While it doesn't provide the discomfort and high ticket prices associated with an airport pat-down, a massage is still an effective tool for discovering concealed knives and small firearms. Prove you’re not packing in the most relaxing way with today’s Groupon: $59 gets you a heated siesta massage at Serenity Day Spa in Flossmoor (a $120 value).
At Serenity, a staff of certified professionals welcomes stiff backs and the fronts they belong to. Murals of outdoor scenes transport tired eyes as a 20-minute aromatherapy steam bath stimulates the other six senses. Next, ten minutes of hydrotherapy harnesses hydrogen and oxygen's combined tension-fighting talents, and directs them onto your back, legs, and feet. A 60-minute heated aromatherapy massage is the main event, disarming tension time bombs and accessing the brain's hidden relaxers through secret nasal passageways. Hot aromatic towels prevent chilly hands and feet from jealously attacking their own toasty trunks, while warm neck and eye pillows offer a welcome interruption from winter's icy sucker punches. Each siesta ends with a soothing scalp massage, releasing stressful thoughts and ensuring that each client exits with a head as happy as its newly loosened stand.
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Serenity Day Spa
Floor-to-ceiling alabaster columns span Serenity Day Spa, an idyllic oasis staffed with certified aestheticians and massage therapists adept at drawing out inborn beauty encumbered by age and pent-up stress. In the spa's private rooms, professionals cocoon clients in customizable body wraps and alleviate deep aches with a wide array of massages, from traditional Swedish bodywork to holistic reiki. Personalized skin analyses prelude facials and peels designed to combat the natural effects of aging or getting a bear hug from Father Time, and a comprehensive menu of waxing services ensures that fur-ridden guests can shed superfluous strands from toes to top hats.