You got shrieked at by a baby on the bus then berated by your boss at the office.
Better make that lunch break count.
Swing by Valeo Express Lounge, the JW Marriott’s best-kept secret. Located smack in the middle of the Loop, the 3-month-old space is ideal for lunchtime drop-ins and postwork restoration sessions.
Individual treatments are performed in 40 minutes or less yet don’t skimp on details: The WellLocks scalp treatment includes a killer head massage (and, if you’ve got time, one of the finest blowouts in town).
But the best bang for your buck is the Trifecta — three services in less than two hours. We experienced the scalp treatment, a WellSoles soakless pedicure (while lying horizontal), and a mind-blowing massage that left us feeling like Gumby.
It’s a scream.
Valeo Express Lounge, at the JW Marriott, 151 West Adams Street, at LaSalle Street (312-660-8250 or valeochicago.com).
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