Board-certified chiropractic physician Dr. Naveed Elahi takes a multidisciplinary approach to pain relief, disease prevention, and whole-body health at Health First Wellness Center. The practice specializes in chiropractic medicine, a science that aims to alleviate such common conditions as headaches and neck pain without the use of drugs, surgery, or noogies. In cases where traditional chiropractic medicine does not apply, the doctor rounds out the treatment menu with acupuncture and clinical massage therapy, two ancient modalities that can reduce anxiety and improve sleep. Furthermore, personal training and nutrition counseling help patients ward off the specter of disease in a more reliable manner than hanging garlic cloves on their treadmills. In addition to MedSpa services including laser hair removal and VelaShape body smoothing and contouring, Health First Wellness Center also offers yoga, Zumba, and Pilates classes.
Spa Martinique offers an expansive menu of customized services and wellness treatments to help clients look and feel their best. A 30-minute Little Black Dress all-over makeover includes a full-body exfoliation and a hydration with a body wrap that can reveal skin with more glow than a million phosphorescent ceiling star stickers. Half-hour express custom facials deep clean, tone, and moisturize mugs to free pores from any excess buildup that might ruin graduation portraits or NASCAR photo finishes.
If a name like Angels Feet wasn't enough to let a customer know this business's focus, one step inside would do the trick. Long rows of cushy massage chairs draped in clean linens line the long studio, each paired with a matching ottoman just waiting to cradle a foot or two. Therapists lead each newly arrived customer to one of these chairs, where they welcome feet to soak in a salt-water solution as they massage the guest's scalp, neck, shoulders, and arms. After a dousing of lotion, the therapist begins the foot-reflexology massage, which seeks to quell stress and ease pain by targeting areas of the feet believed to correspond to organs in the body. Finally, they wrap feet in steamed towels and give ankles and legs an invigorating stretch. When the session concludes, customers refresh themselves and help purge toxins from their systems with a cold beverage and a nap on a giant magnet.
Pilates Plus elongates figures and fortifies frames with a slew of mat, yoga, and dance classes led in a comforting, supporting environment. With a certified crew of instructors, stiff students can dabble in body-lengthening lessons, such as Pilates I, which teaches the program’s fundamentals of balance, flexibility, core strength, and two-by-four idolatry. For rhythm-enhanced exercise, Pilates Plus also offers dance-centric classes in Zumba, jazz, hip-hop, barre ballet, belly, and chair dancing, allowing the twinkle-toed to trim, tone, and tighten while meeting their groove quotient for the week.
Doctor of Chiropractic David Skaro captains Body Works' team of professionals, whisking away impurities and intercepting unhealthy habits with functional practices. During each roughly 30-minute footbath, physique purifiers sweep away toxins and poorly tethered anklets with the FDA-approved detox machine's ionic tempest. Charged water attracts noxious body invaders, pulling them from clogged blood boulevards as they barrel toward the pores in the feet. This piggy-centric purge can help soften the serrated edge of midday drowsiness, abolishing afternoon naps and sleep strolls through board meetings.
At Asha SalonSpa, aestheticians and massage therapists combine forces to ensure the whole-body well-being of clients. Spa services such as facials, microdermabrasions, and prenatal care coddle the corpus from head to toe, beginning with a neck pillow and cup of tea. At the salon, makeup and nail services revitalize faces and fingers, and hair treatments such as cuts and color rely on Aveda’s natural line of products. Asha also offers several massages, including deep-tissue, couples, and chakra-balancing modalities, allowing patrons to unwind without setting off their clockwork motors.
Certified reflexologist James Markgraf has been applying health-promoting acupressure to feet for 17 years. James has studied at three different institutes of reflexology and now brings his mastery of the method to his own private practice in Schaumburg. Poring over feet as if he's exploring the skull of a newly discovered dinosaur, James enters into a silent dialogue with the body, testing for problems that might pervade the patient's entire system.