Paul Labrecque is best known for his high-end hair salons — 3 locations in NYC to date! — but we were happy to discover that the spa side of his business was no less bustling. With treatments focused on total wellbeing, not just manis, pedis, and spray tans (not that there’s anything wrong with that!) the spa at Paul Labrecque might just be our new favorite escape from the city. It all started years ago when Reebok was opening their now-famous sports club on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. At the time, Labrecque was running his first and only salon not far away, and noticed the action going on down the street. “They needed a salon and spa,” explains Labrecque, who advocated himself, then only a salon owner, for the spot. When another salon and spa fell through, Labrecque was given the opportunity, and it turned out to be a perfect fit. Labrecque and his husband Brian now run the 3-location business, and their unique, therapeutic spa services have become as popular as the haircare services they’ve been offering since 1988. Consider the Chakra Rebalancing Treatment, which combines scalp massage, reiki, aromatherapy, and reflexology into one blissful 90-minute treatment. “Pirkko and I created this to be the ultimate urban stress eliminator,” says Brian. Reiki is “a Japanese form of energy healing,” according to the Ganesha Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, where Labrecque’s reiki practitioner Pirkko Vaisanen hails from. Pirkko uses her hands to hover above your seven chakras, channeling energy into each one. The concept is simple: You’re relaxed from head to toe because she focuses literally on your head and toes first, treating your scalp and feet to an in-depth massage. After that, “Everything in between can relax,” explains Pirkko. And if her repeat clients are any indication, you’ll leave her massage table very, very happy. See more of Labrecque’s signature spa treatments here.