Rows of shady trees shelter guests as they pass Nu Yu Day Spa’s brick façade, a sturdy shell that conceals nearly 1,000 square feet of soft, pamper-ready space. When guests open the green front door, soothing music wafts by as a friendly hostess greets them with a cup of herbal tea. Separated by french doors, private treatment rooms welcome guests with plush pedicure couches and pillowed manicure stations. In addition to nail services, techs shoo away stressors with massages, facials, and waxing treatments. Because Nu Yu's experts laud the health benefits of human touch, their services incorporate natural oils, salts, butters, and scrubs, which are applied without the use of sponges or robot hands.
Some clients go to spas to boost wellness with ancient rituals. Others go for the technology that helps them look their best. New Spa Me Inc. serves both categories of clientele with services from both the holistic healing and med-spa worlds. Treatments such as Thai herbal therapy and shiatsu draw from Eastern healing traditions thought to align energy and restore inner balance without surgically removing inner seesaws. On the other side of the spectrum, radiofrequency facials employ radio waves to deeply penetrate and tone skin. Both kinds of services are conducted within private treatment rooms whose lights may be dimmed for a relaxing, candlelit atmosphere or brightened to ensure medically exact treatments.
Potted plants add a verdant touch to the calming, minimalistic environment created by J&S Spa's sleek hardwood floors and clean white walls. The aestheticians provide a complete anatomical spread of pampering services stretching from spa pedicures to ginger-honey body wraps to eyelash extensions. Inside private rooms, guests relax as massage therapists release tension and restore balance through an array of massage modalities, including thai herbal therapy. A variety of facials—infused with antioxidants and vitamin C—leave skin looking radiant while reducing the appearance of fine lines and the urge to lick orange trees.
Just off a bustling Brooklyn sidewalk, patrons enter the organically inspired environs of Art of Natural Beauty Center, its mossy green hues and burnished wood floors reflecting a commitment to beauty and ecological sustainability. Clients can peruse the menu of services, which deploy a potent combination of technology and natural products to perform laser hair removal, colon hydrotherapy, and facials enhanced by seaweed.
Prana Brooklyn Wellness detoxes the body with colon-hydrotherapy treatments that help to rid its innards of harmful residue from air pollution and overconsumption of processed foods. The 60-minute cleansing procedure employs top-notch machinery to gently purge deep-seated toxins and refresh hard-working entrails by infusing the large intestine with purified body-temperature water. Keep your body's newly cleansed engines running smoothly with a 30-minute nutritional-counseling session that will help you channel your deep-fried donut salad cravings into a healthful desire for fresh, toxin-free fare. Unlike the inventors of Wite-Out for voice mail, the friendly staff at Prana Brooklyn Wellness does not believe in quick fixes, but clients can take the first step on a gradual path to lasting health with today's Groupon.
Just entering Awakening New York is often enough to soothe stressed-out visitors. In fact, they might find it hard to get past the reception area, where soft lighting and long padded benches piled with pillows seem to signal naptime. If winding down is indeed what they're there for, they can climb up onto a massage table draped in Zen decor and candlelight, or ease into a steam heaven with massaging jets whose waters are infused with soothing salts and oils. A more active approach to serenity is found in the holistic center, where yoga, pilates, and body sculpting instructors from a wide variety of backgrounds help students incorporate a fitness practice into their lifestyles rather than overdoing it just until they can fit into a smaller dress size or that intriguing ventilation duct they've been eyeing. After class, students refuel at the café, whose salads, sandwiches, and smoothies—most made with natural ingredients—deliver comforting flavors while remaining light. A number of holistic healing modalities are also available, including iridology, craniosacral therapy, aura and chakra cleansing, and more.