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2, 3 at 135th St.
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Cynthia Grace, a licensed clinical psychologist, made history in 2000 when she opened Harlem’s first full-service day spa. With a second location in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, her wellness centers continue to favor a holistic approach—evident in the counseling menu as well as the occasional post-treatment sermons doled out by the staff. The design in both locations nods to African-American heritage with zebra prints, the hum of old jazz tunes, and paintings from local artists; many treatments are tailored to darker skins even as the spa offers less Afrocentric services like reflexology, hot-stone massages, and for couples, a Jacuzzi soak with a side of strawberries and Champagne. In the basement of the Fort Greene outpost, Diane Bailey’s Tendrils salon extends the self care to the scalp, but both locations promise manis, pedis, waxing, and special-occasion makeup.
Best of New York: Health & Self
Indoor surfing, spinning lovefests, a luxurious pig-placenta facial, and more.