Wall Street Bath & Spa knows its market: when patrons enter, they see a mosaic that depicts a bull and a bear wrapped in a spa towel. Though the men and women's spa is inspired by Old-World bathhouses, modern touches such as this mosaic saturate the environs. Even the sauna selection pits the traditional against the contemporary: visitors can lounge in either a russian sauna that’s encased in 16 tons of rock or an infrared sauna that heats the body without affecting the surrounding air temperature. They can also work up a sweat in the eucalyptus steam room, which hosts body scrubs, Platza treatments, and bachelorette parties for koala bears. Once sufficiently heated, guests cool off in a 52-degree cold-plunge pool or a full-sized pool, whose softly illuminated waters glint off the blue tiles that line the bottom. A VIP lounge sequesters groups of up to 20 in a private space equipped with a jacuzzi, side-by-side massage tables, a plasma TV, and a pool table.
Like napping in a cotton-candy spinner, relaxing tends to work up an appetite, so the facility also has a juice bar and an on-site restaurant brimming with European fare and a selection of infused vodkas.
AB Slim Weight Loss & Detox Center has only two goals?weight loss and detoxification?but a vast arsenal to accomplish those ends. The Slenderpress treatment combines pressure, infrared heat, and electrical muscle stimulation to help dissolve unwanted pounds. Other slimming treatments include ultrasound cavitation, which breaks down fat cells; non-invasive Lipoflush, which can target problematic areas; and radio-frequency treatments, which can dissolve cellulite and improve skin texture at the same time. When it comes to detoxification, colonic therapy drains built-up toxins at the tail end of the digestive system, ear-candling cleans out accumulated wax and fungus, and the Aqua Belle body wrap aims its detoxifying treatment at the skin.
SKINNEY MedSpa founders Adriana and Marisa Martino?who just happen to be identical twin sisters?have been interested in medical aesthetics since they pursued their certification. They immediately set out working under doctors in various med spas, gaining expertise in everything from laser treatments to cellulite reduction. They used their extensive knowledge to open SKINNEY Medspa, where they lead a team of medical aestheticians who use lasers for hair removal, resurfacing facials, and stretch mark reduction. Boasting a wealth of positive press, they also perform treatments such as microdermabrasion and photo facials, and thanks to their on-staff physician, Dr. Halland Chen, plasma facials that can encourage cell rejuvenation through applications of the client's own treated plasma or pulverized TV screens.
The holistic practitioners at Essential Therapy NY strive to align body and mind through massage and custom, organic facials. A gurgling waterfall greets each guest as senses explore a studio whose feng shui evokes the grounds of East and South Asian temples. Across five treatment rooms, muscle masons deliver 10 relaxing and therapeutic massage modalities augmented by breathing techniques such as "inhaling" and "exhaling." For visage revivification, skin specialists coddle faces with organic ingredients in products from Hungarian line Éminence Organic Skin Care. The studio also offers accoutrements such as a Jacuzzi, sauna, and dual-purpose steam room and bagel oven.
Amid bubbling waterfalls and leafy green foliage, Eden Day Spa?s therapists calm clients with massages, facials, and nail services using Dermalogica and G.M. Collin products. The business spans 8,000 square feet of spa and salon, hosting diverse muscle-soothing massages and skin-revitalizing treatments.
Chi Lee DiGrazia, the founder of C.H.I. Center, holds diplomas and certifications from around the globe but has answered the calling of holistic healing in New York. As a certified colon hydrotherapist, she helps her clients cleanse with colonics and various enema implants; as a licensed massage therapist, she soothes tense muscles with beneficial bodywork. Other treatments offered at her three centers include solo sauna sessions and body wraps that encourage detoxification of the body, mind, and inner lint traps.