I parked my car right in between a former nightclub and a set of condominiums on Halsted Street. I took a few steps out of my vehicle to find a boutique boasting a variety of decadent services, including facials, massages, and mani pedi's. I walked in and was greeted immediately by a cute girl in a fit black dress. "Hi! Welcome to Savon Spa, how can we help you today?" I returned a smile to Nikki, the energetic young woman who offered a beverage while I looked at the spa menu near the entrance.
Located in the Lakeview neighborhood, Savon Spa offers genuine smiles, punctual services, and a welcoming environment. Vince Dinh, owner of the boutique spa, boasts wonders of products, treatments, and the strong team incorporated into his pride and joy. Savon, which opened in July of this year, provides clients with a friendly touch and a wide assortment of services.
The establishment offers a warm spa experience in a cute setting. Upon reading the diversity of the spa menu, one is automatically drawn to the headings: manicures, pedicures, facials, massages. One particular service stood out - the Cleopatra 24k gold mask. Immediately, Dinh suggested it was "a must" and one of the most rejuvenating experiences offered.
In the yonder days, Egyptian royalty believed that gold was an integral part to both health and wellness. Cleopatra would ingest gold and bathe in a mixture of milk, honey, and gold compounds. In places like Thailand, gold is sometimes surgically placed into arms, legs, and palms of the human body. The belief is that gold as an element absorbs the negative and releases positive energy.
As a beauty treatment, it definitely goes a long way. The gold is ultimately massaged unto the face, allowing for full absorption to take place. During this process, Slava - the talented therapist - discussed the pros and cons of cold weather in Chicago. "It's nice for people with oily skin," she mentioned. "But for dry skin, it is really not convenient." While we continued to converse, Slava gently massaged strategic spots on the cheeks, forehead, and chin, while also releasing stress accumulated on the neck and shoulder area.
Approximately an hour later, the facial massage and beauty process came to an end - I wish it hadn't. I looked into the mirror and found myself with glowing skin. Slava smiled, offered me a glass of water, and finished discussing the importance of healthy bodies and healthy skin before stepping out of the room.
The Cleopatra 24k gold mask, valued at $200, is a luxurious treatment highly-recommended. Not only is the quality of goods utilized fit for high-profile individuals constantly in the spot-light, but also for those wishing to treat themselves to a unique experience that leaves you asking for more.
Next time you're in the neighborhood, drop in to Savon Spa and say hi to Vince. Make sure to try the gold experience and ask for Slava. You won't be disappointed.