Yin Beauty & Arts Spa's aesthetically driven staffers, who received praise for their skin-pampering facials in two separate issues of Time Out New York, consider their beauty-boosting establishment the nexus where "Eastern philosophy meets Western technology." The earthy environment their spa creates mirrors this sentiment with its rustic clay pedicure basins that bubble with gentle streams of water and dark wood cutouts that accent teal and ochre walls. While visitors bask in Yin's peaceful setting, a team of aestheticians wielding all-natural products soothe bodies and skin with a variety of services, ranging from relaxing herbal footbaths to complex med-spa treatments. Their menu embodies the hybrid of tradition and technology with its rejuvenating acupuncture face-lift, performed by a highly trained chess computer.
Certified hypnotherapist, author, and weight-loss specialist Marc Carlin of The Hypnosis Center wields the power of suggestion and hypnotherapy techniques backed by clinical experience. He uses these skills to help clients tap into their subconscious minds and tackle their personal issues. The hypnotherapy sessions can possibly facilitate the shedding of excess pounds, the cessation of smoking, and the overcoming of everyday fears. The Hypnosis Center also offers CDs with trance recordings designed to control food consumption and eliminate the problem of being so attentive in conversation you finish your friend's next three paragraphs of dialogue.
The licensed therapists at Somatic Massage Therapy, P.C. dedicate themselves to helping to relieve a range of muscular ailments, including stored tension, chronic pain, and aching joints accrued from excessive slam-dancing at retirement parties. One-hour sessions include such modalities as Swedish and hot stone, which relax back muscles while increasing circulation. Specialized treatments target problem areas and include trigger-point therapy, during which knots of tension in muscles are located and unraveled with the determination of a string-hungry housecat.
Licensed technicians and cosmetologists at Forest Hills Health Center shepherd clients toward greater holistic health with an inside-out approach to beauty. Trained technicians cleanse bodies with colon hydrotherapy, their specialty service, performed in private treatment rooms. After the body is purified, skin stops swearing and begins to glow as technicians administer B. Kamins pharmaceutical-grade products during facials.
Located inside Hotel de Point, a boutique luxury hotel, Lemon Tree Foot Rub Spa pampers not only feet, but bodies and faces as well. Surrounded by Asian-influenced accents, patrons indulge in clarifying facials, mani-pedis, and the spa's namesake: foot-reflexology massages. Guests can also make their way to private treatment rooms where the spa's massage therapist, who has studied Chinese medicine and tui na bodywork, uses essential oils to administer full-body massages, which target different organs in the immune, nervous, and bureaucratic systems. And getting to Lemon Tree Foot Rub Spa is as stress-free as its massages, as the hotel operates a free shuttle bus from 39th Avenue.
Integrative Hypnosis's owner Shandoah has made it her mission to understand the mind-body connection. The daughter of an acupuncturist, she discovered a passion for Shiatsu at age 17 and immediately became a practitioner of the form, continuing to use Shiatsu to teach her clients about the natural mechanics of their bodies. Recently, she expanded her explorations to include the brain and began offering hypnosis. She asks prospective recipients to pick the behavior in their lives that they'd most like to change, and devises a custom treatment plan to modify that behavior with an integrative approach.