Even though she earned her massage therapy license in 1999, Alison Wajvoda hasn't slowed down when it comes to education. From a stint as a massage therapy instructor at Chicago's Banner to extra training in nutrition and health management at Purdue University-Calumet, she now combines her bodywork expertise with an understanding of what makes the body tick. She blends this know-how with training in reiki and chakra work, balancing inner energies as well as organic systems. Now the owner of Light Body Wellness, LLC, she sets patients on the path to better living with treatments and services ranging from massage and reiki to nutrition and weight loss counseling.
The research staff at 7E—a medical-aesthetic company that prides itself on skincare innovations—designs noninvasive treatments that combat the effects of aging and bolster all-over wellness. Once staff members have perfected a solution, they share the fruits of their labors with clients at 7E Fit Spa. One of these many fruits is the Torc Plus, an FDA-approved body-contouring machine that works to deplete inches and bulk up muscles in bodies through electrical stimulation. The spa’s noninvasive face-lifts tighten visages while evening out skin tone, reducing puffiness, and increasing circulation, and saunas detoxify the body and relax clients with infrared heat shoplifted from the equator.
Herbalist and licensed clinical massage therapist Marguerite Wright offers natural healing solutions to help clients get to the roots of their health issues, such as stress, insomnia, or depression. She offers a variety of massages, including Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, aromatherapy, and sports. She also offers herbal supplements, essential oils, and homeopathics.
If Forever Fit Health Center could bring only one piece of beauty technology to a deserted island, they would probably pick the laser. At the clinic, they use noninvasive pulses of laser light for many aesthetic purposes, from resurfacing skin to diminishing the appearance of spider veins. Per its name, however, the practice is just as devoted to holistic health as it is to beauty. Specializing in primary care, they also supervise weight-loss programs and train seniors in balance correction, reducing their risk of falling and boosting their ability to land triple salchows.
Doctor of Chiropractic Thomas Jach tackles a wide range of health issues—from arthritis to sports injuries to chronic shoulder shrugs—with a three-step approach. First, he concentrates on alleviating painful symptoms with spinal adjustments. From there, he can advise corrective care to help heal the body completely. Finally, a wellness plan involving periodic adjustments will be created to keep spines in good health. These healing effects can be bolstered with other holistic techniques, including cold-laser therapy, nutrition counseling, and reassuring head pats.