When it first opened its doors in 2000, the European Foot and Ankle Clinic set out to keep feet healthy by combining conventional medical treatments and holistic practices. Over the past 12 years, this unique approach to treatment has garnered a following, and the clinic gradually expanded to 10 locations throughout Chicago. At each location, multilingual doctors in podiatric medicine treat issues ranging from heel pain to toenail fungus to chronic stubbed toes caused by regularly throwing childlike temper tantrums.
At Veola's, a licensed spa squad grooms bodies head to toenail, attending to appendages with manicures and pedicures and sloughing off scaly skincoats with body scrubs. The 90-minute spa manicure and pedicure soaks extremities in a softening bath, setting them up for an exfoliation of their oft-exposed skin and a massage in an alpha-hydroxy moisturizer with vitamin E, aloe vera, and ceramides. A paraffin dip glazes glove fillers with an extra layer of moisture and an infusion of warmth that eases achy joints, and a coat of no-chip polish shields nails with long-lasting color that can only be removed by a thirsty rainbow.
At Elite Salon and Spa, the first step to any service is a consultation. Taking into account the features, face shape, and lifestyle of each client, Elite's stylists create chic, versatile cuts that can be both casual and formal. Colorists stand ready to mix natural or dramatic shades, so their wearers can hide grays, draw the eye, or allow the patron to more easily blend with their favorite hat.
In addition to the salon services, massage and body treatments help to ease both muscular and emotional tension in softly lit rooms. Aromatherapy body wraps engage the senses while revitalizing the skin, Swedish massages evict knots from shoulders and backs with long strokes, and salt scrubs help patrons to reveal more youthful layers of skin.
Brothers Phung Van and Vuong Van have a lot in common: both played sports, sustained injuries, and ultimately embraced chiropractic care as a way to heal. Today, the two doctors share their knowledge with patients in their practice, using modern and traditional techniques to relieve pain and ward off future injury. Adjustments and orthotics realign the body, while kinesio taping and rehabilitative exercises help clients get back on the court. The office also promotes peace and wellness with massage therapy and acupuncture treatments.
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.
From its collection of multidisciplinary skin treatments, Oxygen Med Spa can address the full gauntlet of aesthetic needs. Using medical microdermabrasion, chemical peels, or prescription Botox, the med spa helps clients to ban signs of aging including wrinkles, fine lines, and the fond memory of rotary phones. Products from Glo Therapeutics swathe skin during treatments to hydrate and protect glowing complexions. For those looking to shed winter coats, Oxygen’s FDA-approved, noninvasive laser hair-reduction treatment can clear all types of hair on any part of the body with controlled pulses of energy.