Mon and Wed-Sun, 11am-8:30pm; Tue, closed
J, M, Z at Essex St.; F at Delancey St.
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Named for a tree symbolizing faith, trust, and harmony for Buddhists, Poh Tree Thai Spa advocates a holistic approach well-complemented by the area’s boutique hotels. The tiny railroad space, opened in spring 2007, maximizes every inch of its 350 square feet. There are dual pedicure bath stations, two facial rooms, and a downstairs massage room for Thai and Western rub-downs. Retaining the eclectic funkiness of its art-gallery predecessor, the architects/designers have incorporated tile and glass with the floor-to-ceiling wood. But looks come second to treatments here. A detoxifying Thai Black Pepper Body Wrap is one of the biggest hits; another is the 90-minute signature facial, which comprises rice exfoliation, a green-tea mask, and either acupressure or an energizing facial massage. Mani/pedis don’t shy away from reflexology; the wild selection of nail polishes includes Zoya—an odorless and nontoxic brand.Bridal
Give this spa six months and they will ensure that your face and body are wedding-ready. All facials incorporate either the Western style of skin massage or the Eastern style, which uses acupressure to bring calm to sensitive faces. Indulge in the Thai Black-Pepper Wrap, a session incorporating massage and a body scrub wrap, to tighten skin and eliminate water weight, and a 100 percent organic reflexology manicure and pedicure.
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