During more than 20 illustrious years as a hairdresser, Nanette Fabros has picked up skills from none other than Vidal Sassoon and color specialist Beth Minardi. She channels this knowledge in her intimate, neutral-toned studio, where a wall decal urges clients to “Imagine, Dream, Inspire.”
Doctor of Chiropractic Richard Lynch has experience dealing with pain. As an exercise physiologist and trainer for high school, collegiate, and professional athletes, he has seen all kinds of injuries. At Healthsource of Rockford Central, Richard uses chiropractic and progressive rehab treatments to address his clients' ailments, including fibromyalgia, arthritis, migraines, and that one ’80s love ballad stuck in your head.
He performs exams and x-rays to spot any subluxations in the spine and areas of discomfort. From there, treatment plans may include adjustments that realign the spine or therapeutic massages that untie muscle knots and break up scar tissue.
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.
As their spa?s name implies, the stylists, therapists, and aestheticians at Divine Creations Boutique & Spa hold the human body in high regard. They pay their respects with a range of beautifying spa services that include haircuts, makeup applications, spray tans, and therapeutic bodywork. To help them promote wellness from the inside out, they draw on a fleet of organic and all-natural products from brands such as Arigato Skincare and Jessica Cosmetics. The stylists even take it a step further, weaving together natural strands with So.Cap extensions made from real human hair to give manes enough length to double as jump ropes.
The technicians at Divine Creations Weight Loss make use of Lipo-Light technology to promote slimmer silhouettes and tighter birthday suits. These body-contouring treatments send LED light energy 10 to 12 mm down into the skin, where it karate chops fat cell walls without the scalpels and recovery time associated with liposuction surgery. Treatments can be targeted at common trouble spots such as the waist, hips, thighs, arms, or midsection.