When Dr. Mary Peterson examines a patient, she doesn't see a person with an ailment but instead sees "a person wanting to take back control of their temple, their body." Keeping her patients' feelings in mind helps the doctor personalize treatment plans that will comfortably address their problems. These plans usually incorporate a blend of chiropractic care and acupuncture to improve nerve function and boost the body's innate ability to heal itself. Inside Dr. Peterson's private treatment rooms, a staff of aestheticians complements the doctor's curative therapies with relaxing massages, rejuvenating facials, and comforting bear-hugs.
Five of the staff members at Headlines Salon & Spa have been pampering clients there for more than a decade—one as long as 23 years. Their dedication to relaxation and aesthetics is evident in their services, which range from specialty facials and peels to soothing hot-stone massages and body wraps. They also customize packages that prep brides-to-be for their big days, protecting nails with no-chip manicures, gathering hair into custom updos, and strategically positioning veils to conceal antennae. Wooden fixtures and a distressed-copper sculpture of the sun make the space as warm and welcoming as the people who work there.
Dr. Amjad Safvi has spent more than 15 years in the medical field focusing on vascular issues, particularly varicose and spider veins. He now oversees Advanced Vein Treatment & Cosmetic Center, where he and his caring staff treat patients to complimentary consultations before administering laser, radio-frequency, and sclerotherapy vein treatments along with a host of other aesthetic treatments. The facility’s laser collection, the high-tech cherry on its med-spa sundae, allows the staff to showcase hair-removal, anti-aging, and facial-rejuvenation treatments that round out a crowded roster that includes SkinMedica chemical peels, Botox injections, and fillers that can last up to five years.
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.
Laser Med Spa's aestheticians beautify and heal clients using advanced products and technology. That technology allows them to perform treatments such as laser hair removal, pixel skin resurfacing, or VelaShape cellulite treatments. Whatever the service, the staff treats each client as an individual; they'll explain each step of the process in addition to educating you on preventative and restorative maintenance.
In addition to their advanced medical techniques, the team also stockpiles some of the industry’s most forward-thinking dermatological products. Arbonne products blend antioxidants and natural botanicals to cleanse and smoothen the complexion with products for men, women, and children. Additionally, the Glominerals line has been used on top stars at the Academy Awards; it's garnered universal acclaim for its long-lasting effects without clogging pores or morphing your face into a Richard Nixon mask.