By Tenley Satre
Conveniently located downtown at The Langham, Chicago, the Chuan Spa offers an urban sanctuary inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine. Chuan means flowing water and is reflective of the nourishing and rejuvenating benefits.
Before your spa treatment, it is recommended to take part in the Chuan Bathing Ritual, an aromatic and sensory experience. It begins by relaxing in the Herbal Sauna to loosen tight muscles, followed by the Himalayan Salt Stone Sauna, which releases negative ions and reduces stress. Next, cool down in the Aromatherapy Shower before you finish the experience in the Eucalyptus Steam Room. The hot and cold stimuli prepare the body for the benefits of the treatment.
Enjoy one of the signature Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatments at Chuan. Each service begins with a private consultation with a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine practitioner. The next 90 minutes is spent creating an equilibrium in your body. The practitioner performs a full body massage and uses acupuncture to treat the body and correct any imbalance. It is a spiritual journey that helps to restore a sense of well-being.
Elite Tip: Request the Chuan Spirit Suite; it includes a private Oriental Steam Room and Healing Liquid Pool where sound and light therapy can be tailored to individual needs.