While I was just in NYC I had the pleasure to visit Haven Spa in Soho. The spa is cute, quint but super lush with a velvet couch waiting room and little lights in the hallway to your treatments that look like the stars overhead. I booked two treatments.
The Peach Smoothie and The Hour Glass.
Here was my experience:
The Peach Smoothie
This treatment is similar to a facial except on your bikini area, often times referred to as a vajacial. Its recommended for gals who deal with ingrown hairs and skin irritations down there. I luckily do not but its hella common and its nice to pay a little love to skin we spend tons of time waxing, shaving and ultimately neglecting in the beauty care department. The process is the same as what a typical facial would be - steam the skin, exfoliate, extractions, acid, face mask and finally a cream to calm the skin. It leaves your feeling soft down there and helps prevent ingrown hairs moving forward. She told me its a very popular treatment in NYC and tons of ladies are embarrassed to talk about it. Why don’t we care for our skin on the other pair of lips as much as we do our face? Maybe something to discuss but Haven Spa certainly is on to something!
The Hour Glass
This treatment was certainly not what I was expecting. Far from relaxing but certainly saw the results pretty much immediately. What happens is they apply 3 products that make your skin “hot”. It feels very warm from the inside. You are wrapped in Seran Wrap and then an additional two layers. You sit for 30 minutes like this just relaxing but not recommended for people who may be claustrophobic. I personally didn’t mind it at all and actually fell asleep. It was really warm and soothing. After that you are unwrapped and the product is wiped off. And additional product is applied that makes your skin cold… and by cold I mean FREEZING. You start shaking a bit and it feels a bit like spraying a muscle spray to ease pain that you would use for the gym… except a lot more intense! TBH - you defiantly see results right away. I felt less bloated and my skin was tighter. I would suggested hydrating a lot because you sweat in the initial part as your body heats up. Benefits include stimulating fat burning to improve the appearance of cellulite, varicose veins and stretch marks, and dramatically reduce "orange peel" skin. Most people lose 1-4 centimeters around their waists and thighs after the first treatment.
The experience was awesome at Haven. I highly recommend it and i think its a great little escape in NYC. They also offer plenty of other treatments along with a few other less than conventional ones such as what I did. That I love since we are often seeing the same type of focus at spas.
250 Mercer St, New York, NY 10012, USA