A former dairy farm may seem like an unusual place to open a health-and-wellness retreat. Yet in 1983, Heartland Spa transformed one into a holistic spa resort and garnered national attention, due in part to one famous guest: Oprah Winfrey. Surrounded by 32 acres of woodland on a 3-acre lake, the spa has been praised for its "uniquely Midwestern, unpretentious environment" by the Chicago Sun-Times. Its five-bedroom, two-bathroom Carriage House offers a peaceful retreat each evening. And to promote healthy eating, the resident chef creates nutritious meals, such as breakfasts that may include egg-white frittatas, oatmeal, or peanut-butter-and-banana muffins. Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort’s two-to-one staff-to-guest ratio ensures all guests are supported and pampered as they unwind during their stay. The red barn and surrounding grounds house workout facilities and a spa and salon, replete with an indoor pool. An underground tunnel even connects the manor to the spa barn. Yoga, Pilates, tai chi, cardio kickboxing, and other fitness classes take place throughout the day, and a locker room fully equipped with a sauna and hot tub makes for a relaxing reprieve. Spa services also await, including an aromatherapy manicure or a Swedish massage.
Doctor of Chiropractic Chris Tomshack conquered myriad fields and the skies before pursuing the art of chiropractics. After graduating from college, Tomshack became an officer in the U.S. Air Force, received his MBA, and finally graduated summa cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic. Calling upon his newly mastered spinal savvy, Tomshack opened his own practice, whose enormous success led to a gradual expansion and eventually became the nationwide network that exists today. At each HealthSource location, teams of licensed chiropractors, massage therapists, and physical trainers work in unison to help provide comprehensive care, restore ailing statures, and lead masterful renditions of the hokey pokey.