Chicago is still in the mid of winter and our bodies and spirit are clamoring for some much needed warmth. If you have an hour or two to spare then you should go away to Elysian Spa & Health Club located in the Elysian Hotel. They are now offering culturally-inspired treatments from around the world. This newest series of spa offerings will take guests on a global spa journey through the Pacific Islands, Thailand, India and back home to Chicago. Chicagonista was in attendance for their media event and had an opportunity to try some of their services. I highly recommend that you try out their Lomi-Lomi Massage. My tired and achy muscles melted and my spirits were quenched with delight.
Check out their following offerings below:
From January through March, guests can experience the Pacific Islands, known for treatments infused with organic tropical fruits and Aloe Vera extract. Massage techniques reminiscent of the Pacific Islands include the infamous Lomi Lomi massage, which provides traditional Polynesian techniques to achieve optimal holistic health.
• Tahitian Fruit Wrap
• Lomi Lomi Massage
• Nourishing Facial with Pineapple Scrub, Lucrece Hydrating Gel Mask, and exfoliating pure Coconut Foot and Hand Treatment -
From April through June, guests can indulge in healing practices from Thailand including Lemongrass, Thai massage stretch techniques, and results-driven facials that incorporate bamboo massage. Thai massage offers healing through meridians and energy pathways.
• Thai Lemongrass Body Exfoliation
• Thai Massage
• Bamboo Facial with Pineapple Scrub, Lucrece Hydrating Gel Mask, and exfoliating pure Coconut Foot and Hand Treatment – 90 min/$230
From July through September, guests can escape to India with a menu of featured Ayurvedic-inspired treatments. This ancient art of healing restores balance and harmony through a system of personalized treatments focused on individual’s Doshas (Ayurvedic mind and body types).
• Dosha Specific Body Wraps
• Ayurvedic head massage
• Healing Facial with Shirodara
From October through December, the Elysian brings guests back home to Chicago with a new urban-inspired menu featuring treatments that originated in Chicago at the Elysian. These spa experiences will offer relief from jetlag, as well as detoxifying treatments that provide relief from an often stressful urban environment.
• Detox Wrap
• Urban Foot Rescue
• Urban Renewal Facial with a Lilac Stem Cell Peptide Peel
Also check out their Health Club for the Gyrotonic machine. Gyrotonic is much like Pilates but with more in circular fluid motions. Elysian claims to be the only Hotel Health Club in Chicago that offers Gyrotonic instructions.