Retail Therapy: Haven Spa

Picture this:  you are relaxing in urban oasis under a fluffy white down comforter with soft and calming music in the background while all of your troubles melt away…That is what I experienced during a much needed trip to my favorite New York City retreat:  Haven Spa.  Located in Soho, Haven Spa truly is a tranquil refuge in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple.  Whether you have limited time or are lucky enough to spend a day pampering yourself, you will be thankful that you carved out some time for a little self-care.

When you step foot inside of Haven Spa you are greeted by a friendly and attentive staff member who will make you feel welcome and at ease.  You are encouraged to enjoy their comfortable lounge space and relax in the serene environment at your leisure before and after your spa services.  I have had the pleasure of enjoying several of the spa services including facials, massages, body therapies, manicures & pedicures and waxing and I make sure to spend a little extra time in the lounge area to let the experience soak in.

On my recent visit to Haven Spa I had the remedy facial.  It is a 60 minute personalized treatment that is custom-tailored to address individual skin concerns.  Self-care at a spa is not something I get to practice regularly so let’s just say it had been quite a while since I had taken time to address my skin’s particular issues.  In the 60 minutes I spent with my aesthetician Monica, my skin went from dull to glowing.  And my mood transformed from impatient and stressed to joyful and relaxed.  That feeling stayed with me for the rest of the day and my skin continued to glow for over 3 days.

You may ask yourself why you should spend the time, money or effort to indulge in self-care and the answer is simple.  Self-care is not a luxury.  It is a necessity.  It helps to manage stress (this is good for your overall health), improves your self-esteem, mood and out look on life, shows others you value yourself and makes you a better caregiver.  Take time to pamper yourself inside and out.  And when you are ready to do so, splurge on a visit to Haven Spa.  It is worth the trip!  

Visit Haven Spa online at or at the NYC location at 150 Mercer Street  New York, NY 10012
(212) 343-3515.

Retail Therapy is my fun shopping guide for self-care.   I hope to share with you some of my favortite products, indulgences and experiences with the purpose of helping you to engage in mindful and proactive self-care that will positively impact your overall wellbeing.

Chamin Ajjan Psychotherapy


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