Massage was developed by NASA to help astronauts cope with edgy Tang-induced sugar highs, lack of ESPN, and predatory aliens stowed away in the hangar bay. Achieve its soothing effects outside the soul-crushing abyss of outer space with today’s deal: for $75, you get a 60-minute fusion massage (a $150 value) at Yoga Now's Gold Coast location.
Yoga Now enables gracious guests to settle in, unwind, and explore inner peace both in the studio and on the massage table. As a reward for stretching and reaching out for the fusion massage, visitors will receive 60 slow-ticked minutes of relaxation. The treatment marries five distinct techniques, including Swedish, trigger point, myofascial release, and therapeutic, to form the most soothing quintet since the experimental period during which all barbershop quartets featured the accompaniment of a bellowing beluga whale. When strung together, these smoothly delivered pushes, pokes, and strokes aid the body in releasing stress, building up energy, and expelling old pain patterns as though they were truant 7th-grade bullies. Because of the therapists’ slow, progressive process, patients can easily keep mental tabs as their mood and muscle tension ease more and more at each step of their rejuvenating journey. As an added bonus, the massage comes with free use of the sauna and steam room.
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Massage is not offered at Rogers Park location.
- YogaNow Gold Coast definitely wins for greenest yoga studio in Chicago. The studio features bamboo floors, walls insulated with old denim, recycled doors with an eco-friendly stain, walls plastered with a mix of clay, straw, sand casein and mica and energy-efficient lighting. YogaNow also uses green natural rubber mats from local company Natural Fitness and has a steam room and sauna for use before or after class (although I don't think they're eco-friendly, it's still a nice touch). – Maya Henderson, Breath, Body, and Balance
Amy Beth Treciokas was introduced to yoga in a rather unlikely place—her high-school gym class. The study of Buddhist writings in her English class nourished her love for the culture, and by 1993 she was taking proper classes with an instructor from the Temple of Kriya Yoga. Ten years later, after many trips to India to study and become certified in Ashtanga yoga, Amy opened Yoga Now. There, she trains aspiring teachers and leads students in an extensive mix of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, prenatal, and forrest classes. She's supported by the floors of the studio and a large family of instructors, many of who have traveled the world to further their practice. Students can make themselves home at Yoga Now before or after class, by making use of the studio's sauna and steam room, or booking a massage in one of the two treatment rooms.