From the desk worker with an achy lower back to the mom-to-be with sore joints to the athlete with knot-ridden shoulders, Ridge Massage offers a massage style for everyone. In addition to classic therapeutic, deep-tissue, Swedish, and maternity massages, the therapists also administer reflexology and scalp-rejuvenation sessions to relieve pain and promote relaxation.
But don't let its name fool you—Ridge Massage is a full-service spa, also offering an array of facials for men and women that can treat acne, lessen signs of aging, and finally remove that face paint from your kindergarten carnival. Techs also rid clients of unwanted hair with whole-body waxing services.
The licensed aestheticians at Beyond Beauty Salon N Spa have a facial to take care of just about every skin condition. For sensitive skin, they have the soothing facial. For skin that’s only partially oily, they have the T-Zone or U-Zone facial. Skin plagued by sun damage can benefit from the hyperpigmentation facial, which mutes the appearance of scarring. Of course, this doesn’t cover all potential skin issues; that’s where the custom facial comes in. The aestheticians tailor this special treatment to each client’s specific skin type to address issues such as dryness and congested pores.
Regardless of the services they’re performing, the staff at Beyond Beauty Salon N Spa strives to make the business a relaxing getaway where clients can escape day-to-day stresses. The team turns on soft music or conducts a choir of conch shells to make ocean sounds as they take their time with massages, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels. They also have services to accentuate clients’ natural beauty, including makeup applications, eyelash tinting, and waxing.
When it first opened its doors in 2000, the European Foot and Ankle Clinic set out to keep feet healthy by combining conventional medical treatments and holistic practices. Over the past 12 years, this unique approach to treatment has garnered a following, and the clinic gradually expanded to 10 locations throughout Chicago. At each location, multilingual doctors in podiatric medicine treat issues ranging from heel pain to toenail fungus to chronic stubbed toes caused by regularly throwing childlike temper tantrums.
The physicians and aesthetic staff all possess warm, friendly demeanors, ensuring that clients feel comfortable as they undergo one of the center's many beautifying treatments. Continually looking for new ways to rejuvenate exteriors, the aestheticians have developed a facial that harnesses the flavonoids and resveratrol in chocolate to neutralize free radicals that may have waged a microscopic poke war on skin. The spa's mission statement, etched into tan-hued walls, promises "a soothing, comfortable experience" during all services, such as Thai massage and Jane Iredale–makeup applications. Several services take a more scientific approach, employing lasers to remove spider veins, hairs, and cellulite.
At Elite Salon and Spa, the first step to any service is a consultation. Taking into account the features, face shape, and lifestyle of each client, Elite's stylists create chic, versatile cuts that can be both casual and formal. Colorists stand ready to mix natural or dramatic shades, so their wearers can hide grays, draw the eye, or allow the patron to more easily blend with their favorite hat.
In addition to the salon services, massage and body treatments help to ease both muscular and emotional tension in softly lit rooms. Aromatherapy body wraps engage the senses while revitalizing the skin, Swedish massages evict knots from shoulders and backs with long strokes, and salt scrubs help patrons to reveal more youthful layers of skin.
A collaborative effort between co-owners Jan and Mike, Jan Michael’s Salon and Spa accommodates hair, nail, and skincare services behind its coral-hued walls. The 20-year-old salon employs the best and brightest in the beauty industry, including fully licensed massage therapists, colorists, nail technicians, and light bulbs. Spa services are performed in a separate, secluded area to minimize outside distractions and keep the massage oils from fraternizing with Moroccanoil hair serums.
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