Indulge in some well-deserved self-care at these 10 top wellness destinations and experiences across Chicago.
We can’t get enough of facials that incorporate fancy machines, crazy peels and masks that could be put into a museum, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love a good old-fashioned buff and brush. Case in point—the services at this five-star spa, which just debuted a multimillion-dollar redesign, remind us of how good it feels to sit back and relax. 120 E. Delaware Place
Occupying a cavernous space in River West, AIRE Ancient Baths Chicago is a popular spot for relaxation seekers. The serene candlelit space houses a series of hot and cold pools to traverse at your leisure, including the Spanish-born spa’s only indoor-outdoor bath. From the 102-degree hot pool to the 50-degree ice pool, the thermal experience promotes tranquility while awakening the senses. A pair of steam rooms, heated marble stones and ultraluxe add-ons—including a red wine bath—complete the picture. 800 W. Superior St.
Every treatment at Chuan Spa begins with the optional Chuan Bathing Ritual, recommended to prepare your body and mind. Guests can make their way through four hot and cold rooms to loosen muscles and stimulate the senses. You can also enjoy the full body massages, facials or many other services offered. 330 N. Wabash Ave.
With four float suites and three types of tanks, there’s something for everyone here. Floating in an Epsom salt-concentrated tank reduces stress-causing cortisol and increases dopamine and endorphins, resulting in benefits ranging from increased immune function to pain management. 303 W. Erie St.
This luxe family-owned retreat boasts superior skincare technology and a oneof- a-kind pampering experience equipped with stellar sunrooms, moonlit facial treatments, a dry sauna, steam showers and a selection of spa packages for ultimate relaxation. Favorites include The Secret Garden Spa and the Couple’s Getaway packages. 22 E. Elm St.
Whether you’re fighting a cold or had a few too many glasses of wine the night before, intravenous hydration therapy promises to get you back on your feet again. Dr. Jack Dybis is behind the IVme treatments, which cater to weight loss and fat burning, jet lag, cold and flu, vitality and fatigue at its Old Town facility. An experienced, registered nurse will travel to your home, office or hotel room to administer a range of services, such as migraine relief and the nutritional testing. 1347 N. Wells St.; 346 N. State St.
Among the indulgent treatments available at this premier spa destination is Luzern’s Signature Force de Vie facial, which incorporates soothing facial massage, gentle exfoliation and masking with oxygen infusion for the ultimate in hydration—all experienced in the renowned clean skincare brand’s recently opened spa suite, its first in the U.S. 160 E. Pearson St.
With the opening of its first city location, Kohler Waters Spa provides a serene oasis for urban dwellers with state-ofthe- art services and water-led amenities. Signature hydrotherapy treatments like Lavender Rain rejuvenate and reenergize the body. 2358 N. Lincoln Ave.
This intriguing 13,000-square-foot Wicker Park respite sets itself apart from traditional spas by offering a wide selection of energy-healing services. Want to keep the good karma flowing at home? Try the signature healing massages or the facials and waxing. 1743 W. Division St.
The cozy environment with floor to ceiling windows, soothing lighting and serene music play off the luxurious treatments and superior level of service that makes this spa, located in the well-appointed Peninsula Hotel, one of Chicago’s finest. 108 E. Superior St.
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