Dr. Shanicka Williams has worn a lot of hats in her career. She's served as a traveling physician, worked with the uninsured in a health center, and currently serves as medical director of Georgia Doty Hepatitis/HIV Community Outreach, Inc. And through it all she's held fast to one belief?that patients should not be made to wait for three hours, only to be rushed through an appointment or given cookie-cutter treatment.
That's exactly the type of treatment Dr. Williams hopes to avoid with Divine Aesthetics Medspa & Wellness Center. She's able to give them the individual time and attention they deserve without adhering to a strict office schedule designed to address the needs of a revolving door of patients. Her medical services include everything from monthly visits for chronic diseases, to medication refills, and even referrals to specialists.
In addition to this medically-oriented service, Divine Aesthetics Medspa & Wellness Center also caters to patrons' overall well being with medspa services. With a membership, the staff can provide a variety of massage modalities and facials. In addition to monthly memberships, they can also perform a variety of a la carte services including massages and facials, as well as waxing services for the bikini area, legs, or an unruly shag carpet.
A rainbow wall of hair and skin care products brighten the storefront at Toujours Spa & Salon, which also gathers a wide range of lauded beauty therapies and expert practitioners under its roof. Many of the salon's senior stylists boast more than a decade of experience, and training in Wella coloring techniques. Their handiness with shears is exemplified by curl specialist Katrina Spence, whose deft implementation of Deva's dry-cutting technique won her a nod in Chicago magazine. In 2005, the massage therapists earned acclaim from Daily Candy for their raindrop technique, which aims to heal back pain with a combination of reflexology and antimicrobial essential oils. Lavender aromatherapy infuses nail treatments, and Toujour's signature line of skin care products appear in facials for men and women. Guests are greeted by Ned, a cardinal-red beta fish that serves as Toujours’ official mascot and freelance accountant.
The beauty professionals at Indira Salon and Spa foster serenity with eco-conscious Aveda products. As stylists trim, dye, and texture hair, aestheticians revive skin with Aveda's signature plant-based facials. The staff infuses each of their services with extra touches of luxury, such as soothing noses stressed by bickering eyebrows with aromatherapy during elemental massages and offering complimentary makeup touchups after waxing. Nail technicians lavish hands and feet with masques, steam towels, and massages during even their most basic manicures and pedicures, some of which also include foot reflexology or balms made from ginger, mango, cocoa, and lime.
Thai bodywork is a unique style of bodywork that embodies the essence of compassion, healing touch, yoga, and meditation. With these qualities as it's source, Thai bodywork flows onto the mat though a creative blend of deep stretching, energetic movement techniques, and compression via the hands, feet, knees, and elbows.
Savon Spa's Parisian theme speaks to its Old-World luxury, whereas its emphasis on organic ingredients in handmade soaps and lotions belies an utterly modern eco-consciousness. The menu is determined to reach beyond standard spa fare by featuring a host of all-natural add-on services, such as vegan nailcare products that don't derive their color from pigmented bugs or pigs born with entirely too much pink. Botanicals are even directly incorporated into the French bamboo massage, in which a therapist applies focused pressure with bamboo sticks and organic oil to dissipate tension. The aestheticians and anesthesiologist on staff use their expertise to apply injectables and laser treatments that deliver natural results.
The spa also provides mobile services, dispatching staff members to transport custom treatments to in-home parties or office spaces. The professionals tote along all the spa accoutrements, from robes and slippers to soothing music.
Each member of Ether Health & Beauty Spa's three-person team has a different specialty. Xiya Lin's is the corrective herbal facial, which uses products from Elina Organics to treat acne, dryness, or aging skin. The other two staffers handle the spa's bodywork sessions. Jillian Brown takes a clinical approach to massage, meaning she's a master of techniques such as deep-tissue and sports. Michael Hughes, on the other hand, is influenced by Eastern healing techniques. He sometimes mixes in acupressure, shiatsu, and fire cupping into his treatments.
Whatever service clients schedule, they can also enjoy the spa's sauna room. Here they'll find both dry and wet saunas as well as a whirlpool, which is sort of like a regular pool, except instead of water, there's just a bunch of people whirling in circles.