Self Care

A LUXURIOUS SPA RETREAT AT BODY BY BROOKLYN

Every once in a while you should treat yourself to a nice spa day. Whether it’s to escape from the stress of work or just to center yourself or connect with your girls (or guy) spa days are needed. Body by Brooklyn offers a luxurious spa retreat in the heart of Brooklyn. This day spa provides an intimate experience and access to a Wet Lounge. Their wet lounge is a luxury European Hydrotherapy Spa with a Swedish Sauna, Russian Sauna, Turkish Bath, Hot Tob and Cold Plunge Pool. It’s the perfect place to relax after a revitalizing facial or one of their many massages.

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This sounds like exactly what you need doesn’t it? It was exactly what I needed after a full weekend of running around New York City. Upon entering Body by Brooklyn I was welcomed with warm smiles by their welcoming staff and a robe. I quickly changed into my swimsuit and flip flops (two spa necessities) and was whisked away to begin my massage. My massage therapist Elizabeth was very friendly, professional and gentle yet firm with me. She really helped me to relax and I found myself almost falling asleep. After my massage, I went to the bar for a glass of Pinot Grigio. What’s a relaxing experience without a glass of wine? After my wine, I decided to have a little fun at the Wet Lounge. The steam rooms and sauna’s at Body by Brooklyn are great for relaxation, detoxification, energy restoration and hangover relief (yes they will cure your hangover from last night.) I spent time in each sauna and ended my luxurious experience with a dip in the hot tub.

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Body by Brooklyn is the perfect escape to catch up with your friends or for a couple that needs a romantic date away from home. This week Body by Brooklyn is offering a Client Appreciation Package! For one week only (August 1-5, 2016) they are offering a 45-minute calming facial or Swedish massage with free entry to the Wet Lounge for $60 each! They are also offering a couples massage for two for $170! On top of this promotion, you will receive 10% off any service when you use my 10 % off booking code: Simplypamarie. Now all you need to do is schedule a day to pamper yourself and book your luxurious spa retreat today!

Location: Body by Brooklyn 275 Park Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205

Phone:  (718) 923-9400

Website: www.bodybybrooklyn.com

Social Media Handle: @BodybyBrooklyn

SPA CASTLE

Every once in a while we all need a day of pure release and relaxation. To just go somewhere and be pampered, eat and chill out. Spa Castle provides that opportunity for everyone, male and female. Its nude jacuzzi’s, sauna rooms, restaurant area, bar/lounge and pools provide the perfect local getaway to relax.

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I enjoyed my time there but I went on a Sunday when school was out for kids. I suggest you don’t make the mistake I made and go when school is out. Please go to spa castle when there isn’t many people. Other than that it was fun. The food was good, especially the sushi I had. The facility is clean and comfortable.

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I recently returned to Spa Castle and they have made a lot of upgrades. There are more pools, more bars, sleeping rooms, a fitness center and a meditation room. There is also a new Sky Garden Restaurant that serves authentic Korean Cuisine. I highly suggest you try the Spicy Pork, it was amazing! So were their dumplings.

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Also, from what I understand it’s just as relaxing in the winter as it is in the summer. I went with a friend as her birthday gift. Spa Castle is a great place for couples to spend time together, for friends to relax together and a great birthday gift.

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Location:  Spa Castle 131-10 11th Ave College Point, NY 11356

Ambiance: Spa

Pricing:  Weekdays $40, Weekends $50