Each spring, Spa Week lands in Chicago with $50 services available at participating venues around town. This year, the deals take place from April 11–17. The full list of treatments on offer is available at spaweek.com—simply register with a valid e-mail address. We’ve included a smattering of some of the best deals below, because those in the know book appointments early. And now you’re in the know. P.S. Keep the good karma going strong: Don’t forget to tip your aesthetician.
Melt into a puddle at Big Girl Makeup Bar & Spa in Hyde Park. The venue offers South Siders a 60-minute hot-stone massage. 5239 S Harper Ave (773-752-1100).
At Channing’s Day Spa in the Gold Coast, an invigorating 60-minute Aromatherapy Facial with Essential Oils is on offer. 54 E Oak St, second floor (312-280-1994).
Always been curious about acupuncture, but afraid to take the plunge because of the steep price? Acupuncture with a Healing Ritual comes at the wallet-friendly $50 Spa Week price at Ruby Room in Wicker Park. 1743 W Division St (773-235-2323).
Shen Shen Health & Harmony in Lincoln Park offers Spa Week guests a 60-minute lymphatic drainage massage. It’ll feel great, but FYI, the rub-down focuses on detoxing and debloating. 2764 N Lincoln Ave (773-935-4325).
Over in the West Loop, Spa Space promises to clean up your act with a double-whammy waxing session that would usually set you back close to $100—a Brazilian bikini wax and an eyebrow wax. 161 N Canal St (312-466-9585).
At the Spa by ESPA in the Peninsula Hotel, a decadent 60-minute pedicure is on the Spa Week menu. All spa guests have access to the airy yet cozy lounge area, which you should plan to camp out in with a good book, après treatment. 108 E Superior St, 20th floor (312-573-6860, peninsula.com).