Massage Crawl Chicago
Chicago doesn’t skimp on its Midwest charm, and that charisma extends to its spa collection Have you caught wind of these five spas?
Resonance Massage in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood is for the laidback spa-goer looking for results. Appointments aren’t necessary, and chair or table massage services are given in an open-space communal setting (don’t worry, you’re fully clothed). Additionally, prices are reasonable at Resonance—ranging from 10 mins/$15 to 60 mins/$77; packages and memberships are available, too.
If you want to spa in a luxe setting, Waldorf Astoria Chicago Spa and Health Club’s your chance. You’ll spa like a Greek goddess in an atmosphere reminiscent of classical Greek and Roman architecture. In addition, spa guests enjoy a variety of sumptuous treatments, the fitness center and a swimming pool. We think the ashiatsu massage sounds ideal (marrying deep-tissue techniques with barefoot compression strokes), and the Lava Shell massage (which uses actual warm shells) is the ultimate in cool.
Verde Wellness & Massage is a good bet if you’re on a budget. You can book services like the Zen massage—$109 for 75 minutes—or the deep-tissue massage ($83 for 60 minutes). Other options are categorized into basic massage (signature); specialty massage (aromatherapy; dojo; hot stone; myofascial release; prenatal; reflexology; trigger point); and couples. Step out of the box to try craniosacral therapy, vibration sound, or reiki.
Take your pick on spa location and on massage service: Urban Oasis North locations are situated on North Avenue at Sheffield and on the city’s Gold Coast and offer an impressive menu of massage, holistic therapy and skin care services. Urban Oasis offers an opportunity to explore new massages, such as Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, Bamboo Fusion and shiatsu. Moreover, experienced therapists perform therapeutic treatments like oncology massage, lymphatic drainage, TMJ relief and prenatal massage.
In the city’s financial district find The Spa at JW Marriott Chicago. In addition to a variety of soothing massages, you can enjoy the spa’s 24-hour fitness center, indoor pool and more. Treat your winning self to the 24K Gold LUXE Massage, an 80-minute aromatherapy treatment that incorporates 24K-gold-infused massage oil. Who wouldn’t feel pampered after that?
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