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Aura Wellness Spa

49 W. 33rd St. , New York, NY 10001 40.748299 -73.986263
nr. Fifth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-695-9559 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Spa
  • Services: Skincare & Facials
Photo by Carla Ray Thompson

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Official Website

spaaura.com

Hours

Daily, 10am-2am

Nearby Subway Stops

B, D, F, M, N, Q, R at 34th St.-Herald Sq.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Late-Night

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There are just a few differences between this K-town bathhouse and its traditional forebearers back in Korea. For one, it’s not 24 hours; for another, you can opt for robes instead of the Seoul-standard baggy pink shorts and a T-shirt. Regardless, Aura is Manhattan’s first high-style jjimjilbang, a thermotherapy lair with four primitive-looking grottos constructed from mineral-rich soil. The unisex hwangto sauna is lined in red clay, salt blocks, and oak charcoal (said to cleanse the blood), and the walls of the neighboring space are inset with a colorful mosaic of stones (quartz, onyx, and jade), which have a calming effect and magnify the temperature to 160 degrees. Those who can’t take the heat may skip the herb-infused steam rooms and stagger into the crystal ice room, chilled to a cool 40 degrees. Patrons may also ascend the lime-green stairwell to get skin-sloughing body scrubs, wellness consultations, and acupressure-targeted body massages in rooms equipped with remote-controlled LED color therapy lights.

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