As far as we’re concerned, anytime is a good time to get pampered, but when you’re on a vacation or weekend getaway, the desire spikes! Sure, you’ll have a lot planned while hanging out in Chicago, but if you can sneak in an hour massage, facial or body wrap, you’ll enjoy your excursion that much more.
Walking into Allyu on the Riverwalk level of the Montgomery Ward building (a.k.a. the Groupon building) is almost worth the experience of going to this ethereal spa. It’s so Zen you may want to spend a few extra minutes in the sitting area before going to your treatment room. If you don’t feel transported by your time here, whether getting a massage, pedicure, having your chakras balances or getting reflexology, stay longer. 600 W. Chicago
Spa Space, on the cusp of the West Loop and across the street from the Chicago French Market, offers 7,500 square-feet of bliss. Go for a plant-based fitness facial; deep tissue; an Indian head massage; or a green tea and ginger detox wrap and emerge renewed. 161 N. Canal
Housed in a 13,000 square-foot renovated building in Wicker Park, the Ruby Room offers luxurious services with essential oils, cold stones, cupping and even crystals. Check out the retail store with candles, scents, natural cosmetics and more as well as easy access to delicious coffee and sweets across the street at Alliance Bakery and fro-yo next door at Starfruit. 1743-45 W. Division
As the name implies, Sir Spa is one for the guys. Up on the Far North Side in Andersonville, this masculine yet cozy spa offers fantastic amenities like plush towels and robes, an aromatherapy steam room and a comfy sitting area with lemon water and healthy snacks. The treatments? So so good. Get a hot stone massage, microdermabrasion or a detox mud wrap and feel like a million bucks. 5151 N. Clark