TheraBody Spa At The Pendry Hotel Review 2024


A typical luxury hotel spa experience includes a massage, a facial, perhaps a steam bath. But at The Pendry Hotel in Midtown, a different kind of wellness experience welcomes you the moment you swipe your key card over the door. Thanks to the hotel's partnership with Therabody, my 16th-floor room was equipped with state-of-the-art health technology: RecoveryAir JetBoots for leg massage and pneumatic compression, SmartGoggles for eye massage with heating and a TheraGunPro for percussive massage. I immediately put on my bathrobe and slippers and sank into the king-size bed, massaging my calves with the TheraGun while my boyfriend was already on his thigh in the JetBoots, which were slowly inflating to provide compression soft

The Pendry Hotel is located in Manhattan West, an upscale shopping center that includes Reset by Therabody, a wellness center that offers spa experiences with Therabody products. The Pendry recently launched a new Relax & Revive package for guests, which includes not only in-room Therabody equipment, but a pass to Reset by Therabody. I only needed to walk about 50 feet to the Reset Center, where I booked a cryotherapy session and a percussive massage. (There are also red and infrared beds nearby for those who want a warmer option).

I have to admit: I was initially skeptical of Therabody, assuming it was an overpriced gadget destined to collect dust in the basements of old believers. While the Theragun offered me a moment of immediate and welcome rest in the comfort of my hotel room, it wasn't until I visited Reset by Therabody that I understood the full potential of the tools. For my percussion massage, my technician dug the head of the Theragun into my hip muscles, which were sore from my overzealous Stairmaster workouts, and I felt a disconnection I hadn't experienced in months. The technician artfully varied the speed and intensity of the weapon, responding when it tickled or when certain muscles needed extra attention.

After the percussion massage, it was time for the cryotherapy chamber, basically a stand freezer cooled to -117 degrees Fahrenheit. “I am no doing this,” I told my technician, who laughed and said, “That's what everyone says, but it's going to be fun.” I was given wool socks, slippers, a towel, earmuffs, gloves, and a mask to keeping my limbs safe during the two minute and 30 second experience.Once the door closed behind me, Ariana Grande started pumping through the loud speaker that I could only remember to control my breathing as instructed, as the condensation from my breath immediately turned into tiny shards of ice.

When I came out, my internal body temperature had dropped 30 degrees, but I felt as if my insides had been inserted into a candle. I didn't even feel cold, but an electric, vibrant sense of well-being. “I told you so,” said my technician. “You all say the same thing.” A gown and less than three minutes in the cryotherapy chamber really rewired my brain for the better, and I would do it again.

When I think of a hotel spa experience, I think of over-the-top relaxation. But what I got from Reset by TheraBody wasn't a calming, sedating experience, but quite the opposite—an energizing one that kept me buzzing long after purchase.


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