Treat Yourself to Some R&R (Romance & Relaxation!)
Maybe it’s because lately you’ve been feeling some stress in your lower back—and in your relationship. Maybe you’re out of ideas for places for dates in Chicago. Maybe you just want to treat him (and then treat yourself, for being such a giving person). Whatever your reason for trying it, a couple’s massage can be a great way to spend some time together and unwind.
Most spas allow clients to customize the massage treatment they will receive based on the spa’s existing menu of individual services. The massage usually happens in one treatment room with two massage therapists: the perfect setting to kick back in the company of your sweetie (or a close friend, of course).
Each spa has its own variations on the couple's massage. Some of our Chicago favorites are:
The SIR Spa in Andersonville turns its couple’s massage into an evening-long event with the spa’s popular Date Night packages.
Choose the SIR Spa signature massage, a hot stone massage or the signature massage accompanied by a joint 45-minute foot detail. Each package offers one-hour massages for you and your date in individual rooms before reuniting you both for a complimentary glass of wine.
Once you’re relaxed and refreshed, SIR Spa provides coupons for a discounted romantic dinner at one of two chic Andersonville eateries: La Donna or Andies. The spa takes care of every detail - even the dinner reservations – so that you can focus completely on relaxing.
Special offers from SIR Spa.
Lincoln Park Massage Spa
Couple’s massages are extremely popular at the Lincoln Park Massage Spa, which offers the treatment seven days a week (though evenings and weekends are the most popular time). The most requested massages are Swedish and Deep Tissue, or try the LP signature massage and aromatherapy upgrades for an enhanced experience.
The spa has special treatments available to couples as well, such as decadent chocolate body lotion that can be used during the massage. The staff will also set up the room with any special requests you may have - you can arrange to have wine, flowers or messages waiting in the treatment room.
“We are small enough that we can customize any treatment,” says Ashley Berger, creative director at the spa. The intimate atmosphere makes Lincoln Park Massage spa an ideal place for a romantic getaway.
Special offers from Lincoln Park Massage.
Urban Spa Chic
Urban Spa Chic in River North invites couples to customize their massages to create unique experience you will both remember.
Owner Dayna Delaurentis often recommends getting a massage together when one of you is a first-time massage client to help make the experience more comfortable. Of course, being comfortable shouldn’t be difficult in Urban Spa Chic’s cozy candlelit treatment room (which can easily be decorated with flowers or equipped with champagne should you request it).
The setup makes Urban Spa Chic a great place to celebrate an anniversary or Valentine’s Day—Delaurentis usually includes a quarter-pound of Terry’s Toffee on Valentine’s Day to help couples celebrate.
Other specialties of the couple’s massage at Urban Spa Chic include the add-on option of a joint body scrub (where couples can rinse off together in a large, specially-equipped shower) and a prenatal couple’s massage where men can treat moms-to-be while still enjoying a massage themselves.
Special offers from Urban Spa Chic.
If you’re in the market for a truly romantic massage experience, the Ruby Room in Wicker Park is an excellent choice.
The Ruby Room offers a Rejuvenation Spa Suite for couples, letting you reserve the suite to experience one or any combination of Ruby Room’s signature spa treatments together. If you reserve the room for more than two hours, complimentary Chinese Beauty Tea is available after your treatments.
In addition to the suite, the Ruby Room is also home to overnight guest rooms that were designed with relaxation in mind - so you can enjoy a complete weekend spa getaway without even leaving Chicago.
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You can choose a variety of relaxing music from individual iPod players and enjoy the treatment fully customized for both your needs at SpaForever.
Inspired by European spas, the waiting area welcomes guests with light and minimalist design, while soothing treatment areas feature earthy tones, marble floors, calming lighting and relaxing music. Located in Bucktown, SpaForever offers the same services as elitist spas in the city, but at a fraction of the price.
The spa's innovative products and superior hands-on techniques make a visit to SpaForever an experience to remember.
Special offers from SpaForever.
Aniko Salon and Spa
Aniko Salon and Spa takes luxury to the next level with upscale decor and deluxe spa treatments, perfect for some one-on-one pampering with your sweetheart.
Guest at this South Loop salon and spa are always provided with an array of highly educated, professional and talented service providers who always make sure guests receive exceptional customer service.
In addition to the couple's massages, Aniko also specializes in both men's and women's salon services, which makes it a perfect spot for you and your significant other to enjoy some relaxing time together.
Special offers from Aniko Salon and Spa.