As its name suggests, Mind & Body Care seeks to address both the aesthetic and emotional center of each guest who enters its cozy studio. The physical side of this goal finds fulfillment through the efforts of two technicians: Beth, a licensed and certified medical aesthetician with 10 years of skin care experience, and Lori, an aesthetician who pursued medical aesthetics after earning her license from Pivot Point Academy. Their areas of expertise echo the spa's offerings, which range from Swedish massage to medical-grade peels. Nails and tresses find creative shaping through the mastery of Elyse, an innovative hairstylist, and Arlette, a veteran nail artist with 18 years of experience.
Those seeking emotional respite can schedule wellness treatments with Bobbi, a former nurse whose 25 years of experience eventually led her toward more holistic therapies. Hypnotherapy, guided imagery, and EFT all take different paths in helping to rid clients of repressed traumas, harmful addictions, and subconscious negativity accrued from sleeping on pillowcases embroidered with curse words.
At Asha SalonSpa, aestheticians and massage therapists combine forces to ensure the whole-body well-being of clients. Spa services such as facials, microdermabrasions, and prenatal care coddle the corpus from head to toe, beginning with a neck pillow and cup of tea. At the salon, makeup and nail services revitalize faces and fingers, and hair treatments such as cuts and color rely on Aveda’s natural line of products. Asha also offers several massages, including deep-tissue, couples, and chakra-balancing modalities, allowing patrons to unwind without setting off their clockwork motors.
The staff and state-certified massage therapists at Heavenly Massage have left no stone unturned when it comes to their clients’ relaxation. At each Heavenly Massage location, the music, lighting, and decor all serve the same goal of enhancing peace of mind. Though massages—ranging from hot stone to lymphatic drainage—are the signature service, the staff also offers nailcare, skincare, waxing, and body treatments.
Certified reflexologist James Markgraf has been applying health-promoting acupressure to feet for 17 years. James has studied at three different institutes of reflexology and now brings his mastery of the method to his own private practice in Schaumburg. Poring over feet as if he's exploring the skull of a newly discovered dinosaur, James enters into a silent dialogue with the body, testing for problems that might pervade the patient's entire system.
Pilates Plus elongates figures and fortifies frames with a slew of mat, yoga, and dance classes led in a comforting, supporting environment. With a certified crew of instructors, stiff students can dabble in body-lengthening lessons, such as Pilates I, which teaches the program’s fundamentals of balance, flexibility, core strength, and two-by-four idolatry. For rhythm-enhanced exercise, Pilates Plus also offers dance-centric classes in Zumba, jazz, hip-hop, barre ballet, belly, and chair dancing, allowing the twinkle-toed to trim, tone, and tighten while meeting their groove quotient for the week.
Spa Martinique offers an expansive menu of customized services and wellness treatments to help clients look and feel their best. A 30-minute Little Black Dress all-over makeover includes a full-body exfoliation and a hydration with a body wrap that can reveal skin with more glow than a million phosphorescent ceiling star stickers. Half-hour express custom facials deep clean, tone, and moisturize mugs to free pores from any excess buildup that might ruin graduation portraits or NASCAR photo finishes.