The fire-truck-red brick exterior of Mane Attractions Hair Studio invites heads of hair for remodeling within a spacious, studio-style salon. Wielded by master stylist Kristi Howell, a Joico deep-conditioning mask steeps manes for 20 minutes in hydrating nourishment and dives deep into strands to strengthen and repair hair damaged from over-styling, cold weather, or drying off in the microwave. To top off the treatment, the stylist corrals the warm breeze of a blow-dryer to bequeath coifs with a polished style. The studio recommends that heads sport the deep-conditioning mask up to two times per month, depending on the severity of the hair’s dryness.
Clients at Southern Rays take control of their skin shades by using customizable UV- and sunless-tanning systems. Beds and booths come in six levels of UV intensity (up to a $25 value/session) so that clients can gradually prepare for the day when humans migrate to the sun. The Mystic Tan HD system (a $30 value/session) applies spritzings of UV-free tanning solution in the privacy of an individual chamber, and airbrush tanning paints pelts in each client’s most suitable shade. Southern Rays’ knowledgeable staff is always on hand to answer questions, provide tanning tips, and console useless sunbeams. Check the equipment page to see which services are offered at which locations.
The doctors of chiropractic at Chiro One Wellness Centers put patients at the core of their efforts. Though the centers are spread the country, with locations in Illinois, Kentucky and Texas, the company's mission remains to help patients and their surrounding communities reach their maximum potential through a combination of customized chiropractic treatment plans and education. This approach doesn't just assuage painful symptoms—it's also designed to uncover the root causes of ailments such as whiplash, insomnia, headaches, carpal-tunnel syndrome, and more.
In their efforts to improve communication in the central nervous system by addressing nerve interference, chiropractors provide spinal adjustments and supplemental treatments such as cervical traction, therapeutic exercise and balance-strengthening wobble boards. Their practice extends far beyond the wellness centers, however: community-outreach efforts take them to health fairs, offsite spinal screenings, and complimentary workshops on a range of wellness topics. They also devote themselves to nonprofit work with several organizations, including The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Greater Chicago Food Depository. At the Chiros Care Free Wellness Center, they examine and treat Chicago's homeless and HIV-positive population, fueled by their belief that everyone should have access to expert preventive care.
The staff at Balance Massage And Yoga Studio seek to help their clients feel good inside and out. They do so via massage work that ranges from relaxing Swedish modalities, aromatherapy, and euphoric facial massages to deep-tissue, reflexology, and therapeutic treatments. The studio also holds yoga and Zumba classes to provide students with much-needed fitness.
The licensed massage therapists at Serenity Massage Center leverage expertise in a variety of massage techniques to personalize each kneading session. Swedish massage uses light or medium pressure to loosen knots and alleviate stress. The smooth, gliding strokes ease muscle tension and promote relaxation, easing overworked muscles and melting tension into a conveniently positioned bucket. As frames slacken, therapists may target especially tense areas with increased pressure. An effective treatment for stress reduction and the improvement of blood circulation, Swedish massage also relieves anxiety, depression, and trauma resulting from having a quarter painfully extracted from an ear by a street magician. Other benefits of massage include increased joint mobility and improved immune-system functioning.