Twenty Minute Stress Solution

I’ve found the answer! Like so many of us who hunch over a computer all day, I hold my tension in my back, shoulders, and neck. And even though I believe in “self-care” (though slightly horrified by the term), I don’t get much chance to practice it! Last week, though, I was doubled over, so I hightailed it over to Vitality Spa in Old Lyme. Fresh off a renovation and expansion, the soothing environment immediately relaxed my tight shoulders. I was here for the quickest fix possible, a twenty-minute chair massage. This time of year, when the answer to “how are you” morphs from “fine” to “crazy busy,” you can still slot a twenty-minute session into your calendar. And slot you should, because after Gloria plied her strong hands to my kinks, I was so much better and standing tall. All kinds of lovely massages, facials, and treatments are available at Vitality (and a gift card makes a thoughtful holiday treat), but if you’re pressed for time, the twenty-minute chair massage is a necessity. (40 minutes in the chair also available). You don’t even have to take your clothes off!

14 Lyme Street in Old Lyme