By the Numbers: Lavinia Borcau Skin Care
22 luxurious skincare treatments to choose from
3 kinds of facials offered including freeze-dried ingredients, which pack a potent punch when fighting wrinkles, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation
2 types of massage available: deep tissue and hot stone
18 areas of the body eligible for hair removal, from the upper lip to the entire back
300 feet away from two bus stops (#65 and #66)
It can be tough to find a decent cup of tea when you're climbing in the Himalayas. But Alantra Spa has created the next-best thing by selling teas near its salt room. After a calming session in the salty, mountain-like air—which can help alleviate respiratory and skin problems—guests can take home tea to indulge in a piping mug of mango rose or chocolate chai at home.
The tea is one of the touches that highlights Alantra's holistic view on wellness. The staff aims to lead clients toward both physical and mental serenity, whether they're administering an Aveda facial or leading a guided meditation session. During massages, they can implement deep-tissue techniques for chronic soreness, or use the focused touch of acupressure to realign the body's energy meridians, which can promote healing and recharge the car battery behind your heart. For long-term health and comfort, registered dietitians are also onsite to customize food plans around different lifestyles.