With today's side deal, $65 gets you $130 worth of services at Holistic Health Practice, the River North spot for alternative healing. Choose from an array of nontraditional therapies to get your energy on track, your spine in line, and your muscles humming with happiness. The friendly practitioners and staff at Holistic Health Practice will put you at ease and listen to your needs to treat your whole person instead of targeting a local symptom. You may find your achy back and pinkie hangnail, though seemingly unrelated, stem from the same problem.
Upon entering the tranquility lounge at One Salon & Spa, clients receive a warm, soothing cup of complimentary herbal tea. The elegant ambiance—accented with contemporary furnishings and an earthy palette of beige and umber—allows visitors to sink into a deep state of relaxation inside private treatment rooms. One Salon & Spa’s team of specialists offers an exhaustive menu of salon, spa, and cosmetics services, including a variety of facials, spa manicures and pedicures, and massage-therapy approaches.
With more than 25 years of experience and 4,000 square feet of space, Eshe is fully equipped for indulgence. Soak up views of bizarre Matthew Barney performance pieces in Millennium Park while kicking back with a beverage and aromatic foot soak before your treatments begin. Toasty linens coax skin into softness during the hour-long Aromatic Herbal Linen Wrap ($115), a detoxifying treatment that starts with a dry exfoliation followed by a heated cocooning. Other body-pampering services include a rosemary-mint awakening wrap ($100), Aveda-based body-elixir treatment (featuring a five-headed Vichy shower) ($100), and mineral back sloughing and massage ($90). The spa also offers a variety of massages including cranberry almond ($185) and a rain shower, which uses both hand and water massage ($110).
Beginning with a single therapist who exclusively worked from home and made house calls, lillieAnn’s eventually grew large enough to lay roots with a physical location. The practice’s priorities remained the same despite this growth, and the therapists fully commit to treating their clients’ specific concerns by incorporating personalized combinations of massage modalities. These combinations draw from an arsenal of techniques and can include gentle Swedish strokes, firm deep-tissue pressure, or rejuvenating sports-massage work. To complement massage services, aestheticians perform waxing treatments and facials, which leave skin as smooth and hydrated as a water balloon full of face cream.
Chicago magazine praised the studio’s affordability and “no-frills” setting as well as the therapists’ dedication to custom treatments, placing lillieAnn’s on its 2010 Best of Chicago list.
At My Massage Spa, deft therapists unwind tangled muscles and soothe stressed minds by tailoring treatments to individuals. Pain, discomfort, and tension turn into contented sighs as they flee before warm stones and long Swedish strokes. A staff member taps into experience in prenatal and aromatherapy modalities and a past life as a warm bath to soothe bodies, and each massage is designed to promote holistic health, emotional balance, and supple muscles.
Floor-to-ceiling alabaster columns span Serenity Day Spa, an idyllic oasis staffed with certified aestheticians and massage therapists adept at drawing out inborn beauty encumbered by age and pent-up stress. Pastoral murals splash their soft hues against the walls of the spa’s private rooms, where pampering professionals cocoon clients in customizable body wraps and alleviate deep aches with a wide array of massages, from traditional Swedish bodywork to holistic reiki. Personalized skin analyses prelude facials and peels designed to combat the natural effects of aging or getting a bear hug from Father Time, and a comprehensive menu of waxing services ensures that fur-ridden guests can shed superfluous strands from toes to top hats.