios still embrace Jill's original vision for The Dailey Method, although each location also caters to its attendees' needs with amenities such as spa-like locker rooms, onsite childcare, and horse-hitching posts in the parking lot.
Dr. Scott Hallums's story is one that many chiropractors can relate to. After sustaining a series of debilitating injuries as a young man, he discovered that chiropractic medicine allowed his body to heal at a faster rate than more traditional remedies. Dr. Hallums still benefits from regular adjustments, but now he also passes on the favor at Wheaton Chiropractic Spine & Joint Center. Aside from adjustments, he manipulates soft tissue and stimulates muscle contractions with electric impulses that improve circulation and increase mobility.
When he isn't performing his own treatments, Dr. Hallums guides licensed massage therapist Dainius Gabrenas, who specializes in techniques ranging from Swedish and deep-tissue massage to more innovative approaches including reflexology and a stretching technique known as PNF. Beyond his ability to heal clients with a range of lifestyles and activities, Gabrenas keeps one more skill up his sleeve: he's able to communicate with his patients in English, Russian, Lithuanian, and Polish.
With a massage therapist's license and 10 years of experience in his pocket, Shawn Cassady knows his way around a back. He easily targets common complaints such as stress, muscle tension, and pain by zeroing in on each muscle and limb with practiced strokes and a fine sense for knots and kinks. His repertoire of styles ranges from the Swedish massage, which brings about a feeling of full-body relaxation with light-handed strokes and gentle pressure, to deep-tissue and sports massages, which are designed to help the bodies of athletes and overextended gym bags to recover from the rigors of an active lifestyle. Shawn's empathy for those who live with the ramifications of a physically demanding or stressful career runs deep, which is why he knocks 10% off his prices for military, police, and fire personnel.
After receiving her aesthetics and massage-therapy licenses, Gloria Bach assembled a crack team of professionals and enlisted the help of Pevonia Botanica and DermaQuest skincare products to devise the well-rounded service arsenal at GT Massage & Skin Care. The in-house massage therapist, whose quest to bolster his prowess brought him to study in destinations as diverse as India and Texas, demonstrates his bodily know-how by easing sore muscles prone to overworking themselves during action-movie marathons. Meanwhile, aestheticians tackle rosacea, acne, and signs of aging with 18 assorted facials, many of which harness microdermabrasion or Purelight LED technology to rescue the face from impurities and dead skin cells.