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The Peninsula Spa New York, a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star spa, combines Asian, Ayurvedic (Indian) and European techniques to get the best massage results possible. Using custom products from ESPA, the international spa superstar the hotel teamed up with to re-launch its retreat in 2009, therapists can cater to your individual needs.
If you’re in the market for some aromatherapy, choose from the Detoxifier, De-Stressor, Jet-Lag Eliminator or Immune Booster treatments; they all use essential oils to soothe stress away. For those experienced massage enthusiasts, the stellar deep-tissue massage can get rid of built-up tension as therapists work it out with their elbows and forearms. If you want to turn up the heat, try the Jade Hot Stone therapy that uses warm volcanic stones and aromatherapy essential oils to relax the muscles. Looking to improve flexibility? Try the Thai massage; your hands, elbows and feet are stretched and compressed to release muscle tension. Moms-to-be can experience a maternity massage offered after the first trimester and designed to help relieve tension in the lower back and hips. Shiatsu combines specialized pressure, kneading and percussion methods to improve muscle movements. For a massage with both a therapeutic and warming quality, opt for the Marma Point Massage, which includes warm oil that is poured on your body, followed up by a focus on pressure points on your face and body to relieve tension. And for men, the Mankind treatment uses essential oils and aromatherapy massage techniques to relieve tension in the trouble areas of the neck, back and shoulders, complete with a foot massage at the end to restore balance.