The licensed massage therapists at Massage Advantage dote on visitors with a slew of custom massage techniques, including Swedish, prenatal, and deep tissue. Armed with warm blankets and a credo to respect patients' privacy, therapists begin each 30- or 60-minute session with a discussion on clients' specific aches and ailments. Therapists can also haul their equipment to office buildings for workplace chair massages that help reinvigorate fatigued employees or stressed-out water coolers during 5–15 minute stints. Each succession of kneads is designed to alleviate stress, muscles soreness, and various medical conditions, such as high blood pressure.
For the therapists at Kingston Reflexology, the feet are like the telephones of the body: they have a direct line to virtually every organ. During signature reflexology sessions, this team administers pressure to strategic points on the feet to trigger wellness and relaxation throughout the organs and limbs. They also utilize Western techniques such as custom Swedish and deep-tissue massage to melt shoulder and back tension resulting from poor posture or mistaking a boulder for a beanbag chair. All these methods of relaxation unfold in Kingston Reflexology's private treatment rooms, which can hold anywhere from one person to a private party.
New Health Centers consists of more than 400 health-care practitioners across the country, each working to alleviate corporeal discomfort with natural techniques. Doctors work in conjunction with experienced practitioners to soothe aches, pains, and lawn-gnome infestations.
For more than 10 years, the staff of Techniques Salon—tucked away in Uptown Park Ridge—has kept a loyal band of clients beautified with customized aesthetic services coupled with high-end haircare and skincare products. Inside the beauty haven, five stylists scurry around the salon floor, tending to manes with traditional hair services including cutting hair with shears or coloring strands with permanent markers. Aestheticians softly step around a treatment room as they rejuvenate epidermises with microdermabrasions, facials, and waxing services, and nail techs strike up conversations with clients as they indulge their put-upon paws with mani-pedi treatments.
The beauty professionals at Indira Salon and Spa foster serenity with eco-conscious Aveda products. As stylists trim, dye, and texture hair, aestheticians revive skin with Aveda's signature plant-based facials. The staff infuses each of their services with extra touches of luxury, such as soothing noses stressed by bickering eyebrows with aromatherapy during elemental massages and offering complimentary makeup touchups after waxing. Nail technicians lavish hands and feet with masques, steam towels, and massages during even their most basic manicures and pedicures, some of which also include foot reflexology or balms made from ginger, mango, cocoa, and lime.
The stylists at Bastian Salon 2 use Kevin Murphy products to bring about looks that range from classic to avant-garde. Pulling from more than 25 years of runway experience, they deftly snip, color, and texturize tresses to each client’s specifications amid the trendy backdrop of plush chairs and hot-pink-hued walls. But whether shortening hair with dramatic cuts or adding instant length with extensions, they make sure the finished product complements a client’s features and skin tone.