I spent 2 hours at a luxury wellness center in NYC getting a vitamin IV drip and testing out an infrared sauna, and now I see what the hype is all about
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- Clean Market is a luxury wellness center in New York City that offers treatments such as facials and vitamin IV drips. It also has an infrared sauna.
- The shop sells hundreds of wellness and beauty products and supplements, and treats like CBD smoothies.
- I took a tour of Clean Market and tried some of the treatments.
- The experience was even more luxurious than I'd expected, and I've never felt so pampered.
In NYC's Midtown East neighborhood, just steps from the posh Upper East Side, a new holistic wellness center has opened for New Yorkers who are looking to relax and detox with cryotherapy and cryofacials, vitamin IV drips, infrared saunas, and CBD smoothies. Advertisement
Clean Market, started by blogger and certified holistic health coach Lily Kunin, soft opened in June 2018 and had its grand opening in September. For Kunin, Clean Market is meant to be "a one-stop shop for all things wellness," she told Business Insider. "Wellness should be accessible and easy to reach and there should be one place that you can go to fill a lot of your needs around feeling well."
In addition to its spa services, Clean Market sells coffee, smoothies, and snacks at its café, along with an array of nutritional supplements and skincare, and beauty products.After Kunin's Instagram, which chronicled her experiments with healthy cooking, morphed its way into a cookbook deal, she started thinking about the next step.
"I was thinking about how I was running around the city and I'd go one place for an organic smoothie and go one place for an infrared sauna and another for an IV drip, and another practitioner for supplements. I just thought, 'How would this be if we put everything under one roof?'" Kunin told Business Insider.Kunin said the majority of customers coming to Clean Market are neighborhood regulars who want to feel their best, boost energy and immunity, reduce stress, and increase their metabolism. She noted that the center has also had clients like NFL quarterbacks, Victoria's Secret Angels, and Real Housewives."A lot of models come in for the infrared saunas and also IV drips," Kunin said. "Or actors getting ready for certain roles, where they have a specific need. The IV drips and cryo can boost metabolism as well, which can be helpful for certain actors that are looking to look a certain way for a role."Advertisement
A one-time cryofacial costs $55, while whole-body cryotherapy is $85 for two to three minutes. The vitamin IV drips are included in packages that range from $109 to $359.
I visited Clean Market and tried some of their services, and I've never felt so pampered in my life. Here's what it was like.