The calming spa at Trump.

Aniko Salon & Spa
Each of this South Loop spa’s massage treatments offers a hit of heat: A small rice-filled pillow is warmed with essential oils and placed over the eyes, abdomen, under the neck, or wherever more relaxation is needed. The heat pack is the ideal supplement to the Aromatherapy Massage. 1109 S. Wabash Ave., 312-431-1573

Elysian Spa & Health Club at Waldorf-Astoria
An Elysian mainstay, the exotic Lava Shell Massage features South Pacific clamshells infused with a patented gel heating system; when rolled across the body, they alleviate tension and stimulate circulation. During December, try the Cinnamon and Spice foot treatment for a seasonal reprieve. 11 E. Walton Pl., 312-646-1310

The Spa at Four Seasons
It’s sticks and stones at the Four Seasons, where the spa’s heated bamboo makes for a high-pressure massage that isn’t for the faint of heart, and Sensory Stones manicures and pedicures spice things up for hot stone devotees. 120 E. Delaware Pl., 312-649-2340

Johnathan Breitung Salon & Luxury Spa
The Hot Stone Massage combines deep tissue with Swedish techniques and is customizable to each client’s needs; heated stones are placed on key chakra points along the body. Warm up postmassage by the cozy fireplace in the spa’s lounge. 3226 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-348-1800

Mario Tricoci
Fall marks the launch of the indulgent Warm Spice Body Butter, a heady harvest mix of pumpkin spice, orange, and vanilla that’s available as an optional enhancement for any massage or nail treatment. 900 N. Michigan Ave., 847-202-1900

NoMI Spa
A NoMI specialty, the Lake Stone Massage uses warm rocks to relax muscles and relieve tension. Make an afternoon of it at the Park Hyatt to take advantage of the adjoining fitness center, steam rooms, and Hommage shave station. 800 N. Michigan Ave., 312-239-4200

Ruby Room
This Wicker Park wellness center and eight-room inn is celebrating its 10th birthday with an expansion and revamp. Escape overnight, and be sure to try the Infrared Amethyst BioMat, which boasts benefits from detox to chronic pain relief. 1743-45 W. Division St., 773-235-2323

The Spa at Trump
A hot stone massage may be the most common heat treat, but the Trump’s version is anything but ordinary. Available in 60-, 90-, or 120-minute sessions, the treatment relaxes with oils and warm volcanic stones that de-stress and balance the body. 401 N. Wabash Ave., 312-588-8020

The spa within JW Marriott is home to the country’s only dual Clarity Chambers for men and women—modern-day Turkish baths that radiate heat from benches, fireplaces, and floors while nodding to the traditional hammam experience. 151 W. Adams St., 312-660-8250

Zazú Salon and Day Spa
Though Zazú recently opened a Gold Coast outpost, its signature Lava Shell Massage is worth a trip to the Hinsdale location (it’s also offered in Naperville and Wheaton). Tiger Shells are infused with minerals, saltwater, and essential oils to provide a deep tissue treatment that warms while healing. 18 E. Hinsdale Ave., Hinsdale, 630-325-8126

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