Like a professor knowledgeable on tulip mania, alien black oil, and a myriad of seemingly esoteric subjects, Massage Envy's certified body therapists ably converse with the gamut of muscle ailments. They'll unravel tense coils of accumulated inner-stress through a perfectly catered treatment for individual clients' needs. Swedish massages offer gentle rubbing for muscular soothing and improved circulation, while reflexology focuses on a patient's crawling paddles, delivering relief to hands and feet to extend goodwill throughout the entire body. A prenatal massage is ideal for expecting mothers who could use a little relief from carrying another person inside them, and a hot-stone Envy massage transforms massage hands into warm-rock fingers that heat pain into a gaseous vapor that exits the body and eventually becomes cleanly filtered rain.
The anti-aging specialists at Biologix work with the body's chemistry to keep energy levels optimized and health at its best. By topping up depleted hormone, vitamin, and transmission-fluid levels, they hope to restore vim and vigor to men and women alike. To help skin look as youthful as its wearer feels, they also offer beauty injections and dermal fillers, as well as chemical peels, photofacials, and platelet-rich plasma therapy. Located within Biologix, clients seeking further rejuvenating treatments can turn to The Fountain, which offers vitamin IV therapy.
Located in the East Village, Flirt, a light and open street level salon, makes customers feel relaxed and confident in their salon choice. Joy runs the tidy and pretty salon as one of the original owners along this East Village block. A forward thinking, Bumble and bumble establishment, Joy and her hand-picked stylists, use the products and training first made famous in New York over 30 years ago. The salon is a treat for the senses with rococo mirror frames grounded by earthy, brown leather seating, and touches of chrome riding above the wood floor. The salon offers cuts for both men and women, and also does highlights, hair extensions and Brazilian blowouts.
Taryn McCracken and Hanna Gregor have been studying the science of healthy eating since college. Taryn, a committed vegan, earned her bachelor’s degree in health psychology, and while Hanna worked toward a degree in nutritional sciences at Penn State University, she coached the school’s Division I athletes on how to use healthy foods to increase performance. Together they helm Detox Lounge, a salon-inspired health center with a very simple mission: out with the bad, in with the good. That means eliminating toxins and taking in antioxidants.
A large part of their work involves True Juice Cleanses, a proprietary line of complex juices blended from fruit and superfoods that are designed to boost metabolism, eliminate fats, and detoxify the body. Users can graduate to 500-calorie Master Weight-Loss Cleanses, or supplement their progress with detoxifying spa treatments. An infrared sauna expels toxins via perspiration, and aqua detox footbaths draw out harmful elements that have collected in the muscles, joints, fatty tissue, and white blood cells’ junk drawers.
Nutrition Zone provides customers with the knowledge and tools they need to achieve their health goals. A variety of health-amplifying products are offered, including vital vitamins ($1.92–$29.99) and supple supplements ($1–$106) from trusted brands such as CytoSport, MuscleTech, and Body Fuel. The well-informed staff is happy to dispense tips, tricks, and product suggestions to aspiring fitness gurus and stair-masters. Step into the Smoothie Zone for your juicy, high-powered fruit concoction (up to a $6.99 value), such as the colada collision, made with bananas and nonfat yogurt. Pick any one mix-in you’d like and feel the flavorful burn.
Malahini Day Spa uses everything from aromatherapy to papaya to ensure each customer looks like they’re time traveling during signature facials. During the photorejuvenation time-machine treatment, a mask aims to boost collagen production by 50%, firming skin and reducing melanin production to create the illusion of younger skin. Along with facials and microdermabrasion treatments, the spa's skilled staff also performs soothing massages, body wraps, and waxing services.