I recently went to a new spa in the West Loop. HM Spa at 917 W. Madison (312-733-9720). I have gotten several different treatments there and I have loved all of them. HM Spa also has these wonderful private spa rooms for a sauna and steam that you can use after your treatment. They are spacious and offer a wonderful place to even get ready for a night out if you have plans after your treatment. For me it is great because I always get a massage post workout and need to clean up desperately. These private rooms are so much better than a locker room. For me, it is more luxurious, a locker room is like my home bathroom – there is no difference between other women walking by or one of my several kids using my space. I know there are so many places in Chicago that offer great facials and a solid manicure/pedicure can be found every few blocks. But HM Spa has all these services at great prices with fantastic people. It is hard to say which wonderful spa service to love the most. But I want you to know that I had a great massage. Of all the services I have received, I have the most experience at getting a massage. I get them regularly and always have. I actually have a couple great therapists that have taken amazing care of me throughout 4 years of being pregnant, 4 back surgeries, all my years as a martial artist – and I am grateful to all of them. If you are looking for a new place to try or even a place that might be more affordable than your downtown spa, enter HM Spa in your address book next time you are desperate with knots in your neck or back.
Here is a reminder of why you need a massage. Hurry before the weekend is over, book yourself a massage somewhere – you deserve it!
- Alleviates stress
- Stimulates healthy circulation and blood flow
- Removes tension from tight areas of the body.
- Can prevent illness by stimulating the flow to the lymphatic system, which prevents against toxic invaders.
- Increases joint flexibility.
- If injured, it can increase recovery time.
- Can relieve migraine pain.
- It can recharge your soul.
- It improves mental health.