When devising Hands-of-Faith's service menu, owner Z. Faith Darby wanted to account for all the ailments a client might experience that would lead them to seek a massage. To that end, she made sure to cover the big three treatments: relaxation, therapeutic, and medical. The relaxation massage is a straightforward Swedish massage that entails light-to-medium pressure to combat stress and worry. The therapeutic massage is more specific—the therapist curates a session using deep-tissue and trigger-point techniques in order to relieve chronic pain and symptoms of injury. The medical massage is anatomically precise and patient-specific, and targets physician-prescribed ailments such as whiplash and sciatica. These, in addition to raindrop therapy and hot river rock massage, make the service menu comprehensive and able to accommodate clients with a wide assortment of complaints.
The healing doesn't end with massage, though. Z. Faith is also a certified hypnotherapist, and Hands-of-Faith offers hypnotherapy to unlock that box in the subconscious where bad habits dwell. They also offer reiki and Bellanina face-lifts, an anti-aging treatment that incorporate the tenets of acupressure to help tone the face and render it younger looking. Z. Faith sees healing as a social responsibility and so she dedicates her free time to volunteering at The Edwards Hospital Cancer Center in Naperville.
At Salternative Spa, the staff creates a healing sanctuary with an Earth-friendly philosophy, as evidenced by their toxin-free soaps, natural essential oils, and organic cotton towels and bathrobes. The spa's signature healing treatment, halotherapy, places clients in a chamber of breathable salt particles designed to act as a natural decongestant, improve immune system function, and decrease headaches. But that's not all the spa offers—there's also sensory-deprivation sessions in a flotation tank, yoga and meditation classes, an infrared sauna, and reflexology and acupressure therapy.
Michael Joseph has always been involved in the healing arts in one form or other.
After years of working in mental health settings, Michael shifted his focus to both Shiatsu and traditional Chinese medicine.
Since becoming a licensed massage therapist and certified Zen Shiatsu practitioner, he has worked to improve the health and well-being of clients with a host of chronic conditions including arthritis, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain and many other ailments.
In addition to Shiatsu, he offers additional healing-arts techniques including Reiki, cupping and moxibustion.
Everyone deserves to feel their best. That's why Inductor of Healing Massage Therapy offers services for clients of all ages, from 10 to 110. But regardless of birthdate, therapists here approach each client as unique, customizing their massage or bodywork session to treat specific health concerns.
Guests who just want to relax can book appointments for Swedish or chair massages, whereas those with stubborn aches and pains can opt for deep-tissue treatments, Thai massage, or active isolated stretching. There are even a few therapeutic treatments, including reflexology and acupressure, designed to alleviate common ailments such as insomnia, headaches, and allergies.
Holistic Therapeutic Spa is so dedicated to relaxation that they've created a space where clients can relax before they even begin their relaxing treatments. The
space—known as the meditation room—serves as a soothing area where clients can mentally ready themselves for massage-therapy sessions. During these sessions, clients can relinquish stress and chronic muscle aches via the trained kneads of deep-tissue, Swedish, hot-stone, and sports massage, the last of which is accompanied by a whispering announcer to keep score.
When Marketa Zeleznikova received her very first shiatsu massage, her life changed forever. After this emotionally healing intense experience, Marketa decided to become a practitioner herself. And so, she became an AOBTA Certified Shiatsu Practitioner, adding to a skill set that also includes macrobiotics cooking and counseling, qigong, reconnective healing, yoga and Vippasana midfulness meditation. Marketa shares her unique blend of experience and knowledge with her clients to guide them in restoring their emotional and physical well-being.