Where else can you get a healing treatment, then head to a belly-dancing class or poetry reading?. The Scene The diverse clientele mirrors the Y's--men and women of all ages enjoy both the intimate spa and the steam- and sauna-equipped locker rooms. Gym members get treatment discounts plus use of the workout facilities and pool.
The Services InSPArations divides its services and treatment rooms into five categories representing the basic healing elements: fire, water, earth, air and sky. Thus the on-target massages include a standard muscle-relaxer, plus "Hot to Trot" (fire) with heated table and cremes, and "Raindrop Mist" (water) with citrus oils. Facials include "Seaweed Cocktail" (sea) and "Chinese Herbal" (earth), while body treatments include a "Ginger Apple" paraffin wrap (fire) and "Mud Masque" (earth). Athlete-specific services, mini-treatments and add-ons (such as eye de-puffers and scalp massage) are also available, as are microdermabraison, couples massage and cellulite-busters. All services use "5 Elements," the natural house line.