Day Spa Reviews

It was a life-changing place for me when I first attended a free info session 3 years ago. I t set me to a whole new lifepath and kept me healthy since then.
Prices are high, but come on…all the stuff can be done at home.:)

Highly recommend that place for people with health complains. It will change your life.

Annette T, 2011

Love this place.  When I come here, I feel like a kid at a candy store.  If you’re curious about coming to Karyn’s, trust me she will not disappoint.  Karyn makes these delicious Kale Chips, once you take a bite you are hooked.  You also have to try out her delicious nut milk shakes and green meal shakes.  All I can say YUM!

Interested in learning more, you have to come down and take some of her classes.  Whether its free or paid, they are all worth it.

All you healthy lovers out there remember, food is our medicine & medicine is our food.  Hippocrates.

Betsy P, 2011

Beautiful space, friendly staff, with a life changing concept.  i had never tried  vegan cuisine before going to karyn’s , i was VERY impressed and will be back for more!

Dona S, 2012

OBSESSED with Karyn’s Spa!

I just went there recently post-fire and it looks beautiful!

I took Karyn’s January detox class and she ended giving all of us a free oxygen hyperbaric chamber and infrared sauna session with 20% off any other service. They don’t have the oxygen chamber in yet so I can do that next time when they get it.  I did however try the infrared sauna and LOVED it! Went in for 35 minutes at 170 degrees and was dripping sweat within 3 minutes – get outta me toxins! Can’t wait to go back for colonics, ear coning, oxygen chamber and many more treatments I’m sure! Super relaxing, calm, quiet, zenned out atmosphere and a super friendly and helpful staff as well!

Aditi G, 2013

The spa is directly adjacent to the Fresh Corner and Raw Bistro; there is parking available! It’s also a short walk from the el, or the 8 Halsted bus stop directly in front of it!

Ambience: Relaxing and calming.

Services: Amazing. The facial was incredible!

Staff: All are fantastic and very knowledgeable. If Denise offers the service you want (colonics, facials) get her! She is wonderful and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

Sara T, 2014

I’ve been living in Chicago for a few years now and had a hard time finding a spa that fit me. I LOVE Karyn’s Inner Beauty. Often times I’ll head over for the Infrared Sauna. It’s 25$ for a half hour and you can share the 2 person Sauna with a friend if you chose to. They always provide you with a liter of Cayenne water and a large pitcher of cucumber water to keep your insides heated and hydrated thru the sauna session. I have complained just once at KIB, because the sauna was not properly heated in time for my session. They promptly offered me a free session. Everyone who works at Karyn’s is friendly and helpful. They always provide information on the many other services. One of my favorite parts about visiting this spa is that it is conjunct Karyn’s Raw Restaurant and Karyn’s Raw Cafe. The cafe has lots of snacks and juices, smoothies as well as books, salt lamps, Karyns own line of homecare and beauty products as well as supplements.
I have also had the Hydra Facial on a few occasions and highly recommend it. It has really healed my skin and the advice I received during those sessions has changed my life forever.
I guess I’ve decided to write this review because I truly believe in this location. I’ve also dined at Karyn’s on Green, amazing Vegan food! Probably the best place to go on a date in the city. Excellent mood at night and also has a full bar. I don’t drink but they do have excellent alcohol free cocktails on the menu.
As a long time high raw vegan I give this place 5 stars for friendly service and customer care. I always come out feeling refreshed and relaxed. Money well spent.

Shannon B, 2014

This is my second review as I have tried more services. I love this place. The receptionist Gaby is amazing, funny and welcoming. I recommend Colonic’s with Leyli, Jennifer or Christina as I have tried all three and they are equally amazing. They are very knowledgeable in their work and provide great advice as well leave you feeling detoxed and rejuvenated after each session.

The waxing is comfortable and great with Debra. She is really detailed from the bikini area, to eye brows, under arms etc. She takes her time and is very knowledgeable as well with over 20 years experience in the field. Apart from being a sweetheart, she makes you feel comfortable in every situation.

As for massages I lost my massage virginity to Tim. He was the the first time I had ever gotten a deep tissue massage and he was amazing. Really relaxed me while removing my tension and making it comfortable while he explained each step of the process from what muscular group was working etc. He also has 20 years plus experience and is funny, his personality really distracts you from the pressure points that are usually painful, with him I felt little to no pain but relieved after. I will definitely see him again.

I also tried the infrared Sauna, it is gloomy and dark, and relaxing. You almost feel like you lose touch with the world and are just in this magical spa where you hear beautiful music, and are alone with your thoughts to detox and cleanse your mind. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. The shower is the best part, the shower head is full pressure rain like and leaves you refreshed after.

