At Chirosport Family Health Center, Dr. Brian L. Sailor helps patients heal from injury, stress, or sickness with non-invasive physical therapy. Each non-surgical chiropractic treatment, from gentle spinal adjustments to soothing massage, aims to treat the root causes of diseases and chronic pain, instead of simply treating symptoms or replacing ailing limbs with mannequin parts. Here, patients can also assuage aches or fight the urge to smoke with specialized acupuncture procedures, or asses and treat their allergies with BioSET enzyme therapy.
Kryssage Wellness's three-person team blends traditional medicine with massage and alternative healthcare in order to teach the body to heal itself. By employing custom combinations of techniques such as massage therapy, Maya abdominal therapy, detox programs, and chiropractic, the holistic healers seek to free up blocked energy pathways and improve the function of clients’ minds, bodies, and spirits. Guests may request appointments online or by explaining their symptoms to a sympathetic carrier pigeon.
With an airbrush-tanning treatment, bodies can bask in the benefits of epidermal darkening without having to worry about ultraviolet exposure or cumbersome tan lines. Meanwhile, the expert stylists at Hot Heads Salon each specialize in sculpting specific types of head hedges, and they regularly attend color and cutting classes to keep up on fashion trends and industry innovations. Through the Hot Heads online booking portal, clients can make a reservation by visiting the services menu and clicking on the title of their desired mane modification. Clients can commission an all-over curls ($40+) treatment or a bang trim ($8+) to easily reinvent existing styles, or they can opt for a haircut and style ($40+), spiral perm ($90+), or a full highlight ($75+) to astonish the insides of sardonic hats. The modern salon creates an inviting atmosphere by plying clients with comfortable seating and an array of handbags and clothing items to peruse or chat with while waiting.
Like the sprouting petals of a lotus flower, licensed massage therapist Amy Bochenek's passion bloomed at the Chicago School of Massage, where she spent hundreds of hours training in anatomy and kinesiology. Now, in the comfort of her own Blue Lotus Massage Therapy studio, Amy can blend flowing Swedish strokes to ease achy human hinges, or she can sideline lower-layer tension with firm deep-tissue pressure.
CS Massage clients rest their heads on heated neck cushions and relax their lids under eye pillows as the licensed massage therapist begins the one-hour customized muscle mendings. The treatment melds the long strokes of a Swedish massage with a calming bouquet of essential oils, incorporating deep-tissue and hot-stone techniques where necessary. Clients then get cocooned in a moisturizing body wrap for 30 minutes. Before the heated wrap, the therapist will use soft body brushes to exfoliate skin as well as apply a mineral mist and a coat of all-natural moisturizer. The wrap also includes a scalp massage to stimulate daydreams of relaxed mummies during the treatment.
Tucked away in downtown St. Charles, Eliza Jane’s girlie-girl boutique glimmers with trendy accessories and colorful jewelry crafted by 35 local artists, three of who are teen entrepreneurs. A pressed tin ceiling and soft lights hang above a hardwood floor, where the colors pink and white feature strongly among accessories—such as kitchsy purses, vintage bracelets, and stuffed animals—that overflow from tall glass shelving units and tables covered with printed cloth. After customers snag a specialty gift for baby, teacher, or self, Eliza Jane's staff can swaddle it in complimentary pink and brown wrapping. Ladies in need of a pick-me-up can pamper bodies with nonchip mani-pedis, facials, and waxing treatments.