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Lower East Side Health & Beauty

Health & Beauty neighborhood
Chillhouse
149 Essex St., Lower East Side
A sort of choose your own wellness adventure, this light, bright, Lower East Side spa has a luxe nail salon with 5-free options, massages, and a café all under one roof. Start your experience with an adaptogen-spiked turmeric latte (they have their own line of Chillblend powders to help you relax, energize, and detox) while you check out the nail-art menu that changes seasonally—we’re totally obsessed with the Matisse- and Yayoi Kusama-inspired designs. Massages range from the short Express (25 minutes of deep tissue work) to the more-intense, aptly named hourlong Chill Pill. Photos: Dillon Burke
Lower East Side
Christine Chin Spa
82 Orchard St., Lower East Side
Christine Chin has been famous for years, and with good reason: She doesn't mess around when it comes to facials, delivering the sort of cleaning that will have you digging your fingers into your palms (we know friends who have popped a painkiller before stepping in). In short: She will excavate every pore on your face. Chin knows what she's doing, as evidenced by the glowy complexions that glow even more under her care (supermodels like Gisele Bündchen and Erin Wasson to name a few). If you have any sort of skin ailment, start here; if you want a more spa-like facial, stay away.
Lower East Side
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