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The Chicago Traveler

Ruby Room

by Matt B on May 12th, 2007

I was born and raised here in the Windy City, but even I’ll admit that it can get a little hectic sometimes. The hustle and bustle of Chicago’s urban streets could have you searching for a quiet oasis. At first glance, the Ruby Room might look like an average spa where you can get typical beauty treatments like hair stylings, manicures, and massages. But here, you can beautify your inner self as well. Here, the concept is “healing from within.”

crystalsThe “spa for the spirit” is dedicated to teaching people about wellness and creating a lifestyle that suits and comforts them. The owners started the business as a single floor in a three-flat, but it has grown into a spa, beauty salon, boutique, yoga studio, healing center, and sanctuary. Customers can also find a dental studio, a Chinese herbal tonic elixir bar, and a flower essence bar. The more adventurous can have their chi cleansed through intuitive healing and numerology, pick up a health-and-wellness book at the apothecary, or get a facial at the rejuvenation spa. The outdoor meditation garden and eight overnight suites also provide a truly relaxing retreat.

At the crystal bar, the staff will assist you in choosing out crystals which will heal and protect you. As you look over the assortment of crystals, you can reach out and select those that appeal most to you (for whatever reason). The spa employees will then explain why you may have been drawn to that crystal and what its attributes are.

Guests can reserve individual appointments, couples treatments, healing parties, and workshops for corporate groups. Services are available for men, women, children, and even a few pets.

Photo credit: SXC

Ruby Room: 1743-45 W Division St; 773-235-2323
Mon - Fri: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sat: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sun: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Street parking available
Public Trans: Bus #9, 70 or Blue Line train (Division)

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2 opinions for Ruby Room

  • Mark Evans
    May 13, 2007 at 12:38 pm

    I just wanted to (finally!) welcome you to b5media. I lived in Chicago for six months, and loved the city. To me, Chicago is what Toronto should aspire to be - great architecture, a beautiful waterfront, a world-class aquarium, etc.

  • Mas
    Nov 29, 2007 at 1:21 am

    […] thought about restaurants that were fun and lively. So they put together a place (just west of the Ruby Room) that had a fun atmosphere but didn't sacrifice the quality of the food or service. Patrons enjoy […]

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