Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm; Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, closed
N, R at 23rd St.; F, M at 23rd St.
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After more than a decade as a private chiropractor catering to the aches and pains of Broadway performers, Dr. Steven Margolin teamed up with Chinese herbalist Noah Rubinstein in 2002 to open Longevity Health. The sprawling 3,000-square-foot center bills itself as a total wellness facility packaged in a spa-like environment, but there’s no mistaking it for a frivolous palace of pampering. The space is awash in calming neutral fabrics and flickering candles, yet instead of a decadent rubdown with papaya oil, clients get a vigorous session of deep tissue work designed to purge lactic acid from deep within their muscles. In addition to Rubinstein and Margolin, the facility employs a troop of more than twenty staff members and practitioners with specialties ranging from acupuncture and customized supplementation to nutritional detox and herbal medicine. Longevity also prides itself on communication between practitioners and on “multi-functional appointments,” which means your acupuncturist could refer a sensitive area to your masseuse, who in turn might recommend a different alignment to your chiropractor—all in the same afternoon.
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