Fitness has become a huge part of my life since moving to NYC and an important learning lesson for me is taking the time to recover and renew as well. From infrared saunas to stretching, there are so many amazing resources in New York to help take care of my body and make sure I keep feeling my best! Today, I’m sharing some favorite spots and treatments to try around the city to incorporate into your wellness routine!
HigherDOSE: With a few spots around the city, Higher Dose uses infrared therapy to help with detoxing, relaxing, pain relief and anti-aging. The infrared saunas get up to around 160 degrees and use color therapy to help you choose what areas to focus on. I loved my experience here (I visited the Wall Street location inside Equinox) and felt so much lighter and refreshed after my hour treatment. You get your own room where you can come in and out of the sauna as you please to get more water or cool down and can play your own music so it truly is your space. I’ve always struggled with my circulation and would love to make this part of my routine to see the full benefits. Use code SUMMER30 through Wednesday for 30% off all services and packages!
STRETCH*D: As someone who grew up dancing and continues to dance, stretching is such a vital part of training. However, lately I feel like I have been super tight and could use some extra time stretching and recovering. That’s where STRETCH*D comes in and made SUCH a difference for me. With a range of packages, STRETCH*D allows you personal hands on stretching with one of their pros who help get in to those deep muscles. After my twenty-five minutes of stretching, I also got to test out the Normatec Recovery Boots which use compression on your feet and legs to give you that “walking on air” feeling. I definitely will be coming back and want to make this part of my weekly routine so I can not only feel my best but know I’m giving my body the time it needs to rest and recover! Use code CHILL for 10% off your first stretch.
Clean Market: Clean Market is truly a one stop shop. From the café, where you can enjoy health drinks, smoothies and snacks, to the shop with a TON of natural beauty products and supplements, to the range of treatments, there is something for everyone. I got to try Cryotherapy for the first time which was such a unique experience! The staff was extremely helpful in walking me through the treatment, which is about two minutes in their human-sized cryochamber that’s filled with liquid nitrogen-cooled air and cooled to -130°C (-202°F). The treatment is to help with improved recovery and while I didn’t feel an extreme difference after it, I definitely think it’s a great treatment for anyone to try!
WTHN: For the person who’s not sure exactly what they need yet, WTHN is the spot. From acupuncture to cupping to light therapy, they offer a range of treatments to help you start feeling your best! The space is also super chic and they have a ton of amazing products to try and buy at their space as well. Use code carlyahill01 for 10% off your first time!
Shapehouse: If you’re looking for a great way to detox without having to move a muscle, Shapehouse is the place. Here you get zipped up in their infrared blankets where you sweat out toxins while watching Netflix – doesn’t get more easy than that!
City Acupuncture: I shared this winter a breakdown of what cupping is and why I personally love it and it still continues to be one of my favorite methods for recovery. I have really enjoyed visiting City Acupuncture (where they offer a ton of other treatments) for fast and easy appointments and a great price as well. A perk of sweater weather returning soon (!!!) is being able to get back into cupping and can hide those crazy marks!