After a day of fabulous shopping in Manhattan’s SoHo district, enter the sanctuary that is Haven on Mercer Street. This quaint day spa features waxing, facials, massage, nail care, and a treatment that is bound to be your summer go-to. The Hourglass is a 90-minute full-body treatment that leaves your arms, mid-section, thighs, and glutes looking smooth and slim. Hello, short-shorts!
This firming treatment, known for helping people shed up to 4 centimeters after just one session, is not for the faint of heart. You’ll go from hot to cold over the hour and a half between a detoxifying wrap with plant extracts, caffeine, and essential oils, and a cooling cream that seems to freeze the fat from the outside, in. But if you want results fast, you’ll get them!
You’ll begin by removing all of your clothes to be measured and then you will lie face down on the massage table. For those concerned with modesty you’ll don disposable undies and you can opt to keep a small towel to cover yourself up top. Next, a lotion is massaged in and you are subsequently wrapped with clear plastic wrap to let it truly seep in and take effect. While you lay on the table for the next 30 minutes you will feel a warm, tingly sensation as the lotion stimulates the fat-burning process. After the wrap is removed the same areas will be covered with a lotion that will leave you very cold. Be sure to ask for extra blankets and try to relax your muscles because for the next 10 minutes it’s wintertime without a coat! Your therapist will likely prepare a hot tea for you to enjoy immediately after in the waiting lounge.
I recently received the treatment and was amazed at how smooth my skin was after the session. I was measured before and after and managed to lose 1-2cm in every area! The following morning I woke up to slimmer legs with zero cellulite and a desire to throw on my bathing suit and go straight to the beach!
The Hourglass – 90 minutes; $195
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