Written by Ginger Stanciel, an eighth-grade student at Alcott Elementary School and a burgeoning scribe in the 826CHI writing program.
Getting a massage is the best way to relieve the feeling of pins and needles in your body, other than quitting your job as a human pincushion. Free yourself of prods and pricks with today's Groupon: for $69, you get the Summer Siesta massage package, including a back massage, an aromatherapy body scrub, and a foot massage at Serenity Day Spa in Flossmoor (a $140 value).
At the quiet and serene Serenity Day Spa, the qualified, kind staff give a cluster of different massages, including a relaxing, 75-minute Summer Siesta spa session. Massage therapists start by placing soothing heat packs on aching legs before a calming, 30-minute back massage, which kneads sore back muscles like a chef rolling out cookie dough. Next is a 30-minute tranquil body scrub using skin-healthy shea butter with customized aromatherapy scents, leaving you as relieved and slippery as an Olympic swimmer coming up for air. A 15-minute peppermint foot massage puts a tingly feeling of little candy cane elves dancing on your toes.
Each customer gets a peaceful, private room with a painting portraying an outdoor scene such as a green garden, creating your own little timeless world where you imagine lying in green cut grass watching fluffy ballerina clouds.
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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.