spavia day spa
chicago
lincoln park

2121 n clybourn ave suite a5
chicago, il 60614
312-724-8777

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Valentine’s Day at Spavia Lincoln Park

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how you want to spend the day celebrating those you love — including yourself! We recently received a call from a guest and said she will make Spavia Lincoln Park a Valentine’s Day tradition for her and her husband. They had such a wonderful time last year she made sure to reserve before we’re booked. Here are a few ideas for how you can enjoy Valentine’s Day at Spavia Lincoln Park.

Complimentary Champagne and Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Unwind and indulge in champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries from Feb. 10 through Feb. 14, while getting pampered from one of the many services offered at Spavia Lincoln Park.

Relax Package

Feel refreshed with Spavia’s two signature treatments: a one-hour signature massage and a one-hour signature facial. The Relax Package is $158 (reg. $178) and Essential members pay $128. Guests who schedule between Feb. 10 and Feb. 14 will receive a surprise gift bag, so that they can take the luxurious experience home.

Couple’s Massage

Relax and reconnect with your loved one with Spavia’s 60-minute Couple’s Massage. If you’re single, grab another single friend and escape to a relaxing massage for two. It’s also a great way to introduce someone to the awesome health benefits of massage therapy. For Valentine’s Day weekend only, this massage is $158. Schedule between Feb. 10 and Feb. 14 and receive a special gift bag to take home.

Gift Cards

Know someone else that could use some TLC? Give them the gift of relaxation with a Spavia Lincoln Park gift card! Email a personalized gift card, or one pick one up from our location. Our guest advisors would be more than happy to assist you in planning for the perfect gift.

Spavia Lincoln Park Membership integral part of your well being because of its many health benefits. Start your health journey

You shouldn’t feel guilty for indulging in a massage or facial on occasion. In fact, it should be an with a Spavia Lincoln Park membership. Members will also a receive an incredibly special gift when they book a service during Valentine’s Day weekend.

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jane iredale: makeup that’s good for your skin

One of our main commitments at Spavia Lincoln Park is to provide clients with the highest-quality of services and products. And with that, we are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with Jane Iredale, a cosmetics company focused on providing premium mineral makeup that is natural and good for your skin.

It may or may not surprise you, but there are a lot of bad-for-you ingredients in some of your makeup staples. If you’re looking for a fresh start with your makeup routine, here are a few Jane Iredale products to try:

Smooth Affair® Facial Primer & Brightener

Bring out the natural radiance of your complexion before you enhance your look with foundation. This primer prepares the skin so makeup lasts longer, as well as maintains skin elasticity, minimizes pores and reduces the appearance of fine lines.

PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation

This weightless sheer matte foundation glides on easily, without making your face look too cake-y. It’s oil free and contains no synthetic chemicals. The foundation also contains antioxidants such as pine bark extract and pomegranate extract, which aids in minimizing UV damage. It’s also antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, the perfect blend for all skin types.

PurePressed Powder Blush

Blush adds color and definition to your face using simple application. This product comes in a variety of colors to give anyone that just-blushed look. Unlike most powders, this one is free of chemical dyes and irritating ingredients, and it won’t clog your pores.

D2O™ Hydration Spray

Complete your look with the setting spray. Based on Ylang Ylang, this product reactivates the minerals in your makeup to get longer coverage throughout your day.

These are just some of the many Jane Iredale products we have to offer. If you’re looking to learn more about these products, our esthetician would be happy to help you find the perfect color for your skin and teach you how to apply for that flawless look.

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4 skin care resolutions to make in the new year

If your New Year’s resolution is to be healthier in 2017, don’t forget to include your skin! Don’t worry about overhauling your entire skincare routine all at once — make small changes along the way to avoid becoming overwhelmed and giving up. With that in mind, we compiled a list of minimal alterations to help you maintain a healthy complexion throughout the year.

Drink Water
This is probably on your list of resolutions already, but drinking more water is vital for healthier skin (don’t forget, our bodies are made up of about 70 percent water!). Stick to the 8×8 rule; eight ounces of water, eight times a day. There are apps you can download on your phone that will remind you to keep drinking that H20.

