The holistic medical team at The Natural Medical Group tailors its treatments to each patient, looking at environmental, nutritional, and social factors, as well as physical health. Massage therapy works to ease chronic aches and improve flexibility, whereas traditional chiropractic treatments work to address neck pain and running injuries. The team also offers nutritional counseling, which keep diets on the right track, and functional rehabilitation, which works to correct muscle dysfunctions.
In reflexology, the feet are seen as nerve maps, rife with pressure points to heal the body's many systems. Applying pressure to these areas allows the practitioners at Relax Magic to access deeper aches noninvasively––without surgery or harmful medicines. The facility's licensed therapists are also specialists in ancient acupressure techniques. Like reflexology, this technique uses healing meridians along the body to target deep tension and promote relaxation.
With more than 25 years of experience in the holistic healing field, the staff of Apollo Healthcare Services has learned the secrets of encouraging whole-body well-being. The healing therapies on offer include biofeedback therapy, reiki sessions, and skincare services. During treatments with the Ondamed biofeedback-therapy system, staff members aim to relieve inflammation and infection by guiding the electromagnetic pulses over the body, helping to deliver increased blood flow and oxygen to the cells. A European facial or an IPL photorejuvenation treatment can fade the signs of aging, and microdermabrasion sessions release miniature tornados of crystals across the skin to sweep away dead skin cells, hyperpigmentation, and pores packed with Wicked Witches of the West riding their bikes in circles.
The reformer classes at Body by Pilates rely on the BackSmart techniques pioneered by author Dr. Adam Weiss. During the 50-minute, full-body workouts, instructors coach students through a series of cardio and muscle-sculpting exercises that burn fat and build strength more intensively than jogging through a spinach buffet. Up to 10 students stretch hips, glutes, and abdomens on the versatile reformer machine, which uses resistance to alternately lengthen and contract muscles while reducing the risk of injury. The specialized classes cultivate improved posture, core strength, and flexibility, leaving students invigorated and limber enough to happily crabwalk home.
At N.E.W. Chiropractic, Dr. James R. Stegner knows about pain. When he was in school, a trampoline accident gave him a herniated disc in his lower back and sidelined his wrestling and gymnastics pursuits. But the accident had a secondary effect, too: it introduced him to the healing involved in noninvasive chiropractic techniques.
Dr. Stegner has been performing his drug-free techniques for more than 11 years now, helping clients overcome pain and ailments of all kinds. Also skilled in acupuncture, he often combines his chiropractic adjustments with acupuncture treatments as a way to maximize the body's ability to heal. Whereas spinal adjustments take pressure off pinched nerves, acupuncture needles free up energy pathways and encourage overall wellness. When used together, these methods have been shown to correct a range of conditions, from headaches and back pain to digestive issues and trouble sleeping.
While journeying through rural parts of China, Michael Sassack witnessed first-hand the healing power of acupuncture. Today, nearly 3,000 miles away, Michael brings the same healing tradition to Chicago and its outlying suburbs. The board-certified, licensed acupuncturist uses fine, hair-thin needles to clear blockages in the body?s energy flow and restore a harmonious balance to his patients? bodies. Treatments can help combat a host of ailments that affect adults and children including headaches, ulcers, and constipation.