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Best Day Spas in Chicago, IL

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Chicago, IL 60606 Rating

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3.5 (387)
4.6 (64)

Why choose this provider?

Spa Space is a 7,500 square foot day spa in Downtown Chicago offering a full line of spa services. The spa opened in 2001 on the west edge of Chicago’s Loop. Services include massages, facials, nail care, waxing, and outcalls. The spa is open seven days a week and will host group events in a private party room with no cork fee. The spa offers memberships, and customers can book appointments online.

5927 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60646 Rating

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4.0 (69)

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Thee European Spa is a Chicago day spa for men and women featuring facials, manicures, pedicures, skin care, waxing, massage, aromatherapy, body treatments, steam rooms, microblading, and eyelash and eyebrow tinting. Massage therapists deliver Swedish, deep tissue, sports, hot stone, pregnancy, injury, couples, scalp, reflexology, and combination massages. Customers can add aromatherapy to their massages, or have two massage therapists work at the same time in a “duo” massage. The spa’s body treatments include body polishes and seaweed mud wraps.

67 East Oak Street, Chicago, IL 60611 Rating

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3.5 (70)

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Channing's Studio and Spa is a Chicago-based day spa that serves locals and celebrities in and around the area. The spa specializes in a wide variety of services, including corrective brow shaping, holistic modalities, and personalized skincare treatments. Its team is comprised of a master technician, aesthetician, and acupuncturist. The team offers acupuncture therapy, facials, manicure and pedicure, waxing, and body treatments. Channing's Studio and Spa has been featured in numerous publications, including CS | Modern Luxury, Allure, and InStyle.

33 West Delaware Place, Chicago, IL 60610 Rating

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4.0 (214)
3.7 (2)

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Asha SalonSpa specializes in haircuts, hair color, makeup, massages, waxing, manicures, pedicures, and all Aveda treatments. Aveda products employ plant and flower-based ingredients to naturally soothe, calm, and heal the skin. Services include facials, advanced skin care, pregnancy massage, tanning, manicure, pedicure, waxing, enhancements, massage, teen services, microdermabrasion, and hydra facial. The spa requires customers to turn off cell phones and be mindful of other guests space and experience.

3700 Grand Boulevard, Brookfield, IL 60513 Rating

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4.5 (91)
4.8 (46)

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Brennan Massage & Spa is a boutique day spa serving the suburbs of Chicago. The company offers massage therapy, with sessions for deep tissue, Swedish relaxation, prenatal, and wild lime scalp treatments. It has three spa packages, namely, soothing, classic, and mini Brennan spa day. Its estheticians provide facial and skin care treatments, including revitalizing micro-oxygen, purifying pumpkin, and vitamin C brightening cherry facial packages. Brennan Massage & Spa also offers body waxing and tinting services. Owner Abby Brennan is a massage therapist.

3416 North Sheffield Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657 Rating

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4.5 (145)
4.9 (21)

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Reflexion Spa Chicago focuses on massage, acupuncture, cupping, and Chinese herbal medicine. The company has another location in Hinsdale that offers all the focus services as well as a full service Aveda salon. The spa’s therapy rooms are sound proofed, clean, and include soothing light, sounds and aromas. Massage services include Swedish, deep tissue, Tui Na, couples, four hands, hot stone, cranial, and neck massages. All of the therapists at Reflexion are licensed.

732 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654 Rating

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4.5 (199)
5.0 (13)

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Cleise is a Brazilian day spa in Chicago that specializes in facials, waxing, and skincare for all skin types. The spa offers a full menu of Brazilian treatments including waxing, facials, body care, and massage. The spa’s esthetician recommends at-home products and treatments for continuous results. The owner has more than 15 years of experience and opened the spa in 2009. Her specialty is Rio de Janeiro’s Bikini Carioca waxing techniques.

2638 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622 Rating

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4.0 (146)
4.8 (73)
4.6 (30)

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Oxygen Spa Studio offers massage, skin treatments, and alternative therapies in Chicago. Massage services include couples, Swedish, deep tissue, aromatherapy, maternal, sports, hot stone, Thai, Shiatsu, myofascial release, reflexology, scalp, and oxygen signature massage. Customers can schedule various scrubs and skin treatments, including raindrop technique and LED light therapy. The spa offers various facial treatments such as an avocado smoothie facial and oxygen touch facial.

