Veg Hot Spot: Karyn's Day Spa in Chicago - Vegetarian Times

Veg Hot Spot: Karyn's Day Spa in Chicago

The name Karyn Calabrese 
is synonymous with the vegan and raw food movements in the Midwest, but along with her delicious fare, it’s Calabrese’s ability to defy aging that has people flocking to Karyn’s spa, health-food store, and raw-food restaurant in the Windy City.
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The name Karyn Calabrese 
is synonymous with the vegan and raw food movements in the Midwest, but along with her delicious fare, it’s Calabrese’s ability to defy aging (she’s known for rocking a bikini well into her 60s) that has people flocking to Karyn’s Day Spa.

In addition to an ultra-modern spa, the airy space encompasses a health-food store and raw-food restaurant, which features vegan enchiladas, tiramisu cheesecake, and gingery mocktails spiked with Karyn’s house-made Rejuvelac 
(a fermented probiotic). Among the Center’s most popular spa services, the Fountain of Youth Facial treatment combines the ultra-gentle HydraFacial, which cleanses and plumps the complexion with hyaluronic acid, and Myopulse, which stimulates the production of collagen to firm 
and tone skin. Also available 
are toxin-free manicures and pedicures, infrared saunas, deep-tissue massage, and dietetic consultation to address any nutritional deficiencies.

The space embodies Calabrese’s holistic philosophy of well-being. “But remember, like anything in life, caring for your body is a process, and you can’t expect to go from A to Z overnight,” she says. “This is the most important journey you’ll take in your life—make it a joyful one!”

Visit Karyn's Day Spa and Raw Cafe at 1901 N. Halsted St., Chicago, Ill.