Your Next Girls’ Day Should Be at One of These 6 Spas
So much more than cucumber eyes
If you’re as busy as we are, it’s been too long since you got some face time with your closest girlfriends. With everyone’s competing schedules, it can be damn near impossible just to get a dinner on the books. We figure go big or go home: No one can resist a spa day (or flake out on one at the last minute), so here are six Chicago spas fit for your next girls’ day.
It’s easy to recharge amid Allyu’s gorgeous interiors, built from sustainable materials such as mesquite and cork floors and reclaimed barnwood. Following your blended chakra-balancing-and-massage treatment, relax in the spa’s central space, which was designed to mimic the shape of the Andean symbol for balance. You’ll reach a level of serenity that’s only a few notches below zero new messages in your inbox.
600 W. Chicago Ave.; 312-755-1313 or allyuspa.com
Beyond the women-only hot and cold pools, there’s a coed space with far infrared saunas, a salt room, an ice room and a hot fire sudatorium heated to about 170 degrees. Oh, and if that isn’t enough options, there’s a food court with a full menu of Korean fare.
809 Civic Center Dr., Niles; 847-972-2540 or kingspa.com
Step one: meet your friends for a challenging yoga or barre class. Step two: make all those good endorphin vibes last with an afternoon of massage, facial and nail treatments. Step three: ask yourself how you can make this your everyday routine.
945 N. State St.; 312-753-6500 or exhalespa.com
Detox, retox, repeat. Housed inside trendy Soho House, Cowshed lets you and the squad chase your holistic, botanical facials and body wraps with cocktails at the club bar. From there, it’s time to hit surrounding Restaurant Row.
113-125 N. Green St.; 312-521-8000 or sohohousechicago.com
Girls’ day? How about girls’ weekend? Book a room at the W on Lakeshore Drive, then take the elevator to Bliss on the eighth floor, where the facial menu alone could keep you occupied for all of Saturday and Sunday. The list of 18 options features instant refreshers from collagen masks to micro-current treatments.
644 N. Lake Shore Dr.; 312-266-9216 or blissspa.com
This holistic spa and inn goes beyond your typical massage-and-facial menu with intuitive readings that incorporate chakra work, numerology and more. Round out the day out with a class at Nature Yoga down the block and some light vegetarian fare at Mana Food Bar just across the street—you are so your best self right now.
1743-45 W. Division St.; 773-235-2323 or rubyroom.com