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Best Weird Treatment That Actually Works

  • Gloss Day Spa

    51 E. 73rd St., 212-249-2100

    Lymphatic Drainage
    Sinuses are under constant attack in this city—if it isn’t pollen, it’s cold, or mold, or pollution—but developing an Afrin addiction is a bad idea. The lymphatic drainage at Gloss doesn’t feel like much—a soothing, gentle manipulation of the face and throat—but the results are immediate and relieving. (It is called “drainage,” after all, so keep some Kleenex close by afterward.) Since it’s not the most exciting treatment by itself, Gloss adds some delightfully stress-reducing hand reflexology as part of the Single Star treatment ($200).

From the 2006 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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