This posh spa within the Langham Hotel bases its practices around the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the five elemental forces of Wu Xing: metal, wood, fire, water and earth. You can get a relaxing taste of all five elements through the Chuan Chicago Signature Escape, a two-hour experience that that includea acupressure massage with heated bamboo and a full-body mud mask. Weary travelers can also reap the benefits of the Chuan Jet Leg Revival, which combines an herbal salt scrub and full-body massage that are designed to combat fatigue and mental exhaustion.
You deserve to disconnect. You deserve to turn off the phone and forget about your problems. You deserve a little break from the madness—and there are few better places to seek temporary bliss than the best spas in Chicago. Whether you prefer to unwind with the help of a muscle-soothing hot stone massage, a rejuvenating facial or a full-body red wine bath (yes, they exist!), these spots offer a huge variety of treatments to set your mind and body at ease.
Bonus: Many of the city's top spas are housed within the finest luxury hotels in Chicago, if you're inclined to turn your spa day into a fancy Chicago staycation. But even if you're not looking to spend the night in high-end lodging, these little slices of heaven can give you a brief respite and recovery.
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