Stick to a Routine
Once you find your ideal skincare routine, write it down on a piece of paper and stick it on your bathroom mirror. This will remind you to take care your face before you go to bed and when you wake up. Soon enough, it will become second nature.

Change Pillowcase
Your pillowcase can collect tons of bacteria fairly quickly, so you should aim to change your pillowcase at least twice a week. If you were lucky enough to score some cash over the holidays, you should also consider purchasing pillowcases made with natural fabrics, as they are known to be extremely gentle on skin.

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
Even though the holidays are over, the harsh cold weather is here to stay for a few more months, especially in Chicago. When you apply lotion or oil to your skin it locks in hydration, preventing dry, cracked skin. The long-term benefits of moisturizing, like anti-aging and even skin tone, are another reason you should moisturize every day.

Sticking to New Year’s resolutions can be hard, but if you start by making small changes, you will eventually reap the rewards. If you want to start the new year on the right track, consider treating yourself to a skin peel!

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deep tissue massage 101: everything you should know

A deep tissue massage is similar to a Swedish massage but is aimed to relieve chronic muscle tension through increased pressure. Deep tissue and Swedish massages utilize similar strokes, but deep tissue massage uses slower movements, deeper pressure and is concentrated on specific areas of tension. This is so that the massage therapist is able to reach the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles).

Technique
In order to get into the deeper layers of the muscles, the massage therapist will prime the body with Swedish massage strokes. Once the muscles have loosened up, the therapist will go deeper into the tissue using stronger and slower movements. During certain parts of the massage, people will find some discomfort or pain. It is important for the client to let their therapist know when something hurts or is outside of their comfort range. There may be some soreness after the massage, but it usually subsides within a day.

Benefits
Deep tissue massage is recommended for any with chronic muscle pain. This bodywork can assist in reducing muscle tension, increasing range of motion and improving posture. There are many muscular conditions that can be treated through deep tissue massage, such as, osteoarthritis, sciatica or fibromyalgia.

If you have some kind of condition related to your muscles or joints, a deep tissue massage can be extremely beneficial in relieving that pain. We would be happy to discuss more about the benefits of this type of massage and determine if it’s a right fit for your needs.

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hot stone massage 101: everything you should know

The word “hot” in hot stone massage can scare people away, but it’s probably one of the more soothing types of massages offered at a spa. If you have never had a hot stone massage but want to try it, here is everything you should know about this type of bodywork.

Equipment
Stones come in many shapes and sizes for hot stone massages. Depending on your body type, the massage therapist will determine which stones will be the most effective: bigger stones are used for the back and legs; smaller stones are used for the face and feet; and pointed stones are used to get deeper into muscles. The stones are heated in a pot with hot water. When the therapist is ready to use one, they will spoon out a stone, place it in a towel for a few seconds to cool it off.

Technique
Before using the stones, the therapist will gently massage the body for a few minutes using oil to warm up the tissues and loosen muscles. The therapist will then remove the stones from the pot and cool them down to a tolerable temperature for the client. Similar to getting into a hot tub, the initial feeling may be alarming since your body is not used to such warm temperatures, but you will adapt quickly. If you feel it is too hot, let your therapist know and she will give the stones extra time to cool off.

The therapist will begin by placing one of the larger stones, wrapped in a towel, near the end of the spine. This is a very delicate part of the back which is why a sedentary hot stone is used. The therapist will use a stone in each hand to gently glide them up and down the back to spread the tissue and release muscle tension. These stones should act as extension of the therapist’s hands. As we mentioned before, the therapist will sometimes use longer, pointed stones in order to get deeper into muscles, such as the scapula or the base of the back.

Benefits
The primary benefit of a hot stone massage is deep muscle relaxation. These treatments are more effective than other massages when it comes to getting deeper into the tissue. If you have overly stiff or tight muscles, you will get more out of a hot stone massage than any other type of bodywork. Additionally, as the heat from the stones infiltrates your body, this opens up blood vessels, allowing improved circulation.

A hot stone massage can also result in mental benefits as well as physical. Many clients find that the relaxation acquired through a hot stone massage can help ease and stress or tension in the mind. While massage therapy is not a substitute for traditional medical care, it should be an integral part of your well being.
If you’re considering scheduling a hot stone massage at Spavia, we welcome the opportunity to show you the many therapeutic advantages we have to offer.

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