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.
Elite Rehab Institute’s chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, and physical therapists may not share the same specialties, but they all have one thing in common: a belief in the efficacy of holistic medicine. At each of the clinic’s six locations, staffers work together to relieve aches and pains caused by conditions such as stress, asthma, and arthritis. Their multidisciplinary approach ensures care from multiple doctors at a decreased cost as well as access to advanced treatments. Chief among these treatments are active-release technique—a soft-tissue massage that relieves pain in overused muscles—and the four-step ideal-protein weight-loss program, which helps shed pounds by stabilizing blood sugars and injecting muscles with daily shots of helium.
A Cut Above Hair Studio is a Redken Elite Salon. That means the on-staff hairstylists, colorists, nail technicians, and skincare specialists not only boast years of practice, but they do their diligence to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and techniques.
Over on the salon side, stylists provide designer cuts personalized to each client; they'll add color, give hair shape and volume, or straighten it to create a look that suits their client's individual features and lifestyle. Skincare services are just as personalized?during the custom spa facial, aestheticians employ warm towels, toners, moisturizers, and steam to wrestle out whatever blemishes are interfering with skin's natural radiance. Massages and body wraps round out the pampering services, offering respite from stresses such as work deadlines or trying to get your dog to eat your homework.
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.