Little-known fact: The best spa treatments are the hardest to pronounce.
Say Ama Releasing Abhyanga three times fast.
Loosely based on ayurvedic principles, the two-hour, head-to-toe experience clears energy blocks and imparts a heavy dose of calm.
First, a full-body scrub that stimulates and exfoliates, followed by a hydrating facial cleanse.
Afterward, flip onto your belly and breathe deeply while hot oil is poured gently onto energy centers, then rubbed in with movements that eliminate toxins and negative energy.
The finale: a scalp massage or shirodhara, a.k.a. five minutes of hot oil poured onto your third eye.
Your hair gets greasy — but, hey, you’re enlightened now.
The Peninsula Spa by Espa, 108 East Superior Street, at Michigan Avenue (312-573-6860 or peninsula.com), $325.
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