Subway: Red to Chicago(312) 753-6500 exhalespa.com41.947730 -87.954319 945 N State St, second floor (at Oak St) Gold Coast, Chicago
This Gold Coast mind-body spa breaks new ground in luxury. The spin is spa treatments and fitness classes that focus on healing. The atmosphere is part ultramodern and part exotic and the treatments are also a delightful melding of disciplines. You'll find a range of massages (including Thai, four-handed, acupuncture and energetic therapy, which incorporates guided meditation). By far the most wondrous is body enlightening, which is full-body contact with your therapist, who gently and expertly stretches, balances and aligns you from the outside in. The menu extends to nails, facials and waxing, but the spa's crowning glory is the Core Fusion class. It's the signature workout and combines a slew of disciplines that promise to rejuvenate and transform.