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La Vie Zen Spa

420 Madison Ave 2nd Fl (at West 48th Street)
New York, NY 10017
(212) 207-8220
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La Vie Zen Spa - New York, NY
La Vie Zen Spa - New York, NY



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I have been looking for a spa close to work for a long time and I found a GEM. I have visited many NYC spas from very upscale to more down to earth and I could tell that from biki...


I came here because a friend of my recommended i go to Irena for waxing, as it was the fastest wax ever, and i totally agree, Irena was amazing and the only good part of my visit,...

From Bikini Wax to Glycolics - Excellent!! 11/8/2011

I have been looking for a spa close to work for a long time and I found a GEM. I have visited many NYC spas from very upscale to more down to earth and I could tell that from bikini wax to glycol facials - I could not have been happier to find La Vie Zen. Irina is a true master of her trade - highly skillful, professional, quick and very pleasant. I am definitely a repeat customer and I highly recommend this place to everyone. more

Awesome Spa & Service 8/24/2011

I got a Brazilian wax with Irena at La Vie Zen Spa and she was great. She tries her best to talk to you to keep your mind off the pain from the waxing process LOL. She was friendly and professional. Carmen, the manager was also awesome, very friendly and polite. I just had an overall great experience at this spa. I would definitely recommend and visit again. more

la vie zen spa is the best 2/13/2011

I love La Vie Zen Spa, its beautiful, my sweetie brought me here for V day. it was so nice and relaxing. Ask for Carmen she is the best, my baby said she was very helpful with him booking it, and she was very nice when we got there. She treated us like royality. The place is so nice, peaceful,private and relaxing. Yes its on madison ave, but its nothing like the hussle and bussle. I just love la vie zen. I am looking forward to going again very very soon. Even after the massage we relaxed in a private room and we just enjoyed our time together. Carmen checked on us to make sure we was ok, she broughtmore chamagne and strawberries, it was just lovely. THanks Carmen for helping my sweetie make this Vday so beautiful. We will be back real soon. more

REVIEWS FOR La Vie Zen Spa 2/6/2011

I visited La Vie Zen on Saturday for my birthday AND LOVED IT!!! It was a surprise gift from my boyfriend and Let me say he did a GREAT job!! La Vie Zen was very nice, cozy and RELAXING. The service and the staff were amazing! I will definitely be returning when im in need of some relaxation and unwinding. Keep up the EXCELLENT work!!!! more

Loved It! 12/1/2010

I had a terrific experience at La Vie Zen Spa for my birthday. The facilities are lovely-- very simple and relaxing. The customer service is top notch and the technicians offer expert treatments. Make sure you make enough time in your schedule to truly enjoy. They will give you lots of down time between services so you can just relax and unwind. (Ilove that.) There are also great specials in case you want to go with a friend. more

Spa Week Best Massage 11/9/2010

Went to La Vie Zen Spa during spa week last month and had a great massage, and wonderful service. The Spa is small, but works well with the space it has, very clean, calm and friendly. The spa is so quiet, its hard to believe your on Madison Ave in busy manhatten. Will go back, spa week or not....worth the trip! more

A peaceful and relaxing escape from the city 10/25/2010

I have been to La Vie Zen 4 or 5 times over the past couple of years and every experience has been very positive. The spa is quiet and peaceful, no hussle and bussle like in some of the larger spas in the city. Everyone is very nice and friendly, and my massage (Michelle S.) was just as I'd hoped it would be - very relaxing! I almost fell asleep on the table. Great service, talented staff, clean rooms, delicious tea and lots of other lovely details (a tray with pretty Asian tea cups, everything you could want in the changing room, etc) make a visit to La Vie Zen one of my favorite ways to relax and "get away from it all" for a little while. more

