According to the traditional Chinese practice of reflexology, the feet hold the key to improving function in almost every part of the body. Acupressure points on the soles of the feet serve as a corporeal switchboard with each section of the foot corresponding to a specific part of the body. Jennifer Liu was able to see these holistic benefits firsthand while working for an acupuncturist in China, so she opened Luxury Reflexology Massage & Relaxation Retreat to share this treatment with stressed Chicagoans.
During each session, clients recline on sofa-like massage beds as the therapists manipulate their soles with firm finger and palm pressure in semiprivate rooms decorated with cherry-blossom murals and flat-screen televisions. Strokes are made smoother with unscented lotions and oils that spare allergic reactions and sensitive noses. Liu says that more than 90 percent of her clients return for another session and that patrons who receive regular treatments enjoy better sleep.
Owned and operated by physical therapists, Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers welcomes patients into a massive network of 200 centers. Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers' cohort of therapists helps to restore the strength, motor skills, and physical functions of patients.
The overarching approach is defined by a patients-first philosophy—the therapists actively listen and understand their patients' issues before crafting individual recovery programs tailored to athletes, children, industrial workers, or cartoon coyotes with anvil-related injuries. The rehab pros also serve community youth by supporting programs such as Kick It Right, a soccer program designed to enrich children's lives.
Doctor of Chiropractic Dustin G. Tavenner understands the importance of listening to patients. He listens first to patients as they explain their health goals and history during a consultation, then listens to bodies themselves during the exam, as he seeks out bulging disks and hidden sources of tension and leaking battery fluid. Each of his chiropractic services, such as ultrasound therapy, cryotherapy, and electrical muscle stimulation, are performed only after he has gathered enough information on the patient’s specific condition and body characteristics to be able to tailor the treatment accordingly.
Under the direction of Dr. George Tsatsos, Dr. Svetlana Zats, Dr. Mariano Rivera and Dr. Kevin Massard, the staff of Ankle N Foot Center performs podiatric and medical aesthetics services equally adeptly. Doctors can craft customized orthotics from patients' digital measurements, diagnose problems with in-house x-rays and ultrasounds, and help heal injuries with physical-therapy programs led by a penitent stiletto heel. Clients on already happy feet can waltz toward the medical salon, where aestheticians use medically sanitized instruments and safe, natural products to exfoliate feet and polish nails.
Diversified Touch Massage brings soothing massage therapy into the offices of local businesses and welcomes guests onto its studio’s massage tables. With Diversified’s mobile services, therapists station chair massages inside the nerve centers of such businesses and government agencies as ComEd, AT&T, the CTA, the Chicago Police Department, Blue Plate Catering, Griffith Laboratories, and various schools, easing muscle aches and tension. Diversified Touch Massage also offers a cocktail of massage services at its studio, practicing a blend of deep-tissue, sports, Swedish, and prenatal techniques.
In addition to removing tattoos, Professional Medical Corp's experienced doctors harness the photon-borne powers of the PinPointe FootLaser to painlessly and effectively whisk fungi from patients' nails. Additionally, the team helps clients safely and effectively manage foot pain through MLS laser therapy. Such therapies can treat pain associated with plantar faciitis, neuromas, arthritis, joint pain, sore muscles, post surgical swelling, and more. When used, MLS laser improves vascular activity, improves nerve function, boosts metabolic activity, and promotes faster healing.