With the hustle and bustle of the city, it can be hard to slow down and relax. Some mornings we barely have time to eat breakfast (let alone do our hair). That's why it's important to carve out that ever important "me" time; you know, that hour or so when all responsibilities cease to exist and you can actually breathe. Where better to do it than a relaxation haven specifically catering to your inner peace and outer beauty? From oxygen facials to hot-stone massages, these spa sanctuaries are just the ticket to feel and look your best.
This luxury spa chain is known for its Triple-Oxygen facials and fatgirlslim toning treatments. The added bonus? Buying the bliss products to take home for anytime refreshing, such as the best-selling lemon and sage body butter.
After indulging in an Asian-inspired treatment (like the bamboo massage), take a dip in the stunning indoor pool with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Chicago cityscape. Then, cozy up next to the fireplace in the relaxation room.
Want to get the most results for your time? Try out the Ultimate Arden facial, a combination of a facial; an upper-body warm stone massage; microdermabrasion; face and eye collagen mask; décolleté treatment; and an intensive hand treatment and scalp massage to top it all off.
There's a reason celebrities like to frequent Channing's: the team's eyebrow shaping skills are completely beyond. Why not frame your eyes to the next level with lash extensions, as well? The spa uses Xtreme Lashes as a semi-permanent solution.
Nordstrom is already known for its high-end merchandise, but the Michigan Avenue location also has the standalone Spa Nordstrom, one of only a few locations in the country. After you're finished browsing the racks, slip into a robe for an Anti-Pollution facial.
This spa is perfect for a pick-me-up before hopping the train at Ogilvie. For the manicure that keeps on giving, try the Road to Recovery: for those nails that have definitely looked better, a transformative extended service targets hands, cuticles and nails to get you back on track. You even get sent home with a strengthening product.
Ruby Room is all about TLC for the mind, body and soul. There's even an infrared amethyst Biomat, a way of using crystal energy to reduce stress, pain, toxins and anxiety. To slip away even further from your worries, book a suite in the inn for the night.
For a completely organic and natural experience, head just off of Michigan Avenue to Renew Spa. The eco-luxury spa offers a tropically-inclined papaya pineapple creme fraiche wrap to deeply nourish and revitalize your whole body.
You don't have to be a guest at this Loop hotel to take advantage of the surprisingly expansive offerings of its Spa at JW. The 50-minute Purifying Hydrafacial leaves skin soft and bright, mimicking a medical spa treatment, but with the calming, pampering atmosphere of a full-service spa.
Dvida focuses completely on high-end technology and modern techniques to fix you up. There are even a few fat reduction treatments, such as ultrasound and light lipo, which uses low levels of laser energy to break down fat cells.
With two locations, there's never an excuse to miss a beauty treatment. Urban Oasis offers traditional Chinese acupuncture services to treat everything from low back pain to insomnia. Cupping and gua sha are also offered to promote relaxation.
We all know spray tans are much healthier for your skin than UV rays. Even better than the Mystic Tan at Spray of Sunshine is the ability to customize your spray tan. A tanning technician sprays you to make sure you are perfectly even-toned and bronzed.
Allyu is all about finding a sense of inner balance. And what better way to balance yourself than through the chakra balancing offered? This practice can include reiki, crystals, guided visualization and personal affirmations using an energetic system to find natural peace.