Signature Service: Massage therapy
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Free street parking
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Under Pressure Chicago's owner and massage therapist, Jessica Hester, believes in no-frills, results-oriented massages that manipulate muscles and tendons to increase range of movement and decrease tension. Her Swedish massages work to release tension from bodies, and her deep-tissue massages fight postural strain in those who sit at a desk for long periods of time and rarely get up to stretch or do the Charleston. Jessica's prenatal massages alleviate discomfort in pregnant women, as well as help prepare them for delivery, and her Thai massage boosts circulation and improves joint mobility.
William Hernandez and the staff at Mindful Medicine Worldwide boast a passion for holistic wellness and Oriental medicine. Hernandez boasts four years of experience with a variety of massage techniques. At the Chicago-based office, Thai bodywork, acupuncture sessions, and herbal remedies help alleviate symptoms of gastrointestinal, circulatory, and respiratory ailments.
Though Dr. Sathish Narayanappa Babu trekked across Asia, Europe, and the United States to practice as a physician and cardiothoracic surgeon, he always took notice of how different cultures define beauty. Now, as the medical director and founder of Simply Serenity Medi Spa & Hair Salon, Dr. Narayanappa, alongside a team of trained technicians, beautifies clients with his worldly knowledge of aesthetic treatments. Along with classic salon and spa services, the Orland Park haven offers a selection of laser treatments, body-contouring devices, and weight-loss systems, which aid the staff as they eliminate body hair and smooth cellulite.
The client intake form at Therapeutic Indulgence elicits information on factors that impact muscular health. Much like the form that's filled out prior to a doctor's visit, this survey supplies essential information that dictates the course of treatment.
In the hands of certified massage therapist Crystal Gadson, this form doubles as a map—it shows her where to focus, how much pressure to use, and whether it's better to work out tension with hot stones or a room-temperature wooden gavel. During massage services, the bodywork professional gives her full attention to delivering the treatment that's just right for the client.
In just more than five years, Daniel Palos has acquired an impressive r?sum? as a bodywork practitioner. He practices Eastern and Western techniques as a state-licensed massage therapist, he's certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, and he also teaches at Northwestern College's School of Massage Therapy.
Beyond the Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal massages he performs at Sacred Touch (located inside Hidden Spa), Daniel specializes in methods geared toward athletes. As a mixed martial artist and as a former personal trainer, he understands the aches and pains that can stem from sports or drinking Gatorade too fast. He uses Kinesio tape in his treatments to reduce pressure on pain receptors and the lymphatic-drainage system, and he incorporates proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation to increase flexibility. Daniel also believes in using holistic practices to improve well-being, including a therapy called The Spiritus, a two-hour session that incorporates chakra balancing, aromatherapy, tibetan singing bowls, and crystals.
Ixchel Muhlberger has at least two ways to treat each patient who walks into Mayan Moon Healing. First, the licensed massage therapist can use soothing massage strokes to increase circulation and ease muscle tension, not to mention relieve pain and even improve athletic performance. But for problems that massage can't help, she can call upon her background in Oriental medicine to provide acupuncture treatments, which improve energy flow and help promote the body's self-healing properties. Taking these two talents together, she can customize her treatments to address a wide range of problems, from anxiety and depression to chronic pain, migraines, and sleep disturbances. Though her massages and acupuncture treatments can help clients deal with all these issues, Ixchel specializes in orthopedic injuries, women's health, and pain management.