233 East Erie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 Rating

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4.5 (58)
5.0 (10)

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Renee Day Spa in Chicago’s Magnificent Mile is a European spa specializing in facial treatments, skin care, therapeutic massage, and full spa packages. Renee has 20 years of experience, and the spa has a five-star rating on Google. Spa packages range from $155 to $360, and individual services are available for less. Renee has a discounted service available each month. The spa also offers aromatherapy, manicures, and pedicures.

775 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge, IL 60527 Rating

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3.5 (128)

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Kohler Waters Spa in Burr Ridge was named the #1 day spa in Chicago by Chicago Magazine. The spa’s services include bathing, hydrotherapy, massage therapy, energy therapy, body treatments, facials, nail treatments, makeup, and waxing. The spa has express services for people in a hurry. The spa requires customers be at least 16 years old and recommends making reservations several weeks in advance. The spa offers package deals and discounted specials.

34 East Oak Street, Chicago, IL 60611 Rating

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4.5 (102)
4.9 (50)

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St?l Salon and Spa promises posh, personal pampering in the European tradition. Located on Chicago’s Oak Street, the spa offers manicures, pedicures, purifying skin care, healing body treatments, and pampering packages. The spa offers a variety of styles of nail treatments, massages, and body treatments. Customers can take of time-sensitive specials and sign up for an email newsletter to receive discounts. The spa is open seven days per week.

Compare our Top Day Spas

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Spa Space
Chicago, IL 60606
Thee European Spa
5927 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60646
Channing's Studio & Spa
67 East Oak Street, Chicago, IL 60611
Asha SalonSpa - Gold Coast Chicago
33 West Delaware Place, Chicago, IL 60610
Brennan Massage & Spa
3700 Grand Boulevard, Brookfield, IL 60513
Reflexion Spa - Chicago
3416 North Sheffield Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657
732 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Oxygen Spa Studio
2638 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
Renee Day Spa
233 East Erie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Kohler Waters Spa at Burr Ridge
775 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
STIL Salon & Spa
34 East Oak Street, Chicago, IL 60611


  • Introduction

    Day spas are businesses that offer specific services to help promote health, wellness, and beauty. Massage therapists often work at day spas offering several services, including deep-tissue massage to help improve circulation and release knotted muscles and hot stone massage to promote positive energy flow through the body and release toxins. People visit day spas to receive pampering treatments designed to leave them feeling both rejuvenated and relaxed.

    Beauty and aesthetic services are also common offerings at day spas, with treatments that include antiaging facials, body and face waxing, and nail care. Day spas that employ licensed medical professionals, also referred to as med spas, can also offer antiaging medical treatments, such as cosmetic fillers and Botox injections.

  • What is a day spa?

    A day spa is an establishment that provides aesthetic and therapeutic services. Offerings include hot stone massage and deep tissue massage, rejuvenating beauty treatments, such as deep cleaning facials, pedicures and manicures, and moisturizing body wraps. Day spas provide a space for visitors to relax and de-stress through a variety of treatments that release tension and promote calmness.

  • What is the difference between a spa and a day spa?

    The two common types of spas are med spas and day spas. Day spas typically offer pampering services, such as massages, facials, manicures and pedicures, and whole-body beauty treatments. While a med spa also provides massage and skin services, the procedures offered are tailored to treat skin conditions, such as varicose veins, dry skin, and wrinkles. Med spas also handle procedures, such as Botox and filler injections.

  • Should I go to a spa or dermatologist?

    Med spas offer services, such as chemical peels for wrinkles, filler and Botox injections, and cool sculpting for fat removal, while dermatologists are specialized doctors who diagnose and treat skin conditions, such as warts, eczema, and skin cancers. Determining whether to go to a spa or a dermatologist depends on the type of treatment needed.

  • What does a full spa day include?

    Day spas offer multiple services, à la carte menu items, and packages, so a full spa day depends on the treatments an individual wants to experience. Day spa offerings include full-body massages, facial treatments, body waxing, aromatherapy, foot massages and baths, hot stone massages, and microdermabrasion. Some day spas also offer detoxing clay baths and full body wraps.

  • What are the different types of spa?

    At a med spa, customers receive treatments for dry skin, varicose veins, skin resurfacing, and hair removal. Day spas offer aesthetic services, such as facials and moisturizing and detoxing body wraps. Mineral spring spas or hot spring spas are naturally heated water springs, sometimes located on a resort’s property, where visitors soak in the water to soothe muscle tension.

  • What does a full-service spa mean?

    Full-service spas offer a full menu of treatments and aesthetic services. While specific offerings can vary, most full-service spas include massage, beauty treatments, such as facials and manicures, anti-aging treatments, and detoxing clay baths and body wraps. Some spas may also provide spray tanning and hair salon services.