Certified hypnotherapist Lynne Nozicka facilitates wellness by helping clients overcome self-destructive inner monologues and behaviors. Her treatments address a wide breadth of issues, including struggles with weight, smoking, and anxiety.
Every appointment begins with a conversation that focuses on the habits, hang-ups, and issues that each individual wants to target. Nozicka then helps clients to envision their ideal, healthful selves before commencing hypnosis sessions that excavate negative thoughts hidden in the subconscious and replace them with adorable motivational cat posters. To supplement treatment plans, Lynne offers suggestions for permanent lifestyle changes.
The Wellness Spot’s 6,000-square-foot facility houses comfortable massage rooms hedged with exposed brick, as well as spaces for personal training and boot camp. Clients hobbled by carrying their desks to and from work can stride into treatment rooms set up in feng shui style for a spine-soothing massage, while exercisers vanish into rigorous boot-camp sessions or one-on-one training with a nationally certified trainer.
Helmed by Dr. William Pollack—a licensed chiropractor with more than 35 years of experience—Pollack Clinic soothes sore backs with therapeutic massages, trigger-point therapy, and spinal adjustments. At each massage appointment, one of four skilled practitioners, each with knowledge of a variety of techniques and decades of experience, unravels muscular knots with the precision of an archer and the nimbleness of a Twister champion. Using a customized blend of kneading techniques, the clinic tailors the massage to the client’s specific ailments, from arthritis, headaches, and fibromyalgia to chronic pain and accident recovery. Each stroke promotes healing and relaxation by releasing tension from the joints and facilitating blood flow in the muscle tissue. The clinic also fights stress with its flexible schedule, which includes evening and weekend availability.
Dr. Pollack's interest in chiropractic care comes from a personal source. When he was in high school, an accidental dive off a wrestling mat resulted in a severe knee injury. An orthopedic surgeon told him his shredded cartilage would have to be removed, which meant a six-month recovery. Dr. Pollack's father, a dairy farmer, needed his son's help on the farm, so they decided to consult a chiropractor before putting his ailing joint under the knife. After an examination, the chiropractor determined that Dr. Pollack had actually twisted his knee, dislodging a bone in the process. One adjustment erased the pain, and he never had surgery. More than three decades later, he still draws upon his youthful introduction to chiropractic care when he and his staff practitioners unravel muscular knots and straighten spines with techniques such as therapeutic massages, trigger-point therapy, and spinal adjustments.
Headed by Dr. Stein, Bodies in Balance brings a multi-disciplinary approach to pain treatment and overall health. Laboratory testing reveals potential allergies or missing nutrients, while orthotics and chiropractic adjustments counter and correct imbalances in the spine. Doctors also energize muscles with low-level lasers or electronic stimulation, or employ ultrasonic waves to stimulate fluid movement in the tissue. Dr. Stein and his team use these services to treat the pain that results from repetitive use, workplace accidents, or tickle fights with tractors.
After more than a decade in a corporate job, Sherry Methling encountered chronic back pain that her doctors were unable to diagnose. She then found relief in holistic healing, eventually going on to become a licensed massage therapist so that she could share her path to recovery with others. Today, she mobilizes a decade of training in alternative medicine in her practice, which aims to ease anxiety as well as physical tension caused by endlessly re-stapling faxes. Located within The Chicago Stress Relief Center, Sherry's studio integrates a variety of healing practices inspired by ancient traditions. Among them, reiki comes from Japanese Buddhists who believed in using palm pressure to adjust energy flow, whereas sound healing relies on the ringing tones of metal-alloy Tibetan and crystal bowls. Sherry also relieves stress with several massage techniques, which can be customized with quartz crystals to focus on specific issues or embody more traditional practices, such as Swedish and deep-tissue strokes, using essential oils.
If Dr. Louis has a special way of relating to his patients, it's because he was once a patient himself. After suffering a high-school football injury that traditional medicine couldn’t fully treat, he found his way to a chiropractor and never looked back. His experience inspired him to pursue a career in chiropractic, and Select Wellness Chiropractic, LLC represents the culmination of that goal.
At the full-service wellness center, Dr. Louis abides by a whole-person approach that targets the sources of pain rather than the symptoms. He specializes in treating athletic injuries sustained while sprinting to the finish, diving for the goal line, or giving the linemen a celebratory piggyback ride. In addition to chiropractic treatments, he and his staff offer Swedish and hot-stone massages designed to ease general stress and tension.