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Chicago’s Best Luxury Spas

April 25, 2013 2:00 PM

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By Rachel Azark

April is Stress Awareness Month — are you aware of how stressed out you are? If you’ve been bustling around town, you might want to stop for a minute and take some time for yourself. Here in Chicago, the city offers some amazing spas to help check out of the real world for a while and take some much needed “me time.”

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(Credit: fourseasons.com)

The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

120 E. Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611
312.280.8800
www.fourseasons.com

No one ever said taking a spa day was necessarily cheap, but it is cheaper then putting yourself on an airplane and heading to Hawaii for a mini-break. At the Four Seasons, they offer private spa treatment rooms that are soundproofed for peace and privacy along with massage rooms, a wet treatment room, an aesthetics room and a manicure/pedicure suite. If you go, don’t forget to check out the amazing 50-foot indoor swimming pool complete with Roman-style columns and a domed glass ceiling. Choose from a wide offering of massages, facial treatments and body treatments.

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(Credit: peninsula.com)

The Peninsula Spa Chicago

108 E. Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60611
312.573.6860
www.peninsula.com

Ready to bliss out? The Peninsula Spa is designed to “revitalize the mind, body and spirit” through luxurious body treatments and skincare. Therapies used at the spa uniquely layer European and Asian philosophies to deliver a holistic experience. Treat yourself to intensive facials, body massages, foot massages, body wraps and scrubs, and mani/pedis. It might actually be cheaper to fly to Hawaii than pay for the Full Day Spa Journey, but if you’re looking for a quick fix to your stress, then this is it.

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(Credit: waldorfastoria3.hilton.com)

The Waldorf Astoria’s Elysian Spa

11 E. Walton St.
Chicago, IL 60611
312.646.1310
waldorfastoria3.hilton.com

The Elysian Spa spans over 14,000 square feet and includes a nail spa, barber suite, relaxation areas, and fitness facility with a Pilates and Gyrotonics studio just in case during your spa day you really have the urge to work out. The spa offers a full menu of experiences with the hope of creating a meaningful experience for you. Choose from such services like the Lava Shell massage that includes warm lava shells gliding across your body to alleviate muscle tension or an Elysian Cleanse body treatment that combines water therapy, a customized marine massage and a calming cocoon to exfoliate and renew the skin. They also have a wide selection of services catering to men.

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(Credit: trumphotelcollection.com)

The Spa at Trump

401 N. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
312.588.8020
www.trumphotelcollection.com

What would you rather be rubbed with – diamonds, emeralds, rubies or sapphires? At the Trump Hotel you have your choice for a 90- minute gemstone massage. Exclusive to Chicago, they offer their Ultimate Urban treatments that includes a body mask, facial or different massages. If you’re really looking to spend money on your spa day, try the Trump Luxury spa package for a 7-hour spa day that also includes lunch and gifts for $1,220.

Rachel Azark is a writer, loves a good spa day and lives on Chicago’s northwest side. Read more of her work on her travels on her blog parksandpancakes.com.

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