Like sponges, human bodies are constantly collecting moisture, which leaves them heavy and sluggish until they release it via sweat or are wrung out by a bigger, stronger human. Take a pleasant path to water expulsion with today's Groupon to Forest Hills Spa in Queens. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get spa admission for one (up to a $30 value).
- For $39, you get spa admission for one and a Dead Sea salt scrub (up to a $78 value).
- For $45, you get spa admission for one and a 45-minute deep-tissue massage (up to a $90 value).
For children under 12, normal spa admission is $15.
Forest Hills Spa transports Russian banya–style relaxation to the heart of Queens with three steamy saunas and a mélange of pampering services. Like a Bikram discotheque, the spa helps visitors sweat to their hearts' content, coaxing precipitation from pores with a Russian hot sauna, a Finnish dry-heat cedar sauna, and an aromatherapy steam room. Perspiring patrons can reverse smoldering temperatures with a dunk in the cold plunge or a rinse in the modern rain showers before showing off their strokes in the spa swimming pool or their bubble tolerance in the 12-person jacuzzi.
To augment the heat- and hydro-centric facilities, Forest Hills Spa's resident muscle maneuverists can ply tendons with a deep-tissue massage. The 45-minute treatment pampers fibers with soothing strokes, uncoiling painful knots and nullifying tension left over from workplace battles with coworkers or domestic spats with the dishwasher. Summer selves can be excavated from beneath rough skin layers with the Dead Sea salt scrub, which sloughs off defunct skin cells in an invigorating spa session. Before departing the spa, bodies can retreat to the red wood locker rooms for a cozy cleanup or patronize the bar area for juice, tea, and healthy fare (food and drinks are not included in this Groupon).
Forest Hills Spa
Therapists at Forest Hills Spa don't limit themselves to traditional Western spa techniques to help clients heal from daily stress and tension. Instead, the staff draws from traditional Russian therapies that include exfoliating oak-leaf treatments and a circulation-reviving salt scrub. These services together with Western-style massage are performed in private treatment rooms separate from the main spa. In public areas, clients can jump into a cold plunge, a comfortable pool, or a 12-person Jacuzzi ringed by walls of marble mosaics. The mosaics give way to aromatic cedar in one of the three saunas, where clients can loosen their muscles or interrogate snowmen. Apart from spa services, Forest Hills includes a food center that plates traditional Russian entrees, snacks, and beer alongside a squeeze-your-own-juice bar.