For more than a quarter-century, Doctor of Chiropractic David Leger has helped patients from throughout Illinois to lessen discomfort and achieve their wellness goals. Using a "whole-person approach," Dr. Leger employs hands-on techniques, physiotherapy, and wellness supplements to help his patients bounce back from illness and discomfort, and achieve new levels of health or, in some cases, uberhealth. One such hands-on technique is body restoration, which uses elements of acupressure to help restore communication throughout the body's systems.
Anu Buzruk learned Hatha yoga at the Sree Swamy Vivekananda Centre of Teacher Education in India, taught the style in India for six years, and then moved to Chicago and completed Lotus Yoga Center’s 200-hour training course. Yet, even with all of her training, she works to continually improve her teaching at Yoganubhav Studio by regularly scheduling feedback sessions with her students and their often neglected mats. Since starting her career, she has taught Hatha yoga to more than 400 students, and she employs their feedback to tailor her classes to their needs. Through this personalization of her classes, many students have reported her Hatha yoga classes have helped to increase their flexibility and alleviate issues such as anxiety, digestive difficulty, and menstrual disorders.
At Bikram Yoga Aurora, certified instructors lead groups through Bikram Yoga?s various postures inside a balmy, but welcoming studio. Both beginners and experienced practitioners stretch, bend, and balance side-by-side, all while controlling their huffs and puffs with Bikram's signature breathing exercises. The studio itself plays a major role during every session with the elevated temperatures leading to a number of potential benefits. This heat can improve circulation, make muscles more flexible, and even flush toxins from the body through sweating instead of taking plunger to your ear.
A certified colon hydrotherapist and reiki master, Shellie Carter helps clean the body of both physical and psychic waste. At the Alder Healing Center, Shellie calls on more than 25 years of study as she identifies imbalances and energy blockages through applied kinesiology, and helps heal organs and auras through foot reflexology or ancient reiki energy healing. Shellie also guides patients through the expanses of the unconscious with guided meditation workshop and past life regression.
Spinal Rehab & Wellness Center aims to restore optimal health, range of motion, and wellness to each of its patients, using a variety of holistic techniques. Their team of physicians, chiropractors, therapists, and trainers lend their expertise when treating ailments that range from migraines to carpal tunnel syndrome to whiplash caused by mistaking a cardboard cutout of David Hasselhoff for the real thing.
Before treatments, clients take a thorough intake exam, which covers questions about their lifestyle, health history, and the current issues that plague them. Practitioners then take this information, along with an evaluation of the client’s emotional state, to prescribe a holistic course of therapy. This treatment plan could include physical therapy, therapeutic massage, nutritional counseling, or chiropractic care.
Golfsmith's online and in-store showrooms house an almost endless list of golf gear for men, women, and children alike. Clubs, balls, and accessories from brands such as TaylorMade, MacGregor, and Callaway give players precise control over their game, and polos and long-sleeved shirts from Nike and Snake Eyes garb players in course-appropriate attire now that tuxedo T-shirts no longer qualify. Along with the extensive collection of equipment and golf bags, Golfsmith also carries GPS systems to give players a high-tech edge.