New Health Centers consists of more than 400 health-care practitioners across the country, each working to alleviate corporeal discomfort with natural techniques. Doctors work in conjunction with experienced practitioners to soothe aches, pains, and lawn-gnome infestations.
Before diving into any of their spa treatments, the staff of Infinity Day Spa wants you to stop, breathe, and drink a cup of tea. By arriving at least 15 minutes prior to any appointment, guests can decompress in the tranquility room, where flickering candles and fluffy pillows play host to tea leaves that blend into steamy custom brews. Patrons can also use this time to swap their street clothes for a robe and sandals and stow their belongings in the men’s and women’s locker rooms. Once their technician comes to claim them, guests embark on a visit built from the extensive service menu. Many of the spa’s treatments include extra elements, such as manicures with retinol-based vitamin repair or reflexology sessions with paraffin dips. Natural therapies also sprout up throughout the spa—estheticians frost skin with body wraps harvested from wasabi and ginger, and massage therapists melt muscles using oils infused with aromatherapy blends. After any treatment, clients may retreat to the spa’s showers to freshen up and hide evidence of the day from jealous stress balls back at home.
Distinction Salon & Spa pampers clients in 2,200 square feet of spa space, outfitted with five treatment rooms, lockers, and a pedicure suite. Driven by a commitment to care for employees, patrons, and the community, the spa edifies its staff with an extensive in-house training and certification program, which in turn benefits patrons who receive top-notch services. To support the community, Distinction Salon & Spa enacts its “Dare to Care, Dare to Share” philosophy, contributing a portion of proceeds from the sale of Distinct Skin Care products toward charities for women and children. Haircare services occur in an elegant crimson-walled space, and spa treatments—such as purifying body wraps, hot-stone and deep-tissue massages, and soothing facial treatments—take place in luxurious, candlelit rooms outfitted with gold-hued walls and an automated shushing system to silence clumsy pin droppers.
Jolene Anderson was on her own path to wellness when she received her first colon-hydrotherapy treatments. Invigorated by her experience, she gained certification and opened The Movement Colon Hygiene Center. Today, she leads her staff in clearing debris from bodies during colon-hydrotherapy sessions. Each client settles in a private room and removes below-the-belt garments before reclining with a book or personal music player. During each session, the gravity-fed flow from the Angel of Water system flushes out residue of environmental pollutants and previous careers as taste testers for mozzarella sticks.
The center’s additional services ensure bodies’ exteriors receive the same gentle attention. Sessions in the Mercola Vitality Refresh tanning system impart vitamin D while working to smooth wrinkles and soothe the muscle stiffness that results from impersonating Atlas. The TheraSauna’s far-infrared rays beam in benefits including detoxification, cellulite reduction, and tension relief.
The Movement Colon Hygiene Center is open Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with extended hours every other Tuesday until 7:30 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The doctors of chiropractic at Chiro One Wellness Centers put patients at the core of their efforts. Though the centers are spread the country, with locations in Illinois, Kentucky and Texas, the company's mission remains to help patients and their surrounding communities reach their maximum potential through a combination of customized chiropractic treatment plans and education. This approach doesn't just assuage painful symptoms—it's also designed to uncover the root causes of ailments such as whiplash, insomnia, headaches, carpal-tunnel syndrome, and more.
In their efforts to improve communication in the central nervous system by addressing nerve interference, chiropractors provide spinal adjustments and supplemental treatments such as cervical traction, therapeutic exercise and balance-strengthening wobble boards. Their practice extends far beyond the wellness centers, however: community-outreach efforts take them to health fairs, offsite spinal screenings, and complimentary workshops on a range of wellness topics. They also devote themselves to nonprofit work with several organizations, including The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Greater Chicago Food Depository. At the Chiros Care Free Wellness Center, they examine and treat Chicago's homeless and HIV-positive population, fueled by their belief that everyone should have access to expert preventive care.
American Massage Therapy Association member Dana Trilla constantly refines her skills at Hands On Healing, where she specializes in deep-tissue techniques. In addition to therapeutic kneads designed to release chronic stiffness, she releases tension with trigger-point therapy, myofascial massage, and the long, flowing strokes of Swedish techniques, which can be paired with massage lotions and a lullaby sung by a Viking. Trilla also draws on her background as a CrossFit trainer during sports massages, working to reduce pain and swelling while increasing flexibility.