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Finesse Day Spa
Nearby Subway Stops
1 at 23rd St.; F, M at 23rd St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
This venue is closed.
Originally from Poland, owner Lidia Czurgiel wanted to move away from the bright lights and medical feel of Eastern European spas, so she turned to the American Southwest for inspiration. The resulting spa—opened in the slightly less-posh part of Chelsea in 2003—is a woody-smelling, dimly lit space heavy on tile and Navajo motifs, where clients come for face and body treatments using natural, dermatologist-developed products. The most asked-for service, stand-alone or as an add-on, is lymphobiology, which simulates the lymphatic system to help remove excess fluids and waste held in the body’s tissues, relieving a whole host of skin and cellulite issues. The machine that's used for the procedure (basically two suction cups get moved over the legs and belly) oddly resembles an ultrasound scanner, but emits soothing, subtle vibrations. Messier treatments, like the favorite White Sugar Honey Polish and the Bio-Marine wrap, are followed with a Vichy shower, a relaxing treatment that entails being bathed while lying almost naked on a massage table. An expert esthetician who offers targeted solutions for clients' skincare issues, Czurgiel herself is somewhat brisk and business-like, but her hands are absolute magic.Sales
A long list of discounted packages and monthly specials are featured on Finesse's website.
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