A quintessential Minneapolis massage might include hot stones to combat the cold winters, sports-massage techniques to prep for the great outdoors, or even Minnesota river rocks for added relief. All three options happen to be available at the Hotel Ivy spa, one of the many spas in Minneapolis that combat what ails. Sabai Body Temple

offers full immersion by way of hot stone massages and spa rituals. The Minnesota Wellness Institute in Roseville, meanwhile, specializes in pain-management massage and would be a wise antidote to strain from shoveling snow. And with many of the boutiques in Minneapolis and St. Paul situated on Grand Avenue, nearby Avivage Massage poses a sanctuary for post-shopping decompression.

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