Organic Spa Intelligent Beauty keeps stress, noise, and toxins such as formaldehyde and other inflaming or dehydrating chemicals out of its sanctuary. What’s left is a menu of ultrarelaxing treatments that condition skin with products from organic lines including Éminence and cruelty-free Starflower Essentials. The staff treats acne and reduces sign of aging with facials or exfoliates away dead skin cells from the surface with a Dermafile resurfacing tool. To deliver a safe, sun-kissed glow, tanning technicians coat skin with a fragrance- and paraben-free solution by hand. Using disposable liners, nail technicians preform manicures and pedicures finished with a coat of vegan and cruelty-free polish.
Doctor of Chiropractic Steve Petzel found the chiropractic world by necessity. When high-school football injuries threatened to permanently bench him, a trip to the local chiropractor provided him the treatment needed to continue. Since then, he's founded Adisi, a wellness practice offering chiropractic care and physical therapy as well as wellness seminars on topics such as stress management and insomnia. Dr. Petzel also works closely with licensed massage therapist David Leja, who ease chronic tension with flowing Swedish strokes and deep-tissue pressure.
Stylists have good reason to stick around The Salon By David and William. If they gain enough experience, they can move up the ranks from junior to senior to master stylist. It’s one way the salon retains its most promising talent, who together make up perhaps the most essential component in the salon’s ability to create contemporary looks. The stylists can attach extensions to make hair longer and fuller, or they can add a permanent wave that subtly appeals to surfers in landlocked countries. Elsewhere in the salon, beauty pros smooth out skin with waxing treatments and reduce the appearance of cellulite with toning body wraps, and massage therapists work through tension and alleviate chronic pain with Swedish or deep-tissue massages.
With more than 35 experienced beauticians on hand, Beauty Company of Chicago is more than equipped to beautify whatever their clients desire. At salon stations awash with ample light and leafy plants, stylists craft creative cuts, dimension-boosting color, and texturizing perms with trained and artistic hands. The same enthusiasm spills over across the polished wood floors to the nail stations, where technicians dote over fingers, toes, and lucky rabbits’ feet with manicures and pedicures. And if clients want to wind down after sprucing up, cozy massage tables in candlelit rooms await them—along with a massage therapist who soothes tight muscles with tailored strokes and firm pressure. After every visit, guests are welcome to peruse the salon’s store, where products from Aveda, Paul Mitchell, and OPI are available for purchase.
Within SoderWorld Healing Arts Center’s A-frame log cabin, wellness professionals nurture body, mind, and spirit. Massage therapists tucked inside the 5,500-square-foot lodge or its detached gazebo heal muscle aches as patrons doze to the distant symphony of an outdoor waterfall. Therapists practice traditional, uncommon, and Asian bodywork treatments, incorporating tools such as heated lava shells and stones. Meanwhile, yoga instructors lead pose sequences and edify students in the art of teaching. A 2.5-acre walking path winds around the facility, delivering patrons to a meditation garden where they can search for inner peace or metal scraps.
Though he founded Enlightened Hands Wellness & Massage, it would be inaccurate to describe Michael J. Bouvier simply as a massage therapist. He's an accomplished wellness arts practitioner who has done everything from study under master herbalist Ron Teeguarden to taking hands-on anatomy courses to becoming a certified qigong instructor. In regards to massage, Michael has mastered many techniques, including, though not limited to, myofascial release and reflexology. True to his holistic approach to care, his service menu covers a broad range of treatments. Massages might incorporate Swedish, deep-tissue, or trigger-point modalities, while qigong sessions and stability ball classes teach posture exercises, stretches, and breathing techniques to relieve stress and recharge the body's AA batteries.