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Maksim Spa

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80 5th Ave 1208 (at Between 13th Street and 14th Street)
New York, NY 10011
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Best

I found Maksim Spa and came to Lena with a severe adult acne problem two years ago. I never had acne as a teenager and my acne problem started as I was living in Europe, and ther...

Worst

After being a client for 2 years I am leaving because of poor customer service. I was in love with the warm and gentle personality of Angela the technician but since she has left...

Personalized-customized facials - with great results! 1/19/2012

I found Maksim Spa and came to Lena with a severe adult acne problem two years ago. I never had acne as a teenager and my acne problem started as I was living in Europe, and there I went through a battery of antibiotics and treatments that have done more damage than good. I was determined to change things around once I get back stateside. Lena has been with me since the beginning and had patiently and painstakingly did my facials and extractions where we started off with weekly treatments at the height of my skin problem. She had also advised me with at-home skincare from the products they carry which I used and followed religiously. She had asked me to modify my diet as well, which perhaps, may have had contributed to my breakouts. There were times in the early months that Lena and I had our doubts about my progress but I trusted her. I feared for the worst, the constant painful cystic breakouts and, thereafter, the scarring. But Lena assured me, spent time with me, and was very thorough in my treatments that things will be better and that my face will look beautiful again. We both did not give up. Now two years later I'm acne free with only occasional breakouts and most importantly no scarring. I owe a lot to Lena for her personalized approach to her quality treatments and as well as her perseverance and patience with me. I definitely recommend Maksim Spa for its boutique style spa treatments, excellent and friendly customer service from Olya and the gals behind the desk, and they stand behind the products they carry and recommend. more

Best Facials Ever 11/22/2011

I would just like to say that I have been going to Maksim Spa for years and ever since my first time i loved it. I have been back ever since. I love the signature facials that they give, i have always suffered with acne and it has done wonders for my skin and my complexion. I have had facials done from both Lena and Olya and they were excellent. I would suggest anyone to go here for spa treatments. more

Best Facials Ever 11/22/2011

I would just like to say that I have been going to Maksim Spa for years and ever since my first time i loved it. I have been back ever since. I love the signature facials that they give, i have always suffered with acne and it has done wonders for my skin and my complexion. I have had facials done from both Lena and Olya and they were excellent. I would suggest anyone to go here for spa treatments. more

Excellent 10/22/2011

Great facial! Lena was very gentle - i barely felt any pain during the extractions! Feel very refreshed. She was also very informative and I know better how to take care of my skin. Will definitely be going back more

Excellent 10/22/2011

Great facial! Lena was very gentle - i barely felt any pain during the extractions! Feel very refreshed. She was also very informative and I know better how to take care of my skin. Will definitely be going back more

Amazing. 8/10/2011

So I needed a facial after a bad experience at Dermalogica. They basically washed my face and I didn't see any results at all (at Dermalogica). Normally I go to Bliss, I get a facial there at least every couple months, and Dermaologica was a one time thing I wanted to try. So in my quest for a facial that had a decent price point as well as reputation I checked out the Allure website for some help. I tried the half hour Elemis facial, that was another bust. So I came across Maksim and decided that Allure liked it, so it must be pretty legit. First off, I called in the morning for an afternoon appointment and they were completely helpful, trying to fit me in with such short notice and all. So I arrive, and I definitely was not used to the smaller, more personal atmosphere compared to Bliss. And I found out that Olya was running late but I was not angry since I had been offered a lovely glass of wine while I waited, and the waiting area was filled with some really great RECENT magazines too! So finally Olya comes to get me and although the room seemed small it smelled fantastic. Right away she got to work and saw how clogged my skin was, but she wasn't rude or mean about it which has happened to me before, giving me anxiety about getting facials. She also told me *this will not be a pampering facial but a deep cleaning facial. Omg I was scared. And naturally it hurt like crazy, and she spent about 45 minutes doing painful extractions. I had been using a clarisonic for awhile and that did nothing to really help my skin, and Olya told me I had a serious amount of oil trapped in my skin. Then she offered me the option of a $25 extra seaweed mask which totally stopped any burning or pain I felt and calmed my sensi skin a lot. Oh and the arm/neck massage was amazing. When I was finished I felt my skin, afraid of what was there, and to my surprise, after all that pain and prodding and picking, my skin felt smoother than it has in a very long time. So I met Olya at the counter and she recommended but did NOT push products. I purchased the cleanser and plan on going back for the rest when I get paid. ***What I always hated about Bliss is they pushed their own products too much despite the array of brands they carry and the Bliss products suck. Anyway I did pay a decent amount of money after tip, the face wash and the extra mask, but wow it was so worth it. The receptionist was lovely, she even helped me find the nearest Apple store and called them to confirm their address. That is unlikely kindness from a New Yorker. Olya also explained my skin problems to me using scientific explanations, not a big machine like at Elemis. I cannot wait to try the face wash I got because she recommended it based on the fact I like organic products. I have been recommened products at Bliss that were totally not right for me, so I have faith in Olya. Overall, I would most definitely return, maybe I would skip the seaweed mask to save money, but I really needed that deep cleaning. It was such a nice, comfortable experience that I feel like I have found my facial heaven. more

