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Runner rubdowns

Reward yourself with a post-marathon treatment at one of these spas, featuring special deals for runners.
By Kevin Aeh |

Massage Envy (345 E Ohio St, 312-222-0808)
This newish Streeterville massage parlor is helping you go the distance before and after the big race by offering discounted pre- and post-marathon massage sessions through October. Hour-long sessions are $49 (normally $98), while 90-minute sessions run $74 (normally $148).

Sir Spa (5151 N Clark St, 773-271-7000)
Throughout the training season, this men’s spa in Andersonville has been donating $25 each time an athlete training for a charity books a sports massage—and the generosity doesn’t end there. Throughout October, marathon runners who mention the Time Out Chicago special will get $25 off any sports massage (normally $100 for 60 minutes; $145 for 90 minutes).

Spa Soak (1733 N Milwaukee Ave, 773-395-9000)
Running the marathon can do a number on your whole body (see “Body of evidence,” page 38) and the folks at this Wicker Park spa offer an easy solution. The Marathon Runners Fix package includes a 60-minute massage, seaweed body scrub, oxygen facial and pedicure for $270 (normally $290). The package is available through the end of October.

exhale spa (945 N State St, 312-753-6500)
Before you make a collage out of your marathon number, bring it into this Gold Coast spa for 20 percent off a 60-minute massage. The deal is good for any of the spa’s hour-long massages, such as the four-handed (normally $230) and shiatsu (normally $130) massages, and lasts through the end of the month.

Bliss (644 N Lake Shore Dr, 312-201-9545)
If you’ve made it to the finish line without a single callus on your feet, then you must have skipped a dozen or so miles. Bring those tired peds to Bliss, book a basic pedicure ($55 and up) and get a free callus conqueror (a $15 value) by mentioning this just-for-TOC-readers offer. The deal is good Sunday 12–October 31.

Spa at Four Seasons Hotel (120 E Delaware Pl, 312-649-2340)
As anyone who’s ever had a foot-reflexology service knows, certain portions of our feet correlate to just about every part of our bodies. And even though your whole body might be sore after the marathon, you’ll still want to pay the most attention to your feet. Enter Runner’s Reflexology, which uses pressure-point work on the feet to also heal other body parts. The 25-minute treatment is $65; if you book it by Wednesday 15 (and bring your running number as proof), you’ll also get a free pass to the hotel’s fitness center and pool (a $30 value). (21 W Elm St, 312-642-4256)
A 60-minute massage at this Gold Coast salon/spa normally costs $90, but when you mention “Time Out Chicago Marathon,” the treatment is only $50. The offer is good for one per customer and is available as long as this issue is on the newsstands: through Wednesday 15.

Bank of America Chicago Marathon Grant Park, 300 S Columbus Dr at Jackson Dr. El: Red, Blue to Jackson; Orange, Brown, Green, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Adams. Bus: 1, 3, 4 (24hrs), 6, 7, 14, 26, 28, 126, 145. Sat 12, 8am.

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