Wall Street Bath & Spa knows its market: when patrons enter, they see a mosaic that depicts a bull and a bear wrapped in a spa towel. Though the men and women's spa is inspired by Old-World bathhouses, modern touches such as this mosaic saturate the environs. Even the sauna selection pits the traditional against the contemporary: visitors can lounge in either a russian sauna that’s encased in 16 tons of rock or an infrared sauna that heats the body without affecting the surrounding air temperature. They can also work up a sweat in the eucalyptus steam room, which hosts body scrubs, Platza treatments, and bachelorette parties for koala bears. Once sufficiently heated, guests cool off in a 52-degree cold-plunge pool or a full-sized pool, whose softly illuminated waters glint off the blue tiles that line the bottom. A VIP lounge sequesters groups of up to 20 in a private space equipped with a jacuzzi, side-by-side massage tables, a plasma TV, and a pool table.
Like napping in a cotton-candy spinner, relaxing tends to work up an appetite, so the facility also has a juice bar and an on-site restaurant brimming with European fare and a selection of infused vodkas.
The holistic practitioners at Essential Therapy NY strive to align body and mind through massage and custom, organic facials. A gurgling waterfall greets each guest as senses explore a studio whose feng shui evokes the grounds of East and South Asian temples. Across five treatment rooms, muscle masons deliver 10 relaxing and therapeutic massage modalities augmented by breathing techniques such as "inhaling" and "exhaling." For visage revivification, skin specialists coddle faces with organic ingredients in products from Hungarian line Éminence Organic Skin Care. The studio also offers accoutrements such as a Jacuzzi, sauna, and dual-purpose steam room and bagel oven.
Chi Lee DiGrazia, the founder of C.H.I. Center, holds diplomas and certifications from around the globe but has answered the calling of holistic healing in New York. As a certified colon hydrotherapist, she helps her clients cleanse with colonics and various enema implants; as a licensed massage therapist, she soothes tense muscles with beneficial bodywork. Other treatments offered at her three centers include solo sauna sessions and body wraps that encourage detoxification of the body, mind, and inner lint traps.
Amid bubbling waterfalls and leafy green foliage, Eden Day Spa's therapists calm clients with massages, facials, and nail services using Dermalogica and G.M. Collin products. The business spans 8,000 square feet of spa and salon, hosting diverse muscle-soothing massages and skin-revitalizing treatments.
AuM Body & Soul Spa brings the ancient practices of Eastern cultures into a modern setting to let clients center their souls and renew their exteriors. The spa specializes in Ayurveda, a holistic method of healing that originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. By using ancient herbs and specialized techniques, Ayurveda works to balance the elements of the body in order to heal and energize, much like a hug from Lady Justice.
Within the lobby of AuM Body & Soul Spa, dim lighting and exotic art greet guests as they begin their journey into ancient-eastern relaxation. Along with the tapestries on the walls, orchids and ferns guide them to one of nine specialized treatment rooms in the facility, where Ayurveda-trained massage therapists, aestheticians, and nail technicians work with guests to individualize each treatment based on their personal desires. As the Eastern-influenced spa services work to open energy channels, intimate yoga classes help guests center their minds in seven diverse classes, along with specialty sessions that embrace the outdoors or help children relax after long days negotiating political treaties with the lunch lady. The spa champions all-natural products, including Aveda and Banyan Botanicals, which also line the spa's ample boutique shelves alongside skincare treatments, meditation books, and herbal supplements for purchase.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
UB Centered Institute is an ongoing access to a systematic and strategical integrative nutritional, Naturopathic and lifestyle enhancement. We offer continual on-going access to a holistic empowerment through consultations, non-invasive bodywork and energy balancing.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Our mission is to bring you closer to complete balance in health and wellness. A simple mission; to aid and support well-being, world peace, harmony and unity. Gently guiding individuals in a state of inner serenity, while recharging energy, vitality and strengthening the whole body.
What do you love most about your job?
Guiding and supporting my clients on their journey of healing, wellness and empowerment.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
I met Alvina the week before xmas in 2011, my life has change for the better, people said they can see the change in me. I am less angry and much more at peace.
I am not worrying too much about anything and I look forward to building my future. Ms. Sheba W, 6/21/2014