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.
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.
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.
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 prenatal and allows pairs to practice sighing side by side during couples massages.
A division of Provena Saint Joseph Hospital, Bella Vie Medical Spa rejuvenates skin with services performed under the direction of board-certified internal-medicine physician Dr. Ana Gephart. As Janelle Walker reported in the Courier-News, Dr. Gephart's journey toward skincare services began when a friend and former burn victim—now an aesthetician at Bella Vie—convinced her to explore the life-changing skin treatments available through modern laser technology. Today, Dr. Gephart keeps her staff abreast of the latest developments in the industry to keep expanding an aesthetic arsenal of ways to boost clients' confidence and self-esteem.
Complimentary consultations help determine the best course of action for each patient, be it a long-lasting Radiesse injection to combat wrinkles, a medical-grade peel, or a laser skin treatment to address age spots. The spa's walls broadcast colorful artwork and calming phrases that inspire guests to imagine peace, count their blessings, and brush their skin 50 times each night before bed.
Salon Elite & Spa is an upscale, full service salon and spa located in Palatine. We are staffed with 30 professionals serving men, women and children. We are a leader in hair techniques and trends—and with over 20 years of experience—we've mastered the art of beauty!
Salon Elite offers free color consultations at our state-of-the-art color lab, as well as facials, massages, waxing, spray tanning and makeup applications.