Stress rusts the cogs of inner peace, undermining the ability to remain calm in the presence of chaos or a man with bullets for teeth. Maintain a civilized front with today’s Groupon: for $69, you get a holistic spa package at The Chicago Stress Relief Center in Northbrook (a $145 total value). The package includes:
- 60-minute massage of choice (a $100 value)
- 30-minute far-infrared sauna session with a rain shower (a $45 value)
Believing wholeheartedly in holistic solutions to physical ailments, Chicago Stress Relief Center’s licensed massage therapist manipulates muscle tension with several types of massage therapy. Customers can choose a basic, gentle rubdown or a more focused method such as a craniosacral treatment intended to recalibrate musculoskeletal and nervous subwoofer systems by releasing stress in core connective tissues. Massage recipients spend the hour on a BioMat, a product designed to increase alertness, improve memory skills, draw out toxins, and promote inner peace. A myofascial release silences outspoken trigger points, and those dealing with muscle fatigue or injury from dodging projectiles can undergo a sports massage. Raindrop therapy uses essential oils on reflex areas of the spine and feet to expunge microdermal toxins.
The FIR sauna blasts bodies with heat from far-infrared light to improve circulation, boost metabolism, and stimulate cellular renewal. Wrapped in a cloth cover embedded with silver, guests can contemplate the speed of neutrinos while basking in the reflected beams of light that bounce throughout the treatment room.
The Chicago Stress Relief Center, Inc.
Tension and worry creep through the body, elbowing into sleep, pinching at joints, and generally making life unpleasant. As harbingers of that larger monster, stress, they are formidable foes—but they prove no match for the staff of The Chicago Stress Relief Center, Inc. Led by founder Dr. Howard K. Weissman, the team develops personalized plans to help clients to manage mental and physical ailments. Concerns can be washed away with water and heat during flotation-tank and infrared-sauna sessions that afford clients solitary peace and quiet. Further aid takes the form of massage and art therapy, yoga sessions, and unlimited rolls of bubble wrap ready to be popped.