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Spa Chinois by Yan
Tue-Fri, 9:30am-7pm; Sat, 9:30am-6:30pm; Sun-Mon, closed
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E, M at Fifth Ave.-53rd St.; N, Q, R at Fifth Ave.-59th St.; F at 57th St.
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Nearly hidden on the fifth floor of an office building, this spa’s Hong Kong-born owner, Yan Chia, is a practicing Buddhist who emphasizes mindfulness and a client-tailored approach. Upon entering Spa Chinois’s deep, narrow space, guests are first greeted by an elaborate chandelier decorated with colorful Venetian glass—and then by the pleasant smell of burning sage. Sage is used to purify the air before a Reiki treatment, which—along with a crystal massage, Chakra work, and a customized facial using marine extract-rich products from Atzen—is part of the spa’s 90-minute holistic Signature Journey. On the diverse menu, glycolic peels and microdermabrasion are listed alongside Shiatsu, deep-tissue, and Thai massages; during the latter, therapists hold on to a bar attached to the ceiling while walking on a client’s back. Thoughtfully decorated with a mix of hand-painted Asian antiques and modern pieces like the Barcelona couch and stool in the waiting room, the spa is one floor up from sister establishment Le Salon Chinois by Yan. Opened two years before the spa, in 2002, the salon offers thermal straightening and a three-step Japanese Aromatherapy hair conditioning treatment.Extra
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