Spa in Chicago

Chicago Spa And Massage Guide

Chicago spas offer a dizzying array of relaxing massages, pedicures, manicures and specialty treatments. When life in the city gets a little too hectic and rushed, salons and day spas provide locals with a chance to get away from it all. These Chicago spas give anyone who visits the chance to feel comfortable and relaxed while getting pampered.

The Kohler Waters Spa at Burr Ridge is the little sister of the Kohler Waters Spa in Wisconsin. Many of the treatments offered here are the same ones offered by the larger spa, but this location is just minutes from downtown. The Highland Fling is a one-of-a-kind treatment that exfoliates the body with a mixture of coffee and mint. Customers stand under a customized shower head as the warm mineral water slowly rinses away the exfoliate. The owners leave little touches around the treatment areas, including complimentary snacks, a selection of freshly brewed teas and magazines.

The Peninsula Hotel Spa is a good place to look to for massage. It offers intense massages that leave clients feeling completely relaxed. In addition to massages, the spa also offers manicures, pedicures and facials. With half-day and full-day programs, anyone who visits can find a package to fit his or her budget. While Bliss Spa offers traditional spa treatments, it takes things a step further with small touches that give it a unique feel. Getting a manicure can be boring sometimes, but Bliss has televisions at every station, which let guests watch movies anytime they want. Bliss also has its own brownie buffet that guests can take advantage of after finishing any treatment.

Men who want in on the action can try out Chicago Male, a day spa devoted solely to men. The inside of this Chicago massage center features dark wood panels and modern furnishings, and some of the treatments at the spa include eyebrow and body waxing, pedicures, massages and facials.

Chicago spas offer up exceptional experiences for relaxation. With excellent treatments, unique amenities and first-class services, the spas of Chicago should provide solace to even the hardest to please.

The Highland Fling is a one-of-a-kind treatment that exfoliates the body with a mixture of coffee and mint.
 

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The Highlights

  • Designer haircuts and conditioning and coloring with Aveda products
  • Nine customized facials with Dermalogica and Aveda skincare products
  • Seven massage therapies with additional flourishes such as warm oil and hot scented towels
  • Spa packages tailored to wedding-day pampering, male clients, couples, or detoxification

Who They Are

Rather than a handshake or an elaborate welcome dance, the staff at Eshe Day Spa and Salon greet each guest with a smile, an aromatic foot soak, and a mug of herbal tea or a glass of water. Though the spa—where staff perform services ranging from aromatic facials and body treatments to natural microdermabrasion—remains calm and quiet, the hair salon teems with bubbly conversation and laughter. As they chatter with clients, the stylists use Aveda haircare products to repair signs of breakage, reduce dandruff, and restore shine.

8 S Michigan Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

Whether in the sun of the lakefront or in a family home, the staff of KbFitness Solutions, Inc helps people fit a fitness regimen into their busy lives. Instructors travel to sunny public spots, office buildings, and living rooms throughout the area to lead exercise and yoga routines that tone muscles and get bodies on a path toward wellness. Beyond exercise, the company's dieticians draft meal plans that strive for optimal health while still keeping the client’s schedule and dietary restrictions in mind. Licensed massage therapists can come to homes to do away with knots and discomfort through focused, customized strokes. While private sessions play a part of their day, instructors also foster community by hosting a number of classes at publicly accessible locations, from sandy beaches during the day to the craters of the moon at night.

446 N Wells St
Chicago,
IL
US

By the time they enter one of six private treatment rooms at Azul by ElleHomme Holistic Spa, guests have already started flirting with serenity. Before appointments, clients cozy up with a cup of hot tea while relaxing in a robe and slippers. Restful music lilts through the space as staffers carry out their signature services. Licensed massage therapists and aestheticians deliver a pampering trifecta of treatments, sorted into massage, skincare, and healing therapies such as reiki. The staff brings brightness back to faces with Revision Skincare products, delves into aches with deep-tissue massage, and puts pairs at ease in the master couples' suite, whose soundproof walls create a cozier space for two than a pair of tandem footie pajamas.

842 West Adams Street
Chicago,
IL
US

Specializing in threading—the ancient technique of hair removal using thin cotton threads—the staff at Thread Away also is versed in a variety of beauty services, from facials to henna. Thread Away’s interior buzzes with staff expertly rolling and twisting thread to remove unwanted fuzz from the eyebrows, upper lip, and face, as well as offering temple massages to calm the mind and the mind’s pet genie. Meanwhile, tucked away in private rooms, aestheticians perform body-waxing services, and a host of facials use top-shelf Dermalogica products to care for all skin types. Each treatment is performed according to Thread Away’s core philosophy of “beauty through nature and healing,” which is reflected in the spa’s serene decor and organic, fresh ingredients used in its therapies.

1141 W Madison St
Chicago,
IL
US

After JV Salon outgrew its former confines on Oak Street, owner John Vaillancourt knew he needed more room. So he moved his business to a spacious loft, anchored by hardwood floors and exposed brick walls to keep out wolves. Inside, John highlights clients' locks with bands of Pintura color, showing off skills that were featured in Chicago Magazine and Modern Salon Magazine

Working alongside John is award-winning Master Esthetician Jenifer Goldsmith. Recently a finalist for Allure magazine's "Best Brow Wax in Chicago", Jenifer beautifies clients with waxing and threading services. She also customizes facials with enzymes and fruit acids to treat a variety of skin maladies.

56 E Oak St
Chicago,
IL
US

Sonia Salon’s aestheticians draw on Ayurvedic medicine and traditional Indian health and beauty treatments as they pamper clients with contemporary facials, massages, and waxes. Ayurvedic treatments draw on 5,000 years of herbal healing tradition as they aim to balance the body’s internal energies and enhance beauty, and henna tattoos ornament skin on special occasions such as weddings or driving-school graduation ceremonies. Waxing and threading services rid clients of unsightly strands and leave eyebrows fit to hang in an expression of incredulity for hours, facial treatments keep mugs radiant, and massages melt stress with up to 10 modalities.

1625 W North Ave
Chicago,
IL
US