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Here's the Rub

Ward off winter blues with a deep massage that doesn't require deep pockets.

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Lugging those hefty (and unwanted) holiday gifts back to the stores -- combined with whatever hangover-inducing antics you might have gotten up to on New Year's Eve -- has probably left you a little bit sore. So now's the time to ward off seasonal affective disorder with a massage. Top salons charge upwards of $90 for an hour of relaxation, but this month, with this page (one per location), you can get rubbed the right way all over the city for much less. Get a top massage for $45 at Karen Wu Beauty & Wellness Spa, where a Chinese doctor can evaluate your health and administer acupuncture, or at SoHo's bright, airy, stressless Devachan Salon and Spa. Or try Dorit Baxter Spa, where minerals from the Dead Sea are integrated into deep, relaxing massages -- perfect, according to Baxter, for those New Yorkers who "are always in a rush and do not sleep enough." You can also use this page to get 20 percent off the Oasis Day Spa's Frequent Users Package -- ten massages for $625 (usually $780). Enough, if you pace yourself right, to last you almost till the next holiday season. And for readers who, perhaps, nibbled on a little too much fruitcake, Elizabeth Arden is offering 10 percent off its cellulite-taming Ceramide Firm Lift.

Karen Wu, 1044 Madison Ave., at 79th St., second floor (212-737-3545), and 1377 Third Ave., at 78th St. (212-585-2044); Devachan, 558 Broadway, between Prince and Spring Sts., second floor (212-274-8686); Dorit Baxter, 47 W. 57th St., third floor (212-371-4542); Oasis Day Spa, 108 E. 16th St., second floor (212-254-7722); Elizabeth Arden, 691 Fifth Ave., at 54th St. (212-546-0200).

Picks of the Week
Felissimo, the five-story luxury gift-and-home-goods empire, is taking up to 75 percent off items including hair accessories from Colette Malouf, bedding from Dransfield & Ross, and dinnerware from Julie Payette. 10 W. 56th St. (212-247-5656); A.E., M.C., V; sale begins 1/2.

Burberry plaid has made a smashing comeback in the past few years, and now men's raincoats, once $795, are $499, and women's topcoats are up to half off. 9 E. 57th St. (212-371-5010); A.E., M.C., V.; 1/2-1/31.

Norma Kamali's one-of-a-kind vintage and fall 2000 collection (including swimwear) is all either under $250 or 75 percent off. 11 W. 56th St. (212-957-9797); A.E., M.C., V.; Mon.-Sat. 10-6, 1/2-1/13.

Sigerson Morrison's perfect pumps, mules, and boots are 30 percent off. Also on sale are funky neon Louison bags and chunky wool-knit pouches from Sabine Schmitt. 28 Prince St. (212-219-3893); A.E., M.C., V.; sale begins 1/2.

Michelle Roth bridal dresses come from Paris, Rome, Milan, and London and are, for two days, deeply discounted. Peter Langner silk-tulle ball gown was $5,500, now $550. Max Chaoul silk-organza princess-line dress was $6,200, now $750. 24 W. 57th St., Suite 203 (212-245-3390); A.E., M.C., V., no checks; Fri. 10-7, Sat. till 6; 1/5-1/6.

Laura Beth's Baby Collection's designer bumpers, crib skirts, fitted sheets, and mobiles are 30 percent off, while Stacy Claire Boyd custom birth announcements are 20 percent off. By appointment only. 300 E. 75th St., Suite 24E (212-717-2559); cash or check only; 1/2-1/9.

Bikram Yoga's popular classes -- which feature 26 postures and are conducted in a 100-degree room -- are typically $18, but bring this page and sweat through 90 minutes for $10. 150 Spring St. (212-245-2458), 208 W. 72nd St. (212-724-7303), or 797 Eighth Ave., bet. 48th and 49th Sts. (212-245 2525); A.E., M.C., V.; 1/2-1/31.

Koos van den Akker's colorful one-of-a-kind womenswear -- reversible mink coats, "couture collage" suits -- is more than half off. 1283 Madison Ave., at 90th St., second floor (212-722-9895); A.E., M.C., V.; 1/2-1/13.


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