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Spa Day

Sometimes the most relaxing winter retreat isn’t across an ocean; it is just across town. Treat yourself with these decadent new spa services.


The serene spaces at Allyu Spa complement the relaxing multihour services.

1. Anti-Gravity Facial

This facial at George the salon takes its name seriously with light therapy, ultrasonic deep cleaning, microcurrent treatment and some of the most luxe products working together to lift and tone the face. $225, 945 N. Rush St., 312.923.9444

2. Of the Orient: Ginger Renewal

Ginger is known for its warming properties. Enjoy a full-body exfoliation, an application of ginger body oil and warm healing stones, and a Chinese acupressure-point scalp massage. Cozy yet? From $275, Chuan Spa, 330 N. Wabash Ave., 312.923.7650

3. Selenite

Allyu Spa’s latest transformative day package pampers with an indulgent five-hour treatment series featuring an infrared detox body wrap and massage followed by a silver ion facial and pedicure. $530, 600 W. Chicago Ave., 312.755.1313 

4. Try This at Home

Perhaps you prefer your post-holiday relaxation at home. Two new apps have arrived in Chicago, bringing expert masseuses directly to you. Try a 90-minute session with Zeel or Soothe. You’ll be, ahem, uber-comfortable. Soothe, $139 including tip; Zeel, $164 including tip

5. Vedic Aromatherapy Full-Body and Facial Marma Massage

One of the new Sattva by Simply Peninsula services available only at Peninsula spas, this indulgent aromatherapy massage detoxifies and balances with three relaxing rituals. $340, 108 E. Superior St., 312.573.6860