Let’s face it: Life can get crazy sometimes, and it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of our busy schedules. We often forget to take a moment for ourselves and indulge in a little self-care, so as far as we’re concerned, a day of relaxation and pampering definitely does the soul some good. And for those in the Windy City, if you’re looking to have a day dedicated to wellness, serenity, and self-love, your options are plentiful.
The below spas are considered to be the best in Chicago, thanks to their innovative treatments and all-around calming atmospheres. Are you after a massage? Check. Facial? Check. Chakra balancing? Double-check. Whatever your mind and body needs, These Chi-Town oases have it. Take a short break from your hectic life—it’s time to rest and rejuvenate.
Oxygen Spa Studio
This spa has almost every type of massage you could imagine, an LED light facial with eight different color light options, and other advanced treatments that are sure to give you a well-deserved day of relaxation. If you aren’t sure which treatment you want, try the spa’s signature oxygen massage, where your therapist will utilize his/her wealth of experience to assess exactly what your body needs to rejuvenate.
Think of this spa as a chic, trendy farmhouse, decked out with lavish leather chairs, individual televisions, and complimentary fresh-brewed tea. Its treatments are known to be indulgent and calming; you’re bound to doze off once or twice. The spa offers everything from massages and facials to waxes and nailcare. Plus, the spa offers advanced facials with its partner skincare range (and home of my favorite serum), SkinCeuticals.
Ruby Room goes above and beyond your everyday facials and massages by offering unique healing treatments. Intuitive readings, chakra work, and meditating on an infrared amethyst BioMat are just a few of the soul-cleansing treatments that help you tap into your zen.
Spa At Dana
Dana Spa offers a lovely menu of therapeutic skin treatments, waxing, and massages. While all the treatments are exceptional, there is one that comes highly recommended: An 80-minute treatment that uses cryo-facial technology. Essentially, the device combines a cold CO2 gas flow with high pressure and a hyaluronic acid solution, to immediately plump up skin, deeply hydrate, and minimize the appearance of wrinkles. The procedure is totally comfortable, and the results leave your face brighter and better than ever.
This Chicago spa gives men a luxurious setting for grooming, too. The owner, Ralfino, (known as one of Chicago’s top hairstylists), will give you a custom-tailored haircut and traditional hot lather shave (don’t worry, the spa also offers stylish haircuts and deluxe treatments for women as well). Other extravagant treatments include massages, manicures, and plenty of innovative facials.
Known as one of the most spiritual spas in the Windy City, Allyu spa has it all: incense, sitar music, Buddha statues, and an overall calming atmosphere. When you aren’t receiving a treatment (a massage, reflexology, or chakra balancing, to name a few), you can detox your body with 30 minutes in a private sauna, and then rehydrate with some refreshing cucumber water.
NoMI begins your spa experience by escorting you to your own personal suite, where you can unwind, shower, or nap while waiting for your treatment to begin. There are several sigh-inducing massages you can choose from, which are followed by a healthy beverage and a light snack. For those who want a more active experience, NoMI has a 24-hour fitness center that offers beautiful skyline views.