Between the failing subways and rising cost of living—not to mention the endless news cycle— our baseline stress levels are off the charts. And while getting our rage out in a boxing class is one way to decompress, we’d like to adopt a more holistic approach in 2019. Fortunately, a spate of new wellness hubs has arrived to address every self-care need.
8 New Wellness Studios to Help You Reset and Recharge in the New Year
A time-tested form of alternative medicine meets a modern-day aesthetic at this acupuncture studio. The space has all the markings of wellness in the Instagram age—chic vanities, a giant sign stating “Feel the Good”—but WTHN’s practice is rooted in the ancient healing technique. Treatments, which start at $65, are divvied up into three categories (prevent, heal and glow), each designed to target a different need.
20 W. 22nd St.; wthn.com
The vitamin drip specialist found its first physical NYC home inside the East Village Pure Green. While most people know I.V. Doc for its hangover-busting capabilities, the antioxidant hydrating treatments can also help with recovery from the flu, food poisoning, jet lag and other exhaustion-causing ailments.
152 Second Ave.; theivdoc.com
A variety of wellness practitioners are housed under one roof at this sprawling Flatiron center. That means you can get everything from a massage to Reiki to body-slimming Cryoskin without running all over town. The Himalayan salt room is one of the largest in New York City, and you can take yoga, Pilates and meditation classes while soaking in its therapeutic properties.
12 W. 27th St.; modrnsanctuary.com
As its name suggests, this Midtown East spot founded by L.A. native Lily Kunin is here to help you purify. A cross between a day spa and retail storefront, Clean Market offers a range of services. In addition to a tonic bar and apothecary that stocks superfood drinks and supplements, there’s a thermo-therapy bar with whole-body cryotherapy and infrared saunas.
240 E. 54th St.; cleanmarket.com
Holistic healing is the focus at this Clinton Hill center. The 1,100-square-foot Healhaus boasts multiple areas: studios for group workshops and classes, private rooms for individual sessions and a spacious outdoor deck that feels like a true escape from the clamor of city life. A café serves smoothies, medicinal teas and “elixirs” like ginger turmeric, root coffee and mushroom mocha.
1082 Fulton St., Brooklyn; healhaus.com
To experience the mending power of sound, check out this pop-up, formerly inside Noho’s Lululemon Lab and moving soon to a new location in Midtown. Settle into the vibrating bed, pop on a pair of Sennheiser headphones and get re-energized with Tune.Studio’s proprietary infrasonic wave sets. Each session—which is supposed to help boost concentration and decrease anxiety—takes just 15 minutes.
New location coming soon; tune.studio
Get the ultimate detox with a round at this urban sweat lodge. The L.A.-based Shape House opened four NYC outposts this year: Flatiron, Dumbo, Upper East Side and Upper West Side.Each 55-minute session cocoons you inside a bed and uses far infrared technology to heat you from the inside out, helping to draw out toxins and fat. (Oh, and you have the option of watchingTV while you’re sweating it out.)
Multiple locations; shapehouse.com
When it opens in 2019, this members-only club may be the city’s largest wellness oasis. Appropriately dubbed the Well, the 13,000-square-foot space will be housed in a two-story Union Square building with a full-service spa, private training gym, yoga studios and reflexology lounge. It will even have a full-service organic restaurant and vitamin bar on the ground floor.
2 E. 15th St.; the-well.com