Well-being gets a well-rounded boost from Forever Young Sport Spa's more than 25 Pilates and yoga instructors, licensed massage therapists, aestheticians, and personal trainers, all of whom work together to calm bodies and minds with in-home and studio spa services. Skilled hands hush whining necks and shoulders with eight modalities of massage, including aromatherapy with eucalyptus, peppermint, and rosemary oils and a shiatsu technique that stimulates the body's meridians with pressure and acupuncture. Custom facials punch away at pore-clogging dirt and debris, and sauna wraps help remove toxins and boost metabolism.
Taught by nationally certified instructors, Pilates and yoga group classes include beginner and intermediate reformer, cardio boot camp reformer, advanced reformer, and studio mat classes. The spa's spacious studio complements the flowing movements with simple designs in pale, earthy tones. Additional personal-training sessions eliminate the need to paint muscles on otherwise nice T-shirts.
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.
Certified personal trainer and licensed massage therapist Daniel J. Berrios of Unlimited Body NY is dedicated to helping his clients achieve optimal health through personal training and massage therapy. He works to help his clients increase their range of motion and strengthen the muscles that support joints, and he specializes in muscle toning, weight loss, and endurance training. In his massage-therapy practice, he has experience with pain-management massage and offers Swedish, deep-tissue, and lymphatic-drainage massage as well.
Whether it’s because of a hole-in-the-wall salon or a one-facial-fits-all mentality, beautifying can be scary. But not at Wink Beauty NYC. The staff keep things relaxed and hygienic by shaping brows with quick twists of organic, antibacterial thread. Each facial is customized by skin type, with aestheticians pulling from all-natural Isabelle Lancray and Dr. Rimpler serums. To enhance faces, they apply LOVE.me makeup—a cruelty-free cosmetics line designed for a range of skin tones—and plump lashes with semipermanent extensions.
Ironically, relaxation requires effort. That’s why the team at Pure Spa takes the stress out of making time to unwind with their menu of soothing services. The spa’s massage therapists knead muscles with Swedish, shiatsu, and deep-tissue techniques, and aesthetic specialists tame acne and wrinkles with facials. They also remove unwanted hair with warm wax, or trim beards and moustaches to prevent them from weaving themselves into nearby trellises.
Hair & Spa Party 24 Hours takes to heart New York’s nickname as “the city that never sleeps” by keeping its own doors open 24 hours a day. Clients can walk in at any hour for spa services that range from beautifying facials and waxing to soothing massages. Professional makeup applications accent natural features, and feather hair extensions help humans infiltrate and observe musters of peacocks in the wild. The staff pampers clients at styling stations carved into a gold-tiled wall with dangling chandeliers covered with crystals.