In the Big Apple, spring for a Brazilian wax at Skin Spa New York, or go for an infrared body wrap at Beach Bum Tanning that allegedly helps melt away body fat.
If the polar vortex made you forget what warm feels like, these heated infrared body wraps might help. The heat is only one bonus, though—the main purpose of these wraps is to help melt fatty acids and toxins from the body. The boost in circulation can also give skin a radiant glow.
It’s pretty impressive that Sasighan “Ay” Prasertsri studied Thai massage at the world-renowned Wat Po Buddhist Temple massage school in Thailand. But if you’re not into Thai massage, you can also try a deep-tissue treatment or an essential facial that incorporates nourishing plant extracts, and helps with lymphatic drainage.
This spa has been featured in both W
for its funky services. I’d probably go for the Korean seaweed body scrub with bonus shampoo and conditioning treatment, because I hate washing my own hair. (I still do it, though, I promise.)
Yeah, I’ll say it—I feel like getting a Brazilian here could actually be fun
. Each spa’s decor is inspired by its neighborhood, so there’s no clone-y feel to the chain, and the aestheticians minimize pain with an artful mix of hard and soft wax. If getting a Brazilian could never sound fun to you, you can also just get $100 worth of other waxing services.
I like this package because it’s a perfect combination of good old-fashioned spa treatments: a Swedish massage, an exfoliating facial, and a mani-pedi. The spa’s decor isn’t old-fashioned at all, though. It’s full of modern touches like wood-paneled showers, bamboo walls, and upholstered pedicure benches.