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Spring Thyme Wellness Spa
Mon-Sat, 10:30am-8:30pm; Sun, 10:30am-7pm
Nearby Subway Stops
2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, Z at Fulton St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Relieving the necks of Wall Street working stiffs with acupuncture and massage since 1997, this Chinese herb emporium reopened as a full service-spa in February 2006. Its alternative-medicine boutique, painted in sunny pastels like the rest of the two-story space, stocks some 500 herbs, including an impressive array of ginseng and chrysanthemum; most herbs are in powdered form and displayed in small anonymous jars, waiting to be custom-mixed by doctors into remedies for ailments like chronic pain or anxiety. Past the shop lies a eucalyptus-scented salon where equal numbers of men and women—sipping cucumber water or rosebud tea sprinkled with antioxidant-rich bilberries—wait by a blue porcelain fountain for East-meets-West treatments like acupuncture-assisted non-surgical facial lifts. During lunch, time-strapped traders opt for thirty-minute Swedish-Shiatsu massages, while after the market closes—or on weekends, when residents of neighborhood’s luxe lofts stroll in—the hour-long signature Customized Herbal Facial is a popular choice. In this treatment, a Chinese doctor examines the client’s tongue coloring and texture, then a pore-opening steam and peel follow, topped off by a warm, earthy-smelling herbal mask, custom-mixed for both constitution and skin type. Two Brooklyn locations stock herbs and offer some services, but only the Manhattan space has facials, waxing, and body treatments on the menu.Packages
Full-day, half-day, seasonal, and holiday specials are available, as are targeted packages like Aging with Grace and Slim Down. Check the spa’s Website or call one of its three locations for details.
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