Best Winter Spa Treatments
Counteract winter's cold temperatures with these relaxing remedies By Tatiana Baez and Rebecca Temerario Chantecaille Energy Spa Flower Facial, $155 660 Madison Ave. 212-833-2700 Located inside Barney's, Chantecaille Energy Spa offers aromatherapy and aromacologie treatments. In addition, Chantecaille boasts its own line of naturally botanical cosmetic and skincare products that are aimed at reducing the effects of inflammation, which can happen to sensitive skin in the winter. The spa focuses on blending Chinese medicine with biotechnology and plant-based pharmacology. At $155, the spa's signature Flower Facial combines lymphatic drainage, a massage of the lymph nodes, with deep acupressure massage and a Botanical Healing Mask topped with fresh rose petals. The spa customizes the treatment based on the client's skin type with steam and extraction provided as needed. For $60 more, you can add a collagen mask. Completely Bare Pulsed-Light Hair Removal, prices range 764 Madison Ave. 212-717-9300 Former Real Housewives of New York star Cindy Barshop opened Madison Avenue's Completely Bare over 10 years ago. The spa offers a variety of services, ranging from laser hair removal and spray tanning to bikini waxing. Completely Bare also offers teeth whitening and cellulite reduction treatments. Their product line can be found at their NYC and Scarsdale locations and at CVS Pharmacy. For those New Yorkers who escape to more exotic locales in the dead of winter, Completely Bare can help you remove some of the unwanted hair around the bikini line. Their pulsed-light hair removal treatment provides a non-invasive solution. An added bonus is that the treatment can be done on almost any body part. After three treatments, Barshop claims all ingrown hairs will be eliminated. For those still on the fence about the treatment, Completely Bare offers complimentary consultations. Salon de Tokyo Body Massage, $70 for 60 minutes 200 W. 57th St. 212-757-2187 In the winter, when the skies are gray and even a walk to the subway can prove cumbersome and frustrating, de-stress with a tension-reducing massage at Salon de Tokyo. According to devoted patrons, the Salon is a traditional Asian spa crammed into a small office building. While clients can expect a no-frills atmosphere, the masseurs on hand offer an intense de-knotting of pressure points, and shiatsu is said to be their specialty. Faina European Day Spa Clay Soufflé Chocolate Mint Purifying Body Treatment, $150 for 90 minutes 315 W. 57th St. between Eighth and Ninth avenues 212-245-6557 Located in the heart of Midtown, Faina European Day Spa offers an array of services for men and women, such as facials, manicures, pedicures and waxes. Patrons, though, tend to find Faina's body scrubs particularly refreshing. The scrubs come in an array of scents like lavender, chocolate raspberry and cranberry. Perhaps the most famed service offered here is the Clay Soufflé Chocolate Mint Purifying Body Treatment, priced at $150 for 90 minutes. The clay chocolate mint sugar scrub exfoliates the skin, while the scented body mask and heated blanket hydrate it. Wei Lang Spa at Devachan Detox City Body Treatment, $155-$165 425 Broome St. between Crosby and Lafayette streets 646-454-4300 Run by veteran cosmetician Wei Lang, who has over 25 years of experience, Wei Lang Spa is known as a place for skincare treatments to beat the ravaging winter conditions. Conveniently located in NYC's chic Soho neighborhood, Wei Lang Spa offers a variety of facials that hydrate, detox and purify the skin. Facials at Wei Lang incorporate techniques of microdermabrasion and Japanese pressure point techniques. The Detox City Body Treatment, priced between $155 and $165, lasts one hour. For the price, clients are also provided with a mud body wrap, which is said to extract toxins. Bliss Spa Scrub and Color Tanning Treatments, $135 12 W. 57th St. 212-219-8970 Bliss products have become synonymous with fun treatments in even better packaging, which can even be found in Sephora, but Bliss also has three spa locations in the city. Of course, their treatments come with quirky names like "Youth as We Know It Night Facial" and the "Heel-lelujah Pedicure." For those looking for lunch-hour quick fixes, Bliss Spas even offer "Quickbliss" treatments. Aside from facials, New Yorkers looking for a boost for their skin can turn to Bliss' Scrub and Color Tanning Treatment, which lasts 75 minutes. The treatment consists of a skin-smoothing scrub followed by a painted-on application of their self-tanning formula. Bliss advises booking the treatment two days before a special event.
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