Amazing. 8/10/2011

So I needed a facial after a bad experience at Dermalogica. They basically washed my face and I didn't see any results at all (at Dermalogica). Normally I go to Bliss, I get a facial there at least every couple months, and Dermaologica was a one time thing I wanted to try. So in my quest for a facial that had a decent price point as well as reputation I checked out the Allure website for some help. I tried the half hour Elemis facial, that was another bust. So I came across Maksim and decided that Allure liked it, so it must be pretty legit. First off, I called in the morning for an afternoon appointment and they were completely helpful, trying to fit me in with such short notice and all. So I arrive, and I definitely was not used to the smaller, more personal atmosphere compared to Bliss. And I found out that Olya was running late but I was not angry since I had been offered a lovely glass of wine while I waited, and the waiting area was filled with some really great RECENT magazines too! So finally Olya comes to get me and although the room seemed small it smelled fantastic. Right away she got to work and saw how clogged my skin was, but she wasn't rude or mean about it which has happened to me before, giving me anxiety about getting facials. She also told me *this will not be a pampering facial but a deep cleaning facial. Omg I was scared. And naturally it hurt like crazy, and she spent about 45 minutes doing painful extractions. I had been using a clarisonic for awhile and that did nothing to really help my skin, and Olya told me I had a serious amount of oil trapped in my skin. Then she offered me the option of a $25 extra seaweed mask which totally stopped any burning or pain I felt and calmed my sensi skin a lot. Oh and the arm/neck massage was amazing. When I was finished I felt my skin, afraid of what was there, and to my surprise, after all that pain and prodding and picking, my skin felt smoother than it has in a very long time. So I met Olya at the counter and she recommended but did NOT push products. I purchased the cleanser and plan on going back for the rest when I get paid. ***What I always hated about Bliss is they pushed their own products too much despite the array of brands they carry and the Bliss products suck. Anyway I did pay a decent amount of money after tip, the face wash and the extra mask, but wow it was so worth it. The receptionist was lovely, she even helped me find the nearest Apple store and called them to confirm their address. That is unlikely kindness from a New Yorker. Olya also explained my skin problems to me using scientific explanations, not a big machine like at Elemis. I cannot wait to try the face wash I got because she recommended it based on the fact I like organic products. I have been recommened products at Bliss that were totally not right for me, so I have faith in Olya. Overall, I would most definitely return, maybe I would skip the seaweed mask to save money, but I really needed that deep cleaning. It was such a nice, comfortable experience that I feel like I have found my facial heaven. more

Sanctuary in the City 5/26/2011

Conveniently located amid the hustle and bustle of downtown this cozy spa transports you away from it all with its relaxing ambience, friendly staff, great music selection and tea selection! I had my first Brazilian wax done here and I must say the experience was better than I could have imagined. Before we started my esthetician (one of the sisters; I mix them up, they’re both awesome!) walked me through a breathing exercise and coached me as we went along. I now use this same breathing technique at the dentist! more

Sanctuary in the City 5/26/2011

Conveniently located amid the hustle and bustle of downtown this cozy spa transports you away from it all with its relaxing ambience, friendly staff, great music selection and tea selection! I had my first Brazilian wax done here and I must say the experience was better than I could have imagined. Before we started my esthetician (one of the sisters; I mix them up, they’re both awesome!) walked me through a breathing exercise and coached me as we went along. I now use this same breathing technique at the dentist! more