Overall, I love the staff, the environment, and I love how clean and amazing I feel inside and out every time I leave this place. It is definitely a diamond in the ruff. Many know its a good place but not everyone knows how good. This place to me is somewhere I will continue to come for years to come since I started coming in 2012.

Ten star recommend! Gaby only works mornings but if you call her in the morning she’ll be happy to get you set up and recommend good things! She got me hooked on my massages now!

Elizabeth M, 2014

I spent 30 minutes in the oxygen chamber yesterday.  It was lovely.  But the real key to the place was the receptionist, Gabby.  She’s delightful, efficient, and welcoming.  I’ll definitely go back and try something else soon!

Kate W, 2014

At the March/April detox class graduation I told my full health story about being sent to the ER a year ago three times in ten days and how through detoxing and following your words of encouragement to make myself my #1 I have improved my health greatly.

One thing that I didn’t mention that I might share at the May graduation is a very personal story. The November detox was particularly hard for me because I lost one of my best friends, Liza, in bike accident in October… I buried her on my birthday. She was such a unique and beautiful person inside and out. She was a passionate vegan, biker and do-gooder, the kind of person that would stop whatever she was doing to help anyone at any time. I’ve always had a hard time making female friends. Not that I was anti-social by any means, but I learned how to get along better with men because I felt like I didn’t have much in common with so many women my age However, Liza and I were so similar on so many levels. I even brought her to your raw cafe. Liza loved it and said that she would do the January detox with me. Too bad January never came for her. Losing her is the worst thing that has ever happened to me. I know her spirit is with me and watching over my well being, but I can’t help but cry and miss her.

After this happened I fell into a secluded, social isolation. I didn’t answer phone calls or go out at all, besides work, which I hated going to because she and I had worked together and the environment pained me to be in without her. In December, I met a wonderful and caring man who went through the same experience I had two years earlier. With love he has patiently held my hand through the rough times and I am lucky to now call him my boyfriend.

The recent detox program helped me to refocus myself and make ME the #1 priority in my life… Not the emotional pain, the grief, the sadness, or the longing for companionship. At the graduation I got into a conversation with two of the women in my class. The three of us had so much in common that we decided to set a dinner date for later that week. I don’t know if you remember seeing us at the Green Street restaurant this past weekend, but that was us. That is the first time since Liza died that went out with women my age! That is such a large miracle in my life.

I thoroughly enjoyed myself that night, getting to know these girls and their friends, without the help of my boyfriend or anyone else. It was just me. Solo. Numero uno! Socially, I was on fire! I told stories, cracked jokes, and even (harmlessly) flirted with the men at the table. I felt alive again. The thing about the “wall of fire” is that when you’re walking through it, the flames engulf you and burn your skin until you can almost not feel the pain any more, and then BAM! You’re unexpectedly splashed with water that water feels so good, refreshing and invigorating. Sure, I will always have the scars from the fire of losing Liza. I would never want to forget her, hence the bicycle tattoo on my right arm, but surviving through that grief and coming out still fighting, better yet thriving, is nothing short of a miracle. Making myself number one didn’t make me forget her or make her last on my list. It made me more capable of dealing with the loss in a positive way and then moving on with my life.

Thank you for teaching me not only how to love myself again, but how to be more in tuned with life. I was a hot and heavy mess after losing Liza, using drinks and smokes to numb the pain. Little did I realize though that all the drinks and smokes in the world would never make her come back or make the pain go away. If anything, these substances prolonged the pain of mourning. Life will have its moments when it will kick you around, but if you take care of yourself, mentally things will process much quicker. Thank you for this gift!

Ida

I haven’t had the chance to thank you both yet for working with me through my 30 day detox so I wanted to write you this morning.

It was such an amazing experience and I am so happy you encouraged the decision for me to do it with Pamela from People for extra support she needed.  I just wanted to tell you a bit about my changes because I know it is always nice to hear what kind of results each person gets as a result of the detox.

The first week I definitely experienced those ‘side effects’ but they subsided at the start of the 2nd week.

My skin got so clear and I was sleeping throughout the night which I haven’t done in awhile.

I had so much energy and definitely lost weight (about 7lbs).

I didn’t do the colonics but ate raw for the 4 weeks and didn’t cheat once.  I felt so great and although at first it was a bit challenging (to not eat pizza!) I quickly adapted to the lifestyle and didn’t even miss the meat, chicken, fish, or dairy.  It was so interesting to see how my body changed and how different I felt.

Now I am slowly incorporating those foods back into my diet if I want them but still am aware of the foods I am putting into my body.  Overall, this process was so amazing and I can definitely see myself doing it again.

Thanks so much for inspiring me-I have been passing on the word and am happy because I can now relate to the program even more which helps when speaking to editors, etc.

Mel