By the time they enter one of six private treatment rooms at Azul by ElleHomme Holistic Spa, guests have already started flirting with serenity. Before appointments, clients cozy up with a cup of hot tea while relaxing in a robe and slippers. Restful music lilts through the space as staffers carry out their signature services. Licensed massage therapists and aestheticians deliver a pampering trifecta of treatments, sorted into massage, skincare, and healing therapies such as reiki. The staff brings brightness back to faces with Revision Skincare products, delves into aches with deep-tissue massage, and puts pairs at ease in the master couples' suite, whose soundproof walls create a cozier space for two than a pair of tandem footie pajamas.
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.
At Pampering Moments, the staff keeps it simple by offering just two treatments: massages and mani-pedis. They relieve tension with a cornucopia of one-hour massages that draw on varying techniques and levels of pressure. Swedish massage, for instance, channels long, soothing kneads bent on relaxation, and aromatherapy massages stimulate the olfactory centers for added tension-fighting power.
To tackle outer beauty, they tend to the extremities with mani-pedis. Spa manicures and pedicures treat digits to a relaxing session, which can be enhanced with a paraffin dip. After a no-chip manicure, the polish resist cracks even when scratching your pet rock's favorite spot.
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.