Chicago Entertainment: Day Spas / Health Spas
As people become more health conscious and focused on better ways to relax, feel good and look great, the popularity of day spas and health spas has grown. Services offered at spas today are a lot more extensive than the basic quick massage and simple facial. The list of treatments offered is nearly as long as the list of establishments offering them. Here is a sprinkling of spas in the Chicago area.
The Elizabeth Adam Salon and Day Spa on 845 North Michigan Avenue is a fantastic spa that offers a variety of services. You can get a hot stone massage, pedicure, body bath or haircut. But this spa's specialty is the one and a half hour facials it has perfected. In that treatment, the customer gets reviewed by a special skin care analyst who then determines which of the twenty facials best suits the individual.
Guys shouldn't feel slighted when it comes to personal care, and American Male on 401 West Ontario Street makes sure they don't. The atmosphere is definitely male oriented with sports memorabilia on the walls, leather furniture and televisions for viewing the game. Hair wash, cut and color, waxing, or massage are offered along with other basic salon services.
If you want some glitter with your skin glow, then an hour at Channing's Day Spa might get you a glimpse of some Hollywood heavyweights. This spa on 54 East Oak Street has Jenifer Lopez, Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt as customers. The spa is housed in a beautiful brownstone complete with cozy fireplaces and elegant chandeliers. Channing's gives massages, facials, manicures and pedicures plus more.
For the ultimate in physical conditioning, Holmes Place Health Club at 355 East Grand Avenue is a high tech training center. The company chain hails from the U.K. and brings a total health package. Posh locker rooms, rotating workout classes and a full service spa make up the Holme's profile.
With three floors of services, the Honey Child Salon and Spa is a popular spot on 735 North LaSalle Street. The Hot Honey on the Rocks massage is an original creation here. Bring up to a group of six for fun and relaxation or give a gift certificate to someone special.
The spacious Michael Anthony Aveda Salon and Spa on 1001 West North Avenue divides its services into three areas. First is the skin treatment area, second the hair salon and lastly, the spa where customers can wind down with a massage, facial or body treatment.
The Peninsula Hotel has devoted floors 19 and 20 to the Peninsula Spa. This amazing building is located on 108 East Superior Street and contains seven treatment rooms, expansive windows, roof top deck, indoor pool and complete fitness center. The fitness center is for hotel guests, but the spa is available to the public.
Another hotel based spa is the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago on 120 East Delaware Place. Three treatment rooms, shower room, facial room, relaxation room, fitness center, pool, and Jacuzzi fill up floors 8 and 9. Massages, body wraps, facials, aromatherapy, manicures and complimentary sandwiches are included.
With 27 years of experience, the Bettye O. Day Spa on 5200 South Harper Avenue makes customers feel pampered. Herbal wraps, waxing, facials and even limo service are part of the package.
On a level all its own, the Exhale Spa on 945 North State Street has some unique services for customers. Exhale has an impressive 16 treatment rooms, studio for classes in yoga and healthy foods plus a locker room with four showers and eucalyptus steam feature. Customers can receive regular spa services or opt for something less ordinary like hot cupping.
For completely personal service, the Lincoln Park Day Spa on 1920 North Lincoln Avenue focuses on only one customer per appointment. This totally makes it "you" time, where you can choose from a massage, facial, chemical peel or microdermabrasion.
Exclusively for the hotel guests and spa members, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Spa located on 160 East Pearson Street is really a luxury experience. This spa plus fitness center offers the expected massages, herbal body wraps, manicures and pedicures. The classes scheduled include dance, water aerobics and yoga, complete with personal trainers.
Water is the focus of Thousand Waves Spa For Women on1212 West Belmont Avenue. Muscle relaxation is achieved with the eucalyptus steam bath, sauna and Jacuzzi. Then body massage, Swedish massage, hot stone massage and herbal wraps complete the experience.
With so many spas from which to choose, the only real stress you should have left is picking the one you like the most.