Friday, February 12, 2010


I mentioned last week that I received a massage for all of my hard work during my intenSati Insanity challenge. What I didn't mention is how I got to be so lucky.

One of my favorite websites is, a site that gives awesome deals on spa and salon services every Tuesday starting at $25. The good folks of the site contacted me and asked if I would like to try out one of their deals early and write a review that would be featured on their site.

Uh, yeah. Free massage! The gods of relaxation were smiling on me.

My massage was at Fine Living New York Ayurvedic massage, located off of 14th street and 7th avenue here in Manhattan. It is a tiny boutique space- it couldn't have had more than 3 treatment rooms- but it was so warm and cozy and inviting I was instantly at ease.

The owner offered me hot tea while I filled out a form that determned what my Dosha was-Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, which are composed of five basic elements: air, space, fire, water, and earth. I was a mix of all three.

Based on that information, the practioner created a custom Abhayanga massage that consisted of oils and different strokes- and no, Willis didn't need to know what I was talkin' about. It was awesome!

As a workout enthusiast, the Ayurveda concepts and practice are like a yoga session without the yoga. I felt long, lean and relaxed after my hour was done.

I highly recommend Fine Living Ayurvedic. It's clean, the staff is polite, and their services are great and reasonably priced! Check out this week to try it out!

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  1. That sounds awesome! I love how they customized it to you!

    I've had a temp roomate/houseguest who is a massuese so I've been enjoying a massage every week or 2. They're leaving this weekend so I'll definitely have to remember to treat myself to one every so often. ;)

  2. I have never EVER had a sad is that lol well one that I had to pay for =) lol