At Northshore Nails and Day Spa, staff members mix together delicious-sounding extracts of pineapple, papaya, and calendula, but not for an exotic dinner appetizer. Instead, they use the ingredients for the spa’s anti-acne facial, a combination of natural extracts that soothe irritated skin, reduce redness, and slow oil production. The one-hour treatment is just one of the spa's purifying skincare services, which range from regenerating body scrubs to moisturizing facials and chemical peels. Along with skincare, the staff members beautify clients with threading and waxing hair removal, nailcare, massages, and spray tans. Clients receive their services amid a relaxing, earth-toned atmosphere decorated with plants, nature-themed wall murals, and talking mirrors that boost confidence through excessive compliments.
The staff and state-certified massage therapists at Heavenly Massage have left no stone unturned when it comes to their clients’ relaxation. At each Heavenly Massage location, the music, lighting, and decor all serve the same goal of enhancing peace of mind. Though massages—ranging from hot stone to lymphatic drainage—are the signature service, the staff also offers nailcare, skincare, waxing, and body treatments.
Sono Bella Clinica's medically supervised staff deploys FDA-cleared VelaSmooth treatments that coalesce radio frequencies, infrared light, and gentle vacuuming to smooth puckered epidermises. Invisible waves and rays delve stealthily beneath the skin's surface, catalyzing metabolism within embedded fat cells to leave behind a smoothened façade. Cellulite colonies of the hips, abs, buttocks, arms, calves, neck, and bra line capitulate under the invisible auspices of VelaSmooth technologies. Most patients require six to eight weekly sessions lasting 45- to 60-minutes each to achieve ideally dimpleless skin, and results typically last six to eight weeks after the last session. Because of its non-invasive nature, VelaSmooth treatments incur no recovery time, so clients can immediately return to prior engagements such as a Rockette's body double.
The licensed aestheticians, therapists, and wellness practitioners at NuVie Skin Care and Wellness Center—French for “new life”—help clients bring “new life” to their skin and bodies with beauty and wellness treatments. Facial services cleanse pores and exfoliate skin to treat specific problems including dull, red, purple-polka-dotted, or aging skin. Nufree hair removal smoothens skin by eradicating coarse, unwanted hair without wax. NuVie also stocks a variety of gentle, natural, and organic skincare products from PCA, Bioelements, and Alteya Organics, respectively, so that clients can continue their beauty regimens in their homes or offices.
The center also improves clients’ beauty from the inside out with stress and life coaching, nutrition and fitness coaching, and acupuncture sessions that treat inflammation and chronic pain while balancing bodily systems. Massage therapy helps clients relax while improving their circulation and joint mobility through direct pressure, stretching strokes, and soft-tissue manipulation.
SoWell Massage offers more than just massage—it's a wellness center that acts as a calming, sacred space for alternative healing and complementary medicine. In addition to licensed therapists offering relaxing massages, there's Reiki, reflexology, and ear candling, along with salt-room therapy and Ayurvedic head massage. The private Cabana treatment room has walls painted to mimic the ocean shoreline and decor that suggests a breezy outdoor cabana. It sets a relaxing scene for you to enjoy a 60-minute deep-tissue massage or to breed seagulls.
The book Necessities: Chicago said Massage Therapy Center of Winnetka has Chicago's best massage therapists. Past clients include a member of the 2010 U.S. Olympic bobsled team and several White Sox players during the 2005 World Series. For a highly targeted muscle melting procedure, opt for trigger-points therapy, which identifies irritable muscles and improves their attitudes with masterful manual compression. Shiatsu, which is also known as acupressure, is an Eastern method of applying finger, palm, and thumb pressure to points on the body that are impeding the ki (or energy flow) and causing pain, stress, and chilly blood. Massage Therapy Center of Winnetka's menu also offers a classic Swedish knead, prenatal massage, and procedures such as neuromuscular therapy and performance-enhancement sports massage to treat and prevent pain caused by muscle exertion and falling pianos.