If you're like me, the continuous cold temps have really taken a toll on your body. Whether it's from too much shoveling or too much shivering, a little relaxing and pampering sound pretty good right about now. So join me as I take a break from the polar vortex and escape into one of these lovely day spas for a much needed staycation….sigh, even if it's only for a few hours.
Antalee Wellness Center, Spa & Cafe
1834-36 Glenview Road, 2nd Floor, Glenview, 847-486-1130
All inclusive wellness is the goal of Antalee Wellness Center, Spa & Café. They offer a plethora of services and resources so you take control of your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being via custom, all natural and organic treatments. From skin, body and nail to naturpathic, acupuncture and DNA/cellular healing remedies, time spent here is well worth it. They also have an onsite café – but hours are limited and you must call ahead since everything is made to order.
Renu Day Spa
617 Central Ave., Deerfield, 847-940-9727
Renu Day Spa is a holistic spa that offers a full range of nail, skin care and massage services. It is known for its extremely clean environment and sterile practices along with a friendly and knowledgeable staff that make spending time here very relaxing. Waxing clients rave about the hard and soft waxing techniques that make their services almost pain free.
Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa
720 N. Waukegan Rd., Deerfield, 847-945-1888
This infamous and quintessential day spa and salon features a diverse menu of Signature services including: skin care treatments, soothing massage therapy, facials, body treatments, manicures, pedicures, makeup artistry and a full-service hair salon. Expect to pay a little more at this top notch salon.
1521 Sherman Ave., Evanston, 847-332-2772
Egea Spa offers a clean and relaxing environment with 12 treatment rooms for massage, facials, waxing, body treatments and manicure & pedicures. They also offer a full range of medical spa treatments including medical peels, laser, Botox, fillers and more. Comfy robes and indulgent steam showers will round out your experience here. Consistently voted Best Day Spa in "Make It Better."
Pure Therapy Spa
1208 Waukegan Rd., Glenview, 847-724-0253
If you need a massage this is the place to go. Clients of husband and wife team Debby and Berto swear by their skills and often tout them as the best message they have ever received. They truly care about their clients and strive to provide a welcoming, home-like environment and are supported by a team of professional technicians that offer exceptional European style manicure/pedicure services as well.
The Spa at Lincolnshire
10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, 331-702-9955
This relatively new spa is still a hidden gem. While somewhat small in size, they offer a wide range of typical spa services as well as specialty services including cupping, chakra balancing, and reflexology. The staff is top notch and very knowledgeable. Everything feels fresh and is set in peaceful, relaxing environment.
King Spa & Sauna
809 Civic Center Dr., Niles, 847-972-2540
For a spa experience like no other, a visit to the King Spa and Sauna is a must. This unique, Korean-inspired, 24 hours spa provides a family-oriented, well-being sauna and spa experience. Upon $35 entry, you'll receive a wristband, which everything is billed through, and a "uniform". Shoes are removed and men and women are separated into two different locker rooms. Here, you can shower, soak in soothing bathes of varying degrees and receive additional intense massage and scrub services (recommended, extra fee). But be warned, this area is completely open and completely clothes free. So if you are not comfortable in your birthday suit, then you will want to bypass this part of the experience. After, you put on the aforementioned scrub-like "uniform," and enter the coed area which has 9 different healing sauna rooms featuring various minerals that offer various healing benefits. Each is its own experience and you'll want to test drive them all. There is also an ice room to cool down and a main common area with a movie theatre, food court (authentic Korean food), board games, and plenty of comfy recliners to relax in. Upstairs there is a designated napping/sleeping area. You can literally spend the whole day here!
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