Facial Benefits

Our Chicago spa offers premium facials that have a plethora of benefits. We know you have an at-home skincare routine that keeps your skin feeling fresh and hydrated. But routine facials are a great way to treat yourself and your skin to some much-needed TLC. Read below to learn some of the many benefits of facials.

A More Even Skin Tone

Scars from surgeries, wrinkles, sun spots or acne can be difficult to get rid of. Chemical peels help even out pigmentation for a more even look.

Unclogging Pores

Routine facials will get rid of dirt, oil and dead skin cells that aren’t visible to the human eye. Extraction, chemical peels or microdermabrasion help decongest your pores and keep them that way.

Wrinkle Reduction

Our Chicago spa can perform facials to help prevent signs of aging. Anti-aging facials can increase collagen production and restore skin cells from defending against wrinkles.

Reduce Skin Cancer Risks

Chemical peels and other facial resurfacing techniques help prevent skin cancers by treating precancerous conditions like actinic keratosis, squashing an early stage of squamous cell carcinoma.

A Glow from the Inside-Out

There’s no denying that when you look good, you feel good. Regular facials strip away the layer of top skin, getting rid of dead skin cells and improving overall appearance.

 

Call or stop by our Chicago spa to see how a facial can benefit you!

Courtesy of: https://www.wifh.com/blog/10-benefits-routine-regular-facial-treatments.html

LillieAnn's blog / posted on Feb 20, 2018

What Is Myofascial Release Massage Therapy & What Does It Do?

What Is Myofascial Release Massage Therapy in West Loop?

Myofascial release massage therapy in West Loop is a type of soft tissue massage which incorporates stretching and massage of the connective tissues, or fascia. Myofascial Release is a very effective hands-on technique that provides sustained pressure into myofascial restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. It is a physical therapy used to treat a wide variety of soft tissue complaints including back strain, chronic back pain, lower back pain, and thoracic back pain. It has also been shown to be effective with sciatica and fibromyalgia. 

What Is Fascia & Where Is It Located?

Fascia is the connective tissue that is located throughout the entire body. There are three different types – superficial fascia involves the skin, deep fascia is associated with the muscles, bones, nerves, and blood vessels, and visceral fascia involves the internal organs. Deep fascia, which is tissue massaged in myofascial release, holds the muscles together in place, separates the muscles so they can work independently, and provides a smooth surface so the muscles can work easily against one another.

What Causes Myofascial Pain?

Myofascial tissue pain can come from a few different sources. It can be caused by overuse of the muscles, muscle injury, or stress. Trigger points can also arise from repetitive activities like working at a computer all day, lifting heavy objects, sitting for long periods of time, continuous poor posture, etc. Smoking, Obesity, and nutritional deficiencies could also be to blame.

If you suffer from myofascial pain, schedule an appointment for myofascial release massage therapy in West Loop today! lillieAnn’s believes that massage therapy is essential for general health care and our massage therapists are committed to providing you the very best services in the area.

Courtesy of Health Line

LillieAnn's blog / posted on Feb 7, 2018

How To Refresh For The New Year

New year’s resolutions can be tough. Many people think that their resolution has to be something extreme – lose 100 pounds, find a new job, become a vegetarian, quit smoking – and it can be very difficult to keep these resolutions going strong all throughout the new year. Instead, why not set a few new smaller personal goals that are more manageable? Here are a few things we suggest you do to refresh and reset in 2018.

Exercise/Eat Healthier

One of the most common new year’s resolutions is to join a gym and work out more frequently. However, a significant number of people that plan to do this often quit after just a month or two because they set their goals too high. Rather than trying to force yourself to work out for 2 hours per day 7 days per week, think smaller. If you currently go to the gym 2 or 3 days per week, try to make it four. The same goes for healthy eating. Instead of trying to cut out all carbs or becoming a vegetarian, buy healthier snacks at the grocery store or plan out your grocery list before you go. These resolutions are much more attainable and will encourage you to keep doing them.

