It's June and summer is almost upon us. In the spirit of R&R and hitting the 'reset' button, we thought we would highlight five great ways to rejuvenate yourself. From an "anti spa," to the perfect after-work cocktail, check out our top five picks for renewal and rejuvenation in the city that never sleeps.
1. Physical Advantage
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If a fancy day spa isn't your thing, this place is for you. Physical Advantage takes a no-frills approach to massage. The massage therapists here are less interested in scented candles and dim lighting than in helping heal your body. Broadway dancers and professional athletes are frequent visitors. Sessions are available in 30, 60, and 90 minute increments. If you want to fix your back, neck or any other physical problem, we highly recommend you go here.
For history buffs, the spa was once owned by a woman that went by the name of Madame Spivey and called the place Spivey's Roof. It was a nightclub where gay men and women could go and be "almost" out during the '40s.
For more information on Physical Advantage click here.
2. Guerlain Spa at The Waldorf Astoria
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This luxurious spa has been around since 1828, when Pierre-Francois-Pascal Guerlain opened his first boutique in Paris. No need to venture to France to experience this one-of-a-kind spa where "customized, cutting-edge therapies meet luxurious innovation and relaxation." The Guerlain Spa, located on the 19th floor, with stunning views of Midtown Manhattan, provides a completely cocooned, en-suite experience with luxuriously appointed treatment rooms, each with adjoining private bath and changing rooms. Click here for more information.
3. The Garret
A Fashion Times favorite, The Garret is nestled above a Five Guys and is the perfect spot to grab a cocktail and kick back and relax any day of the week. The bar is located on the 2nd Floor, at 296 Bleecker St. Click here for more information
4. The Sanctuary Hotel
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Treat yourself to a "staycation" at a hotel where the name says it all. The Sanctuary is a luxury boutique hotel near Times Square with an authentic vibe and European-inspired experience. Head to the hotel's rooftop, Haven, for a view of Manhattan's bustling Theater District and grab a delicious cocktail in this welcoming retreat. Click here for more on the hotel.
5. Pure Yoga
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Practicing yoga is said to be the way to acquire inner peace and rock hard glutes. Pure Yoga New York also recently expanded its programming by offering a unique barre program. Figure 4 Barre provides a complement to yoga through its disciplined and more rigorous movements - giving our members the chance to enjoy a holistic approach to their health and well-being. Look good, eat well and feel great. Check out the brand's site here.
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