By Beth Landman
Most Manhattan spas are cramped affairs with small treatment rooms and no real space to unwind, so walking into the new Rescue Spa in the Flatiron District is a jaw-dropping surprise. An outpost of the super-successful beauty oasis in Philadelphia, this sprawling 9,000-square-foot retreat, which opened in late September, has 14 treatment rooms, a relaxation area, a sauna, Vichy shower, as well as hair, nail and makeup areas. “I was frustrated in other places working as an aesthetician because I didn’t have the right space, equipment or products, so I decided to open my own,” explains owner Danuta Mieloch.
The cornerstone of Rescue is the facial; they offer 12 different varieties, ranging from $150 to $500 and including the “Bio-Lift,” which incorporates electric current, and the “Oxylight,” involving microcurrents, ultrasound, oxygen therapy and LEDs. But the menu is not limited to treatments for the face. “My motto is to take care of the body head to toe,” says Mieloch, who also offers massage, manicures, pedicures, hair care and scalp treatments. “We don’t think of it, but our scalp needs exfoliation and oxygenation as well,” she explains.
Rescue sells a well-curated collection of potions to keep the spa vibe going after your visit. “We focus on natural, result-oriented products,” maintains Mieloch, who favors hand-rolled Gounjae soaps from Korea, and Vintner’s Daughter all-organic facial serum. She hopes her clientele will view Rescue as a destination rather than simply a beauty stop. “You can come with a date, or friends can come here together and make it a one-stop for your day,” she suggests. “Get a facial, followed by a blow-out and makeup; then have lunch at ABC V across the street. You will save on time and Uber fares.” 29 East 19th St.; 866.772.2766