Lorraine, a certified reflexologist since 2007, approaches healthcare from the ground up, focusing on the soles of the feet to treat a range of chronic health conditions. Under the premise that nerve endings on the foot correspond to every organ and gland in the body, Lorraine applies strategic pressures to heels, toes, and arches to relieve conditions, such as stress, arthritis, and plantar fasciitis. At the start of treatment, clients sink into a zero-gravity chair while Lorraine massages the feet. Then, using her thumbs in a rapid inchworm motion, she “thumb walks” up and down the foot, clearing away toxins and painful memories of stepping on pies.
As a professional nurse with a background in health and nutrition, Nanette Fenzau administers her massages at Linc Healing Hands with an understanding of not only muscles, but the entire body and all the red stuff inside it. To Nanette, each patient represents a unique challenge and her massages are accordingly unique—each comprised of a custom mixture of techniques and modalities designed to target specific pains. For greater personalization, Nanette also performs whole-body wellness screenings, which grant her greater insight into physical maladies that may be remedied with massage.
Led by experienced chiropractor Dr. Christopher Hammes, the team of specialists at Hammes Family Chiropractic relieves misaligned spines and excess stress with therapeutic body treatments. Wielding a variety of chiropractic techniques inside private treatment rooms, the staff tackles back pains caused by pinch nerves, auto accidents, and picking up too many shiny pennies. Therapy ranges from the use of advanced Pro Adjuster technology to manual adjustment and realignment using specially designed treatment tables. Hammes Family Chiropractic complements spinal sessions with a selection of both therapeutic and relaxing massages in styles such as trigger point, Swedish, and neuromuscular therapy. The clinic also offers other wellness-improving services including nutritional counseling and multipurpose acupuncture.
The practitioners at Premier Body Contouring help clients reshape their bodies with laser technologies, detoxes, and diets. Their satisfaction pledge promises a loss of at least 1 inch in one body area after nine LipoLaser treatments to those who follow their lifestyle guidelines. They also use Homeovidic and Herbalogica detoxification programs to help rid the body of malevolent substances and wash graffiti off of internal organs, and nutritional counseling to reveal the appropriate diet for each metabolic type.
In a homey diner setting with stained glass and a large mural that depicts a small town, patrons perk up for the day with PC's menu of European and American breakfast and lunch fare. True to its name, PC’s offers a diverse roster of classic pancakes, which can come flecked with bacon or chocolate chips; baked with fillings such as spiced apples and peaches; or spread thin as crepes and sewn onto the elbows of sports jackets.
Not content to let pancakes hoard all the oven territory, thick-baked omelets jostle for space with hearty fillings such as portabella mushrooms, red peppers, and cheese. Fresh-squeezed orange and grapefruit juice make for a refreshing quaff, and cups of Kona coffee—specially blended for the café—send toasty aromas steaming into the air alongside carafes of real whipping cream.
Sandwiches and salads populate a lunchier section of the menu, alongside burgers such as the towering Lemont-ster burger: dual half-pound patties draped in cheddar, toasted onion strings, and thousand-island dressing.
After giving birth to two children and being unable to shed the extra pounds she'd gained, Dr. Stacy Shropshire began investigating weight-loss options. As a result of this research, she founded Madison Laser Like Lipo. The clinic's laser-driven services work to rid the body of stubborn areas of fat and cellulite, resulting in a tighter, smoother silhouette.
Many in the fitness industry have tried to simplify the act of exercising, but few have narrowed down the steps as effectively as eStrength and Fitness. The website, which is managed by Doctor of Chiropractic Joe Arreola and his staff of fitness instructors, nutritionists, and therapists, only requires exercisers to have Internet access. Once they do, they are free to browse the site's daily 30-minute bodyweight workouts and health-boosting nutrition tips.