A naturally swift runner, the licensed massage therapist at Allison Wellness & Mobile Massage travels up to 50 miles out of Mokena and Bourbonnais to help alleviate tension and sore muscles. Once arriving on location, the therapist unfolds the table and sets to work customizing massages for infinite configurations of sore spots and body types. With more than 10 years of experience, the massage therapist has had ample time refining such specialized modalities as shiatsu, cranial-sacral, lymphatic, and prenatal massages.
At Sunshine Studio, radiance comes from within. The teachers at Sunshine Studio embrace yoga as a holistic health treatment, combining it with other forms of exercise—such as Pilates—known to strengthen the body while alleviating or preventing injury. Outside of the classroom, massage therapists sooth muscles with seven distinct modalities, including therapeutic massage, acupressure, and hot-stone massage.
The studio's spa technicians also coax out each client's inner light with rejuvenating skin care and body treatments. Customized to meet the needs of all skin types, their revitalizing facial restores lost youth with a full package of hydration, cleansing, and exfoliation. Technicians also rid clients of negative energy, removing pent-up toxins with ear candling and ionic foot baths and restoring respiratory clarity with aromatherapy-based raindrop therapy.
For more than a decade, the technicians at Spray of Sunshine have been safely darkening skin using FDA-approved airbrush-tanning techniques. During 30-minute airbrush-tanning sessions, techs spray micromists of DHA bronzer, which bonds to skin to produce the appearance of a natural, even tan without the labors of lounging on a beach chair strapped to a sun-bound rocket. Tans typically last up to 10 days, depending on upkeep and maintenance practices.
The efficient tanning team can also perform mobile services at the home or office. The technicians arrive with all necessary equipment, carefully coating bodies in bathrooms or garages to avoid giving tans to already-entitled housecats.
The airbrush artists, stylists, and nail and wax technicians at Ungaro's Le'Spa know that there's no point carrying out aesthetic services if you don't have the right products. To that end, they both use the spa's own line of signature solutions and call upon brands such as Aveda, Bioelements, Rusk, and OPI. Their UV-free tanning spray is applied via an airbrush delivery system, lending a sun-kissed look without risking exposure to harmful rays. On the other side of this full-service salon and spa, stylists add shine and luster to new 'dos with coloring, highlighting, smoothing treatments.
• For $40, you get a one-hour Swedish massage (an $85 value). • For $65, you get a four-layer face-lift facial (an $85 value) with a microdermabrasion treatment (a $50 value; a $135 total value). • For $69, you get a Steamy Wonder cellulite treatment (a $150 value).
The staff at Erica Davis Salon & Spa expertly beautifies clients as hanging lamps glow and a portrait of Audrey Hepburn keeps watch from an eggplant-purple wall. Trained stylists execute a full range of salon services, including haircuts that commence at the black-basined wash station or foil highlights that start by unwrapping a bag of Hershey's kisses. Airbrushes tint skin with spray-on foundation or UV-free tanning mist, and temporary and semipermanent eyelash extensions endow lids with extra flutterability.