Great Experience 10/15/2010

Went for massages and facials with a couple of friends- we all loved it! Small but spotless and very relaxing and soothing. Manager was very friendly and even offered me a free facial consultation. Michelle gave a great stress-busting massage- really targeted all my sore points. My friend's skin was glowing after her facial! This spa is definitely on my list to go back to! The location is ideal - near madison and 5th. more

amazing service... my skin has NEVER looked better :) 8/4/2010

I have been to many spas living here in NYC. La Vie Zen has become my favorite. After searching high and low for a facial that could work with my acne prone skin, I will happily say that I have been enjoying clear gorgeous skin since I have visited... Mariana got my skin clear after only 2 visits! With my crazy schedule, the spa manager Carmen was amazingly helpful and accommodating. I had to change my appointment so many times and she was extremely helpful. She welcomed me in to a beautiful lounge, sat and chatted with me over delicious tea and a light snack, and ushered me into a fantastic, relaxing, clarifying and affordable (!) facial. I have never fallen asleep during an acne facial- as many of you know they can be painful and irritating. My skin looked fantastic even walking out the door post extraction. Carmen gifted me with some fantastic samples as well that have kept my skin clear. I cant wait to go back :) Five Stars isnt enough!! more

Great experiences! 7/28/2010

Last year, I went to La Vie Zen Spa for my best friends bachelorette "spa"rty. It was relaxing and the decor was so serene. The service was great and the massage was wonderful! I then went back for a wax and to get gift certificates for a "stress buster" massage for my son's teachers. I was pleased with everything once again. Carmen prepared beautiful gift bags for me to put the gift certificates and candles I bought. I will keep going back to this quite oasis in midtown! more

A hidden jewel 7/21/2010

I have had the good fortune of having two stress buster massages at La Vie Zen and my experiences have greatly exceeded my expectations! Carmen (the spa manager) treated me with such gracious hospitality, I felt like a prince. My two masseuses (sic.) had great hands. The rooms are crisp, clean, and professional. I felt pleasant isolation from the din of Madison Avenue below. I've been to fancy spas like Elizabeth Arden Red Door, and I feel that La Vie Zen provides excellent value for the money. I will be back to LVZ soon! The only con that I can think of is the location -- I walked by the front of the building twice before finally getting it right. But once you're in, you're golden! Pros: service, staff, facilities Cons: location more

irina 7/21/2010

I stopped by La Vie Zen Spa which is right near my office. I got a manicure and pedicure from Irina, and she was fantastic. The atmosphere is relaxing and the service excellent. Will definitely go back again. Pros: excellent service and atmosphere more

Worst Service Ever!!! 7/2/2010

I came here because a friend of my recommended i go to Irena for waxing, as it was the fastest wax ever, and i totally agree, Irena was amazing and the only good part of my visit, and the reason i am giving 1 star. However Carmen, who i believe was the manager, was so rude to me, looking at these other reviews i can only assume she is writing her own because another friend said she had a similar experience and also would not go back, if ever the manager changes i will come back for Irena, but living in New York i can have people treat me badly for free Pros: Fastest Wax i have ever had Cons: Carmen more

Fantastic Welcoming Experience 7/2/2010

I agree with the previous two posts. I went to La Vie Zen to buy packages for my bridesmaids before my wedding, and during a time when a lot of organization was coming together and there was a lot to think about, I LOVED that this was so easy and pleasant. Carmen was absolutely delightful, welcoming, and made me feel so at home and the whole experience made me so happy to give these packages as a gift to my amazing friends. I was proud to tell them about what they were getting and Carmen even set me up with beautiful gift envelopes and bags for the gift presentation. She thought of everything so that I didn't have to. I have since heard back that the girls' sessions were fantastic and I look forward to keeping a long relationship with this Spa. Loved it. Love Carmen. Pros: Drama-Free, Great Service Cons: I can't go every day more

Getaway from the City and Relax 7/1/2010

I very much agree with Cindy726 I had a terrific time the other day at the spa and was greeted such warmly by Carmen when I arrived off the elevator. If you are looking for a place to get away during the day, relax and forget about stress, I highly recommend getting over to 420 Madison Avenue and visiting their Bamboo room after a massage! Delightful! Pros: Customer Service, Relaxing atmosphere more

