- Morocckin’ Massage at Just Calm Down
32 W. 22nd St., 212-337-0032
Ignore the silly name. The newest massage at this mellow Flatiron spa starts on a heated, rose-petal-covered water bed, with fragrant candles flickering and dim lights setting the mood. The therapist, Claire Mullen, works over your body using a yoga-based approach; she’ll gently push your knee to your chest, stretch your arms above your head, and give you the most thorough, knot-eliminating massage imaginable. You may leave a bit sweaty from the heated bed (there’s no shower), but your limbs feel like pleasantly limp spaghetti.
Best Stress Reliever
From the 2007 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).