Acu-Organ Detox at Exhale Spa

Refresh your system in one fell swoop

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What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas?

Tell that to your strung-out liver and pounding head.

Your best bet is Exhale Spa’s acu-organ detox. Based on the doctrines of Chinese medicine, the gentle treatment is designed to reboot your abdominal organs using a combination of acupuncture and massage.

Head acupuncturist Lexi Hagenson’s calm demeanor set a soothing stage for the 60-minute session. Following a thorough Q&A (diet, exercise, health), we reclined in a heated massage bed; needles were placed in our hands, feet, third eye, and stomach to reverse stagnation.

After a warm castor oil tummy compress, Hagenson aligned tuning forks at various acupressure points to relieve nerves and stress. Then came a castor oil belly rub to enhance digestion, decrease bloating, and soften organs.

We left feeling lighter and deeply relaxed.


Available at Exhale Mind Body Spa, 945 North State Street, between Oak and Walton Streets (312-753-6500 or exhalespa.com), $150.

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945 N State St
bt Oak & Walton Sts
Chicago, IL 60610