At 7 Days Spa, nail techs pamper hands and feet with the Ultimate Angel spa mani-pedi, a beautification session that takes about 80 minutes and includes a soothing massage and sea salt scrub. But clients can also opt for treatments that get them in and out the door quickly such as mini manicures and pedicures. When they aren't painting nails with OPI, Essie, and China Glaze polishes, staffers wax away unwanted hair, a much more effective tactic than giving your upper lip a stern talking-to.
The healthcare practitioners at Advanced Physical Medicine utilize advanced technology in their comprehensive, multifaceted approach to pain management, physical therapy, and fitness. Chiropractic physicians treat injuries and misaligned spines with therapies that include decompression machines, and acupuncture sessions address chronic pain from sciatica or carpal-tunnel symptoms acquired while positioning full-size construction cranes over vending-machine toys. Physical therapists focus on rehabilitating patients who have suffered accidental injuries, incorporating innovative ultrasound and light-therapy treatments to promote healing. To encourage wellness from the inside out, certified colonic therapists rid intestines of accumulated waste and toxins, and weight-loss experts help clients to overcome house clutter by creating extra storage space in their pants.
Both the Chicago and Oak Park locations welcome guests with an abundance of natural light and cheerful green exercise machines. Giving back to the local community is a passion enjoyed by many on the staff, including podiatrist and college-level instructor Dr. Mary Ann Bender, who, along with her students, provides foot care at eight uninsured and homeless clinics in Chicago.
A Cut Above Hair Studio is a Redken Elite Salon. That means the on-staff hairstylists, colorists, nail technicians, and skincare specialists not only boast years of practice, but they do their diligence to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and techniques.
Over on the salon side, stylists provide designer cuts personalized to each client; they'll add color, give hair shape and volume, or straighten it to create a look that suits their client's individual features and lifestyle. Skincare services are just as personalized?during the custom spa facial, aestheticians employ warm towels, toners, moisturizers, and steam to wrestle out whatever blemishes are interfering with skin's natural radiance. Massages and body wraps round out the pampering services, offering respite from stresses such as work deadlines or trying to get your dog to eat your homework.
The practitioners at the award-winning Integrated Physical Medicine have created a healthcare formula for their clients, combining chiropractic care with physical therapy and massage therapy. The doctors and therapists seek to rid their clients of pain by aiming to adjust spines and help strained muscles achieve normal movement again. Services range from relaxing therapeutic massages to nutritional counseling, though popular treatments include banishing migraines, injuries, and back problems.
Earth Mama Esthetics owner and aesthetician Karen Ley understands that the success of a skincare regimen hinges on the quality of the ingredients, which is why she stocks her spa exclusively with Skin Scripts Organic Enzymes, Dermalogica, and FarmHouse Fresh skincare products. Karen?a Certified Dermalogica Expert?and her staff nourish and hydrate faces with a variety of client-customized facials and a custom Dermalogica Bio-Active Peel, which only certified expert level salons are able to offer. Robe-clad men and women can also partake in face and full-body waxing, or ear piercing using Studex products.
The interior at this strip-mall spa is imbued with a homey and relaxing atmosphere radiating from the warm red and cream hues of the four treatment rooms, greeting guests with the promise of transformation.
The therapists at Y'orbodi Kneads help eliminate their clients’ stress by massaging it away. They use Swedish and deep-tissue techniques to soothe muscles. Deeply relaxing steam sessions help detoxify the body and open sealed envelopes of tension as clients lie peacefully under a tent of warm vapors. The studio also offers stress-management classes that teach clients how to remain calm and composed.