At Spa Bleu, an award-winning salon in South Barrington and West Dundee, IL, transformation is the favorite part of our day. Every time guests step through our doors, magic happens—seen in beauty makeovers, powerful acts of kindness and most importantly, holistic healing.
Beauty and wellness are expressed from the inside out—that includes soothing migraines and chronic pain, healing the stresses of everyday life and contributing to a more vibrant you. In addition to our alignment with Aveda’s plant-based mission and expert salon and spa services, we offer more specialized services rooted in Traditional Chinese medicine such as acupuncture, cupping, tuina and herbal medicine remedies.
BACK TO BALANCE
At its core, traditional Chinese medicine is about bodily balance. Acupuncture is just one of the ways to achieve that homeostasis, by stimulating sensory nerves with very thin needles. Anxiety, depression, pain, insomnia, allergies and IBS are all concerns that acupuncture can treat, as many depend on the imbalance of hormones in the brain.
While some clients are nervous to approach acupuncture, they quickly set aside any worries; acupuncture is a very safe and gentle service. With the appointment, clients can experience a mild sensation, temporary numbness, or brief soreness—especially near trigger points. There are no after-appointment restrictions, so clients may feel free to return to their daily activities post-service.
DR. WANG, LICENSED TO HEAL
Dr. Yong Gao Wang, resident physician at Spa Bleu, has dedicated his practice to the pursuit of wellness through traditional Chinese medicine. After graduating from Hangzhou Medical School in 1974 and Zhejiang Medical University in 1982, he practiced as a physician for 18 years before moving to Illinois. There, he took the role of Researcher Assistant Professor at Loyola University Medical Center.
As a licensed acupuncturist in Illinois, Dr. Wang is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), Council Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. He was also an editor for The American Journal of Chinese Medicine and founded the Chicago Acupuncture & Herbs Center.
Dr. Wang has helped countless patients experience the joy and relief of holistic healing during his 25 years of practicing Chinese medicine in Chicagoland. As the founder of the Chicago College of Oriental Medicine, he is passionate about treating the body as a whole, changing the way guests approach wellness, and finding beauty in healing.
Like everything life-changing, traditional Chinese medicine thrives with commitment. A typical appointment at Spa Bleu takes only 45 minutes, and clients come in for routine visits twice a week.
Our holistic services include acupuncture, tuina (a form of massage therapy), cupping, Chinese herbal medicine and lifestyle consultations—including nutrition and exercise. All services are available on Mondays at Spa Bleu’s South Barrington location and on Thursdays at the West Dundee location from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM.Are you interested in scheduling your first service? Give our guest service team a call at 847.783.0703 (South Barrington) or 847.426.3656 (West Dundee), or, book online at spa-bleu.com.