Lemon, vanilla, cinnamon, grapefruit, and orange are not only sold at grocery stores. Cocoa Brown Spa's Satin body-cream treatment includes any one of these scents. It's not the only inventive spa treatment the spa offers; with chocolate cocoa exfoliator treatments and citrus-infused massages, the staff freshens guests while pampering and relaxing them. Their long list of services makes use of natural products and also includes extensive manicure and pedicure options as well as waxing.
Certified massage therapist Qiana Shelton believes relaxation should be easy. That's why she presents clients with the option to enjoy a Swedish massage in her South East–side spa or in the comfort of their own homes, and schedules appointments seven days a week until 8 p.m. While Swedish massage is the only style available for home service, Shelton's business excels in many techniques, ranging from sports massage to trigger-point therapy, and her spa even hosts couples massages for partners, friends, and tense buddy cops, as well as instructional classes on infant massage.
Though Kimm Jones-Danzie was inspired to follow in her mother's footsteps by opening a small business, she chose her own career path, becoming a Cortiva-certified massage therapist. At her spa, Infinite Touch of Chicago, she provides both chair and table massages, including an eponymous treatment that incorporates deep-tissue, trigger-point, and Swedish techniques. There's also prenatal massages for expectant mothers and men who insist upon swallowing their jack o' lanterns whole.
At A Better Weigh Medical Weight Loss Center, physician Umair K. Nazeer and his clinical team set patients up for success. Just ask staff nursing manager Chanay Walton, LPN, who lost 42 pounds using their methods. She and the rest of the crew provide one-on-one support during programs that incorporate healthy recipes and tools for lifelong weight management. Before clients begin a regimen, a doctor or nurse performs a thorough medical exam in order to recommend lifestyle changes and the FDA-approved medication that best suits their needs. Vitamin-B12 injections, appetite suppressants such as phentermine, and hCG might be an appropriate choice for some patients, whereas others may require fat-burning chromium supplements or water pills that shed unwanted moisture and fears of the ocean.
Massage therapist Cheri hand-blends plant-derived essential oils to target specific ailments such as headaches, anxiety, or insomnia with soothing, chemical-free aromatherapy scents. A padded table cradles bodies as Cheri’s intuitive massage strokes chase away stress and overly chatty shoulder angels during in-studio sessions.