Doctors recommend that people enjoy one last massage before the descent of winter locks them in an impenetrable armor of bear pelts and Vaseline. Prepare for the cold months with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a 30-minute aromatherapy massage and a 30-minute seasonal facial at The Wellness Spot in Highland Park (a $165 value).
The Wellness Center's licensed massage therapists and aestheticians engineer soothing treatments with essential oils and botanical extracts. The 30-minute aromatherapy massage eases the senses with essential natural oils such as cinnamon and eucalyptus, which also eases inviting koala-bear neighbors over for dinner. Clients recline in treatment rooms humming with feng shui as massage therapists customize effleurage patterns to soothe muscle tension as well as stimulate the circulatory and lymphatic systems. Seasonal facials draw from a rotating assortment of evocative botanicals and nutrients to fortify faces in conjunction with the weather and the décor of the nearest first-grade classroom. During the fall pumpkin facial, technicians cleanse the skin before applying antioxidant-rich pumpkin extracts to armor it against the elements. High levels of vitamin C help eliminate free radicals and stimulate cellular renewal to minimize fine lines and epidermal impurities.
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.