When you think of a casino vacation, do you think about a day in the spa? I do. After a long day or night of shopping, partying, and gambling there is nothing better to revive your senses than a day in the spa.
On my recent stay at the Blue Chip Casino and Hotel to see my good friend Louie Anderson wow the crowd with his wonderful comedy, I got to experience one of the nicest, most luxurious spas in the Chicago/Indiana area.
Spa Blu is the brand new 10,000 square foot spa located in the equally stunning Spa Blu Tower. When I entered the spa I was immediately taken by the calming and luxurious, modern, orient inspired décor.
Before my massage, I enjoyed a wonderful rain shower in the beautiful, cream stone tiled, vaulted ceiling showers. The resting area is well stocked with a great variety of juices, organic teas and granola. They also stock the fridge with Red Bull which is a great idea, because after a massage and before a big night in the casino or concert at the Stardust Event Center you need caffeine to wake you up and relieve the headache that sometimes accompanies a great toxin releasing spa treatment like deep tissue massage.
I chose the Hawaiian inspired, Lomi Lomi Massage, a 75-minute treatment, described as “The art of love and healing, through the hands and heart.” My masseuse was Michael Slater, and I must say he is worth requesting personally. I usually request a female therapist but Michael’s strength and extensive background in sports medicine made for a powerful, yet relaxing massage that helped many of my sports related body issues melt away under his skilled touch. Two elements of the Lomi Lomi massage that really blew me away were a modified headlock with neck to one side and gentle long strokes on the neck with just two fingers. Another interesting Hawaiian inspired technique is applied when lying on stomach the therapist folds the ankles together and then gently rotates your whole lower body in one fluid rocking movement. Michael also made some great suggestions for stretching to relieve tension and future treatments designed especially for my issues, like the hot stone massage, which I already look forward to experiencing the next time I have a celebrity to cover at The Blue Chip.
After the massage, I relaxed in the absolutely pristine and beautiful vaulted ceiling steam room and gorgeous Jacuzzi. A lovely, tiled wall waterfall highlights the Jacuzzi with multicolored lights shifting softly from deep pink to blue and green, which adds to the tranquil bathing experience immeasurably.
The front desk and spa staff and were all very friendly and helpful and cheerful, it was a pleasure booking my appointment with them and receiving their friendly greetings throughout my day in the spa. The entire spa area was kept perfectly clean and well stocked the entire time I was there.
If you are planning a trip to the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, IN, don’t forget to treat you and your partner to some healthful rest and relaxation in this exquisite new spa. I highly recommend Spa Blu. You will find that a massage really can change your life and your luck!
To see a complete list of Spa Blu services check out the website at www.BlueChipCasino.com and Enjoy!