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The Spa at Chelsea Piers
Wed-Sun, 11am-7pm; Mon-Tue, by appointment only
Nearby Subway Stops
C, E at 23rd St.
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The Spa at Chelsea Piers offers a mini-vacation from Manhattan. Perched at the end of Pier 60: easy to get to, and yet, removed from the city; the mauve-and-lavender-walled retreat is situated within a 150,000-square-foot megagym. Serene staff members welcome the weary with Elixir herbal teas and tonics, and mani/pedi clients unwind and watch the river run by as technicians apply flawless coats of polish. Estheticians use Dermalogica’s cruelty-free products in a range of relaxing facials, from the 25-minute express to the 80-minute anti-aging, while seaweed wraps, thermal mud masks, and other effective body treatments erase outward signs of hustle and bustle. A full range of standard spa services; from athletic massages to upper lip waxing are expertly performed but what makes the granite-floored facility truly unique is its location. And it’s affiliation: Use of the Sports Center is complimentary with the purchase of $75 worth of services, so, in between or after treatments, spa goers can take a yoga class, soak in the whirlpool, climb a rock wall, do some laps on the track, or tan themselves on the sun deck, which overlooks the Hudson.
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