Licensed massage therapist John Slipke helps allay aches with neuromuscular therapy, a medical-massage technique that aims to ease muscle pain, bursitis, and injury-related discomfort. At the start of each appointment, Slipke chats with the client to pinpoint probable causes of tenderness, which may include sciatica, plantar fasciitis, or repeatedly watching Old Yeller. He may also identify pain triggers by analyzing the body's posture. Throughout the session, the client shares feedback, noting when pressure alleviates aches and crackling when attached to a guitar amplifier. After the kneading massage, Slipke crafts a custom wellness plan-including a pain-prevention regimen-with the clinic's internist or chiropractor. Robledo Medical & Wellness Center does not offer prenatal massages.
Alisa Institute of Skin Care's aestheticians work to establish a relationship with each client, beginning with a consultation to discuss a skincare "fitness program" that will treat specific epidermal concerns. A roster of medical peels loosen weathered or damaged skin cells to unveil younger-looking complexions, and microcurrent therapy tones facial muscles until they can bench-press literal handlebar mustaches. Facials hydrate and improve skin texture with organic and aromatherapeutic ingredients.
IPL laser treatments fade freckles or age spots, and ultrasound technology speeds up collagen production. G5 Cellutec therapy equipment massages bodies with vertical and horizontal strokes to induce lymphatic drainage, detoxify the body, and reduce scar tissue.
At Innovative Aesthetics Med Spa, a team consisting of a certified plastic surgeon, nurse, certified laser technician, and an aesthetician aims to keeps skin surfaces smooth using laser energy. Wielding a GentleMax Pro laser, they work to destroy hair follicles at the root, which can permanently reduce hair on almost all areas of the body including legs, bikini areas, stomachs, chests, faces, and protective exoskeletons. Customers can also inquire within about Botox and Juvederm.
The welcoming atmosphere at Mikel's Hair Salon & Laser Spa complements its menu of pampering beauty services. Stylists employ Aveda products while treating hair to chic cuts and vibrant color, and can update looks with extensions and smoothing keratin treatments. For clients who prefer their hair styled invisibly, waxing, threading and long-lasting laser treatments remove it with ease. Aesthetic options, including facials and microdermabrasion, round out the salon's offerings.
A specialist in hair coloring and highlights, Toni has been trimming and styling hairdos for more than 30 years. At her own day spa, she combines her expertise with that of aestheticians and nail technicians. Together, they rejuvenate looks with skincare treatments, no-chip manicures, and hair-smoothing La-Brasiliana keratin treatments.
After gaining success at international salons, fashion shows, and photo shoots, stylists Laurence Hegarty, David Raccuglia, Beth Lloyd, and Sally Raccuglia joined forces to establish the first Art + Science Salon in 1989. Now, more than two decades later, the quartet of hairstylists has cemented their position in the beauty world by opening three locations across Chicago and creating a philosophy to which each salon holds true: provide world-class, yet wearable, haircuts.
To meet this goal, each salon is staffed with expert stylists and colorists who must complete the salon's rigorous apprenticeship program, which is based on the European system of blending art with science to create modern, wearable styles. The specialists transform hair with help from products from Mensdept., Bumble and Bumble, American Crew, and Shu Uemera. They also make sure clients go home knowing how to maintain and recreate their dos. To welcome more gentlemen into the salon, Art + Science has unveiled The Barbershop at Art + Science, which offers hot towels, straight-razor shaves, and stylish cuts.