Even though you've done your best not to morph into Bridezilla, chances are your bridesmaids have felt the stress of wedding planning. One of the best ways to thank them for helping you get down the aisle (and not defriending you in the process) is a day of pampering. Here, some of our favorite Chicago spas for transformative treatments.
After a quick trip 20 miles outside of the city, you and your girlfriends can enjoy the same treatments offered at the original location in Kohler, Wisconsin. This day spa offers a full menu of massage, facial, nail, and, of course, the rejuvenating hydrotherapy treatments you'd expect from Kohler.
Before your treatment even begins, you'll feel relaxed and rejuvenated after the Chuan bathing ritual, which transitions clients from either an herbal or salt stone sauna to an aromatherapy shower, and then invites them to relax in a recliner in the chamomile steam room. By practicing the elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chuan aims to rebalance and reinvigorate both physical and emotional health.
Book the private party room and courtyard at this salon and relax with mani and pedis along with cocktails served from a full bar. Options to have it catered or BYOB means you can linger long after the nail polish dries.
This full-service spa will leave your bridesmaids scrubbed, wrapped, massaged and waxed from head to toe. Give them a pre-wedding present and stock goody bags with the spa's signature skincare and body-firming products and then go out for cocktails at Wet Deck, an outdoor terrace on the seventh floor of the hotel overlooking Navy Pier and Ohio Street Beach. After a day in the spa, soaking in the sun will have you appreciating the term 'staycation.'
If you really want to treat your bridesmaids to some luxury, gift them a half-day Spa Journey at The Peninsula Spa. The popular De-Stress Journey includes a soothing massage and facial while Brides-to-Be can choose a full-body exfoliation and deep cleansing that will have you looking radiant. Plus guests who book two hours of treatments can take advantage of the fitness center, pool and sunny terrace overlooking downtown.
Think of Ruby Room as a day spa with a unique twist. With a focus on the healing energies that positively affect change and achieve wellness from the inside, treatments range from the standard beauty menu to intuitive readings, numerology and auratherapy.
For a bachelorette party, guests would be able to enjoy a lovely brunch, lunch or dinner in two-Michelin starred Sixteen before or after their spa service or indulge in cocktails in Rebar. Or, arrangements could also be made in one of the hotel's many private event spaces.