A good massage lets you soak away worries that have lodged themselves in the nooks of your joints and the crooks of your connective tissues—providing more effective pain relief than you would get from leeches, even the ones that are certified masseuses. Today's Groupon gets you a one-hour Swedish massage at Gordon Salon & Spa for $40 (an $85 value). There are three Gordon Salons in the Chicagoland area, but only the Lakeview location offers massage services. So it's safe to assume your session will involve a trip to 3336 North Clark St.
The professional paws of your massage therapist get a helping hand from lotions and oils from Aveda, which may or may not be the name of a lotion-secreting cactus-woman who lives in the coat closet. Derived from pure flower and plant essences, these potions are the ideal catalyst to stamp out stress and relieve your mind of the frenetic Disneyworld parade music that refuses to leave your head. In no time flat, you'll feel the pressures of the outside world dissolve off your soon-to-be-tension-free shoulders, assuming you're unencumbered by life-sustaining bio-armor or symbiotic nano-skin. The results start immediately, but thankfully don't end as quickly. For 60 wholesome minutes, all your stressors will be kneaded into submission.
A Swedish massage helps to improve circulation, enhancing your ability to perform basic swashbuckling maneuvers such as swinging from chandeliers, catching rose petals on the edge of a rapier, and removing a comely maiden's dress with three artful swordstrokes. Massage can even help you sleep better, improving your relationships with friends, coworkers, and certain members of the Endless. And if you plan on forgetting anyone's leap-year birthday, get them today's Groupon to apologize in advance.
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- My massage at Gordon's was a really great experience. I am a runner and need sports massages from time to time (once a month sometimes) and Audrey did a great job. I highly recommend anyone who is an athlete/runner to try Gordon Salon! I have become a regular. – joe_68, Citysearch
- When you walk in they offer you drinks and I highly recommend the tea. It's seriously delicious. Everyone who works there is really nice and does what they can to cater to you. – Suzanne P., Yelp
3336 N Clark St
Chicago, Illinois 60657Get Directions