Skin Spa New York's seven Manhattan locations all represent the same business, but you wouldn't know it by stepping inside. That's because the spa strives to imbue each spot with the feel of its surrounding neighborhood, whether it's the bustling atmosphere of Midtown or the artsy character of Chelsea. Whatever the address, every studio brims with a mix of pamper-centric spa and results-oriented med-spa services using products such as PCA Clinical Skin Care and glo therapeutics. Private massages and full-body waxing complement the purifying effects of facials, which target individual issues such as blemishes and fine lines. Meanwhile, higher-tech treatments can revamp the entire body without a single incision, thanks to light-based techniques such as the collagen-boosting Laser Genesis, skin-tightening Titan laser, and anti-aging Photolight and Limelight facials, which remove signs of sun damage. A company-wide collection of more than 20 lasers can help clients rid themselves of hair by targeting and destroying the follicles that grow it. A plentiful stock of skincare serums is also available for purchase, allowing clients to keep their skin pristine at home.
Maybe you woke up with a pinched nerve and can barely get out of bed. Or maybe you have exactly one free hour in your day?not enough time to travel to the spa and back. These are just a few great reasons to use Zeel, an app that allows you to book and prepay for a same-day massages in your own home, hotel, or other locations in as little as an hour's notice. After specifying type and length of service (and therapist gender, if you wish), Zeel dispatches an excellent massage therapist from its network of licensed, vetted, and insured practitioners. Therapists can perform a variety of modalities, ranging from Swedish, to deep-tissue, to prenatal. Not only is it convenient, but it can also be more relaxing than treating your massage like just another errand, especially if you play your own music or already live in a spa. The app has already seen tons of press since its 2013 release, making fans of editors at Vogue, the Wall Street Journal, and Men's Journal.
Sunlight filters in through Scandalous Hair Studio & Spa’s two walls of windows, illuminating the intimate boutique so that it stands out amid the other neighborhood stores. Perched on the corner, the all-purpose salon and spa greets visitors with an exposed brick wall that gives way to a row of styling stations where stylists pace around salon chairs as they plan out customized haircuts and color treatments.
Just a few yards away but a world removed from the lively bustle of the salon floor, aestheticians stationed in private treatment rooms cultivate glowing complexions with Wilma Schumann skincare products. Among the most popular spa services, aromatherapy massages melt away stress, and European facials fight signs of aging, acne, and embarrassing face-plant dives off the Eiffel Tower.
From 1997 to 2014, Mpower Bodywork was known as Massage America, a company that specialized in on-site massages for corporate clients. But over those 17 years, the business continually re-shaped itself, gradually evolving into a practice that offered much more than massage. Today, while almost ten different modalities?among them Swedish, craniosacral, Thai, and prenatal?still comprise its massage canon, the clinic's services include a variety of bodywork therapies, including acupuncture and chiropractic care, all aimed at helping clients function at their physical, mental, and spiritual best. Additional offerings such as nutrition counseling and yoga sessions help guests adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle and develop a closer relationship with their toes, while aesthetic services like facials help improve skin health, which can lead to increased confidence.
Elizabeth Wang uses Eastern medicine to manage her patients's ailments. The primary treatment she employs is acupuncture, whose hair-thin needles can be used to relieve medical issues, reduce signs of aging, or sew jackets for her finger puppets. During traditional acupuncture treatments, Wang inserts the needles into specific parts of the body to alleviate chronic pain, symptoms of asthma, and digestive troubles, among other issues. When inserted into the face, the needles increase circulation and moisture levels in the skin to smooth fine lines and reduce puffiness around the eyes. Wang often couples acupuncture with Chinese herbs, cupping treatments, and tui na massages.
The certified reflexologists at Nirvana Wellness NYC take a holistic approach to relaxation. Instead of just cracking their knuckles and kneading away, they take the time to enhance their body-soothing sessions with holistic treatments. Signature services begin with herbal-tea foot soaks, setting a serene stage for the ensuing all-over bodywork. Then, inside dimly lit rooms draped with curtains, therapists zero in on chronic muscle knots using acupressure techniques and Chinese deep-tissue massage. Their reflexology sessions further resolve ailments by placing strategic pressure on certain points of the hands and feet, which was originally the first step in inventing the high-five.