After checking in and changing in the wonderful locker/shower rooms, you then descend into a world I could not imagine existed in New York City. You walk down the steps into a very large room lit entirely by candles on the floor and in the walls and underwater lights. These combined with the brick walls and tall columns extending to the wooden ceiling create an amazing ambience.
Inside are three baths (one with bubble jets) of increasing temperature (from 98 to about 103), along with a salt water 'Dead Sea' bath and two cold (58 and 50 degrees!) plunge pools. There is also a steam room with eucalyptus aromatherapy.
After spending time in the baths and in the steam room, we alternated several times between the cold pools and the steam room. There is also a heated bench for relaxing..the bustling city and world above could not have seemed further away! On the night we went (Tuesday) there was also live Flamenco music being played by a duet.
The cost for a 2 hour visit is very reasonable, it is an experience not to be missed!
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