Chuan Spa, in the Langham, Chicago

Enjoy ancient Chinese healing practices in the heart of Chi-Town. The Langham Chicago’s recently opened fourth-floor CHUAN SPA (the name means “flowing water”) bases its more than 40 treatments — each of which is specifically tailored to individual needs — on traditional Chinese medicine and the five elements of Chinese astrology: earth, wood, metal, fire and water. Along with popular selections like acupuncture and cupping, the spa offers more-traditional services such as deep-tissue massage, anti-aging facials and nearly a dozen treatment packages. We love the two-and-a-half-hour Chuan Tao of Detox package, which includes a full-body exfoliation followed by a warm marine-algae wrap, an acupressure massage and a rehydrating Thalgo Classic facial; and the restorative Chuan Jet Lag Revival package that relieves fatigue with a stimulating herbal-salt scrub, a therapeutic body massage and an invigorating foot massage. The spa’s additional perks include four sensory-component-equipped lounge chairs featuring subtle fragrances and the relaxing sound of flowing water — the only chairs of their kind being used in a commercial spa in the U.S.