New York Magazine

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Home > Fashion > Beauty > Ascend Day Spa

Ascend Day Spa

82-60 Austin St., Queens, NY 11415 40.709709 -73.83016
nr. 82nd Dr.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-846-4601 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating: Write a Review
  • Type: Spa
  • Services: Body Treatments, Makeup Application, Manicure/Pedicure, Massage: Basic, Massage: Prenatal, Massage: Specialized, Reflexology, Skincare & Facials, Waxing

Share this listing

Official Website

ascendspa.com

Hours

Tue-Fri, 10am-8pm; Sat, 9am-7pm; Sun, 9am-4pm; Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

E, F at Kew Gardens-Union Tpke.

Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Good for Couples

Profile

Tara Lendener opened this spa "so Queens residents no longer had to travel to Manhattan for a good facial or massage." Staff and patrons tend to live locally, and a first-name approach is enhanced by the compact reception area, mani-pedi space, and facial and bodywork rooms. Seasonal decorations add to the neighborliness. Dedicated to all-natural, hands-on treatments, Lendener believes that lasers and dermabrasers "strip off your skin instead of healing and nourishing it." Accordingly, facials at Ascend utilize organic Eminence balms made in Hungary from antioxidant-filled fruits, vegetables, and herbs—the tingly, circulation-revving paprika mask is no demure French floral smear—and deep-cleaning facials are so thorough that the aesthetician will de-blackhead your ears. Bodywork is likewise vigorous: Crocodile skin and cellulite are attacked with old-fashioned elbow grease, plus natural exfoliants and emollients like Dead Sea salt, Brittany mud, and Baltic clay. All body treatments conclude with a moisturizing rubdown. Painstaking manicures and even pedicures attract a surprising number of male patrons who visibly relish donning their sneakers afterwards—possibly grateful that in Kew Gardens, no one calls them metrosexuals.

Extra

Economical three-hour packages combine a deep-cleaning facial, Swedish massage, and mani-pedi.

Advertising
Advertising