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Waldorf Astoria Spa & Health Club Chicago at Waldorf Astoria Chicago offers everything from great massages and facials to treatments specifically targeted to men. Here are our picks for the best treatments at the downtown spa:
1. Lava shell massage. If you like hot stone massages, then we suggest you try this knot-busting treatment using lava shells. Natural tiger clamshells are polished until smooth so they glide right over your skin. They’re heated from the inside out, so they can soothe and relax your muscles through the entire massage.
2. Age-Defying facial. This results-driven customized facial includes five steps: cleansing, exfoliating, a moisturizing peel, mask application and hydration. The entire facial is customized to what your skin needs, so a salicylic peel would be used to combat for acne, while a peptide peel helps rejuvenate mature or sun-damaged skin.
3. Ashiatsu massage. This barefoot deep-tissue massage uses bars over the head for balance as your therapist glides over your body in a push-and-pull motion.
4. Manicure and pedicure. The most luxurious hand and foot treatment, this service includes the traditional parts of a nail service plus a hot lava shell massage and a paraffin dip.
5. Muscle repair. During this unique body treatment, you’ll be wrapped in warm towels to heat up your muscles, then massaged with arnica gel and oil, a natural remedy that helps relieve muscle soreness and promote healing.