After running a daycare for 10 years and coming home at night to raise her own three children, Tiffani Wilson realized that sometimes parents need a night out. To meet this need Tiffani opened Just Kidding Around, offering parents the flexibility to drop off their kids aged 18 months–12 years for hourly stretches with no long-term commitment, contract, or promises to bring back their leftovers for the staff. Visitors are greeted by a DCFS-, first-aid-, and CPR-certified staff at the pristine, socks-only play area that combines a classroom, indoor playground, and kid-sized lounge. While under the care of Tiffani and her crew, kids take part in age-appropriate learning activities, such as studying math, science, phonics, and art, with plenty of time left over for educational games and video games. Additionally, healthy snacks are provided by Quality Catering for Kids for $5 per meal.
Doctor of Chiropractic Steve Petzel found the chiropractic world by necessity. When high-school football injuries threatened to permanently bench him, a trip to the local chiropractor provided him the treatment needed to continue. Since then, he's founded Adisi, a wellness practice offering chiropractic care and physical therapy as well as wellness seminars on topics such as stress management and insomnia. Dr. Petzel also works closely with licensed massage therapist David Leja, who ease chronic tension with flowing Swedish strokes and deep-tissue pressure.
For more than 30 years, DuPage Chiropractic Centre has been providing whole-body care for patients, treating everything from general pain to headaches, work-related injuries, and fatigue. Dr. Sally A. Pepping is the chiropractic head of a large office team that includes doctors, massage therapists, and physical therapists. The DuPage staff takes time to listen carefully to your needs and find out about any possible problem areas, then helps you to understand the care being offered, so you're more involved in the healing and relaxing process.
Visits begin with an initial consultation and evaluation, then move onto a custom therapeutic massage with a therapist certified in PNF stretching, which increases range of motion and flexibility and promotes healing. The office promotes comfort throughout visits, from the sunlight that pervades the treatment rooms to the lush plants set against gold-tinted walls in the waiting area, which has more cushioned seating than a movie theater with twin mattresses for aisles.
GNC sells a wide variety of supplements (vitamin and mineral and herbal) and other health products (sports nutrition, diet, energy, body care, and more). You're sure to find something right for you, such as Ginkgo biloba capsules or that box of SuperFoods Supreme you wish for every Groundhog Day.
Modern Way Cleaners and Addison Cleaners’ compassionate staff participates in regular green-cleaning by recycling hangers, wielding fabric tote bags, and cleansing apparel with a hybrid of high-efficiency wet-cleaning and biodegradable solvents that eschew caustic chemicals and respect fragile textiles. Cleaners bust the stains from a range of wardrobe members, freeing pants ($4.50) from the scourge of spilled soup and preparing wool coats ($13.95) for the rest of winter’s rage. Each service endures Modern Way’s four-point inspection, where an astute employee quadruple-scrutinizes pieces for absent buttons, undesirable blemishes, and half-finished embroidery of favored constitutional amendments.