This week, the World Series has dominated headlines and given us all a reprieve from election updates. I attended college in the Chicagoland area, so I’m a more recent Cubs convert, but I’m still doing my part and cheering them on. Even if you’re not a Cubs or Indians fan, the six games have been thrilling (home runs, a grand slam, and clutch catches) and stressful for both sides. Check out how these spas help baseball fans take time for wellness during the World Series.
Opened last summer, the Spa at Virgin Hotel Chicago features a speedy menu that can get fans prepped for the game. Swedish and Deep Tissue Massages (starting at $55, 30 minutes) are perfect for relieving tension from cheering in the stands.
The Red Door Salon & Spa (Chicago) promises rejuvenating facials so late-night games (or celebrating) make their mark the next day. The Oxygen Infusion Facial ($195) packs a breathe of fresh air for the complexion, and the Color4 Therapy Mini Facial ($125, 25 minutes) gives skin a plumping and hydrating boost for maximum results in a snap.
Chuan Spa at The Langham, Chicago has a new renewing ritual for tired feet, the Jindilli Walkabout Pedicure (starting at $125, 50 minutes), on the menu. It includes the nourishing benefits of an essential oil wrap and exfoliation followed by TCM pressure point tension release.
The Spa at Trump Chicago offered the Cubby Bear Massage ($139), which is a deep tissue massage with a complimentary glass of Champagne, for a limited time. Still available are the Shopping Recovery (starting at $175, 60 minutes), which is equally rejuvenating after a night at Wrigley Field, and the Ultimate Urban Neck & Shoulder Massage (starting at $95, 30 minutes; $185, 60 minutes; $245, 90 minutes), which is a targeted stress-alleviating service with compression and acupressure massage alternating hot and cold.
The relaxing retreats are more plentiful in Chicago, but Cleveland fans can get revived locally too. The Detoxifying Seaweed Body Wrap ($125, 50 minutes) at Marengo Luxury Spa (Cleveland) includes a potent mix of sea kelp and blue-green algae to rid the body of any less-than-stellar ballpark foods and drinks.