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Flatiron Health & Beauty

Establishment neighborhood
Ling New York
12 E. 16 St., Flatiron
Founder Ling Chan has an incredibly healing touch (she got one goop editor’s breakouts significantly under control), and her menu of facials addresses absolutely every concern, especially congestion. With organic malic acid peels, careful extractions, LED light, and soothing ginseng moisture therapy, Chan and her team restore balance to stressed skin holistically. The whole experience is heightened by the beautiful kimono they give you to wear in place of the usual sterile white robe. There’s also a Facials Bar, where clients can get under-an-hour treatments like the Collagen Eye Mask and Radio Frequency Face Lift.
Shape House
34 W. 17th St., Flatiron
This urban sweat lodge has three locations in the city and one in East Hampton, all with the spa’s signature infrared sauna wraps. After putting on the provided uniform—a light cotton top and pants—you’ll be snugly bundled inside an infrared blanket (the material it’s made of feels similar to the bib you wear for x-rays at the dentist) and left to watch Netflix while you seriously sweat. The far infrared waves gently warm the body, increasing the core temperature. You emerge from the cocoon 55 minutes later completely drenched. If that isn’t enough, schedule a consecutive lymphatic drainage session, where you’re wrapped in a full body suit that applies targeted pressure to points on the arms, legs, and waist to encourage circulation and detoxification.
Tracie Martyn Skin Care Salon
101 5th Ave., 11th Floor, Flatiron
Before becoming famous among actresses, models, and music-industry icons for her skin-perfecting red carpet treatments, Tracie Martyn was a makeup artist. The legendary aesthetician continues to play skin whisperer with the firming, sculpting therapies she pioneered, along with new cutting-edge technologies. The Resculpting Facial is her undisputed pièce de résistance—a miracle combination of microcurrent, microdermabrasion, a peptide-enriched oxygen treatment, and an infusion of barrier-restoring nutrients via Martyn’s own incredibly pure skin-care line. If you’re due for a splurge, try the Face and Body Resculpting Fusion—OMG. The studio, a light-filled oasis featuring sparkly chandeliers and a mostly white motif, is that rare balance of chic and chill.
Amanda Kloots at Bandier Studio B
164 5th Ave., Flatiron
Trainer and former New York City Rockette Amanda Kloots brings her love of staying in shape—and having fun along the way to three of her signature hour-long classes—the Dance, the Rope, and the Body—at Bandier Studio B. The Rope focuses on high-energy jump roping (it burns 10 calories a minute while toning your body) and her easy-to-do-at-home moves include everything from standing side crunches and jump overs to stability lunges. The Dance zeroes in on what Amanda does best—and the constantly changing cardio dance sweat session ensures it never gets too repetitive even if you drop into class a couple times a week. She uses the see-and-follow method for guiding you through class, which sounds intimidating, but totally works. Her latest offering is The Body, which is modeled after her private classes—it's a mix of upbeat dance moves, plus a toning series on the mat. (Be prepared to s-w-e-a-t.) If you're not in NYC, there's an entire section of her site dedicated to streaming the workouts here.
Aimee Raupp Beauty
928 Broadway, Flatiron
A facial here involves amazing acupuncture, collagen-infused masks, ghee-powered face oils, and, perhaps most incredibly, face cupping. Practitioner Aimee Raupp, besides waking up your entire face (your whole body feels good after a treatment), can talk to you about diet, hormones, and many other aspects of women’s health—her book on fertility and pregnancy, Yes, You Can Get Pregnant, was a bestseller, and she has a new book on health and autoimmunity coming out next month. Her treatments were a huge hit at the recent In goop Health Summit for a reason—they are absolutely transformative.
Rescue Spa
29 E. 19th St., Flatiron
The duplex spa is enormous and luxurious, with high ceilings, plush couches, and a posh aesthetic that manages to be both modern and comfortable. There’s a hair salon, nail studio, and fourteen treatment rooms where you can get a variety of skin-perfecting therapies like the Oxylight facial, an over-the-top combination of micro-current, ultrasound, oxygen therapy, and more to lift, tighten, and smooth, and many more LED -, microdermabrasion- , and laser-intensive sessions, plus massages and detox body wraps (you’re slathered in sea mud, which leaves skin insanely silky). A facial with founder/skin-whisperer Danuta Mieloch is transformative—her touch is exquisite, and you emerge looking beyond glowy. We love the Bio Seaweed Gel manicure, which uses 5-free polish, LED light to set the pigment (as opposed to UV light), and lasts about a month.
Ophira & Tali Edut
39 W. 14th St., Flatiron
We first discovered Ophira and Tali Edut (otherwise known as the AstroTwins) through their fantastic book, Momstrology, an insightful guide to understanding and dealing with your kids through astrology; we devoured their Love Zodiac next. Their site, and own-brand imprint horoscope books and ebooks, including their popular annual horoscope guides, are all incredible resources. We met with Ophira for an individual session, where she connected by drawing up astrology charts, giving deep, unexpected insights into all parts of life.
Heyday
1130 Broadway, Flatiron
An appointment at this no-frills day spa (there are five throughout the city) is wonderfully personalized: You choose the duration of your treatment (thirty, fifty, or seventy-five minutes) and set your goals with your skin therapist. Every treatment comes with a deep cleanse, exfoliation, custom mask, and hydration, then ends with sunscreen protection (the fifty- and seventy-five-minute options also have extractions). Upgrades include peels, microdermabrasion, and light therapy, and if you need monthly treatments, there is a membership program. Bonus: Appointments are available until 9 p.m., making an after-work facial actually doable.
Eleven Eleven Wellness Center
32 W. 22nd St., Flatiron
Dr. Frank Lipman and his team of excellent doctors, health coaches, and nutritionists take everything from nutrition to stress to exercise and lifestyle choices into account. In kind, the treatments here are just as wide-ranging: Everything from accupuncture to nutritional counseling is offered and all health issues are treated with a multidisciplinary approach. In the end, many of the solutions offered here involve learning better daily habits for prolonged, sustainable wellness.
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