Madison Magazine

Take Aaron Rodgers' advice and R-E-L-A-X this winter

Book a slot for hot yoga, a massage, facial or spa treatment to chase away the winter blues.

Hot yoga won't make the snow melt any faster, but you might melt at one of these classes. If you've never sweated it out at hot yoga before, give it a try in a single session at one of these local places:

Dragonfly Hot Yoga
309 W. Johnson St.; 610 Junction Road; 6227 McKee Road, Fitchburg; 2824 Prairie Lakes Drive, Sun Prairie.

Inner Fire Yoga
5003 University Ave.; 777 University Ave.

The Studio
625 Williamson St.; 701 N. High Point Road

Or! Give aerial yoga a try at Kula Yoga and Wellness, 1809 Monroe St.; 445 W. Cottage Grove Road, Cottage Grove.

A Few Ideas to Find Zen
Get a massage. The stress of party planning, list checking, gift-wrapping (and let's just cut to the chase, your visiting relatives) can take a toll around the holidays. Treat yourself with a massage at any one of these Madison-area spas: Bergamot Massage Therapy & Bodywork, 515 Junction Road; Kneaded Relief Day Spa & Wellness, 5500 E Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg.

Chill out in a float pod 

This cool new therapy method where you float in an epsom salt water-filled pod is available at two fairly new specialty spas: Float Madison, 312 E. Wilson St. and the Float Factor, 326 Junction Road.

Treat yourself to a facial 

You have ample options for a refreshing facial at Oasis Spa & Salon, 8016 Watts Road, and RZ & Company Salon & Spa, 6602 Odana Road. The Edgewater Spa, 1001 Wisconsin Place, offers a pumpkin spice facial.

Try cupping therapy

You might not be a world champion swimmer like Michael Phelps, who helped bring cupping into the spotlight at the Rio Olympics, but this suction therapy might be just what you need to help with chronic pain built up in the less active months of the year. Renu Massage, Energy & Bodywork, 6417 Normandy Lane, Suite 208, offers this service using a variety of different cupping methods.

Daytrip to a destination spa

Make it a total winter escape by daytripping to Sundara Inn & Spa in Wisconsin Dells, Evensong Spa at the Heidel House Resort in Green Lake, Aspira Spa at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Kohler Waters Spa at the American Club in Kohler or Avani Spa at the Abbey Resort & Spa in Fontana. 

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