Winter Getaway: Juvenex Spa, a New York City Diversion

January 28, 2009
by Sarah Amandolare
Harsh winter air and the cloying cold of January and February call for special treatments and nourishing natural remedies. In New York City, try a visit to the Juvenex Spa, tucked away in Little Korea and offering a variety of soothing treatments. Use the Web sites below to learn more and plan your winter spa getaway.

The Attraction: Juvenex Spa

At Juvenex, visitors detoxify in a baked-clay sauna, or soak in a Japanese-style pond brimming with ginseng and Sake. The spa boasts a variety of natural treatments and remedies from different cultures, offered in an intriguing indoor setting that revolves around the Jade Igloo Sauna, a dome-shaped structure constructed from semi-precious stones.

Juvenex is open every day, 24 hours a day, and is popular with performers and Broadway stars in need of some post-show pampering, and enjoyed by groups of friends after a night out. Juvenex is open only to women from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. After 5 p.m., men and women are welcome.

The Location: New York City

Situated in Little Korea at West 32nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, just a block away from the tourist-friendly Herald Square, Juvenex is a hidden New York City spot that transports visitors to a land far, far away.

To plan your Big Apple visit, use the recently revamped New York City tourism site You’ll find entertainment and restaurant listings from Time Out New York, as well as eco-friendly options from, and a hotel and flight search powered by Travelocity. Insider tips and crucial travel advice from the site’s editors is also featured, such as where to find rooftop bars with fireplaces for wintertime nights out.

Use New York City to navigate the city’s subways and buses, get driving and walking directions, and calculate cab fare. 

If you’re planning a more involved New York City vacation, consult the findingDulcinea New York City Survival Guide, presenting numerous online resources on the city’s best attractions, entertainment, parks and green spaces, free activities and practical advice for finding transportation and accommodations.

An Inside Look at Juvenex Spa

The Lost Girls are three friends from New York who backpacked around the world, including through Southeast Asia. They were particularly taken with Juvenex Spa because it reminded them of their journeys in Bangkok.

“Since completing our trip and returning to NYC, we’ve come to yearn for the days when we could find such deeply restorative, well-priced spa treatments within an easy walk or taxi ride,” they wrote.

More NYC Spas

To discover more places to get pampered in the big city, visit Vanity Fair for the magazine’s Web exclusive slideshow of New York City’s Best Day Spas.

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