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Shoveling shakes: incessant muscle contraction due to heavy powder lifting.

Cheek chaps: dried, flaky skin caused by ice-cold temps.

Windy willies: anxiety resulting from fear of next blizzard.

You’re a walking winter ailment. You need a pit stop at Elysian’s new spa, a modern, sexy space of sleek whites and Greco-Roman influences (mosaic-tiled pools;14,000 square feet of treatment rooms).

Inspired offerings are designed to go more than skin deep. Healing Relaxation includes a loofah body wash, moisture cocoon, and hot lava shell massage (warmed lava shells glide across your bod, alleviating aches and boosting circulation). The customized homeopathic facial uses plant and flower extracts to regain that warm-weather glow.

Hair and makeup treatments by celeb makeup artist Darcy McGrath are also available.

Snow joke.

The Elysian Spa & Health Club, 11 East Walton Street, at State Street, fourth floor (312-646-1310 or elysianhotels.com). Mention CANDY when booking a 60-minute treatment and get 30 complimentary minutes. Must reserve before December 31. Select services available.

Photo: Courtesy of Elysian

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Elysian Spa & Health Club
11 E Walton St
@ State St
Chicago, IL 60611