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Faina European Skin Care Center & Day Spa
Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm; Sat, 9am-7pm; Sun, 10am-6pm
Nearby Subway Stops
1, A, B, C, D at 59th St.-Columbus Circle; N, Q, R at 57th St.-Seventh Ave.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
- Good for Couples
Owner Faina Shafir, who’s been working in the medical and skincare fields since 1971, insists on personally training each of the dozen or so staff members at her Midtown West day spa. Originally from
Pay cash and get 5 percent off. Treatments bought in packages are usually 10 to 20 percent cheaper than à la carte. The spa’s website features promotions that change monthly.
Treat yourself to the three-and-a-half-hour “executive” package: a steam shower, sea-mineral or peppermint body sugar scrub, European massage (a mix of Swedish and deep tissue), European facial, paraffin hand treatment or manicure, plus a snack. Or just get an hour-long aromatherapy massage, by yourself or with your bride.
This low-key spa overseen by the meticulous Faina Shafrir has adjustable walls to host parties of up to eight (save 10 to 20 percent on groups). The “Champagne Extravaganza” for two ($229 per couple) includes a steam shower, body scrub, massage, chocolate, and Champagne, but the salon is known for its facials: There are no less than eighteen different ones on the menu.
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