Head trainer Jacki Larisch passes along an abiding passion for horsemanship to each student that she works with at Creekside Farm. Jacki inherited her love of horses from her parents, themselves International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) level competitors, and it continued through her four years as a member of The Ohio State University Hunt Seat Equestrian team. Today, Jacki shares her experience in proper English hunter and jumping technique in lessons that aim to create knowledgeable, well-rounded equestrians even if their previous experience only involves hours spent on coin-operated stallions outside grocery stores.
Carole Childers, the founder of All Ways Healthy, is something of a modern day Odysseus. When her two daughters were younger, only alternative therapies could address their childhood health problems—which sent Carole on an epic quest across the city, seeking out specialty stores with her desired products in stock. Nowadays, she strives to make healthy living a little less time-consuming with her natural-food store.
The groceries, organized by dietary lifestyle for speedy shopping, range from gluten-free cupcakes to USDA-certified organic produce. None of the food contains preservatives, high-fructose corn syrup, or a hidden side of fries—and for additional information on any food item, shoppers can consult with Carole, who is a licensed dietary nutritionist. To complement the healthy food, the shop also carries skincare and beauty products, none of which were tested on animals.
Endermologie Chicago keeps its machines humming seven days a week behind the quaint façade of Red Cottage Salon & Spa. Endermologie's combination of deep massage and suction smoothes and contours faces, thighs, buttocks, and bellies, augmenting the work of a healthy diet and active lifestyle. The procedure imparts special benefits to bodies taxed from undergoing liposuction, giving birth, or being born.
For three decades, the skilled staff at Women’s Health Specialists have strived to live up to their name by offering state-of-the-art, individualized medical care for women in a comfortable environment. They provide preventative and surgical care for a variety of conditions, as well as thoughtful services such as 4-D ultrasound technology that allows expectant parents to get a glimpse of their baby’s smiles and prenatal peace signs in real-time. Aesthetic Solutions Medical Spa, the practice’s cosmetic arm, administers massages and harnesses the power of light energy to help patients look and feel their best. Technicians wield beams to banish unwanted hair and facial spider veins, battle acne and rosacea, and destroy unsightly shadow puppets.
The chiropractors, exercise therapists and massage therapists that helm each of The Wellness Group's four locations are uniquely qualified to heal what ails you. Whether the pain stems from overexertion, a work-related injury, or a chronic condition such as arthritis, the staffers combine their unique skills to put patients back on the road to a pain-free existence. They can also help patients shed pounds through medically supervised weight loss programs.
Doctors Melissa Ryan, Ronald Masukawa, and Susan Crowe are the talented physicians behind Midwest Wellness Health Center, which has been providing holistic healthcare to McHenry County for more than 15 years. Dr. Ryan brings an expansive background of sports injuries and applied kinesiology to all of her chiropractic and acupuncture sessions. Throughout her career, she has found success utilizing acupuncture on a diverse client base, treating them for conditions such as stress relief, weight loss, insomnia, headaches, and cancer pain. Dr. Ryan's sports rehabilitative work complements Dr. Masukawa's in-depth knowledge of women's health and his focus on fertility. Dr. Crowe's family-practice specialization and psychology degree to create a rock-solid team ready to tackle any malady. Their expertise in holistic treatments allows Midwest Wellness Health Center to treat not just individual problems, but the whole patient. Patients of the facility can request acupuncture or individualized nutritional counseling or seek general chiropractic care.