Skincare regimens evolve throughout a lifetime. They begin in adolescence, with the appearance of a first pimple, and carry into middle age with the appearance of a first wrinkle.
That's why Nu Skin Scene's skincare services span the entire spectrum of concerns. Its beautifiers customize their facials to target whatever nagging issue assails each client's skin. That might mean a mask or chemical peel tailored to fight acne or wrinkles, or one that simply evens out rough texture or blotchy tones. And they don't just tend to the face; staff members also wax hair from the body and perform treatments designed to leave skin soft from head to toe—just like sleeping in one huge lotion-filled glove.
Established by a flaxen-haired pair of jewelry designers, Team Blonde tenders eye-catching creations among a host of attractive boutique items and spa services. The studio houses beads and baubles ideal for making earrings, bracelets, or a whimsical Eye of Agamotto. Spirited crafters can choose to create either a beaded bracelet or three pairs of earrings, after which a Team Blonde jewelry guru will add clasps and ear wires to each matchless masterpiece. Classes are kept to the intimate size of 5–10 adornment artists to allow for individualized attention and to avoid impinging upon the endangered earring's delicate ecosystem.
Harmonic Haven's owner and operator, Robin Kroupa, ameliorates ailments with a host of treatments deeply rooted in the concepts of wellness and holistic therapy. Choose from any of Haven's healing feel-goods, from the medium-to-firm-pressure profundity of a deep-tissue massage to the soothing strokes of a therapeutic massage that clears muscles of tension caused by subcutaneous SAT tests. Robin zeros in on aches and pains with trigger-point therapy, and fuses rhythmic stretching and breath work in a Thai massage that both relaxes and rewards stressed bods. Harmonic Haven’s eclectic repertoire of procedures aims to treat body and spirit through a mixture of physical manipulation and positive energy to spruce up muscle suits and balance out negativity from sneering electrons.
Grand U offers a more holistic approach to wellness by hosting a medical facility and workout area. Aside from such basic medical care as cancer screenings, immunizations, and fatigue management, the center also provides laser treatments and a space to build muscle and endurance. Dr. Dhana Ganesan sees each patient as “a balance between mind, body, and soul” and uses her medical training in diverse social and cultural settings to create treatment plans that address the medical and aesthetic needs of her patients.
Massage therapy is more than Luisa Berardi Caraballo's job—it's her calling. As the winner of the Distinguished Service Award from AMTA Illinois Chapter in 2012, the owner of Melrose Muscle Therapy is dedicated to helping others through the art and science of massage. She tailors treatments, such as Swedish massages, sports massages, and myofascial release sessions, to her clients' individual needs. Luisa teaches classes on couples' massage and infant massage for babies particularly stressed during tax season. She also frequently shares her massage musings on her blog, A Muscle Therapist's Thoughts.
The staff at The Holistic BodyLab works to maintain long-term health with natural, non-pharmaceutical treatments. Led by in-house medical director, Dr. Joseph Maides, and natural medicine doctor, Kevin Gill, they blend spa treatments, such as facials, with holistic treatments, such as massage, in order to revivify bodies both inside and out. This mix of modern medicine and age-old spa treatments aims to both soothe and heal, just like all those old lullabies about mockingbirds curing babies' tension headaches.