Sliming toward slimness:The de-bloating session at Dorit Baxter.
Best Tummy Tightener
47 West 57th Street
Got a last-minute invite to the Costume Institute ball and an unforgiving Armani gown? Salons around town tout quick (albeit temporary) fixes, with stomach-targeting treatments that reduce bloat and help get rid of toxins. The best is offered at Dorit Baxter, where the $85 session begins with breathing and contractions guided by a therapist to tone muscles, then the stomach is wrapped with bandages soaked with a slimming solution of seaweed and herbs, and finally there is a bloat-reducing massage.
Paul Labrecque Salon & Spa
171 East 65th Street
GREAT DEAL: For a simpler technique at a slightly lower price, Paul Labrecque's $65 Flat Tummy Treatment is a basic half-hour lymphatic drainage massage of the stomach, followed by a detoxifying tea.
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