Massage therapy is more than Luisa Berardi Caraballo's job—it's her calling. As the winner of the Distinguished Service Award from AMTA Illinois Chapter in 2012, the owner of Melrose Muscle Therapy is dedicated to helping others through the art and science of massage. She tailors treatments, such as Swedish massages, sports massages, and myofascial release sessions, to her clients' individual needs. Luisa teaches classes on couples' massage and infant massage for babies particularly stressed during tax season. She also frequently shares her massage musings on her blog, A Muscle Therapist's Thoughts.
When you visit Sooothing Hands Massage Therapy, you're greeted with a variety of ways to relax. You might choose a massage with stress-melting hot stones, a peppermint scalp massage, or soothing lavender aromatherapy. That's because Sooothing Hands' owner, Shappell Webster, has spent her 12 years as a massage therapist acquiring a toolbox of therapeutic modalities and relaxing accoutrements. Shappell's specialty massages include a four hands massage, which sees two therapists, four arms, and 20 fingers working out sore muscles knotted like metal ring puzzles. Sooothing Hands also offers body scrubs, gels, and body butters for purchase, so you can continue the relaxation at home.
Ixchel Muhlberger has at least two ways to treat each patient who walks into Mayan Moon Healing. First, the licensed massage therapist can use soothing massage strokes to increase circulation and ease muscle tension, not to mention relieve pain and even improve athletic performance. But for problems that massage can't help, she can call upon her background in Oriental medicine to provide acupuncture treatments, which improve energy flow and help promote the body's self-healing properties. Taking these two talents together, she can customize her treatments to address a wide range of problems, from anxiety and depression to chronic pain, migraines, and sleep disturbances. Though her massages and acupuncture treatments can help clients deal with all these issues, Ixchel specializes in orthopedic injuries, women's health, and pain management.
The licensed massage therapists at Elements Massage understand that every body is built differently. They approach each client with fresh eyes, customizing a massage to their unique needs and preferred level of pressure. In addition to helping guests relax, the therapists also believe their Swedish and deep-tissue massages can bring a range of benefits, such as increased circulation, better joint flexibility, and relief from certain sleep disorders.
Massage Miracle earns its miraculous moniker by going just a bit further than typical spas. For example, therapists don't just offer hot stone massages, but also hot and cold stone massages, which help invigorate muscles while they soothe. Along with standard 30- and 60-minute sessions, they also offer two-hour massages for seemingly endless relaxation sessions. And for particularly achy or stressed-out clients, Massage Miracle therapists will even make house calls.
With a stay at The Peninsula Chicago, you'll be centrally located in Chicago, steps from Chicago Place Mall and Chicago Water Tower. This 5-star hotel is close to Millennium Park and Art Institute of Chicago.
Make yourself at home in one of the 339 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and plasma televisions. Relax and take in city views from the privacy of your room. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while DVD players and premium TV channels are also offered to provide entertainment. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers with handheld showerheads and televisions.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a health club, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and gift shops/newsstands.
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 3 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 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 business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a ballroom, banquet facilities, and a meeting/conference room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge, and parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.