You may still be partying like it’s 1999 this holiday season, but your body knows it’s 2011 and refuses to recover like it did in high school. To leave that lingering hangover headache behind and get your body ready for the new year, head to one of these six spas for some serious detox. Make your appointment now for Jan. 2 and beyond.
Book it at: Kaya Day Spa in the West Loop (112 N. May St. 312-243-5292)
Booze does the job when it comes to forgetting a year’s worth of problems and laughing in 2012. But the next morning, your skin may pay for it with dull tone, red splotches and, gasp, is that a zit? This detox fa¬cial targets irritation and breakouts while destroying free radicals that can cause long-term damage.
Detoxify Chocolate Treatment
Book it at: Chocolate for Your Body in Pilsen (1743 S. Halsted St. 312-226-0777)
Miss out on that midnight kiss? This chocolate-y treatment stimulates the same parts of the brain that are turned on by romance. You will be smothered in chocolate scrub, wrapped in foil and then covered with a warm blanket (like be¬ing turned into a giant Hershey Kiss). While the heat opens pores to release toxins, the choco¬late cleanses and moisturizes skin. Bonus: While most spas are closed on New Year’s Day, this Pilsen spa is open for business.
Healing Hops Body Brew Scrub and Wrap
Book it at: Sir Spa in Andersonville (5151 N. Clark St. 773-271-7000)
Think of this boozy treatment as the hair of the dog for your entire body. First, you’ll get a rubdown with dark lager scrub to exfoliate and remove toxins before a full body detox wrap that will increase circulation. Still feeling the tinge of a hangover? Afterwards, enjoy a cup of tea or a beer.
Detox Soak Pedicure
Book it at: Spa Soak in Bucktown (1733 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-395-9000) and Lincoln Park (2300 N. Lincoln Park West. 773-477-1144)
Wearing your highest heels out for New Year’s seemed like a good idea … until you ended up walking home barefoot. This pampering pedi features a seaweed and mud mask to detoxify and nourish your feet. They’ll also be pampered with a seaweed and aloe bath to promote circulation, followed by a papaya-pineapple enzyme gel to remove dead skin.
Infrared Detox Wrap
Book it at: Allyu Spa in River North (600 W. Chicago Ave. 312-755-1313)
After a long night of strutting your stuff on the dance floor, you’re feeling a little achy and looking a little puffy. This wrap uses infrared heat that penetrates the body to relax your muscles and help you sweat out toxins. The 40-minute massage that follows should relieve physical pains, but any painful memo¬ries from end-of-year partying still are your responsibility.
Rejuvenating Eye Treatment
Book it at: Aniko Spa in the South Loop (1109 S. Wabash Ave. 312-431-1573)
Looking a little worse for wear after late nights out? This rejuvenating eye treatment reduces puffiness, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles. Your eyes will look awake and ready for a new year.