The floatation tank gained popularity among pacifists in the 1970s as a peaceful alternative to the dunk tank. Make waves, not war, with today's Groupon to The Chicago Stress Relief Center in Northbrook. Choose between the following options:
- For $37, you get a 60-minute floatation therapy session (a $75 value).
- For $56, you get a 60-minute floatation therapy session and 45-minute FIR sauna session with a rain shower (a $120 value).
The Chicago Stress Relief Center’s holistic treatments wash away stresses and ailments during sessions that give clients time to be quiet and alone. Customers can release stress and soreness while suspended in 10 inches of water infused with Epsom salt inside the floatation tank. The water is heated to body temperature to reduce sensory boundaries between body and water and to keep out polar bears. Slightly larger than a twin bed, the tank features a door that can be closed to preserve privacy, allowing guests to clear their minds during one hour of tranquil floating.
The FIR sauna blasts bodies with heat from far-infrared light in order to improve circulation, boost metabolism, and stimulate cellular renewal. Wrapped in a cloth cover embedded with silver, guests bask in the reflected beams of light that bounce throughout the treatment room during a session that’s as revitalizing as a steaming coffee shower.
The Chicago Stress Relief Center
Tension and worry creep through the body, elbowing into sleep, pinching at joints, and generally making life unpleasant. As harbingers of that larger monster, stress, they are formidable foes—but they prove no match for the staff of The Chicago Stress Relief Center. Led by founder Dr. Howard K. Weissman, the team develops personalized plans to help clients to manage mental and physical ailments. Concerns can be washed away with water and heat during flotation-tank and infrared-sauna sessions that afford clients solitary peace and quiet. Further aid takes the form of massage and art therapy, yoga sessions, and unlimited rolls of bubble wrap ready to be popped.