Thursday, April 17, 2008
This was my Spa Week option and I could not be more pleased. L'Institut Sothys has one branch on West 57th. and one branch in Paris. This is a classic European Spa and it shows from the moment you walk in. I booked the Eau Thermale facial for the $50 spa week special and it was a special service. The reception person was an older very stylish woman and the feeling here is European orderliness without the bells and whistles available at some downtown spas. Vera was my facialist, a beautiful Russian woman also north of 50. The room looked like a real facial room. The facial bed was heated so it was an ahhhhh from the jump. Vera looked and was an expert at skin care and facials. With expert hands and top of the line products, the facial was phenomenal, and even some extractions were done gently and quickly. I was given a spa menu and $20 off my next visit which for a fancy West 57th Spa was not unreasonable at $115 for a European facial.