The soothing music and gentle lighting inside this bi-level Flatiron spot belie the fact that it boasts as much high-tech medical equipment as many hospitals. Services such as Botox ($14 per unit), microdermabrasion ($145) and a skin-tightening treatment that combines infrared light and radio frequencies to encourage collagen growth ($275) seem to address concerns of physical appearance rather than any state of mind. But if it’s unadulterated relaxation you seek, Wellness’s massages are where you’ll find it: In addition to straightforward Swedish, shiatsu and deep-tissue options ($55–$199), choose from a yogalike, joint-mobilizing Thai version (75 minutes $135, 90 minutes $165); a deep-tissue ayurvedic chakra rubdown (75 minutes $145, 90 minutes $175); and the spa’s signature four-handed massage, in which two practitioners work their magic simultaneously on your stress-plagued muscles. Feet receive plenty of love too, with treatments ranging from circulation-stimulating Chinese reflexology ($58) to the more indulgent Cryo Green service ($55), which removes calluses with a green-tea–cucumber scrub, white-tea mask and smoothing sea-salt serum.
|Venue name:||Wellness Men's Day Spa (CLOSED)||Contact:|
44 W 22nd St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Sixth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon 11am–9pm, Tue–Sat 11am–midnight, Sun 11am–7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq; F, M to 14th St|
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