NAME: Gotham Wellness ($$$$)
KNOWN FOR: Aculectrics — the combination of microcurrent, facial acupuncture, LED light, gua sha, lymphatic draininage, massage, LED light, and facial cupping.
LOCATION: Soho, Manhattan
SERVICES: Acupuncture, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Corporate Wellness
EXPERIENCED: Aculectrics face and body acupuncture with a microcurrent facial, LightStim LED light facial therapy and a guided-meditation immersion.
REVIEW (9/10):Stefanie is well-versed and intentional, offering the perfect balance between what your skin needs and what you personally want in a custom aculectrics session. I love how she started with body acupuncture so the needles sit for the entirety of the session, even when focused on the face. I literally felt my cheeks tightening and lifting during the microcurrent facial, which helped stimulate the acupuncture meridians.Smooth jazz hummed throughout the treatment room for the first half of the session and a 30-minute guided meditation proceeded for the second half. I relaxed with the full-body acupuncture and Light Stim light therapy until the conclusion of the meditation. I was slightly flushed post-session (note, I do have sensitive skin) with very small amounts of dried blood around a few of my face pores. The next morning I really noticed the benefits. My skin was legitimately glowing, smooth to the touch and noticeably firmer. On a personal note, I was waiting for my period and I began menstruating immediately after the session, which Stefanie acutely predicted prior.
TIME SPENT: 1 hour and 30 minutes
VIBE: Where organic meets urban — ultra sleek and elegant yet soft and tranquil
BONUS: Book early and often! Stefanie tends to book out a month in advance.