At Sweet Retreat Pre-Natal Massage, Dee's treatments aren't limited to just moms. A licensed massage therapist, she has provided general massage treatments such as aromatherapy massage since 2004. She focuses tailoring services to the client, performing a phone or sit-down interview prior to massages.
As a mother of three, Dee also understands the gift that pregnancy can be. That's why she specializes in prenatal massage, a modality that eases the physical, hormonal, and mental stressors of pregnancy, such as having to decide how many deep-friend pickles are too many. Understanding the havoc pregnancy can wreak on a woman's body, her prenatal massages assuage back pain and nausea, boost blood flow, and trigger the release of endorphins.
At her skincare studio located inside 7 Day Spa, aesthetician Rose Rodriguez enhances the health and appearance of her clients' skin with rejuvenating facials and waxing services. Two facial options—a luxurious hour-long deep-cleansing treatment, and a 30-minute express version—leave complexions clean, smooth, and hydrated. For a more noticeable effect, her diamond-tipped microdermabrasion treatment helps to reduce the look of fine lines, enlarged pores, and acne scars without a harsh spray. She extends her services to the rest of the body with body and facial waxing, and her signature back facial, which grants clients' hard-to-reach back areas with a deep cleansing, extractions, and a gentle massage.
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.