Chuan Spa at The Langham, Chicago

After stepping through the traditional moon gate into the serene Chuan Spa at The Langham, Chicago, you are offered a cup of hot herbal tea while completing a query that will help estheticians guide you through your spa journey, all of which pay homage to traditional Chinese medicine.

Services range from spa favorites (wraps, scrubs and facials) and salon detailing (nails and hair) to traditional Chinese medicine treatments (cupping, acupuncture and gua sha).
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Asian décor flourishes with delicate lines, gorgeously painted screens, careful attention to light and dark contrast, and stones and waterfalls playing prominently in several areas of the spa.
  • The spa’s calming combination of dark woods, clean lines and minimal aesthetics flows across the entire space.
  • Spa journeys begin with the Chuan Bathing Ritual, a signature element of all seven Chuan Spas worldwide that involves a series of wet rooms.
  • Kerstin Florian skincare products are incorporated in all of the spa’s treatments. These products are available for purchase, as well to sample if you’re interested in trying something at home or in your room before making a financial commitment.
Things to Know
  • Head to the fourth floor of The Langham, Chicago to find the pampering spa. 
  • While it’s customary to arrive 15 to 30 minutes prior to a spa appointment, you may want to allow yourself up to an hour before and after your service to take full advantage of the stunning setting and its built-in relaxation rituals.
  • The best way to book an appointment in the Chinese-inspired oasis is to call the spa ahead of time. 
  • There is a 24-hour cancellation policy and tends to be busier on the weekends than during the week.
  • Though it’s not suggested, we imagine the extra-large bathroom may come in handy for couples who book dual treatments and need to shower together afterward.
The Treatments
  • When you want a massage you have to choose whether you want to go the traditional route or try some signature treatments.
  • For a one-of-a-kind experience, ask for the Chuan Stone Therapy massage. This soothing experience utilizes hot (yang) and cold (yin) stones to increase circulation and increase mental awareness, all incorporated into a therapeutic massage.
  • The Chuan Balancing massage is another unique treatment, which incorporates acupressure techniques into traditional massage methods.
  • Lasting only 30 minutes, the Chuan Neck, Back and Shoulder massage is ideal as an add-on to other treatments, or for those with limited time.
  • If you want a traditional massage, opt for a Swedish massage, therapeutic massage, pre-natal massage or deep tissue massage.
The Facilities
  • Locker rooms are clean, bright white spaces with a few pops of color from single orchids on the vanities. 
  • The moderately heated aromatic Herbal Sauna is the first space you will encounter. 
  • A more intense heat can be experience in the Salt Stone Sauna, which is lined with Himalayan salt stone to assist in reducing stress and respiratory ailments.
  • Pop into one of the aromatherapy Experience Showers (eucalyptus or jasmine) to rinse.
  • The Oriental Steam Room is infused with soothing chamomile.
Getting There
330 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611
Chuan Spa at The Langham, Chicago
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