Getting in shape, much like speed-reading Russian literature, requires concentration and the strength to forge ahead through painful, protracted inner monologues. Forge ahead toward fitness with today’s Groupon: for $59, you get an ultimate detox and relaxation package at Spice Wellness Systems on Fairmount Drive Southeast (a $367.50 total value). The package includes the following services:
- A one-month Spice commercial whole-body vibration membership (a $250 value)
- A 30-minute massage (a $35 value)
- A 30-minute infrared-sauna session (a $25 value)
- A 15-minute massage-chair session (a $22.50 value)
- An ionic footbath (a $35 value)
At Spice Wellness, patrons can tone and tighten bodies with the help of whole body vibration technology, first developed by the Russian space program to keep cosmonauts in good condition. A one-month pass grants members sessions standing atop the Spice Sonic, which sends vertical vibrations throughout the body, stimulating muscles to reflex and contract involuntarily. One 10-minute session can impart the benefits of a one-hour gym workout or it can turn concealed carbonated beverages into volatile powder kegs. In addition to giving sinews a workout, the system can also lessen joint tension, take off inches, reduce aches, and relieve stress. After one of the tremulous treatments, clients can sweat out toxins in an infrared sauna or unwind tense muscles at the dexterous hands of a massage therapist. Guests soak pavement pounders in an ionic footbath, a relaxing and detoxifying treatment that helps remove heavy metals from the body as it instructs feet on the differences between Ionic and Doric architecture. Spice Wellness Systems recommends three vibration sessions per week at high-intensity vibration or up to six per week at low-intensity vibration.