The Millionaire Monk and Berry Bonds aren?t characters on some wildly eccentric daytime soap. They're just two of the cheeky names the team at Peeled Juice Bar has given to the juices, smoothies, booster shots, and breakfast blends that pack the shop's beverage-heavy menu of healthy treats. Baristas versed in the art of hand-blending drinks make a range of beverages to-order from local and organic ingredients. The staff never adds sugars or chemicals to bulk up flavors or appease mad scientists? taste buds. For customers looking for an especially salutary experience, the shop can supply enough juice for three-, five-, or seven-day juice cleanses that detoxify the body and bolster the immune system.
The juice spot's Evanston and Lincoln Park stores are both eco-friendly on the inside. The staff also keeps the juice bar's carbon footprint low by composting their fruit and vegetable matter.
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Doctor of Chiropractic Chris Tomshack opened the first HealthSource office in 2006 and has watched his business take flight, growing to more than 250 offices nationwide. The expansion is due in part to progressive-treatment protocols and business systems and in part to the experience Dr. Tomshack gained while in the US Air Force and the MBA program at the University of Toledo, and at Palmer College of Chiropractic, where he graduated summa cum laude. At each of his offices, a team of chiropractors, licensed massage therapists, and trainers helps to alleviate ailments such as disk degeneration and fibromyalgia. The team can also tailor
treatments to alleviate pain from carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, or arthritis, and its progressive-rehab program works with body areas that are known to cause trouble, such as weak lower backs and rebellious pinky toes.
Cevene Care Clinic?s team of experienced doctors and specialists strives to alleviate aches and ailments with an approach to health that emphasizes the manifold connections between body and mind. The clinic is separated into four distinct divisions?pain management, immediate care, general practice, and chiropractic care?to ensure that clients receive treatments customized to their particular health-care needs. A physiatrist and an osteopathic physician work alongside medical doctors within these divisions, sharing their knowledge with clients as well as with each other to arrive at custom treatment solutions. These solutions may combine a number of services from the clinic?s expansive menu, such as general-practice medicine, neurology, massage therapy, and laser therapy to keep tobacco cravings and Stormtroopers at bay.
The healthcare practitioners at Advanced Physical Medicine utilize advanced technology in their comprehensive, multifaceted approach to pain management, physical therapy, and fitness. Chiropractic physicians treat injuries and misaligned spines with therapies that include decompression machines, and acupuncture sessions address chronic pain from sciatica or carpal-tunnel symptoms acquired while positioning full-size construction cranes over vending-machine toys. Physical therapists focus on rehabilitating patients who have suffered accidental injuries, incorporating innovative ultrasound and light-therapy treatments to promote healing. To encourage wellness from the inside out, certified colonic therapists rid intestines of accumulated waste and toxins, and weight-loss experts help clients to overcome house clutter by creating extra storage space in their pants.
Both the Chicago and Oak Park locations welcome guests with an abundance of natural light and cheerful green exercise machines. Giving back to the local community is a passion enjoyed by many on the staff, including podiatrist and college-level instructor Dr. Mary Ann Bender, who, along with her students, provides foot care at eight uninsured and homeless clinics in Chicago.
Despite a long list of beautifying hair services and soothing massages, the most important sense at C'zar Salon-Spa is not sight or touch, but smell. Stemming from natural Aveda products, aromas drift throughout the space, tinting the air with rosemary, peppermint, and lavender scents that evoke pastoral scenes pulled straight out of the organic farms on which many of their ingredients grew. The Stress-Fix line of lotions?whose fragrances help to reduce anxiety?cloaks hands and feet in sage during specialty mani-pedis, and customized blends of essential oils augment Elemental Nature massages and facials.
Plants play a role in even the most detailed procedures at C'zar Salon-Spa. Flowers contribute extracts to the salon's cosmetics, and Nufree hair-removal formulas provide a botanical alternative to wax that's more gentle than tweezing with a venus flytrap. Although they don't incorporate leafy greens, wellness treatments such as acupuncture and cupping strive to round out makeovers by goading the body?s healing processes. For special events, the staff can accommodate groups inside the calming venue or transport their perfumed practices to a specified location.
Dr. Karen French presides over an all-female staff at French Medical Group & Med Spa, where her anti-aging and wellness services range from complexion-clearing facials to innovative fat-melting treatments. Though stocked with advanced medical equipment, Dr. French’s facility bears more aesthetic similarities to a day spa than a clinic. Soft lights and soothing music help patients relax through procedures such as the Venus Freeze treatment, which works to tighten skin and reduce cellulite and fat circumference. Among their many qualifications, Dr. French and her team are fully trained in Arizona Cosmetic IPL Laser Safety, Syneron, and Venus Concept; armed with this knowledge, they carefully zap unwanted hairs, age spots, and spider veins without damaging skin or blowing up neighboring planets.