AMAZING bio scan treatment 5/18/2011

I have been working with Olya for over a year and the bio scan treatment work she has done for me has, in all honesty, changed my life. I came to her suffering from 10 years of ulcerative colitis, 9 years of rheumatoid arthritis, and two recent bouts of diverticulitis. If I had a third I would have to have a section of my colon removed. I was also going through a tremendous amount of stress, being in the midst of a divorce, moving and starting a new job. I was on medication for everything, exercising, trying to eat well, going to acupuncture, going to a chiropractor, and nothing was helping. I felt terrible all the time and could not turn it around. I had met Olya through her sister Lena, who I had been going to for facials for a while (and I love!). When she described the bio scan work she could do I was skeptical but figured it was worth trying. After ONE session I felt a PROFOUND difference. I did not tell her anything going on in my personal life and only a limited amount about my medical history, and ALL of it came up in the bio scan reading. It was amazing. She was able to treat me with a laser and give me a few things to use at home to start to cleanse out things in my body that were making me feel sick. She also scanned all of my medications and vitamins to see what was being absorbed by my body properly and made recommendations on what I should change, eliminate, and add. I felt better immediately and soon began her 12 week program to do more intensive work. I am now off ALL of my medication for the first time in 10 years, all under my doctors' supervision. I had full blood work done and everything looked fantastic, and I just had a colonoscopy and my doctor said that if he had not known I had a history of colitis he would never have known I had it my colon looked so good! I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of me and I feel healthy for the first time in many, many years. I owe this entirely to Olya. I have also brought my daughter, who is 5, to Olya, to help her with the anxiety. She had such a tender way of working with my daughter that when we came home, my daughter renamed one of her Barbies Olya! I went from having an anxious child to having my sweet girl back again. Something deep in her has settled for the first time in almost 2 years. I cannot recommend Olya highly enough. She is a key part of my support network and has had a profound impact on my life. I am forever grateful to her for what she has done for me and my daughter. more

AMAZING bio scan treatment 5/18/2011

I have been working with Olya for over a year and the bio scan treatment work she has done for me has, in all honesty, changed my life. I came to her suffering from 10 years of ulcerative colitis, 9 years of rheumatoid arthritis, and two recent bouts of diverticulitis. If I had a third I would have to have a section of my colon removed. I was also going through a tremendous amount of stress, being in the midst of a divorce, moving and starting a new job. I was on medication for everything, exercising, trying to eat well, going to acupuncture, going to a chiropractor, and nothing was helping. I felt terrible all the time and could not turn it around. I had met Olya through her sister Lena, who I had been going to for facials for a while (and I love!). When she described the bio scan work she could do I was skeptical but figured it was worth trying. After ONE session I felt a PROFOUND difference. I did not tell her anything going on in my personal life and only a limited amount about my medical history, and ALL of it came up in the bio scan reading. It was amazing. She was able to treat me with a laser and give me a few things to use at home to start to cleanse out things in my body that were making me feel sick. She also scanned all of my medications and vitamins to see what was being absorbed by my body properly and made recommendations on what I should change, eliminate, and add. I felt better immediately and soon began her 12 week program to do more intensive work. I am now off ALL of my medication for the first time in 10 years, all under my doctors' supervision. I had full blood work done and everything looked fantastic, and I just had a colonoscopy and my doctor said that if he had not known I had a history of colitis he would never have known I had it my colon looked so good! I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of me and I feel healthy for the first time in many, many years. I owe this entirely to Olya. I have also brought my daughter, who is 5, to Olya, to help her with the anxiety. She had such a tender way of working with my daughter that when we came home, my daughter renamed one of her Barbies Olya! I went from having an anxious child to having my sweet girl back again. Something deep in her has settled for the first time in almost 2 years. I cannot recommend Olya highly enough. She is a key part of my support network and has had a profound impact on my life. I am forever grateful to her for what she has done for me and my daughter. more

Best facial in Manhattan!!! 10/11/2010

I've been seeing Lena regularly for almost three years, and have recommended her to all of my friends. She is always thorough, attentive, and most of all consistent. I have never felt that she rushed through a facial, or had another customer to get to. I particularly like that she doesn't pressure me to buy products. Sometimes she will tell me that I need to exfoliate more (which I know I should), and will ask why I'm not doing so- but that's as far as her sales pitch goes. If anything, I feel that I'm asking her to tell me about the products she carries! Finally, the staff at Maksim are lovely!!! more

Best facial in Manhattan!!! 10/11/2010

I've been seeing Lena regularly for almost three years, and have recommended her to all of my friends. She is always thorough, attentive, and most of all consistent. I have never felt that she rushed through a facial, or had another customer to get to. I particularly like that she doesn't pressure me to buy products. Sometimes she will tell me that I need to exfoliate more (which I know I should), and will ask why I'm not doing so- but that's as far as her sales pitch goes. If anything, I feel that I'm asking her to tell me about the products she carries! Finally, the staff at Maksim are lovely!!! more

