The Need for Speed at the Spa
- Published: Thursday, May 27th 2010
- in Beauty
Most working women know how to cram in errands during an hour lunch break. And for many well groomed ‘go-getter girls,’ a proper manicure or a quick workout becomes part of a “to do” list. But what about massage? Indulgent? I say no.
About a week ago, I was feeling sore and achy in my back and neck, and it was nowhere near flu season. My job is largely sedentary, so I knew what I needed to feel better fast – a quick massage. I probably don’t need to remind you the astounding benefits of massage – I was sure a spa visit was good for what ailed me.
Many spas offer 30-minute or “quickie” treatments for massage therapy, usually deep tissue or Swedish are the options.
I booked a massage spa appointment at Supple Spa in the Flatiron District of Manhattan, a long-time favorite of SpaFinder staff, both for the spa’s quality of service, affordability and its proximity to our office (about an eight-minute walk).
While the decor could almost be described as cutesy, I paid no mind, after all, it’s not the spa’s interior that was my draw here.
My quickie massage was excellent – long strokes and very strong, as requested.
I realized that, as a spa-lover, I really ought to have a ‘go to’ spa (or two) nearby for a quickie massage, should the need ever arise again!
Spas in most major metros are familiar with this offering. If you don’t see abbreviated massage treatments on the spa menu, don’t hesitate to ask. Many will accommodate you.
I returned to work that day feeling energized and ‘in the zone.’ It’s amazing what you can get done in a New York minute, let alone 30.
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