Looking to undo the havoc winter has wreaked on your skin? Whether you’re feeling dry, cracked, raw or just a little blah, these extravagant and luxuriously haute body treatments will perk you right up and put some pep back in your step. Midwest Survival 101.
1 Royal Lulur Ritual
A tradition from 17th century Indonesia for brides of royal families, the Jasmine and Frangipani massage treatment is repeated for 40 days prior to your wedding. The scrub contains turmeric, rice and spices mixed with a splash of yogurt to exfoliate and refresh the body.
Spa at the Trump. 401 N. Wabash Ave. 312-588-8020. http://www.trumpchicagohotel.com/Trump_Spa/spa_services.asp
2 Maui Sugar Scrub and Hawaiian Honey Wrap
Using a blend of lehua honey, Maui cane sugar and Hawaiian oil of kukui (candlenut) – if you can’t get to the islands, bring the island rejuvenation to you. While wrapped in warmth, enjoy a relaxing neck and scalp massage.
Spa at the Four Seasons. 120 E. Delaware Pl. 312.280.8800. http://www.fourseasons.com/chicagofs/spa/body_treatments/
3 Diva Deluxe
Pamper yourself all the way with a Mojo mineral rich hand & foot soak, a rejuvenating hand & foot exfoliation with Get Up & Glow Sea Salt Scrub, containing chamomile & bergamot. If that wasn't enough, it's followed by a healing oil treatment utilizing Beauty Rescue Facial Oil & Mon Cheri Luxury Body Cream, a skin resurfacing Tomato-Basil hand & foot mask, and a deep penetrating arm and leg Soy Candle Massage, nail care & polish.
1468 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773.235.6656. http://www.mojospa.com/
4 Arctic Algae Body Treatment
Referred to as the “fairy godmother of skincare,” Teresa of Termilla’s offers a number of rejuvenating treatments for the face and body. The arctic algae treatment detoxifies and stimulates while relaxing.
3110 N. Sheridan Rd. 773.281.4334. http://www.temillas.com
5 Raindrop Aromatherapy
Raindrop Therapy Technique is a powerful, non-invasive tool to assist you to relax deeply and to help the body in correcting defects in the curvature of the spine and supporting the immune system. The Raindrop technique was designed to bring the body into structural and electrical alignment. The oils are immune enhancing, supporting the body's natural defenses, as well as other body systems.
2141 W. Webster. 773.276.5278. http://www.nourhy.com