Haven Spa in SoHo

I first heard of Haven Spa when my friend told me she had just gotten a Peach Smoothie treatment. A what? One of those treatments you have to experience to understand and it's definitely ladies only. 

Then I realized I was walking by Haven every time I walked to my gym.  After a few grueling weeks of road warrior travel and a major neck kink, I decided to book a massage.  Haven is true to its name and is an oasis in the middle of the city.  The locker room is co-ed (though there are private bathrooms that you can change in) and it's not a full luxury spa like you'll find at the great hotels in New York.  But the prices are much more accessible ($90 for a 45-minute massage, $115 for an hour).  And the wonderful Lara worked every last stubborn kink out.