July 20, 2022 —Everyone needs pampering sometime. Taking time for yourself relieves stress and makes you more productive.
And Chicago offers a wealth of ways to pamper yourself—massage, mani/pedis, facials, and more.
The Admiral at the Lake Fitness Coordinator Donna Lakinger prefers to get her massages from Andrea at ChiroPractical Solutions.
King Spa & Sauna is popular for facial massage, body scrub, acupressure and foot acupressure. The facility offers public rooms for men and women with hot, warm and ice cold spa tubs and whirlpools containing herbs. The Admiral at the Lake’s Christine Segin says it comes highly recommended.
Donna, on the other hand, chooses Edge Athlete Lounge for hot and iced tubs and recovery compression sleeves. Edge has a RecoveryPump Boot Lounge where you can relax in comfort as the compression sleeves “clear metabolic waste and restore the natural delivery of oxygen and plasma to the muscles.”
Mera Natural Hair & Body Spa treatments include cosmetic acupuncture, organic micro current facials, and stress reduction treatments. Cosmetic acupuncture reportedly reduces fine lines and wrinkles, minimizes jowls, softens skin, evens out skin tone, fades age spots, and improves rosacea.
Temilla’s Skin Care comes highly recommended for facials. Locals tout Teresa’s personalized care, as well as her caring manner.
If you want neighborhood news with your mani/pedi, talk to Becky at Gingerslam Nail Bar. An added bonus is the guarantee they’ll fix your nails if anything happens within 10 days of the appointment.
Donna gets her manicures from Celina at Bristle & Grace Salon, although it’s better known for its stylists. Formerly Lincoln Park Robert Jeffrey, the salon changed hands in mid-2016.
Spring Stream uses acupuncture and complementary therapies to treat depression, hypertension, neck pain, arthritis and more. Complementary therapies include moxibustion (burning herbs), cupping, and Chinese orthopedic massage.
Christine says she enjoys nothing more than a revitalizing drink at a juice bar. Life Spring Health Foods & Juice Bar may well have the best smoothies in town, aficionados claim, plus a varied selection of health foods and supplements.
If you’re suffering from dehydration, IVMe Wellness + Performance may be the place to go. IVMe has doctors and nurses who administer fluids, medications, vitamins, and nutritional supplements intravenously.
Pampering at Home
Donna says it’s not necessary to go out to pamper yourself. She uses techniques at home to relax and unwind. They include:
- Enjoying a cup of hot tea. Herbal, black, Oolong, green, and black teas all have health benefits.
- Relaxing with scent by diffusing calming oils, such as lavender and chamomile, at night. Not only do they relax you, they help you get to sleep, too.
- Soaking in an Epsom bath with essential oils, such as lavender and vetiver, relax muscles and mind.
- Taking time to meditate reduces blood pressure and improves immunity.
- Imbibing an occasional glass of wine is not only relaxing, it may help you live longer…as long as you don’t drink too much.
Pamper yourself at Chicago’s premier independent living community, The Admiral at the Lake. Our active community members enjoy our salon and spa, heated pool, nutritious and delicious dining choices and more. Try it!