In 1930, Dr. Joseph Rosin and his brother, Maurice, opened a small shop on Cermak Road in Cicero. In 80 years, the shop has grown from a small family-run optometrist's office to a regionally renowned business that has sharpened the eyesight of celebrities such as Joe DiMaggio and Plácido Domingo and left its mark on the Chicago area by designing famous symbols such as Harry Caray's trademark glasses and the novelty shades that adorn the John Hancock Center. Today, Rosin Eyecare rests in the hands of the third generation of Rosins, ably helmed by brothers James and Jonathan, who continue a proud tradition of warm, personal service as they improve eyesight with high-tech LASIK and PRK treatments as well as stylish eyeglasses with scratch-resistant lenses. At 16 locations, including the newest office Long Grove, a staff of optometrists keeps optical orbs in high function with comprehensive exams, treating each patient's individual needs with products such as a contact-lens implant or a prescription safety eyewear.
"Our brain is designed to realize what we wish, without any minor errors," says Dahn Yoga founder Ilchi Lee. "If you want success, it will create success. If you want happiness or health, it will create them. Anything is possible, as long as negative thoughts and emotions don't interfere."
To make this challenging, yet hopeful, philosophy accessible to all, Lee combined the Eastern concept of chi energy with his own brain-management system, developing a distinctive program that unlocks inner peace and sweeps up brain clutter caused by the daily stress of always having to find Waldo. This focus, shared by Body & Brain Holistic Yoga and The Life Yoga, forms the basis of the studio's classes and consultations. Warm-up yoga maneuvers awaken muscles before 30–40 minutes of breathing, stretching, core practice, and meditation—including a signature brain-wave vibration technique that aims to calibrate mental and physical energies. Cooldown exercises ease the body back into quotidian functionality before a 10-minute teatime invites socialization among participants while bolstering pinkie endurance.
For more than 30 years, DuPage Chiropractic Centre has been providing whole-body care for patients, treating everything from general pain to headaches, work-related injuries, and fatigue. Dr. Sally A. Pepping is the chiropractic head of a large office team that includes doctors, massage therapists, and physical therapists. The DuPage staff takes time to listen carefully to your needs and find out about any possible problem areas, then helps you to understand the care being offered, so you're more involved in the healing and relaxing process.
Visits begin with an initial consultation and evaluation, then move onto a custom therapeutic massage with a therapist certified in PNF stretching, which increases range of motion and flexibility and promotes healing. The office promotes comfort throughout visits, from the sunlight that pervades the treatment rooms to the lush plants set against gold-tinted walls in the waiting area, which has more cushioned seating than a movie theater with twin mattresses for aisles.
The chiropractic doctors at DuPage Health & Wellness Center entwine Eastern and Western techniques to confront the root of each patient's ailment rather than suppressing symptoms with drugs. Drs. Richard Valdez, Katie King, and Norma Berman unleash their skills on the spinal-decompression table as they address chronic diseases and musculoskeletal pain in adults, children, and overused anatomical models. The trio buttresses spinal treatment with in-depth nutrition guidance. In addition, Valdez, King, and Berman draw from the Eastern concept of chi, performing acupuncture treatments and checking more than 3,000 patients for allergy sensitivities through bioenergetic meridian testing.
Schaffnit Chiropractic and Rehabilitation is a diagnostic and treatment center for improving the well-being of our patients. Our goals demand more than pain relief for every patient. We work with every case on an individual basis, striving to maximize proper joint function, while strengthening and stabilizing soft tissue.
With more than 20,000 square feet of aerobic acreage, HealthTrack offers members a premier health-club experience. Begin the tour de fitness with a one-hour massage at the day spa (a $75 value), where a therapist will knead away knots and limber up muscles in preparation for an intense one-hour personal-training session (a $55 value). After equipping amateur exercisers with fit-focused survival skills, the trainer will free pupils into the vast expanse of workout options available to members. This Groupon entitles you to 14 days of membership after activation (a $90 value). HealthTrack offers top-tier equipment and more than 75 group classes each week, including cardio boxing, Pilates, spin, step, and competitive channel changing. Check the class schedule, or choose from a plethora of other sweat-breaking activities, such as basketball, swimming, tennis, running on the indoor track, or extreme relaxation in the gym's jacuzzi or sauna.
The certified Bikram yoga instructors at 26hot draw students from all over the western suburbs to their facility, conveniently located near the Roosevelt Road exit of I-355. Within the 1,800-square-foot space, which is kept at 105 degrees and 40% humidity, yogis move through 26 postures designed to build muscle and cardiovascular health. The one-legged balancing stick pose, for example, puts bodies into a T formation, and the tree pose encourages birds to alight on squared shoulders.
The studio's reception area appropriately greets students with fiery-red couches and warm-yellow walls. At the desk, students can rent yoga mats and towels or purchase beverages such as chilled coconut water.
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