Looking for relief in the often hectic concrete jungle that is New York City? —you’ll find your urban retreat in Soho’s Haven Spa. From facials, to nail and hair care, massages and waxing, Haven Spa affords clients the opportunity to take some ‘well-spent’ time for themselves.
Two services of interest —the Bitch Massage and the Foot/Ovary Connection. With a name befitting the diva in some of us, the 60-90 minute Bitch Massage addresses premenstrual symptoms, stress and insomnia, by using distinct stretches, massage strokes and pressure points that increase blood circulation and lymph flow.
In addition to the movements, oil aromas used in this treatment help soothe aches and pains, and clients benefit from decreased fluid retention in muscles, tissues and joints —leaving with a harmonious feeling of mind and body, due to the release and elimination of toxins. Taking a page out of Chinese medicine and reflexology books, the Foot/Ovary Connection treatment focuses on the feet and ankles, manipulating the corresponding points they have with the ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes. The conclusion is restoration of the smooth flow of energy in the female organs. Whether you’re on the go and need a quick mani/pedi, or are looking for a full day of pampering, Haven Spa has an ever-growing list of treatments to delight and relax you. HavenSpa.nyc LEILA E. COLE /