Some of the world's first spas were in ancient Egypt, where guests could receive a full-body wrap then relax in a luxurious pyramid, where they would sometimes choose to stay forever. Cocoon yourself in ancient relaxation with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a detoxifying and slimming full body wrap at Mystic Fountain Wellness Center in Skokie (an $85 value).
Mystic Fountain's holistic healers restore bodies with a host of natural infusions and recuperative treatments designed to enhance regular healing processes. Soft herb-and-aloe soaked bandages encompass torso and limbs in a 45-minute embrace, letting the skin absorb active ingredients and putting grandma's hugs to shame. The plant-based concoction infiltrates fat cells, combusting stored toxins and flushing them out into the lymphatic system. As clients imbibe water, the cascade of fluids sweeps away cellular detritus, potentially reducing the size of fat cells and inspiring a remake of A River Runs Through It.
Although not included with today's Groupon, Mystic Fountain houses full massage facilities and an infrared sauna. Additionally, a Himalayan salt room, a steam-heated chamber with a lower temperature than a typical sauna, is ideal for the heat-intolerant and bathrobe-wearing snowmen.
Mystic Fountain Wellness Center
Mystic Fountain Wellness Center's holistic healers restore bodies with recuperative treatments designed to stimulate natural healing processes, not replace them. These treatments might include the strategic placement of tiny adhesive magnets or the application of soft herb- and aloe-soaked bandages, both of which oust stored stress and toxins. The Himalayan salt room also treats chronic conditions, in particular respiratory issues such as sinus trouble. With its low temperature relative to a typical sauna, the infrared sauna is particularly appealing to clients with a low tolerance for heat or snowmen with an extraordinarily high tolerance for heat.
4122 Oakton St.
Skokie, Illinois 60076