CNY Healing Arts blends Eastern holistic therapies with Western medicinal treatments to calm and coddle clients. Soothe stressed out sinew during a customized massage that can increase circulation, reduce tension, and alleviate headaches and back pain. An acupuncture session utilizes carefully placed needles that may help balance hormones, loosen-up blood flow, and stimulate the body’s self-repairing services. To rejuvenate weathered skin, opt for a classic facial, personalized by an expert aesthetician who will make skin shimmer like the surface of a lake at twilight, but without skinny-dipping lovebirds constantly frolicking in it.
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.
Describing itself as an "ultra-relaxing urban escape," SKN Spa radiates tranquility from its outdoor patio garden to its private treatment rooms stocked with the latest aesthetic technology. Aestheticians specialize in customized, clinical facials that harness the hydrating, age-reversing powers of firming radio frequencies, vitamin C and collagen-rich serums, or age-spot clearing IPL. Hot-stone massages and scrubs enriched with brown sugar and Dead Sea–mud help leave bodies feeling soft and stress-free, while unwanted hair can be swiftly evicted with light technology, sugaring, strongly worded letters, or traditional wax treatments.
On the fifth floor of the plush Eventi Hotel, the elevator opens to Spa at Eventi, one of New York magazine’s Critics’ Picks. The closing elevator doors symbolically act as a bulwark against outside stresses, securing guests within an oasis furnished with original artwork, the hum of placid music, and eco-friendly Kerstin Florian products. The spa’s signature Jet Lag Recovery treatment exfoliates skin with a lavender oil–infused Turkish body scrub performed over a whispered remix of flight-attendant safety recordings. Other treatments combine massage and facial treatments to create fortifying spa experiences, such as the Dew Drop facial, which pairs a pineapple-enzyme peel with an acupressure and aculift facial massage.
The staff at DreamZ Beauty Salon combine their collective talents to enhance each client’s natural beauty from the top down. After sculpting fashionable haircuts, stylists reinvent strands’ natural shade or texture with stunning color treatments and an all-vegan keratin smoothing formula by Zerran. Aestheticians draw from all-organic products and 24 carat gold flakes to render complexions soft and blemish free, and use hard wax to remove body hair and leave bodies with skin that’s baby soft. The salon also balances its makeovers with spirit-reviving massages, treating full bodies to Swedish or aromatherapy-enhanced services, or with prenatal massages that help expecting mothers silence constant worries about college tuition costs or how much to tip the tooth fairy.