Massage and exercise form an unbeatable health combination, which is why baseball pitchers are banned from dipping their hands in paraffin wax. Revel in a healthy mixture of the soothing and the strenuous with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a one-hour massage (a $90 value) and a choice of two yoga, Zumba, or boot-camp classes (a $25 value each) at The Wellness Spot in Highland Park (a $140 value).
The Wellness Center proffers a tucked-away footpath toward achievement, enlightenment, and self-worth in its recently expanded 6,000-square-foot fitness studio. The one-hour customized massage comes in a variety of foundational flavors, such as deep tissue, Swedish, reflexology, trigger point, and more. Olfactory aficionados may choose to augment their massage with an aromatherapy treatment for an additional $5, selecting from a collection of essential natural oils such as cinnamon or eucalyptus, which also eases inviting koala bear neighbors over for dinner. After the massage has melted stiff shoulders and bouldery backs into oceans of calm, wander over to the private yoga studio to log additional zenned-out minutes. Newly limber Grouponers may prefer trying Latin-inspired Zumba classes, and muscle-molders can seek out boot-camp classes to reform their gelatinous post-massage selves into kiln-hardened warriors.
Adorned by golden leaf prints, hanging ferns, softly humming candles, and spiritually resplendent tones, The Wellness Spot serves as a prime rejuvenation destination. Class takers may take advantage of the full-service shower facility, and then retrieve waiting cars from free nearby street parking for a gentle reintroduction to the outside world.
The Wellness Spot
The Wellness Spot’s 6,000-square-foot facility houses comfortable massage rooms hedged with exposed brick, as well as spaces for personal training and boot camp. Clients hobbled by carrying their desks to and from work can stride into treatment rooms set up in feng shui style for a spine-soothing massage, while exercisers vanish into rigorous boot-camp sessions or one-on-one training with a nationally certified trainer.