Service is GREAT! 7/1/2010

As soon as I walked in I felt welcomed. The staff was pleasant and the Manager of the spa Carmen made me feel at home. The massage was excellent and the facial was top of the line products. I would highly recommend to my friends. Looking forward to my return to the spa. Pros: On time service Cons: Had to go back home to my stress more

Great therapist awful welcome 6/30/2010

I came for a massage several weeks ago, and had a very mixed experience, i will start with the good. My therapist Robin was amazing, she had clearly been doing this for a long time and was very knowledgeable, i have actually been to this spa before and got a foo foo massage from Michelle (i think that was her name) however a friend of mine who has used Robyn before recommended i go back and even paid for my massage (i wish i had more friends like that) i didn't feel rushed and she really put me at ease, and i felt soooo relaxed afterwards, i wouldnt hesitate to use Robin again. Ok now for the bad. The manager Carmen was cold and rude, she is either very new or should find a job where she doesnt need to work with the public, she berated a member of staff for all to hear, and made me feel like i was inconveniencing her, if the spa was busy i might understand a little but i think i was the only client. On the whole i would go back if only for robin, but i would hope it was Carmens day off. Pros: My Therapist Robin Cons: The manager more

Oasis in Midtown 6/30/2010

Not your typical Midtown stuffy spa! As soon as you walk through the doors, you are transported to a peaceful, calm and welcoming environment that instantly melts stress away. Attention to detail is impeccable, from the super clean space, to the tranquil fountains and complimentary herbal tea and healthy snacks, you feel pampered from the moment you step inside. The staff is super knowledgeable and Carmen will take fantastic care of you. I will definitely be back! Pros: service, cleanliness, super calming atmosphere Cons: none more

Sweet Serenity 6/28/2010

I've ventured to many a spa in my day, but I must say "La Vie Zen" is in a class of its own. You will always receive the warmest greeting as soon as you step off the elevator. Carmen ( I believe she manages that location) had me at "Hello" Her personality is so gracious and full of'll feel right at home and want to put your feet up immediately. You are offered tea, nuts or dried fruit upon arrival and the staff are remarkable. Jana and Elena are the best estheticians I have ever experienced. I fall fast asleep while I'm getting treatments there...who sleeps during a facial...ME! Their products are organic (have to love that) and you leave there feeling and looking Fabulous. What more can I say...OH NAMASTE!! Pros: Impeccable Customer Service Cons: Zero more

ZEn at La Vie Zen 6/13/2010

I knew when I booked the appointments with Carmen that our experience would be unique. Carmen, the Manager listened to my every request . As soon as we crossed the threshold, we were greeted with warm birthday wishes for my husband. Everyone there knew that this day was very special for both of us. The chaos of the workaday world seemed to dissolve as soon as we entered the spa. Everyone was so caring. Talk about being pampered! This was the real deal. After changing into our cozy robes, we were taken to a quiet waiting room reseved just for us and served hibiscus and green tea and healthy treats of nuts,raisins and dried fruit. We were then introduced to our therapists who once again echoed happy b-day wishes. We were permitted to simply unwind and relish the serenity of this blissful envirionment. No one pushed us to our appointments. Our massages and wraps were excellent but our facials won the prize. Elena is truly the very best facialist we have ever had. Her fingers simply danced across our faces. Elena has the hands of an angel. Our senses were energized; our bodies and our minds were thoroughly refreshed. The only downside of this incredible Zen experience was that it had to end! However, whenever we return toNYC, you can be sure that La VIE Zen will be at the top of our "todo" list. It was a transformative experience. We are still glowing! Pros: Perfection to a "TEA"! Cons: The treatments came to an end! more
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New York spa offers massages, facials, skin care, manicures, pedicures and other body treatments.

Owner Message

  • "La Vie ZEN spa invites you to step away from the city to enjoy peace, tranquility and relaxation. We provide the finest spa treatments available in a beautiful, ZEN-inspired environment to help enhance your well-being and your life style. Our goal is...


  • New York spa offers massages, facials, skin care, manicures, pedicures and other body treatments.

  • 4/17/2007 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri 11am-8pm Sat 10am-5pm
  • Payments:

    American Express, Discover, Visa, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown Center, Midtown

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