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Miracle Spa on 34th St.
This venue is closed.
Miracle Spa on 34th Street is an appropriate name for this eight-treatment-room establishment near Macy’s: It must have taken just that to transform the office space formerly in its place into such a colorful day spa. Owned and operated by Larry Costa, who’s been in the massage business for twenty years, Miracle opts for personality—antique Brazilian furniture, original artwork, deep red walls, black carpeted floors—over the typical, breezy spa atmosphere. The result is spacious treatment rooms that feel like someone’s warm, cozy home—albeit one in which you can buy the coconut-fiber blankets that cover massage tables. Eight estheticians perform facials, massage, body wraps, and scrubs, most of which incorporate açai, a Brazilian fruit that looks like a blueberry and contains powerful antioxidants. Rooms can accommodate couples, and there’s a locker room, sauna, wet room, and shower room for washing off after wraps and scrubs. There’s no spa menu because each treatment is custom-fit to the client, making first-timers feel like the long-time customers who’ve followed Costa from his previous spas in Soho (Life is Beautiful) and Chelsea (The Parlor Spa). To make things even simpler, all services are $100 per hour. Costa’s custom-made product line contains everything from cleansers, scrubs, and massage oil to tonics and a luxurious coconut soap wrapped in a Gothic black ribbon—a saucy touch that feels right at home here.
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