Inside private treatment rooms, Dr. Lawrence A. Zidek of My Chiropractic Center eases pains and illnesses with skills he's honed over more than 14 years of experience. He offers a range of treatments to address a variety of issues, such as spinal adjustments that help restore brain-body communication and massage therapy for soothing aching muscles. Before beginning treatments, Dr. Zidek spends time discussing issues in order to accommodate the specific needs of each patient.
At Rejuvenation Bodyworks Massage, licensed therapists iron out kinks and relieve numerous symptoms with professional bodywork. Alongside standards such as Swedish and hot-stone massage, therapists offer exotic treatments like the royal Thai herbal poultice, a 14th century detoxification treatment that includes warm, herb-filled poultices rubbed along the body in between sessions of Thai and aromatherapy massage. The menu of services includes massages geared toward expecting mothers, headache sufferers, and athletes, as well as paraffin and hand and foot treatments.
Dr. Shannon Watley, a board-certified OB/GYN, believes that physicians need to act more like teachers?not just healers?and educate their patients about living healthy so they can prevent larger health problems down the line. So she founded Watley Medspa & Wellness Center Ltd. to provide individuals with wellness information tailored to them. There, she teaches clients how eating nutritious whole foods is even more important than exercising or heading to the moon when it comes to losing weight and that bodies need proper rest and hydration.
Once they make sure clients feel great with wellness services and massages, Dr. Watley and her staff help them look great, too, with such treatments as skin-nourishing HydraFacials, body-contouring i-Lipo, and wrinkle-softening cosmetic injections.
The staff at Spa Vargas Wellness pampers bodies and minds with luxurious spa services that deploy the spa's own line of naturally sourced products. Moving to their new location, the team at the Pheasant Run Resort outfits clients with cozy robes and slippers before inviting them to relax in an aromatherapy waiting room, which is more fragrant than a dessert buffet at Strawberry Shortcake's house. Nimble hands can exfoliate skin with a sea-salt or mud scrub, and the spacious Moroccan-style Vichy shower rejuvenates skin during hydrotherapy treatments. The calm-inducing crew passes on kneading know-how to up-and-coming massage therapists and play-doh sculptors at Spa Vargas University.
Therapists at Allure Massage Spa treat aching backs and muscles to a host of massage modalities designed to relax bodies and administer therapeutic aid. During hot-stone sessions, a therapist makes rocks do jumping jacks to warm them up before placing the toasty stones on specific points connected to pent-up tension. Firm pressure helps a deep-tissue massage to untangle buried knots hidden in connective tissue, and Swedish massage employs long, flowing strokes to alleviate pain without an uncomfortable amount of force. Allure also offers specialty styles such as Thai, prenatal, and reiki therapies and allows pairs to practice sighing side by side during couples massages.
Laura B Salon?s owner, Melissa Pounds?who shared a bevy of beauty advice in the January 2011 issue of Quintessential Barrington?helms a crew of trained stylists armed with products from brands such as Wella, INOA, and Moroccanoil. Beauty-seekers can rejuvenate during custom services ranging from VersaSpa sunless tanning and full-body waxing to ammonia-free hair-coloring treatments. Under the bright light that trickles down from silver chandeliers, hairstylists trim tendrils into flattering ?dos as patrons relax in white leather chairs, periodically checking an oval, silver-framed mirror for any evidence that their face might be secretly concealing an outlawed expression.