Laura Nagel is a nationally certified massage therapist who uses her repertoire of diverse modalities, ranging from relaxation strokes to deep-tissue and trigger-point techniques, to ease a variety of pains, from tight muscles to stressed minds. Laura also specializes in tui na, a form of Chinese medical massage that stimulates acupressure points by way of kneading, rolling, and percussive strokes.
A salon of friends. That’s what the welcoming staff at Salon di Amici calls its home base. The tight-knit group makes a genuine effort to extend its bond to clients as it caters to all their haircare, skincare, and nailcare needs. Soothing green walls and rustic stone accents flank talented hairstylists in the styling area, where they treat strands to Redken, Pureology, and Moroccanoil products while trimming overgrown lengths and boosting dull color. Inside a cozy spa room, specialists indulge skin with facials and mineral-makeup applications, and therapists ease tension with massages. Cushy pedicure chairs beckon sore backs to the nail corner, where hot stones melt tension during relaxing mani-pedis.
Chiropractors Alyssa and Grant O?Brien specialize in using chiropractic care to promote their patients' overall wellbeing, helping people maintain their health naturally. To accomplish this at Align Chiropractic, they apply adjustment techniques to locate and reposition misaligned vertebrae. When misaligned, these vertebrae can place undue strain on the spinal cord and the surrounding musculature, potentially worsening the aches and pains that patients are already experiencing due to an accident, a sports injury, or an overenthusiastic hug from a pet octopus. The doctors' approach promotes healthy communication throughout the entire body and supports the natural healing processes that can address symptoms in addition to underlying causes. Align Chiropractic also specializes in providing care for runners and young children.
Signature Service: Safe and therapeutic pregnancy massage.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: We have the only certified "Nurturing the Mother" pregnancy massage therapist in the Fox Valley.
Christopher Dunn was working as a professional musician when he visited a massage therapist for the first time. After 10 years of playing bass, he had developed tendinitis in his arm. The positive effects of the massage he received made such a strong impression that he switched careers. He learned massage and energy-healing techniques such as reiki, lomilomi, and craniosacral therapy at Blue Sky School of Professional Massage & Therapeutic Bodywork. The fruits of his studies are on full display at CMD Therapy, where Christopher strives to relieve pain and enhance well-being with deep-tissue, lomilomi, and lymphatic massages; reiki; and other energy treatments.
Tanglz Massage Therapy's expert therapist, Patty Tierney, kneads tension and stress out of tightly wound bodies with a suite of muscle manipulations. The one-hour Swedish massage starts with broad strokes, loosening tension's white-knuckle grip on the dorsal muscles. As bodies melt into relaxation, more intense moves bring increased pressure to bear on extra-tense spots, handily untying knots like a Boy Scout's evil doppelganger. Optional oil or lotion keeps back-stroking motions as smooth as buttered glass while hydrating the skin. Warm towels further relax backs and necks as arms and legs demand attention.