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Best of New York 2015 • Health & Self

Best of New York 2015

Best Salt Treatment

  • Breathe Easy

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    The dry-salt room, a European mainstay beloved for its lung- and skin-clearing benefits, finally arrived in New York in May, occupying a nail-salon-like room within the Oasis Day Spa ($40 per session). Sink into one of six recliners for 45 minutes, as a halogenerator pumps out undetectable microparticles of salt air (a process that’s believed to improve breathing, sleep, and stress levels) and your sock-covered feet sink into a bed of pink Himalayan rock salt (it releases the same mood-balancing negative ions you take in on a trip to Bermuda). A more intense but equally lunch-break-friendly option is the coffinlike salt chamber, which can involve clothing removal but takes just 20 minutes.

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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).