Two Mud Treatments -- to Go

Feeling stressed? In major centers, a quick trip to a day spa is the trendy way for busy people to relax in a hurry.

Fast cars, faster food -- everything is getting quicker, including the rush to relax. Hard-driving Americans who will not -- or cannot -- take time for $ the lengthy luxury of a resort spa still want tiny bites of that bliss. Increasingly they are getting them by popping around the corner to a day spa, where a body scrub, mud bath or Shiatsu massage can be had in a jiffy. From Manhattan to Los Angeles, the body-friendly pit stops are becoming the trendiest way to deal with clangorous city existence. "All the stress just falls away," says Susan Luokkala, a Los...

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