For my best friend Amber’s birthday, she wanted to go to the newly opened Aire Ancient Bath house located in the River West Area here in Chicago. If you are getting an Uber or Lyft there, it will not be recognizable from the building because it’s very hidden.
There are only two in the U.S and the second one is in New York, and it is everything you’ve ever wanted in a Spa experience!
The Atmosphere is very mellow and relaxing, low light, candles and very tranquil throughout the whole experience. All of your items are locked away in lockers and silence is something that you practice throughout your stay. In our experience, we got 1-hour thermal bath time and a 1-hour massage.
You have a choice between an array of pools, steam room, and salt exfoliation to pass the time throughout the hour time slot. Use this time wisely because it will go so fast and you will want more time. Next up was our hourlong massage and it was absolutely fantastic!
After the massage was over, we had a little bit more time to enjoy the thermal bath and literally after this day I felt that I could conquer any life obstacle. I plan to try and get to this place at least a couple times a year because it really was everything and then some!
My tips before you go:
Arrive 30 mins before the appointment, to fill out paperwork, time to change and to drink complimentary water or tea.
Bring swimwear and any personal care items.
Be prepared to disconnect, your phones, watches, etc. will be locked away in your locker.
Practice Silence: While you can talk a little bit it’s not really allowed as the point is to meditate and relax.
Experience everything Aire has to offer because you will not be disappointed!
Highly recommend this experience for anyone looking to relax and recover from hectic day to day routines! If you decided to go let them know you heard about this experience from SweetHeartSwan!