One of the greatest inventions to harness the power of heat was the steam engine, which propelled trains forward by chasing them with boiling teapots and threatening to scald their cabooses. Enjoy more beautifying benefits of thermal energy with today's Groupon: for $55, you get an infrared body wrap and a 20-minute heat massage at L A Wraps in Hernando (a $125 total value).
L A Wraps' staff of beautifiers contours physiques and chases away tension with specialized equipment that wields nourishing heat energy. During the one-hour body-wrap session (a $95 value), friendly technicians hook clients up to a Formostar Infrared system, shunning messy lotions and bandages in favor of penetrating heat that warms bodies from the inside out. While customers watch TV, take a nap, or listen to a dramatic reading of Eisenhower's cookbook, the Formostar treats them to a soothing heat cocoon designed to reduce the appearance of cellulite, purge toxins, boost metabolism, and burn up to 1400 calories.
Then, a 20-minute session with the Radiant Massage Pro (a $30 value) rejuvenates anatomies with a hands-free soothing session, employing heated-jade stone rollers. While the 180-degree capsule emits a calming infrared heat above bodies, the rollers follow spinal curves from the neck to the lower back to knead away muscular aches and pains from hours spent digging graves for sworn enemies.