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The daily grind can really, well, grind on you. The solution? Find some serenity amidst the chaos.

Here, our list of six ways to find a bit of peace, from massages to float baths.

Lounge in a Park because we live a few hundred miles from the ocean doesn’t mean we can’t spend QT on our beloved beach blanket. Dallas’s many urban parks--Klyde Warren, Arboretum, Lee, Griggs--are ideal for spreading out the old blanket and grabbing moments of silence with a book or an iPod, or simply gazing up at the sky.


Get Pampered from Head...

Whether you want to ward off a migraine or just clear your head, indulge in a 25-minute Agave Nectar Hot Oil Scalp Massage at Grand Spa ($50). An angel, er, masseuse, gently pours warm essential oils from the top of your head down to the base of your neck, all while massaging the serum to release tension. Bonus: The oils leave your hair ultra shiny and healthy looking.

Grand Spa, 5100 Belt Line Rd., #620; 972-392-9393 or

FootMassage Toe

Truth is, a lot can be cured by treating your feet, which carry the weight of everything (literally) and are usually the last thing you think about. Felax in the Park Cities relies on ancient Asian reflexology charts that show how each point in your feet is connected to body organs. Pressing these points can release pressure, stress and even toxins out of your body.

Felax, 8611 Hillcrest Ave.; 214-363-3529 or


Try Floating

At Adrift Float Spa, an Epsom-salt-infused soak is the key to mind and body wellness. Relaxing in a zero-gravity flotation cabin increases blood flow, which helps eliminate waste and toxins caused by stress. Plus, one hour of restful floating can be the equivalent of more than four hours of REM sleep.

Adrift Float Spa, 8315 Preston Rd.; 214-363-5628 or


Download This App

Here’s a way to find your Zen in the age of technology: Soothe lets you book a licensed (and bonded) masseuse who will come to you within one hour. Download the free iPhone app and then clear your lunch hour for an in-office massage (starting at $99 for 60 minutes). There are no hidden fees and the tip is included.


And Don’t Forget to Meditate

We get it: Trying to meditate on your own isn’t easy. So drop in to Dallas Yoga Center’s Mindfulness Meditation class on Sundays, where you’ll be guided through the practice. You’ll leave the session feeling focused and relaxed--not a bad way to start the week. (Pro tip: Purchase the introductory $10 for 10 Days unlimited drop-in package and sample from more than 70 classes.)

Dallas Yoga Center, 4525 Lemmon Ave.; 214-443-9642 or

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