Much has been written about the power of taking a break. But the hustle and bustle of our daily lives often makes escaping (literally or even figuratively) difficult. Xpress Therapy (67 West St.) has introduced a solution—a spa, nestled amongst startups and art studios, with the goal of providing serenity and sustenance (yes, there’s food). And it can be done swiftly, if that’s the only time you’ve got.
But as you’ll quickly discover, this spot, which opened in December, is more than a place to get a peaceful nosh. You’re supporting Nestor Cora, a man of many titles: former Olympic basketball player, musician, masseur, and businessman with the pure and simple goal of “wanting to cater to the people that have jobs here.”
Step in to Xpress and get a 15-minute chair massage ($10) along with a delicious and healthy, freshly cooked lunch box to go ($8). There are a handful of other massages of various length and styles on offer (e.g., foot massage, hot stone, sports massage). The meal is hand cooked by owner and sole employee Nestor and inspired by the famed Angelica Kitchen in the East Village, which closed last year. “I offer a lunch box every day… I saw there was no place to eat in the building and I figured I could offer something. It’s a vegan dish but you don’t have be vegan to eat it,” he says. Continue reading →
Four of Wands Wellness Collective (349 Leonard Street) is a self-care studio in Williamsburg, where people can find different kinds of holistic treatments, classes, handmade gifts, and a community space. Owner and Licensed Massage Therapist Daru Oda wanted to create a space for doing “what makes you happy. We forget to do things that are fun or to expand our minds. At Four of Wands, we can take care of ourselves for an hour.”
That time of year is upon us, when we are supposed to be thinking about family and friends and happiness and cheer, while trying to deflect all the stress and pressure the season also brings. Sometimes a little pampering can help do the trick. Whether you gift it to yourself or a loved one, no one is going to want to return a massage or a great hair cut.
At Sparrow Salon in Greenpoint “everything is intertwined. If you look good you feel good. If you feel good you can do good. If you do good you feel good. And if you feel good you look good. You can’t take one away without the others suffering.” That’s the key behind Sparrow’s blend of massage, hair styling, and sustainable gifts and beauty products.
And for Cyber Monday get 15% off all gift certificates with code “HappyHolidays” and 20% off all retail in the shop or online with code “HolidayGifts”.
Every day get $20 off the first massage and $20 off the first Hair Cut or Color. Just mention this deal during service.
The best gift you can give to a loved one or yourself is that good feeling of health, wellness AND pampering. [email protected] (31 Nassau Ave) has a lot of deals for Greenpointers readers.
The holidays can leave us all feeling exhausted and less than our best. These treatments promise to erase the effects of stress, shed toxins and get you right back into that holiday spirit. The hardest part will be choosing which one…
• Duet Detox (for 2) ONLY $99 (regularly $150) or Single Person ONLY $59 (regularly $85)
Burn up to 1000 calories in 30 minutes and remove unwanted toxins with a coconut oil body rub, aromatherapy, body wrap and 45 min infrared sauna. Continue reading →
Sparrow is an intersection of health, beauty, art, nature, and good old Brooklyn magic.
Our team of Hairstylists and Massage Therapists can make you look good, feel good, and be ready to do good!
Come relax in our intimate, apothecary style setting with a massage tailored to your needs, whether it’s a deep de-stressing, carpal tunnel, or a recurring injury, all of our therapists are trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Connective Tissue styles in order to help your body to reach it’s full potential.
Rejuvenate for the Holidays – 40% off your first massage session with Jana or Betsy, with Ariel – just mention Greenpointers when you book your appointment online at SparrowSalon.com
For the holidays we have gift certificates available at a discount!! 15% off all massage services – available on our website – SparrowSalon.com
HairStyling and Product Gift certificates available as well!
Come with your nails filed and polished (THINK RASTA COLORS – red, yellow, green or black) and Jessica will show you how to trick them out with a fancy fade. (See video) *note this is not a full manicure – so come neat and nails painted.
All day burn your image into the history of Greenpointers Markets with a Photo Booth by Marofoto! Pets welcome.
[email protected] will be in the house from noon-4pm giving complimentary chair massages and body assessments which determine your body fat, your lean muscle mass and how many calories you’re burning per day. Get that out of the way BEFORE you eat an empanada!
(Save the date for [email protected]’s Mad Hatter’s Howling Moon Tea Party on Friday – 10/18, a special evening of costumed revelry, fitness feasting, “Tricked Out Treats Potluck Contest,” detox tonics & libations, intoxicating live music & fancy footing under the Mad, Full Moon!)
When the flight attendants gives instructions on how to put on an oxygen mask, they put their own mask on first, before assisting the helpless kid next to them.
During this crisis, we are no good to our neighbors if we don’t take care of ourselves.
While working this past week, I forgot to eat and drink for hours. Two nights in a row I ate cheese and potato chips for dinner. (I know that sounds good, especially with white wine.)
The best thing we can do in order to serve others is to make sure we help and heal ourselves. Get on a routine, get to sleep, don’t stare at the TV (that’s just depressing), eat regularly, drink water and exercise.
A few weeks ago, Dishan from [email protected] (31 Nassau Ave) surprise scheduled me for donation based Community Shiatsu Massage, which takes place Wednesdays from 10am-1pm. I was unprepared, wearing jeans and a t-shirt, but it didn’t matter.
Tarek Aylouch, the Shiatsu Massage Master instructed me to lie on the mat face down with my clothes on and for 10 minutes he worked magic on my mind and muscles. Some people are true healers. I was having shoulder pain from working on the computer and it really helped to relieve stress and tension, not to mention the overall sense of calm I felt afterwards. Next time I will schedule a longer massage, at least thirty minutes.
According to the website: “Using Acupressure on the body, [Shiatsu] opens up the channels of qi in the body calming the nervous system which improves circulation, relieves stiff muscles, and alleviates stress.”
Let Tarek open up you Qi. Recommended tip (and steal): $20.
Just because you weigh a buck twenty soaking wet doesn’t mean you can’t afford to lose some excess body fat. Yes, even skinny people need to exercise. So if your tone is feeling not so toned, contact [email protected] and we’ll give you a complimentary body assessment when you mention ‘Greenpointers,’
We live in the best borough in the world! Instead of spending money on a plane ticket, we decided to take a much needed staycation in Brooklyn. Hotel Williamsburg was generous to sponsor Greenpointers for a two night stay, while we toured the area. We were tempted to lock ourselves in the hotel room and listen to records all weekend. The gigantic plush king size bed was a main attraction and we found ourselves making giant Xs and saying, “I miss you, where are you?” The window from the bedroom into the bathroom made urinating very interesting and the view of McCarren Park’s red tailed hawk pair was a score! We had an intinerary, not a very ambitious one. The beauty of the staycation is you don’t have to fit it all in because there is always next weekend.
Friday night we took the East River Ferry over to Dumbo for a nostalgic ride on Jane’s Carousel. There isn’t a better view of Brooklyn than from the ferry and there isn’t a better spot for an old timey carousel than under the Brooklyn Bridge, which is housed in a modern glass building. And $2 per ride makes this a great budget attraction. Continue reading →