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The Best At-Home Wellness Services for Busy New Yorkers

A one-on-one with a meditation teacher might be just the thing to make your home practice stick
A one-on-one with a meditation teacher might be just the thing to make your home practice stick | © Lena Bell / Unsplash
There’s nothing like a subway journey to undo that post-wellness-session serenity. Luckily, these mobile services bring the workouts and self-care treatments to your place.

Yoga

Big Toe Yoga is a sweet studio in SoHo with magenta lighting and a relaxed, non-cliquey vibe. Download the app and you can summon a teacher to your home for a private session with as little as two hours’ notice. Make a one-off booking for $75 (ideal if you’re visiting New York) or opt for a studio subscription plan and get yoga on demand for just $59 per session.

An at-home massage with soothe lets you bask in bliss © Toa Heftiba / Unsplash

Massage

Soothe sends vetted massage therapists to your home complete with a table, freshly laundered sheets, oils and a suitably chill playlist. Essentially, the therapist creates a spa-like ambience in your space while you enjoy the treatment. Afterwards, you get to marinate in relaxation from the sanctuary of your own sofa.

IV drip therapy

The I.V. Doc is on a mission to speed up your recovery time, be it from illness, jet lag or a particularly nasty hangover. It also specializes in some decidedly wellness-focused infusions intended to help you look and feel your best. After a virtual consultation, a licensed medical professional comes to your location – be it a house, office or hotel – and administers the appropriate treatment. A short while later you should be firing on all cylinders again.

Try at-home vinyasa with Big Toe Yoga © GMB Monkey / Unsplash

Facial

Whether you’re in need of extractions and the whole shebang or a more pampering facial, The Ritualist is at your service. A licensed esthetician comes to you and provides a skincare diagnosis, cleanse, tone, exfoliation, facial massage and hydration treatment – all with its signature plant-based skincare line. The service starts at $69 for 30 minutes, and bookings of one hour also include a custom mask with a more extensive massage.

Meditation

If you’re trying to start a regular meditation practice, set up a comfy spot in your lounge and use Namaste – a comprehensive in-home wellness service – to book a guided session. Getting a little professional help from a meditation teacher might just be the key to creating a practice that sticks.