I think splurging is something we should all do regularly: Enjoy three chocolates vs. the occasional one, buy a new lipstick color just for the heck of it or treat yourself to ultimate decadence by booking a spa treatment. I recently decided on mySpa at the Fairmont Hotel Chicago, Millennium Park.
mySpa is located in the basement of the Fairmont. I took in the home items that are available for sale in the lobby, and upon arrival, I was greeted with a warm welcome.
Behind the scenes, the restroom is large and inviting, allowing visitors to take a steam shower or use the sauna before spa treatments. An added perk is access to the fully equipped fitness center, where you can work out and take in all the amenities.
I was treated to the Signature Massage. The technician spent a few minutes asking me what style of massage I wanted and what spots on my body needed extra tender loving care. She focused on making sure that the amount of pressure was what I needed, checking in with me throughout the massage.
I took my time in the sauna post spa and decided to shave my legs just so I could stay longer in the tranquility and atmosphere that soothed me before busting back out into bustling downtown.
mySpa Hours of Operation
Sunday to Friday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- 8 spa treatment rooms, including a duet suite with infinity edge soaking tub
- Massage, skincare treatments, personalized body treatments
- Nail salon
- Fully equipped fitness center (that’s open 24 hours for hotel guests, just in case you decide to make a stay of it)
- Private locker rooms with steam, showers and personal items
- Spa boutique