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Spa of the Week: Langham Place New York

By Olivia Cuccaro

In the heart of Manhattan, Chuan Body + Soul Spa serves as an urban escape from the daily whirr or city life. Inside the luxurious Langham Place, New York, Fifth Avenue, the recently opened spa has introduced its newest feature, a Himalayan salt wall.

As spas around the world realize the wellness benefits of Himalayan salt, Chuan Body + Soul Spa is the latest to introduce the restorative salts to New York City. The spa at Langham Place has enhanced its sauna with the addition of a Himalayan salt wall from Saltability and TouchAmerica. Derived from the Primal Sea, Saltability’s 100 percent pure salt is responsibly sourced from the Himalayan Mountains. The wall is designed from illuminated, hand-carved salt blocks, adding to the spa’s wellness portfolio by using warmed, pure Himalayan salt, known as an ancient healing element. Heated Himalayan salt serves as a natural ionizer, rich in negative ions and 84 essential nutrients and minerals to promote stress reduction, energy increase and mood boosts at a biochemical level. When utilized in a spa setting, salt is said to have grounding and air purifying effects in the treatment room.

Located on the fourth floor of Langham Place, Chuan Body + Soul Spa is a full-service spa drawing on principles of traditional Chinese medicine in its treatments. Treatments are based on and the five elemental forces (fire, earth, water, metal and wood) and customized to each guest’s individual body chemistries. Spanning 4,000 sq ft, the holistic spa comprises three treatment rooms, including one for couples, men’s and women’s locker rooms with steam and sauna and a 2,000 sq ft fitness center featuring Technogym equipment.

Amidst the calming force of the Himalayan salt wall, guests will find serenity in an array of signature treatments for face and body. Chuan Signature Escapes combine the best of Chaun Signature and Kerstin Florian treatments for experiences like the 150-minute Chaun Ritual encompassing a massage, Kerstin Florian facial and Chuan Extra Retreat. Guests can choose from Chuan Harmony, Swedish or Deep Tissue massage; Kerstin Florian Customized Deep Cleansing Facial or Aromatherapy Skin Renewal Facial; and Chuan Herbal Salt Scrub, Intensive Hair Repair Scalp Massage or Chuan Mini Feet Retreat.

For your most relaxing stay, we recommend the 1,905 sq ft Roche Bobois Penthouse Suite. Overlooking the Empire State Building from floor-to-ceiling windows, the suite features two king-size bedrooms with large marble bathrooms including a deep soaking tub, double vanity sinks, high-definition TVs embedded in the mirror and rainfall showers. The suite also includes a half bath, living area, dining area for up to 8 guests, full kitchen equipped with Miele appliances and private laundry facilities.

Langham Place, New York, Fifth Avenue is located at 400 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018. For more information, please visit langhamhotels.com.