In an era when Manhattan has turned into a playground for the rich and famous, itâ€™s uplifting to find an independent oasis that is not pretentious, corporate, or part of an impersonal chain. Such is my recent discovery of urban getaway, Oâ€™Live Organic Spa.
Located on the third floor of a nondescript office building just east of Madison Square Park, this Zen-inspired hideaway offers a carefully edited menu of facials, massages, body treatments, and organic airbush tanning.
The spaâ€™s owner Monika Emad is a certified Reiki healer and committed to incorporating organic and eco-friendly products into the O’Liveâ€™s treatments. â€œFrom the scent of organic oils,