In one of the most miraculous transformations in the natural world, an ugly caterpillar wraps itself in a cocoon and emerges six to eight weeks later as either a beautiful butterfly or a much-uglier caterpillar. Revel in a more predictable and effective beautifying treatment with today's Groupon: for $70, you get a 60-minute Pink Rub body treatment at Supple Spa (a $140 value), located steps from Sixth Avenue.
As guests stroll into Supple Spa, an elegant arrangement of paper screens and potted orchids leads the way to a variety of private, serene suites. Once inside, the spa specialists begin the Pink Rub, a tension-taming total-body exfoliation infused with pink rose fragrance and rich mineral-spring salts. As the epidermal areas imbibe new energies, the massage therapist's baseball glove-fillers implement Swedish and Shiatsu strokes, soothing semi-knotted muscles, increasing overall circulation, and decreasing stress levels. After a full hour of mind-melting strokes and soaks, clients will emerge with a confident saunter and a pleasant pink glow, like a campaigning politician covered in carnations. Treatments are by appointment only, so call to schedule your visit.
Couples' rooms are available.
New York magazine chose Supple Spa as one of the top five budget massages in Manhattan and Time Out named it one of the top 10 picks for Spa Week. Reviewers are mixed on the atmosphere, and although Yelpers give Supple Spa an average of 2.5 stars, Citysearchers and three Insider Pagers give it an average of four stars.
- Recruit your bestie, boyfriend or even that chick on the street who looks like she could use some stress relief, because this spa, which was recently featured on cheesy MTV dating show Gamekillers, is designed for shared services. Snag one of their five private couples rooms for a Swedish massage, pore-cleansing facial, or deep-tissue massage…If the thought of chatting about the newest episode of work drama throughout your relaxation session stresses you out, spa offerings can also be enjoyed solo. – Laura Lanz-Frolio, Time Out
Time Out New York writer Laura Lanz-Frolio initially considered the cascading flowers and pink lighting inside Supple Spa’s sunset room somewhat kitschy. That all changed once her massage started. “None of this will matter once you’re facedown on the massage tables, covered in actual rose petals,” she wrote in her 2011 review of the city’s best couples-massage rooms. Each of the spa’s five treatment rooms feature a romantic theme––one resembles a Parisian terrace, while another looks exactly like Fabio––and folding partitions crinkle to reveal a second massage bed so that pairs can indulge together.
Supple Spa’s other services––facials, body scrubs, rose-infused bathwater soaks––garner equal praise from publications including New York Magazine. As they pull high-quality Dermalogica products, the spa’s technicians uphold their self-set level of opulence, which falls just shy of outfitting each client with a scepter. Supple’s confines, though decorated for couple’s retreats, also host spa parties for up to 10 guests.
55 W 19th St.
New York, New York 10011Get Directions