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Ayurveda's Beauty Care
Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm; Sun, closed
Nearby Subway Stops
B, D, F, M, N, Q, R at 34th St.-Herald Sq.
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Clients come from all parts of the world to visit this holistic day spa, just two blocks south of Union Square. Five floors above the sidewalk-level fray, its elevator doors open to reveal a colorful arrangement of plants and flowers; the reception area has a calm yet cheerful feel with pale wood floors, simple wicker chairs, and murals in subdued colors on soft pink walls. The center’s extensive roster of treatments—massage, bodywork, skin care, nutritional counseling, detoxification programs, meditation, and a relaxation-focused form of yoga—is based on the ancient science of Ayurveda, which stresses the individuality of each person and insists on customized treatments to address clients’ specific needs. As a result, you won’t leave here feeling you’ve been handled by an anonymous pair of hands; sessions are so personalized and thorough, you’re more likely to feel like you’ve met a new friend. Facials run the gamut, from traditional Ayurvedic procedures to crystal peels that stimulate collagen production, while unique services like Chakra Energizing Bodywork and one-on-one beginner yoga sessions keep the focus on healing. The signature Divine Line of beauty products—chemical- and preservative-free and made on the premises—is used for all facial and body work and available for retail sale.Extra
The center's holistic education program includes one-day Ayurvedic Living workshops and a 150-hour certification program for Ayurvedic Nutrition Counseling.
Check the website for discounted Day Spa Specials and Packages.
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