Sona Bella translates to ?I am beautiful? in Italian, and that's exactly how the chic med spa wants its clients to feel when they exit its doors. Here, the beautifying treatments range from laser hair-removal sessions that leave skin silky-smooth to photofacials and chemical peels that diminish fine lines brought on by natural aging or the stress of time-travel. Specialists sculpt physiques with non-surgical body-contouring treatments or body wraps that use natural plant and seaweed extracts to visibly reduce cellulite and fat, while lax skin can be remedied with cutting-edge treatments that use heat energy to stimulate collagen production.
Of course, Sona Bella's name could also be taken literally. The med-spa boasts a design that's as eye-catching as it is luxurious, surrounding customers with glistening chandeliers sleek, modern furniture, and subtle touches like fresh flowers.
A rushed massage hardly promotes relaxation. That's why Rhythm Massage's licensed massage therapists take great care to make clients forget time and feel completely at home. An initial consultation determines the source of lingering tension so that treatment may be personalized to the individual's needs. Then, in the comfort of a private room, therapists use massage techniques such as flowing Swedish strokes to improve circulation and deep-tissue bodywork to untie tight Celtic knot tattoos.
The licensed aestheticians, therapists, and wellness practitioners at NuVie Skin Care and Wellness Center—French for “new life”—help clients bring “new life” to their skin and bodies with beauty and wellness treatments. Facial services cleanse pores and exfoliate skin to treat specific problems including dull, red, purple-polka-dotted, or aging skin. Nufree hair removal smoothens skin by eradicating coarse, unwanted hair without wax. NuVie also stocks a variety of gentle, natural, and organic skincare products from PCA, Bioelements, and Alteya Organics, respectively, so that clients can continue their beauty regimens in their homes or offices.
The center also improves clients’ beauty from the inside out with stress and life coaching, nutrition and fitness coaching, and acupuncture sessions that treat inflammation and chronic pain while balancing bodily systems. Massage therapy helps clients relax while improving their circulation and joint mobility through direct pressure, stretching strokes, and soft-tissue manipulation.
The chiropractors, acupuncturists, and physical therapists at Chicago Chiropractic & Sports Injury Centers want to get their clients healthy, well, and back into action. At this upscale clinic, patients come in for spinal decompression, ultrasounds, podiatry, yoga classes, and myriad other healing services, and the focus is on treating each client as an individual. Vist the office to have a massage that relieves chronic aches and pains, get your spine realigned with a chiropractic treatment, or have your energy rerouted during an invigorating acupuncture session. With a client roster that includes NHL and MLB players, Chicago Chiropractic & Sports Injury Centers is the place to take acting-up muscles and injuries.
At The Body Repair Shop, licensed massage therapist Robin dedicates herself to helping clients achieve relaxation. Beneath her nimble fingers, tension melts away via a wide range of massage styles, from the long, flowing strokes of Swedish massage to hot stone, which, despite popular belief, is not a pickup line from one geologist to another.
The staff at CN Spa Laser take a hard stance against wrinkles and blemishes, but they're flexible when it comes to technology. Since 1999, they've been updating their equipment to stay abreast of advances in the aesthetic field. That means that the med-spa is always stocked with state-of-the-art tools, from FDA-approved lasers to really cool goggles for protecting your eyes from the lasers. The lasers assist with procedures such as hair removal, skin firming, and the reduction of age spots. Technicians also administer Botox and other injectables to ward off wrinkles and fine lines.
Despite their focus on current technology, the CN Spa Laser team hasn't given up on certain classic treatments: they still treat clients to massages, mani-pedis, facials, and makeup applications.