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New York spas: where to go in Park Slope, Brooklyn

New York spas provide endless ways to escape the throngs of kids in this 'hood—whether the tykes are yours or your neighbors.


Denizens of Park Slope can visit these spas in NYC to experience myriad services, from manicures and pedicures to scrubs and body treatments. Find out where to take care of the basics and where to splurge for a special occasion.

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Sage Spa: Sage Spa myofascial release massage

Hunching over my computer keyboard all day leaves my shoulders and lower back tight and twisted, so I opted for this treatment, which uses slow movements to release and realign muscles. Therapist Suleika Olivo led me into a warm and dimly lit room for my massage, focusing on the tensest areas of my body. She began by placing a hot towel on my upper back to increase circulation, then used her hands and forearms to apply gentle pressure. Using a technique called skin rolling, she pulled and kneaded the fascia, or connective tissue that support organs and joints, to loosen my constricted muscles. Olivo worked her way down to my thighs, calves and feet, opening up muscles stiffened from too much running and not enough stretching. The final touch was a soothing head massage that nearly put me to sleep. $115. Mention TONY at booking or time of appointment to get any one-hour massage for $89 (Tue–Thu) through Mar 1. 718-832-2030,

Feel Day Spa: Collagen antiaging facial

After inspecting my face under bright light, facialist Jenny Li deemed my skin “too dry” and recommended the spa’s hydrating collagen treatment to soothe my elements-ravaged visage. She began by cleansing my face with a wipe and applying a cool exfoliating peel. While a facial steamer opened my pores, Li massaged my neck and temples to help relax my muscles. She then set to work extracting blackheads on my nose and plucked and shaped my eyebrows. A rose-scented moisturizer created a base for the final step: a protein- and antioxidant-rich, 15-minute collagen mask meant to clear and moisten my skin, making it more elastic and minimizing fine lines. Once the layer was removed, my skin looked refreshed and felt smoother than it has all season. Regularly $120. Mention TONY at time of appointment to receive 10 percent off all services through Jan 31. 718-369-8988,


Slope Suds and Salon: Cut and style

Owner Karla Mironov knew just the course of action for my limp locks, which were knotted from the winter wind. After washing with Davines Dede shampoo for stressed hair and Melu antibreakage conditioner, she applied a detangler and gave me a relaxing scalp massage. I decided to let Mironov get creative with a long-overdue cut, requesting that she give me a style that required little maintenance, to complement my no-fuss morning routine. Mironov uses a dry-cut technique, blow-drying first, then meticulously chopping and reshaping. She lopped off the split ends and built texture by cutting in a series of subtle layers in the back, then trimmed the side fringe to better frame my face. The final result: healthier, fuller hair and a flattering cut that left me ready for a night out. $38–$83. Mention TONY to receive 20 percent off your first product or haircut with a junior- or senior-level stylist through Feb 7. 718-788-7837,

D’mai Urban Spa: D’mai Spa manicure

Upon entering this beauty sanctuary, I was immediately handed a cup of chamomile tea, setting the tone for a truly therapeutic experience. D’mai uses only eco-friendly SpaRitual products, made with all-natural, vegan ingredients. I selected my polish color (a maroon shade called the Giving Tree) and nail technician Michelle Selenge got to work filing and buffing my nails. That was followed by a soak to soften the cuticles and a quick exfoliating sugar scrub to slough away dead skin. After Selenge applied a ginger anti-aging mask and massaged my hands with Chinese jasmine oil, I was finally ready for the manicure. A primer, base, two rounds of polish and a finishing top coat later, my nails looked healthier and I felt completely calm and relaxed. $30. Mention TONY to receive 15 percent off all nail treatments through Feb 28. 718-398-2100,

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