D A P H N E is a charming, new little European skincare and sugaring studio, that recently opened in Nolita. It’s the sister location to the renowned Seattle Spa, Penelope & The Beauty Bar featuring some of their most sought after skincare and sugaring treatments.
I visited them right before heading to Miami for their signature French Sudatonic Slimming Detoxifying Body Wrap. The treatment is designed to flush toxins out of the body and help improve skin texture, reduce cellulite, diminish stretch marks and help with weight-loss. It’s a 60 minute treatment where my facialist applied some magical cream and then wrapped me in plastic and then tucked me into an infrared blanket where in one hour’s time I would burn an average of 1,500 to 3,000 calories. Within a half our my body was scorching. It wasn’t intolerable but considering I was enjoying a relaxing facial at the same time but otherwise I was baking. It was like being in a sweat lodge but the fact that it was from the shoulders down made it so much more tolerable. The final 30 minutes flew by and when I was unwrapped I felt so amazing, so much so I would have been down for round two. My body sweated out who knows what, and soaked up all of the cream concoction which was apparently the best result since some people only absorb half of the formula. The fact that I took it all in and sweated out everything else meant that my body took to the treatment and I most likely burned on the higher end of the calorie count. My skin also felt so smooth and It was like fast forwarding a 3 day juice cleanse in an hour, everything felt tucked in. In fact doing it right before leaving for Miami was genius, since I didn’t have a second to workout that week. This could be my new ultimate lazy girls new workout plan.