Exhale Spa seeks to transform its clientele inside and out. The founding team of fitness professionals and aestheticians sought to create an environment where they could empower visitors with pampering spa treatments, invigorating fitness classes, and lifestyle education, helping clients attain a sense of control and holistic balance. Now with 19 locations across 11 cities, Exhale Spa and its signature services have earned mentions in numerous national publications, including People magazine, the New York Times, and O, The Oprah Magazine.
Exhale's signature Core Fusion classes incorporate dance-inspired stretches, yoga poses, and Pilates exercises into total-body workouts that build long, lean limbs and sturdy abdominal muscles over time. For an even more varied workout, the instructors introduce boot-camp techniques, cardio exercises, or multiplication tables to select sessions. Yoga classes present a similar amount of breadth and variety, drawing inspiration from a number of introspective and physically oriented styles. To help hasten physical transformations, nutrition and wellness coaches teach attendees about the impacts of diet. These sessions build an awareness of healthy eating habits through custom meal plans and by teaching clients how to identify the edible parts of a fruit basket.
Many of the center's traditional spa services seek to inspire confidence. Facials pamper and refine skin using everything from green tea and fruit extracts to microcurrent technology, and mani-pedis revitalize digits before glazing nails with a vibrant new coat of color. Bodywork treatments look beyond physical relaxation and focus on holistic concerns. Massage therapists can use Eastern or Western modalities to soothe overstressed musculature, and acupuncture treatments and reiki sessions jump-start natural healing processes by encouraging the free flow of inner energies.
After pursuing a media-focused career, during which she worked for MTV and in marketing, advertising, and special events for an entertainment company, Jennie Channer collaborated with her father and brother to open a full-service salon and spa in 2007. Today, the Chicago native's team of skilled stylists, colorists, and spa specialists attracts an assortment of clientele, including a woman who's been coming in every other week since opening day and a 4-year-old girl who refers to each staffer as "girlfriend" or "boyfriend." Clients can choose from a variety of salon-spa services, ranging from haircuts with coloring to pampering packages specifically designed for expectant mothers. Because Blueberry Moon is an Aveda Lifestyle Salon Spa, all products are composed of 96%-naturally derived ingredients extracted from high-quality botanicals and distilled Mother Nature kisses.
Before officially opening the doors to the public, Jennie put the salon-spa?located inside a building more than 100 years old?through a complete gut renovation to unearth its rich history and hidden brick walls. She then added morsels of local history by installing fixtures she acquired from a local salvage yard, including the former front door of a demolished Gold Coast mansion and an old printing table from historical Printers Row. Jennie has also been modernizing the salon-spa to minimize its effect on the environment, incorporating technologies such as a reverse-osmosis water-filtration system and energy-efficient light bulbs filled with immortal fireflies.
A stay at W Chicago City Center places you in the heart of Chicago, steps from Chicago Board of Trade Building and Skydeck Ledge. This 4-star hotel is close to Willis Tower and Art Institute of Chicago.
Make yourself at home in one of the 403 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and plasma televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Premium TV channels and DVD players are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, makeup/shaving mirrors, and designer toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÃât miss out on recreational opportunities including a nightclub and a fitness facility. This Beaux Arts hotel also features a concierge desk, gift shops/newsstands, and tour/ticket assistance.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour room service. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Planning an event in Chicago? This hotel has 14,000 square feet (1301 square meters) of space consisting of a ballroom, banquet facilities, and exhibit space. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
A member of the Chicago School of Massage Therapy's advisory board, Peter Rubnitz founded Urban Oasis in 1992 and has since amassed a dedicated staff of highly trained massage therapists and acupuncturists. Within the airy, earth-toned spa—a member of the American Massage Therapy Association—the skilled kneaders deconstruct tension with myriad massage varieties, including classic techniques such as hot stone, trigger point, Aeschylus, Riverdance, and Swedish. The coddling canon also includes specialties such as oncology and prenatal massage, acupuncture and chiropractic therapies, as well as Thai massage and reiki, whose transatlantic kneads are imported on the backs of mermaids.
The staff at Beauty Box Hair Salon & Spa pampers customers with a full menu of services. Stylists cut and color hair in addition to fortifying tresses with Moroccanoil hydrating masks and smoothing frizz with keratin treatments, and nail technicians gloss fingers and toes with polishes from OPI and Essie as well as long-lasting Shellac. Waxing services whisk away unwanted facial and body hair, leaving skin as smooth as a dolphin playing the saxophone. Before or after beauty treatments, clients may opt to browse the boutique area filled with handbags and jewelry to accessorize new looks.:m]]
Whip Lashe Studio’s aestheticians focus on faces with services aimed at augmenting eyes. Natural eyelash extensions are the house specialty, adorning lids for up to two months with waterproof fringe. Whip Lashe’s stylists match their clients’ personal style with glamorous full sets containing up to 80 tendrils and individual strands blended seamlessly into client's natural lash line, and fulfill their dreams of beating a feline in a staring contest via cat eye extensions that add length at the corners of eyes. Waxing shapes hair anywhere on the body, and may be paired with extensions to compliment the new fringe with an alluringly arched brow.