Every so often we all need a reset, and what better way to do it than with a massage or a body wrap? Spa treatments are our go-to when we’re feeling stressed, need to get over jet lag (facials are great for this too), or simply want to treat ourselves. In Chicago, where the city itself could get overwhelming, there are amazing spas to take a quick respite—or enjoy a four-hour 24-karat gold treatment if you’d like (keep scrolling to see where!).
Ahead, seven amazing spas where you can unwind in the Windy City, including one with a terrace on the 19th floor perfect for sunbathing, a spa with an half-Olympic-length indoor pool, and a MoroccanOil treatment that will leave your hair and body silky. Enjoy!
Spa at Dana
Located inside Chicago’s boutique Dana Hotel is this intimate spa with five treatment rooms. Try one of their body wraps like the hanakasumi, which begins with the application of a warm exfoliating cherry blossom and rice powder cream, and includes a 30-minute foot-and-calve massage. The 80-minute treatment is $160. Also try a 50-minute cryo youth factor facial; the cost is a little steep at $225, but can you put a price on hydrated skin?
660 N. State Street, Chicago
Chuan Spa Chicago
Chuan Spa also has locations in Pasadena and New York, where the signature treatments and menu offerings are modeled from traditional Chinese medicine. Treat yourself to a Chuan Ritual, which is two and a half hours long and includes your choice of a signature massage, plus a facial using Kerstin Florian products made with natural and organic ingredients and your choice of a retreat like a renewal seaweed body wrap. Peruse more menu offerings here.
330 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago
The Peninsula Spa
The indoor half-Olympic-length swimming pool on the 19th floor of The Peninsula—open to spa and hotel guests—is everything, as is the spa terrace that leads out. Enjoy spa retreats ranging from half-day (two-hour long services) or full-day (three-and-a-half to four-hour services). The Peninsula Spa specializes in Ayurvedic and Asian treatments and uses natural skincare products by ESPA. Trust us, you’ll spend the whole day here.
108 E. Superior Street, Chicago
Spa at JW Chicago
If you go to the Spa at JW Chicago in the Loop neighborhood, try the MoroccanOil Hydrating Hammam Experience. The detoxifying treatment not only exfoliates the body with a mitt and MoroccanOil Body Souffle but also incorporates MoroccanOil Intense Hydrating Mask for the hair. Or if you have more time, try for their 24-karat gold, four-hour-long mud treatment that’s also in the hammam.
151 W. Adams Street, Chicago
Petrosino's Parlor: Salon & Spa
Situated on the lobby floor of the gorgeous Gray hotel is this salon and spa that offers treatments including a 30-minute microdermabrasion and oxy trio antioxidant therapy to help smooth skin and increase circulation. The spa also offers 60- or 90-minute massages that you could customize and add hot stones to for $30. In addition to massages, nail services, and blowouts, Petrosino’s also offers eyelash extension.
122 W. Monroe Street, Chicago
The Red Door Salon & Spa
This super-chic Elizabeth Arden spa situated on Gold Coast and the Magnificent Mile offers treatments including Keratin hair therapy, facials, and massages like their 80-minute signature massage with essences of shea butter cream, facial acupressure, and foot reflexology.Yes, please.
919 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Spa at Four Seasons Chicago
Try one of these amazing facials: detoxifying algae mineral, gemstone and crystal, or an organic natural beauty facial at the Spa at Four Seasons Chicago located near Magnificent Mile. The spa also offers massages for two and a skylight swim in the 50-foot-indoor swimming pool underneath sparkling lights.
120 E. Delaware Plaza, Chicago
What do you do when you need to reset? Share your tips in the comment section below.