Get back to nature with the most organic stress remedy there is.
The stunning main pool room at AIRE Ancient Baths.
1. CHUAN SPA AT THE LANGHAM, CHICAGO
Every treatment at Chuan Spa at The Langham, Chicago begins with the optional Chuan Bathing Ritual, recommended to prepare your body and mind. In the comfort and privacy of gender-separate locker rooms, guests can make their way through four hot and cold rooms to loosen muscles and stimulate the senses. The Herbal Sauna opens the respiratory system; the Salt Stone Sauna reduces stress and heals skin ailments; the Experience Shower uses aromatherapy to awaken and invigorate; and, finally, the Oriental Steam Room soothes with the scent of chamomile. 330 N. Wabash Ave., chuanspa.com
2. AIRE ANCIENT BATHS CHICAGO
Occupying a cavernous space in River West, AIRE Ancient Baths Chicago is an experience unlike any other in the city. The serene candlelit space features a series of hot and cold pools to traverse at your leisure, including the Spanish-born spa’s only indoor-outdoor bath. From the 102-degree hot pool to the 50-degree ice pool, the thermal experience promotes tranquility while awakening the senses. A pair of steam rooms, heated marble stones and ultraluxe add-ons—including a red wine bath—complete the picture. 800 W. Superior St., beaire.com
3. FLOAT SIXTY
With five float suites and three different types of tanks, there’s something for everyone at Float Sixty. Floating in an Epsom salt-concentrated tank reduces stress-causing cortisol and increases dopamine and endorphins, resulting in benefits from increased immune function to pain management. Finish your session in the calm room with a cup of soothing tea. 303 W. Erie St., floatsixty.com