Best Facial in NYC and Unparalleled Service 3/22/2010

I first visited Maksim Spa over a year ago after moving to the city and not knowing where to turn for a great facial. A friend had recomended i try Maksim and i was more than pleasantly surprised afterwards. I have been going to Lena every 6 weeks now and my skin has not only improved significantly but the products i use in between have changed everything about my skin. I walked in there with problem skin and can now safely say that now only is my skin glowing and under control but i sometimes think i look better without makeup on b/c of how fresh and even toned my complexion is. The staff is super attentive and sweet and I know I am not just another customer when I walk in there. I know I am going to get the best service to benefit my skin and condition and I look forward to going every time. more

Best Facial in NYC and Unparalleled Service 3/22/2010

I first visited Maksim Spa over a year ago after moving to the city and not knowing where to turn for a great facial. A friend had recomended i try Maksim and i was more than pleasantly surprised afterwards. I have been going to Lena every 6 weeks now and my skin has not only improved significantly but the products i use in between have changed everything about my skin. I walked in there with problem skin and can now safely say that now only is my skin glowing and under control but i sometimes think i look better without makeup on b/c of how fresh and even toned my complexion is. The staff is super attentive and sweet and I know I am not just another customer when I walk in there. I know I am going to get the best service to benefit my skin and condition and I look forward to going every time. more

Fabulous Facial, Noticeable Results & Personal Attention 11/19/2009

I have made facials with Lena a regular part of my routine now that my skin is noticeably different after 2 visits! On top of that, the attention to detail and personal attentiveness is unmatched in this city. It's just a relaxing, calming experience at Maksim, where you walk out feeling fabulous, knowing that your skin has really been taken care of -- I've honestly never had someone care so much about my face as Lena! Believe me - you'll want to try it, and then you'll go back for more. Pros: Attentive, Personal, and Detail Oriented! Cons: None - Worth Every Penny more

Fabulous Facial, Noticeable Results & Personal Attention 11/19/2009

I have made facials with Lena a regular part of my routine now that my skin is noticeably different after 2 visits! On top of that, the attention to detail and personal attentiveness is unmatched in this city. It's just a relaxing, calming experience at Maksim, where you walk out feeling fabulous, knowing that your skin has really been taken care of -- I've honestly never had someone care so much about my face as Lena! Believe me - you'll want to try it, and then you'll go back for more. Pros: Attentive, Personal, and Detail Oriented! Cons: None - Worth Every Penny more

fantastic in every way 11/15/2009

The owner involvement is what makes the experience so fabulous. Under her watchful eye, all products are purchased and services performed to their utmost quality. This place compares favorably to any others I have tried for years in the city. Clean and meticulous, I encourage everyone to try and the price point is kind to the pocketbook. Pros: best facial, waxing, relaxing, pampering without the price t more

fantastic in every way 11/15/2009

The owner involvement is what makes the experience so fabulous. Under her watchful eye, all products are purchased and services performed to their utmost quality. This place compares favorably to any others I have tried for years in the city. Clean and meticulous, I encourage everyone to try and the price point is kind to the pocketbook. Pros: best facial, waxing, relaxing, pampering without the price t more

Great place 9/27/2009

Bright and meticulously clean rooms, friendly and accommodating staff, and the best facial I've had in NYC. The time I spent at Maksim Spa not only made my complexion sparkle but also renewed my spirit. Lena will be seeing me frequently, as visiting her spa has become a "must do" on my list. I highly recommend it! Pros: Fabulous facials; warm friendly service more
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Owner Message

  • Maksim is an intimate spa devoted to providing exceptional, personalized service in as relaxing atmosphere. Here we offer great facials, massages, skin treatments and of course our specialty waxing. We have taken traditional skin care to a new level,...

Editorial

  • In Short
    This tiny, two-room spa has learned to make the most of tight quarters--and your skin. Bright orange walls create a sunny atmosphere, reminding you that your skin should be bare-all-worthy year-round. Treatments include specialty back facials, airbrush tanning, spider vein reduction (even for odd spots like your nose), and smooth skin rejuvenation like a mineral salt, honey and hot oil treatment. Maksim-ize your visit by adding on thermal masks and enzyme peels.

  • 2/1/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Tue-Thu 11am-8pm Fri 9:30am-8pm Sat 9am-5:30pm
  • Payments:

    American Express, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Union Square, Greenwich Village, Downtown

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