Smooth basalt stones steep in warmth. Aromatherapy oils blend slowly into massage lotions. The massage therapist at Quality Time works busily to prepare for each client. During sessions, she increases circulation to sore muscles with the soft kneads and soothing strokes of Swedish massage techniques. Amid thin curtains of steam, she also heats paraffin wax to a comfortable 125 degrees, warm enough to ease tension and soothe skin, but still more comfortable than being fed hot fondue by The Three Stooges.
The skin saviors at Q-ticles enlist natural oxygen and Bioelements products to revitalize dull or prematurely aging visages. As massages relax sore limbs and stressed faces, aestheticians launch into a one-hour process that includes a thorough skin analysis, deep cleanse, as-needed extractions, and a warm-up comedy routine. Enzyme-based exfoliants prep faces for a thorough scrubbing at the hands of a rotating brush, and Clarisonic’s Opal Sonic infuser carries anti-aging serum deep into pore’s recesses.
When Caroline Kreitlow opened Luxe the Salon, she made a conscious decision to use only all-natural and organic products so that her customers could leave looking good and feeling good knowing their new look didn't come at the environment's expense. Social consciousness isn't the only benefit, though––the chemical-free products are also safer for her clients, including expectant mothers and people with allergies and other skin conditions. Pureology, Moroccanoil, and All-Nutrient are just some of the brand names the salon professionals reach for as they create new haircuts for women, men, and teens, which are made all the more relaxing with the addition of a soothing scalp and neck massage. Sacred Nature products are organic and range from eye cream gel to protective face masks.
Nestled amid the shops and café's lining Shorewood's Capitol Drive, Scenario Hair Design’s contemporary confines invite customers to take a break from retail therapy and seek relief for stressed strands. The salon's rich purple walls, sleek black furnishings, and sleek pendant lamps create an atmosphere that is both modern and timeless, matching the hairstyles that spring to life under the hands of stylists who undergo regular ongoing training. High-quality styling products from Pureology and Redken help seal in each new style, and each appointment ends with stylists sharing their best tips, tricks, and secret mousse recipes to help clients re-create their style at home.
Ever since he entered private practice more than 30 years ago, Dr. Gojko Stula has remained dedicated to preventing—and not merely treating—illnesses with a combination of preventive medicine and traditional procedures. By examining the way maladies stemming from diet and exercise are processed by the body and mind, Dr. Stula pinpoints the root causes of each ailment before administering treatment. His stock of nutritional supplements aims to slow the aging process when combined with a balanced, organic diet, while the LifeSteps-endorsed ChronoNutrition diet assigns specific foods to be consumed at specific periods throughout the day that correspond to the order in which the body naturally breaks them down. Meanwhile, bio-identical hormones correct hormonal imbalances in men and women, while unwanted body hairs are eradicated with laser technology instead of getting too close to the pole during a round of fire limbo.