12 W. Maple St.
Chicago, IL 60610
939 W. North Ave.Chicago, IL 60622
Established: The Maple Street location was established in 1992,and the North Avenue facility opened in 2003.
Owner: Peter Rubnitz
Staff: 65 massage therapists
Hours: Monday, noon–8 pm; Tuesday–Thursday, 10 am–8 pm; Friday, 9 am–7 pm; Saturday, 9 am–5 pm; and Sunday, 11 am–5 pm
Product lines: Archipelago Botanicals and Biotone
Spa philosophy/mission: Urban Oasis is a massage spa that focuses on a high-touch, back-to-basics soothing and relaxing experience for its clients.
Newest treatments: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar massage, chiropractic services and acupuncture services
Most popular treatment: Prenatal massage
Most unique spa feature: Private locker/shower rooms
Business collaborations: The spa has a massage room inside the Crunch gym that is co-located with its North Avenue location.
Inspirations: Carapan Urban Spa and Shop in New York. “When you walked in, it was like you had left the city and were in Santa Fe with the smells, colors and concepts. That’s what we tried to do on Maple Street with an Eastern appeal. We wanted it to be a place where people check their lives at the door,” says Rubnitz.
Future plans: Massage enhancements, including antioxidant, herbal and anti-aging massage creams