The licensed aestheticians, therapists, and wellness practitioners at NuVie Skin Care and Wellness Center—French for “new life”—help clients bring “new life” to their skin and bodies with beauty and wellness treatments. Facial services cleanse pores and exfoliate skin to treat specific problems including dull, red, purple-polka-dotted, or aging skin. Nufree hair removal smoothens skin by eradicating coarse, unwanted hair without wax. NuVie also stocks a variety of gentle, natural, and organic skincare products from PCA, Bioelements, and Alteya Organics, respectively, so that clients can continue their beauty regimens in their homes or offices.
The center also improves clients’ beauty from the inside out with stress and life coaching, nutrition and fitness coaching, and acupuncture sessions that treat inflammation and chronic pain while balancing bodily systems. Massage therapy helps clients relax while improving their circulation and joint mobility through direct pressure, stretching strokes, and soft-tissue manipulation.
Sixth Sense Spa's aestheticians wield essential oils and plant extracts, combining natural agents to suit each client's skin or their beauty goals. Staff administer a host of fusion treatments such as the facelift massage, which combines acupressure, purifying facial products, and masks borrowed from local commedia dell'arte troupes.
The licensed massage therapists at VRC Massage & Wellness ease chronic pain and stress massage modalities ranging from Swedish and hot stone approaches to Hawaiian lomilomi techniques, which aim to stimulate the lymphatic and respiratory systems.
Wellness expert Hope JelinekBerry, a licensed massage therapist and Usui reiki master, has described her transformative massage and bodywork techniques on NBC Chicago’s Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is and discussed the benefits of massage with NBC Chicago's Fit Club trainer. Traditional massage techniques promote relaxation, but Hope JelinekBerry takes her practice a step further, integrating bodywork and lifestyle coaching to help clients lose weight, which can only otherwise be accomplished by sending it to wherever the remote control seems disappear to. Her modalities can also help improve sleep and heal clients more quickly. In addition to massage, Hope JelinekBerry empowers clients with aromatherapy and reiki healing techniques.
Licensed therapist Marcia Larson builds a rapport with her clients by familiarizing herself with their muscular structures. She believes that with this connection established, she can delve deep into muscles and tissue to extricate tension and stress with minimal pain and discomfort. Well-versed in both the physical and energetic aspects of massage, she customizes each treatment to her clients’ current needs, even if they vary from session to session. Marcia can help a guest relax on one day, find pain relief on another, or stimulate lymph flow on yet another. She learned the skills to render this wide slate of services while attending massage therapy school locally in Chicago.
At Northshore Nails and Day Spa, staff members mix together delicious-sounding extracts of pineapple, papaya, and calendula, but not for an exotic dinner appetizer. Instead, they use the ingredients for the spa?s anti-acne facial, a combination of natural extracts that soothe irritated skin, reduce redness, and slow oil production. The one-hour treatment is just one of the spa's purifying skincare services, which range from regenerating body scrubs to moisturizing facials and chemical peels. Along with skincare, the staff members beautify clients with threading and waxing hair removal, nailcare, massages, and spray tans. Clients receive their services amid a relaxing, earth-toned atmosphere decorated with plants, nature-themed wall murals, and talking mirrors that boost confidence through excessive compliments.