Make Time For Yourself

It’s easy to get roped right back into work, friends, family, kids’ activities, etc. as soon as the holidays are over. In 2018, try to make more time for yourself. Whether that means getting a massage once in a while, scheduling a babysitter for a much-needed date night, or taking to a new hobby, find something to help you relax. 

Find The Right Skin Care Routine

If you went into the holiday season feeling self-conscious or unhappy with the status of your skin, take the time this new year to figure out the right skin care routine for you. It may take a few trial and errors with different products to discover which are best for your skin, but once you find a facewash, lotion, or mask that improves the look of your skin, it will have been worth it.

Get More Sleep

This year, make an effort to get a full 8 hours of sleep each night. Not only will this help you be more mentally prepared and refreshed for each day, but sufficient sleep is important for your overall health as well.

Courtesy of Jillian Harris

LillieAnn's blog / posted on Dec 14, 2017

Give The Gift Of Massage To Your Employees This Holiday Season

What better way to show your appreciation for your employees this holiday season than by alleviating their stress from work? lillieAnn’s now offers on-site corporate chair massage to improve the well-being of your organization and help reduce stress among individual employees. This will not only help with office morale but it will make your employees happier and healthier! Here is what you need to know:

What Is Corporate Chair Massage?

The trained staff at lillieAnn’s will work with you and your company to create a personalized chair massage program that provides exactly what you’re looking for at a price you can afford. Our on-site corporate massage program is:

Turn-Key

We handle all scheduling with employees and bring all of our own equipment.

Unobtrusive

All we need from you is a small quiet room in your building.

Efficient

No oils or lotions are used so our massages are efficient and allow employees to return to work as soon as they are finished.

Flexible

Massage appointments can range from 15-30 minutes depending on your schedule and stress level.

Affordable

Each session can be paid for by the company, the individual employee, or split between the two in any desirable ratio.

Comprehensive

While these massages may only be a half hour or less, they help to alleviate stress and pain. Additionally, those who desire further treatments will receive 15% off all services at lillieAnn’s!

What Types of Businesses Do You Work With?

Our corporate massage clients have been both big and small. We have provided massage therapy for small business, non-profits, and Fortune 100 companies throughout the Chicago area. If you’re interested in giving your employees the gift of massage this holiday season, contact lillieAnn’s today to schedule your on-site corporate chair massage program.

LillieAnn's blog / posted on Nov 28, 2017

Getting A Massage Has Both Mental & Physical Benefits

Many people are aware that getting a massage can help alleviate back pain and relieve stress, but that’s not all massage is good for. Research has shown that even a 15-minute massage every few weeks can improve a person’s overall well-being. If massage feels good, helps you relax, and has both mind and body benefits, why not take advantage? Here are a few more things to consider:

Alleviates Aches and Pains

Massage can act as a natural form of ibuprofen. It can help to decrease soreness and inflammation caused by overusing your muscles. Massage has also been known to help with stiffness, headaches, migraines, and other chronic pain that is difficult to manage.

Boosts Your Immune System

Kneading out your knots and aches can help to boost your immune system by increasing your circulation and activating white blood cells. White blood cells work within your body to fight off sickness and infection, so utilizing massage to elevate their productivity and efficiency can help keep you healthy.

Improves Sleep

Massage has been known to increase the flow of serotonin – a chemical in the brain that helps you sleep. If you struggle to get a good night’s rest, consider getting a massage on a regular basis to help you sleep better at night.

Relieves Anxiety and Stress

Massage is beneficial to the mind just as much as it is to the body. The mood and touch of massage helps to relax the muscles and eliminate any tension felt in the body. Regular massage works to relieve the stress and anxiety a person may feel in their daily routine.

Increases Flexibility

Massage increases your circulation and relaxes your muscles, helping to keep you limber. If you’ve been working to become more flexible, getting a massage every so often may help you reach your goal.

If you’re interested in reaping the mental and physical benefits of massage, schedule an appointment at lillieAnn’s today!

Courtesy of Shape

LillieAnn's blog / posted on Oct 17, 2017