Chicago's Most Relaxing Spas

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. 


The Midwest’s first outlet of this primo massage and facial mecca, Chicago’s Bliss spa overlooks Lake Michigan from the eighth floor of the W Chicago-Lakeshore hotel. Enjoy 9,600 square feet and 16 treatment rooms of services like a carrot and sesame body buff.

Peninsula Spa

This oasis located in the luxurious Peninsula Chicago hotel offers holistic treatments including hot stone therapy, Thai massage, aromatherapy wraps and de-stress facials.

The Red Door Salon Spa

Elizabeth Arden's full-service day spa offers one-stop beauty shopping, from skin care services, facial treatments, waxing and massages to manicures, pedicures, hair treatments and makeup artistry.

Channing's Studio & Spa

With beauty guru Cheryl Renella behind this operation, it's no wonder Channing's Studio & Spa has been considered one of Chicago's top spots for the past 25 years. From celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Julia Roberts to well-groomed locals, Channing's is especially known for its exceptional eyebrow shaping services.

Spa Space

This urban chic spa in the West Loop pampers from head to toe, offering facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, body treatments, microdermabrasion and spa parties.

Ruby Room

Using pure, organic products, this boutique New Age spa focuses on the power of positive energy through an alchemic style, allowing guests to focus on their inside and outside beauty as one. Open Tu-Su.

Renew Spa

Many of the products at this eco-responsible spa along the Mag Mile are vegan and organic, while services include massages, caviar facials and body polishing. It also offers non-surgical treatments to help reverse the signs of skin aging and damage. Complimentary 15-minute skin assessment available. 

JW Marriott Chicago

Perfectly located within walking distance of Loop shopping, theaters, dining and attractions—Millennium Park is a few blocks away—this Marriott shines with its glittering marble lobby, complete with fireplace and winding staircase that leads to the Florentine restaurant, known for its wood-fired pizza and seasonal Italian cui

Dvida Spa

DVida Spa in River North is all about state of the art technology to transform your skin and body. The spa is known for its laser genesis facial to treat rosacea, redness and acne scarring, IPL photofacial to reduce brown spots and sun damage, and light lipo fat reduction.

Urban Oasis

Focusing on body work, this peaceful spa lives up to its name. Massage options include Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, prenatal, sports and bamboo fusion massage. Or try reflexology. M noon-8 pm, Tu-Th 10 am-8 pm, F 9 am-7 pm, Sa 9 am-6 pm, Su 10 am-5 pm.

Spray of Sunshine

The tough part about living in Chicago is the minimal amount of summertime sunshine. It leaves our skin just so...blah. That's where Spray of Sunshine airbrush tanning comes in. All the glow without the risks of sun damage and cancer, just how we like it.


It's not hard to feel enlightened and connected at a spa whose name means "Community." Allyu is committed to sustainability and letting customers heal themselves inside and out. The temple-esque space offers tranquil services such as chakra balancing, sauna therapy and reflexology.