Despite a long list of beautifying hair services and soothing massages, the most important sense at C'zar Salon-Spa is not sight or touch, but smell. Stemming from natural Aveda products, aromas drift throughout the space, tinting the air with rosemary, peppermint, and lavender scents that evoke pastoral scenes pulled straight out of the organic farms on which many of their ingredients grew. The Stress-Fix line of lotions?whose fragrances help to reduce anxiety?cloaks hands and feet in sage during specialty mani-pedis, and customized blends of essential oils augment Elemental Nature massages and facials.
Plants play a role in even the most detailed procedures at C'zar Salon-Spa. Flowers contribute extracts to the salon's cosmetics, and Nufree hair-removal formulas provide a botanical alternative to wax that's more gentle than tweezing with a venus flytrap. Although they don't incorporate leafy greens, wellness treatments such as acupuncture and cupping strive to round out makeovers by goading the body?s healing processes. For special events, the staff can accommodate groups inside the calming venue or transport their perfumed practices to a specified location.
Dr. Tony Maghsoudi saw plenty of strained backs and sore muscles as the chiropractor for the Polish Soccer League. Now, at the Naperville Rehab Clinic, he continues to specialize in treating sports injuries, though he also gets to trot out his training in acupuncture. He and his staff even offer lifestyle advice and nutritional counseling so clients know which foods contain important vitamins and which are just jars of rubber cement. It's all part of the center's prevention-based philosophy, which emphasizes treatments that stop injuries and pain before they even occur.
Though the licensed practitioners at Acupuncture INC—Brian Musial and Tom Betts—came to acupuncture from different backgrounds, both discovered a passion for the technique after experiencing its results first-hand. Tom, for one, witnessed the relief it offered his clients while working as a personal trainer, and Brian recognized its potential while recovering from a sports injury that wouldn't respond to traditional medicine or inspirational speeches from his coach. Today, the pair strive to provide the same relief to clients that they were able to enjoy, but for a much wider array of afflictions—from back pain and headaches to insomnia and allergies.
After a brief consultation, the acupuncturist inserts hair-thin needles placed at key points on the body's energy pathways, thereby dislodging blockages of energy that might be preventing healing. While needles are central to each acupuncture treatment, sessions may be accompanied by other modalities such as cupping, magnets, or heat therapy.
The nationally certified staff of Wellra Therapeutics put their experience and strong digits to use during a number of massage therapies. In private rooms, clients recline on a massage table equipped with infrared-light therapy to help detoxify, de-stress, and relax muscles. Treatments on this high-tech table effectively combine the powers of a sauna, a hot-stone massage, and a shoulder rub from Superman. During regular treatments, the therapists draw on an arsenal of classic massage methods ranging from deep-tissue and Swedish massage to Chinese cupping and aromatherapy.
Owned and operated by physical therapists, Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers welcomes patients into a massive network of 200 centers. Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers' cohort of therapists helps to restore the strength, motor skills, and physical functions of patients.
The overarching approach is defined by a patients-first philosophy—the therapists actively listen and understand their patients' issues before crafting individual recovery programs tailored to athletes, children, industrial workers, or cartoon coyotes with anvil-related injuries. The rehab pros also serve community youth by supporting programs such as Kick It Right, a soccer program designed to enrich children's lives.
When devising Hands-of-Faith's service menu, owner Z. Faith Darby wanted to account for all the ailments a client might experience that would lead them to seek a massage. To that end, she made sure to cover the big three treatments: relaxation, therapeutic, and medical. The relaxation massage is a straightforward Swedish massage that entails light-to-medium pressure to combat stress and worry. The therapeutic massage is more specific?the therapist curates a session using deep-tissue and trigger-point techniques in order to relieve chronic pain and symptoms of injury. The medical massage is anatomically precise and patient-specific, and targets physician-prescribed ailments such as whiplash and sciatica. These, in addition to raindrop therapy and hot river rock massage, make the service menu comprehensive and able to accommodate clients with a wide assortment of complaints.
The healing doesn't end with massage, though. Z. Faith is also a certified hypnotherapist, and Hands-of-Faith offers hypnotherapy to unlock that box in the subconscious where bad habits dwell. They also offer reiki and Bellanina face-lifts, an anti-aging treatment that incorporate the tenets of acupressure to help tone the face and render it younger looking. Z. Faith sees healing as a social responsibility and so she dedicates her free time to volunteering at The Edwards Hospital Cancer Center in Naperville.