Juvenex spa is a hidden gem just off New York's busy 5th Avenue. There are no signs or evidence of the spa as you walk along 32nd street and the entrance to the spa is no way reflective of what you discover when you come out of the elevator and into the fairy-tale like setting.
Unlike other 5th Avenue spas, Juvenex is a little more down to earth and although the environment is less luxurious the treatments are still of a high standard. This secret hideaway is an oasis of tranquillity.
After being greeted by the (not so friendly) receptionist guests are lead to the changing rooms and taken through to their treatment room where I was able to experience the excellent and much needed one hour Swedish massage with a very capable masseur. Using the right amount of pressure and movement the massage was extremely relaxing and I was left feeling rejuvenated and de-stressed for the rest of the day.
The facilities at the spa are good, you can enjoy the Baked Clay detox room or the Herbal Diamond Steam room before and after your treatments or soak in the Japanese style soaking tubs laden with sake, ginseng and seaweed to unwind before your treatment begins.
The spa also offers a wide range of services and some interesting packages so you can come for the day, a half day or just for one or two of the many treatments on offer.
The spa is women only until 7pm and after this time couples are welcome. The spa is open 24 hours a day so perfect for some after hour relaxation for busy New Yorkers and jet lagged tourists alike.