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Soho Health & Beauty

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New York Pilates
262 Bowery, Soho
One session at this airy, light-filled studio—a slice of heaven among the rickety lofts that line the Bowery—and you’re hooked. They use the Reformer (versus mat-based Pilates), a machine that adds resistance to exercises using springs to sculpt, tone, and strengthen the body. The instructors are dynamic and personable, not to mention lithe and statuesque (Pilates is known for its elongating, posture-improving benefits). They sell kombucha on tap, as well as an assortment of gluten- and refined sugar-free cacao balls (the turmeric-dusted variety is insane) that are delicious, nourishing, and supremely satisfying after an intense class.
Space by Mama Medicine
73 Spring St., Soho
Wellness intuitive Deborah Hanekamp has over seventeen years of experience in the healing arts. Her Space by Mama Medicine brings this expertise to a new audience with aura readings, energy balancing, crystal and sound healing, and facial attunements. The rooms in which these holistic treatments take place are immediately soothing with an all-white palette lifted with greenery and natural fibers, flooded with natural light, and so divinely scented you'll struggle to leave post-treatment. In performing the therapies, Hanekamp uses healing techniques like Chinese medicine, LED, and Ayurveda bolstered by an all-natural herbal skincare line.
The Piper Center for Internal Wellness
73 Spring St., Ste. 305, Soho
Founder Tracy Piper brings more than twenty years of experience in Chinese herbology and colon hydrotherapy, which she believes can aid in everything from digestion to skin health in her one-stop cleansing center. For those in need of a recharge, there's also dry-skin brushing, a lymphatic draining detox wrap, and infrared sauna sessions. Her ace staff includes a live blood analyst, colon therapist, and in-house nurse practitioner for highly personalized sessions.
Paintbox
17 Crosby St., Soho
You might miss this nail salon if you're walking by: From the street the front room looks more like an elegant office lobby than a salon waiting room. The space is beautifully turned out with blush pink walls, sleek Nordic furniture, and bespoke, leather-covered nail drying stations. It's manicures only, and the nail art options, while unique, are grown up and cool: No airbrushed animals or sherbert designs in sight. We're into the gels, as the designs last longer, but if you're just looking for a quality manicure, they carry all the new colors from Chanel, Tom Ford, and Uslu Airlines.
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