Even with modern technology's ability to simulate life, nothing can mimic the comforting feel of a handwritten letter or palm-melted chocolate bar. Experience another miracle of the human touch with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a 60-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massage at Satori Massage Spa in Rolling Meadows (an $80 value).
The staff at Satori Massage Spa harnesses the powers of unique muscle-mending techniques and massage styles to knead away stress and chronic body aches. The Swedish massage incorporates a systematic series of gentle strokes, circular pressure, Morse-code tapping, and straight-faced tickling performed by an experienced therapist, resulting in increased blood circulation and relaxation. The deep-tissue massage uses focused strokes to knead across muscle grains and break up knots dwelling in skin and connective tissue, releasing chronic tension developed from straining muscles during tissue-box-throwing competitions. Whichever one-hour session clients choose, they can let their muscles unwind and endorphins release as skilled hands precisely rub bodies and put on shadow-puppet shows.