Contributed by Donna Marie

As I made my way to meet my Mom at Juvenex Spa, The Jewel of New York, located on the 5th floor at 25 West 32nd Street in NYC, I was glad I thought of this treat on a day that was perfect to escape the chill and the first snows of the season.

Juvenex Spa is a delightful haven of pampering and relaxation where time stands still.  It offers a full-service spa experience in a menu that includes a range of packages as well as a la carte services; I selected the Purification Package. Our delightful and welcoming hostess took us to the changing area where we undressed, showered, were led to the sauna, followed by the whirlpool (warm with lemons, cold with lilac) and steam room. By the time we came through this parade of soothing activities, there was not an ounce of resistance in our bodies.  We were totally primed and ready for the next phase of our luxurious spa treatments, the salt scrub.  As we lay on our side-by-side massage tables, the two women charged with our mental and physical transformation scrubbed every nook and cranny of our bodies, one side at a time, alternately splashing our bodies with warm water at end of each scrubbing cycle.  When all was said and done, so thorough was the scrubbing administered, my body was delightfully tingling and smooth as butter to the touch, completely free of any dead skin cells.  At this point, we were ready for the pièce de résistance—a massage and facial.  By the time we were through, which felt like the blink of an eye, around three hours had gone by and I felt completely relaxed and rejuvenated.

So, next time you’re wondering what kind of treat to give yourself or someone you care about, consider a visit to Juvenex Spa, The Jewel of New York.

Juvenex Spa
The Jewel of New York Spas
25 West 32nd Street, 5th Floor
Between Fifth & Broadway
New York City

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