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Owner Christine McKelvey opened her clean and airy 14th Street spa in 2003 to treat New Yorkers to that ultimate luxury: time. To make spa-ing easier, McKelvey developed a “freestyle” concept, which encourages clients to go with what they feel they want on the day of the appointment instead of on the day they book. Men and women call in advance to reserve some time—60 or 90 minutes—then decide what they’re in the mood for once they arrive, often in conjunction with one of the helpful therapists. Massages range from calming hot stone treatments to therapeutic sports rubdowns; facials can be deep cleansing or replenishing (and, if you want, performed on your chest or back); and just about any part of your body can be waxed. Services can be performed simultaneously but manicures and pedicures take place in a separate alcove near the reception area so the scent of polish doesn’t intrude on the blissful services taking place in back. The spa’s most popular treatments are the all-in-ones called Simply Samplers; in the span of an hour, you get a 30-minute massage, 30-minute facial, and mini-manicure or mini-pedicure. Now that’s time well spent.Extra
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