As the seventh of eight children, Kim Osborne must have seen her fair share of bumps and bruises. Growing up with many siblings may have contributed to her decision to earn a Bachelor of Science degree with a pre-med emphasis. But nothing could have prepared her for the serious illness her third child experienced shortly after she was born. After an unsuccessful attempt to treat her daughter's condition with traditional medicine, Osborne turned to a local chiropractor. She was on the road to health within a few visits and Osborne has made it her life's mission to help others experience the same healing. Now a chiropractic physician certified in family practice, Kim Osborne, DC, has also received specialized training in acupuncture, botanical medicine, and women's health to better care for her patients.
Dr. Osborne leads the staff at Rockford Wellness & Diagnostic Center in performing advanced diagnostic testing and conservative treatments that focus on preventing disease by seeking out the underlying causes. She uses the low-force Activator Methods adjusting instrument to deliver gentle chiropractic care. Dr. Osborne can analyze saliva to reveal the potential effectiveness of bioidentical hormone therapy or evaluate hair samples to determine heavy-metal toxicity. She also combats the effects of aging and promotes physical healing by saturating bodily tissues with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Bliss Beauty Lounge’s experienced stylists and aestheticians depend on years of bodycare experience and professional-quality treatments to dramatically transform the appearance of their clients' hair and nails. Stylists snip custom looks and slather manes with vitamin-packed haircare products, some of which are vegan and gluten-free. At their stations, nail techs treat digits to french manicures and pedicures before capping nails in polish or gel designs that sparkle brighter than a firefly playing with matches. Other services include facial waxing, highlights, and thermal straightening, a chemical process that can transform curly hair into smooth, flowing locks for up to a year.
Each year, aesthetician Candace R. Heaslip travels to France to train on the latest skincare techniques. Having received her CIDESCO diplomacy in Zurich, Switzerland, this annual trip reaffirms her decade-long commitment to beautifying clients while inspiring a feeling of relaxation. Heaslip ensures comfort with an adjustable bed that can accommodate clients of most heights and people with disabilities. The skincare expert custom-blends formulas for some anti-aging facials, and she also offers body-wraps as well as waxing and brow and lash tinting that can optimize facial signaling for upcoming staring contests.
Peak Sports Club forges ironclad muscle and melts away extra pounds with an array of supportive group fitness classes. Health hunters of all experience levels can take advantage of the many scheduled classes, ranging from spin sessions and aqua aerobics to Les Mills classes such as the barbell intensive Bodypump, cardio crazy Bodyjam, and naptime-enforcing Bodypillow. Peak Sports Club also hosts a fourth-degree black belt Korean master to teach tae kwon do sweat sessions at various levels, accommodating both novices and advanced martial artists who can already kick through a half-inch board or bully's reinforced ego.
S.T. Hair & Spa’s accommodating stylists listen to clients and offer stylish suggestions before cutting curls, trimming beards, and ridding faces of unwanted fuzz. Other services include perms and keratin treatments to reformulate hair texture, and deep-conditioning and gloss treatments to bolster follicle strength and shine. Regular and chip-resistant polishes dress up digits during manicures and pedicures, and stylists can create updos to prep individuals or parties for weddings, proms, or formal trips to the supermarket.