Salt Cave in Lake in the Hills

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At Salternative Spa, the staff creates a healing sanctuary with an Earth-friendly philosophy, as evidenced by their toxin-free soaps, natural essential oils, and organic cotton towels and bathrobes. The spa's signature healing treatment, halotherapy, places clients in a chamber of breathable salt particles designed to act as a natural decongestant, improve immune system function, and decrease headaches. But that's not all the spa offers?there's also sensory-deprivation sessions in a flotation tank, yoga and meditation classes, an infrared sauna, and reflexology and acupressure therapy.

1541 East Fabyan Parkway
Geneva,
IL
US

The versatile staff members at Organix Med Spa perform a comprehensive list of health and wellness services and pride themselves on treating each patient with personalized care. Massage therapy and acupuncture sessions nurture bodies as a whole rather than catering separately to the wishes of disparate arms or heads. Organix Med Spa's nonsurgical chiropractic methods, which are customized to suit each spine's needs, assuage achy backs irritated by the feeble prodding of traditional medicine. In addition, the expansive therapy center boasts an organic med spa with an array of soothing treatments, such as facials and waxing.

2001 Midwest Rd.
Oak Brook,
IL
US

Timeless Spa & Salt Cave ensconces patrons in a nourishing anti-aging haven replete with sustentative body regimens and beautifying spa treatments. Surrounded by the dim light and soft sea sounds that penetrate the salt cave, beach chairs nestle physiques as patrons savor the purified air. Crafted from thousands of pounds of pure Himalayan salt, the cave infuses the atmosphere with a medley of 84 constitution-enhancing minerals, body-balancing ions, and the scent of potato chips in bloom. Conventional spa treatments, such as facials and line-softening peels, merge with holistic therapies, such as reiki and foot detoxification.

1324 E Ogden Ave, Ste 100
Naperville,
IL
US

With its starkly elegant black-and-white design scheme, On Stage Salon exudes a modern vibe that belies its 40 years in business. Ornate chandeliers illuminate the cushy, ebony salon chairs, from which stylists transform the manes of women, men, and children. A time-honed slate of services draw from cutting-edge products such as Moroccanoil, Paul Mitchell, and Wella color. The mirrors at each styling station—along with the delicately painted curlicues above them—reflect clients' newly minted perms, waves, and Slinky extensions.

654 Waukegan Rd
Glenview,
IL
US

Isabella Samovsky fell in love with a salt lamp. Well, not just the lamp, but also the salt-assisted healing it provided. Her love for the salt lamp and its alternative approach to maintaining health inspired her to create Solay Wellness, a center that offers salt-based products and treatments. The Himalayan salt at Solay is harvested from ancient, mineral-rich seabeds, and can be found in hundreds of fair-trade and organic health, beauty, gourmet, pets, and lifestyle products including salt inhalers, natural rubber yoga maps, and soy candles. Solay Wellness also offers an extensive range of fair trade Himalayan salt crystal lamps with UL dimmer cords, which can be shaped like bowls, pyramids, globes, or salt shakers.

At the center?s private salt room, guests can meditate on lounge chairs as they breathe in the salt?s negative ions, which can help to reenergize the body, purify the skin, reduce stress, and alleviate allergy and asthma symptoms. Guests can also take up Tibetan singing-bowl sessions in rooms lined with ancient Himalayan salt blocks. Tiles and loose salt are also on hand to help stimulate pressure points in feet and give children a place to play. In addition to salt-based treatments, the center also offers reflexology and massage. Parking is available across the street, and a train station is nearby.

4819 Main St.
Skokie,
IL
US

SoWell Massage offers more than just massage—it's a wellness center that acts as a calming, sacred space for alternative healing and complementary medicine. In addition to licensed therapists offering relaxing massages, there's Reiki, reflexology, and ear candling, along with salt-room therapy and Ayurvedic head massage. The private Cabana treatment room has walls painted to mimic the ocean shoreline and decor that suggests a breezy outdoor cabana. It sets a relaxing scene for you to enjoy a 60-minute deep-tissue massage or to breed seagulls.

4821 Main Street
Skokie,
IL
US