Chiropractic physician Dr. Julie Kotiw puts her doctorate from the Palmer College of Chiropractic to work at Sage Chiropractic, Massage and Yoga Center, helping her patients deal with pain. Her extensive knowledge of the musculoskeletal system combined with her compassion and skilled hands help break down tensions and ease the nervous system. Dr. Kotiw performs chiropractic services to treat migraines, slipped discs, and pain associated with auto accidents and carpal tunnel. Her acupuncture services aim to control pain and balance the body by releasing the flow of natural energy. She also works with four licensed massage therapists. With modalities such as myofascial release, deep tissue, and Swedish, they improve range of motion so that clients can hang over a TV to adjust cables like a towel on a clothesline.
At Rejuvenation Bodyworks Massage, licensed therapists iron out kinks and relieve numerous symptoms with professional bodywork. Alongside standards such as Swedish and hot-stone massage, therapists offer exotic treatments like the royal Thai herbal poultice, a 14th century detoxification treatment that includes warm, herb-filled poultices rubbed along the body in between sessions of Thai and aromatherapy massage. The menu of services includes massages geared toward expecting mothers, headache sufferers, and athletes, as well as paraffin and hand and foot treatments.
After years of hard work making their owners look good, split ends retire with the snip of a scissors inside GR Italian Hair Style. Freshly shorn locks are then molded into new styles and highlighted for a pop of color. The stylists also tend to clients’ keratin sheets during manicures.
Jolene Anderson was on her own path to wellness when she received her first colon-hydrotherapy treatments. Invigorated by her experience, she gained certification and opened The Movement Colon Hygiene Center. Today, she leads her staff in clearing debris from bodies during colon-hydrotherapy sessions. Each client settles in a private room and removes below-the-belt garments before reclining with a book or personal music player. During each session, the gravity-fed flow from the Angel of Water system flushes out residue of environmental pollutants and previous careers as taste testers for mozzarella sticks.
The center’s additional services ensure bodies’ exteriors receive the same gentle attention. Sessions in the Mercola Vitality Refresh tanning system impart vitamin D while working to smooth wrinkles and soothe the muscle stiffness that results from impersonating Atlas. The TheraSauna’s far-infrared rays beam in benefits including detoxification, cellulite reduction, and tension relief.
The Movement Colon Hygiene Center is open Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with extended hours every other Tuesday until 7:30 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Distinction Salon & Spa pampers clients in 2,200 square feet of spa space, outfitted with five treatment rooms, lockers, and a pedicure suite. Driven by a commitment to care for employees, patrons, and the community, the spa edifies its staff with an extensive in-house training and certification program, which in turn benefits patrons who receive top-notch services. To support the community, Distinction Salon & Spa enacts its “Dare to Care, Dare to Share” philosophy, contributing a portion of proceeds from the sale of Distinct Skin Care products toward charities for women and children. Haircare services occur in an elegant crimson-walled space, and spa treatments—such as purifying body wraps, hot-stone and deep-tissue massages, and soothing facial treatments—take place in luxurious, candlelit rooms outfitted with gold-hued walls and an automated shushing system to silence clumsy pin droppers.
Before diving into any of their spa treatments, the staff of Infinity Day Spa wants you to stop, breathe, and drink a cup of tea. By arriving at least 15 minutes prior to any appointment, guests can decompress in the tranquility room, where flickering candles and fluffy pillows play host to tea leaves that blend into steamy custom brews. Patrons can also use this time to swap their street clothes for a robe and sandals and stow their belongings in the men’s and women’s locker rooms. Once their technician comes to claim them, guests embark on a visit built from the extensive service menu. Many of the spa’s treatments include extra elements, such as manicures with retinol-based vitamin repair or reflexology sessions with paraffin dips. Natural therapies also sprout up throughout the spa—estheticians frost skin with body wraps harvested from wasabi and ginger, and massage therapists melt muscles using oils infused with aromatherapy blends. After any treatment, clients may retreat to the spa’s showers to freshen up and hide evidence of the day from jealous stress balls back at home.