We’ve rounded up some of the newest spa treatments that satisfy a variety of desires. With the holidays coming, what better gift to give or receive than moments of pure relaxation?
When you want to reconnect with your mind, body, and spirit
Antalee Wellness Spa
Treatments Tested: Organic Deep Cleansing Facial
Aneta Arutcheva created Antalee Spa to improve people’s lives through healing and balance. Antalee offers organic spa treatments, a health café, educational classes, and also integrative health resources, including reiki, acupuncture, Tarot card readings and chiropractic care.
The relaxing and detoxifying facial I experienced used natural AHAs, found in fruit pulp, to cleanse my pores. This deep cleaning facial is ideal for those with oily, acne prone or congested skin.
When you want to feel the love
Renu Body Spa
Treatments Tested: Lemon Body Scrub, Ayurvedic Massage, Oxygen Facial, Brow Tweezing
Renu is not your typical day spa. In fact, you may feel like you’re on vacation in the country as opposed to the ‘burbs. Owner Anna Pamula is incredibly educated in healing treatments and organic products. Kindness radiates from her and she instills this attribute in her welcoming staff. You can’t help but leave the spa with a smile on your face.
The body-scrub eliminated my dry skin and left my skin baby-soft, while the massage was tranquil and worked out all my kinks. The oxygen facial is one of Renu’s most unique treatments and it’s the same facial that Madonna is said to have daily. My skin looked plumper, glowing, and refreshed. Finally, if your brows are looking unruly be sure to visit Sylwia for the perfect grooming.
When you want to feel like a movie star
Elysian Hotel Spa
Treatment Tested: Lava Shell Massage
The Elysian Spa is a splurge, but it is arguably the most luxurious spa in the city. The lavish amenities are jaw-dropping: glittering chandeliers, heated indoor pool, mother-of-pearl tiled Jacuzzi, private Pilates studio, state-of-the-art gym and outdoor sun balcony are just some of the pluses.
During the Lava Shell Massage, smooth shells are warmed and massaged to alleviate muscle tension and increase blood circulation. My masseuse was extremely mindful of my total comfort. Make sure to go earlier than your appointment to enjoy the facilities.
When you want pure and pampered
Treatment Tested: All Things Pure Facial
Egea is a newly renovated spa in Evanston that uses all natural products and many are certified organic. Even though the treatments are all natural, they definitely deliver results. The space has a relaxed vibe and the expert staff is knowledgeable and friendly.
The gentle facial my editor tried is ideal if you have sensitive skin. The aesthetician customizes the products for each client’s skin and in her case she used products with shea butter, jojoba oil and an exfoliant derived of Chinese herbs. Her skin looked clean and glowing without any redness or blotchiness—and the glow lasted for days.
Have you tried a new treatment or service recently? Was it girlfriend worthy? Spread the love by leaving a comment below.