Think: when was the last time you actually had some “me-time”? Throwing on a face mask and scrolling through Tik Tok doesn’t count. Rather, I’m talking about completely disconnecting and putting your body and mental state into the hands (literally) of someone else. Yes, I’m talking about S-P-A, spas!
There are tons of great spas across Chicago, but for the ultimate self-care day, you deserve the best of the best. Soak in the silence, breathe in the aromatherapy, and release all the stress you’ve been holding in for the last two years at one of the best spas in Chicago this week. It’s a promise!
108 E Superior St #2508, Chicago, IL 60611
Breathe in, and breathe out. Each relaxing massage at the Spa at the Peninsula Hotel will invite you to sink into the heated massage beds, feel the weight of your stress melt off your body, and take deeper, more cleansing breaths than you have in a while.Choose from a massage menu including the Blissful Marma Massage, the Peninsula Signature, which is fully personalized to your needs, and a Reflex Zone Foot Massage. The services don’t just stop at massages, either. Cleanse your skin with a facial that will make your skin glow, or treat yourself to one of the most calming mani-pedis you’ll ever experience.
800 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60642
Looking for a more unique spa experience? Come to Aire Ancient Baths. Living in Chicago, you’ve at least driven past this spa. Well, now is the perfect time to look a bit closer at the services and soaks.
Wade through the waters and indulge in a self-care experience that is quite literally second to none. The experience is completely up to you at Aire Ancient Baths, but the possibilities are endless. The bath temperatures range from 50 degrees (ice baths) to 102 degrees, each nodding to the ancient Roman tradition from which Aire takes its inspiration. Here, you can add massage options to your trip, including solo and couples massages.
Finally, if you feel like one of the traditional baths won’t cut, Aire also offers a wine soak that you can do alone or with a partner. Self-care and wine? Synonymous.
2358 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Have you ever had a massage with a focus on water? At Kohler Waters Spa in Lincoln Park, immerse yourself in a massage technique that marries health through water and total relaxation. With tons of hydrotherapy options on the menu, you can decide between cooler services (literally, cool water and cool stones), a rain shower infused with lavender, or a full-body exfoliation infused with CBD. They don’t only offer hydrotherapy services, either.
Book their signature massage, a Kohler’s Water Wrap, Vibrational Sound Treatment, hair, makeup, or waxing, and even a full menu of services specifically for men. Trust me, guys, your partners will appreciate you getting the occasional pedicure!
600 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60654
What’s a more perfect date night than relaxing together? At Allyu, the couple’s service menu is all the rave, and many options exist. From a hot stone massage to neem and volcanic clay wrap, you and your partner can enjoy total R&R together in one of Allyu’s meditation-inducing couple’s rooms. If you’re planning on heading to the spa solo this time, the service list is perfect for planning a spa day tailored to your needs. Infrared detoxes, Chakra balancing facials, and reflexology are some of the incredible amenities inside Allyu.
770 N La Salle St, Ste 201, Chicago, IL 60654
Dirt, oil, UV rays, makeup- the list of irritants to your face is endless. Luckily, we live in the same city as the Facial Studio Magdalena. Here, the staff will take time to evaluate your skin, types, and needs to ensure that the products used in this sensitive area make the most sense in your treatment. Owner Magdalena takes a lot of time to ensure that each guest gets a unique facial, including suggestions on diet and lifestyle choices that will keep you glowing even after the treatment is done. Her studio is also every girl’s dream, complete with a flower wall, neon sign, and a staff of caring professionals who listen to your every need and lead you to your dreams’ dewy, glistening skin.
Featured Image: Kohler Waters Spa