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Pratima Ayurvedic Skin Care Spa

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110 Greene St Ste 701 (at Between Prince Street and Spring Street)
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Pratima Ayurvedic Skin Care Spa - New York, NY
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Pratima Ayurvedic Skin Care Spa - New York, NY
Pratima Ayurvedic Skin Care Spa - New York, NY
Pratima Ayurvedic Skin Care Spa - New York, NY
Pratima Ayurvedic Skin Care Spa - New York, NY

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Best

I look 10 years younger ! Lazer treatment cheaper and easier than a face lift. Also had some fillers and botox, showed the doctor a picture from 10 years ago and he replicated !!...

Worst

I called to purchase a massage gift certificate for a collegue. The spa states on their website that they take Amex, Visa, MC. When trying to pay Kelly tells me that they do not a...

No face lift but it looks like it 3/21/2012

I look 10 years younger ! Lazer treatment cheaper and easier than a face lift. Also had some fillers and botox, showed the doctor a picture from 10 years ago and he replicated !! They also have their own products that i LOVE !! one would think its expesive but I dont were make up any more so I'm even. The staff is amazing and I feel like family when i go there. Dr Mohebban is AMAZING this is the place to go to look younger and brighter ! more

Ask for Mina! 3/20/2012

A few weeks ago I saw a review of Pratima on Citysearch that recommended Mina as a facialist. I decided to check it out. First of all the spa was lovely. I've walked by it a hundred times and never knew it was there. Quietly nestled on the 7th floor in SoHo it is beautifully done, and peaceful. I've been to many spas, and had many facials. I don't know What Mina did but she was amazing! Her touch was gentle, but when I left my pores were clear, and my skin was glowing. Two weeks later now, and my skin is still clear, and glowing. Thank you so much Mina, I will definitely be back!!!! more

Finally an effective treatment for rosacea with acne! 10/14/2011

After years of dehydrating my skin in hopes of clearing up acne associated with rosacea I stumbled on to Pratima. I had an amazing facial and was sent home with samples of all the products used. My skin has never looked and felt better, and I returned to buy the products. I've given up the oral and topical meds prescribed by a dermatologist. After a lifetime spent avoiding oil in face products, I am now nourishing my face with 2 types of essential oil and have only 1 blemish in 5 weeks! These products are truly transformative. more

Beauty and tranquility await you at Pratima Spa and Clinic 6/8/2011

First and Foremost - Dr. Pratima Raichur is totally committed to you health and wellbeing. She has been healing and helping women and men find their ABSOLUTE BEAUTY for over 40 years. Now it is your turn. The spa is absolutely beautiful and a true haven right in the middle of NYC. They offer luxurious services for your face and body AND you can also make an appointment with Dr. Pratima if you really want to embark on a true transformation.... It is true.. run don't walk. What you are looking for in terms of beauty and wellbeing await you at Pratima Spa!!!! Enjoy it! more

Greatest Spa Experience EVER! 4/14/2011

I took myself and my sister to Pratima Spa today. I am a Massage Therapist myself, and I can honestly say that I was more than impressed, infact, over-joyed with the physical space, the kind staff and the absolutely AMAZING facial I got from Mina. I can't recommend Mina highly enough! She gives the greatest facial and has the greatest energy. You will leave feeling like you're floating on air. I have worked in many fine NYC spas and this by far, is one of my favorites and one I look forward to telling my friends about. more

Dr. Raichur's Ayurvedic Clinic/Spa 2/24/2011

I thoroughly recommend Ayurveda in general as a healing method for any type of illness because it is a system of medicine that takes the whole person into account: lifestyle, body-type, history, relationships, and goals. \r \r Pratima has been healing people inside out and outside in for FOUR DECADES and, in her own words ""they would have kicked me out a long time ago if I had not done my job. I will give you the results, you just have to trust the healing process and believe in your body to heal....\r \r ""And calm down! Stop looking in the mirror. I am taking care of you.""\r \r Ayurveda sees acne, psoriasis, and eczema (along with any other illness) as the sign of a fundamental weakness in the physical form that can be healed over time with the proper treatment of the body. It took time to create the issue, it will take time to heal fully, but with Pratima, you will. more

Tranquil & Totally Relaxing 12/25/2010

Love the atmosphere and the scalp massage is divine. Would recommend highly will be back soon. more

helena is amazing 9/10/2010

I started going to Pratima 6 months ago. I have had a truly amazing experience at the salon with Helena. I had problematic acne but have always preferred natural products. At Pratima, I was able to get down a skin care routine using their amazing products. Helena has always been very helpful in addressing my face care needs. I have seen her 1x a month now for 6 months and my skin looks better than ever. more

Best Spa - changed my life and healed me again 5/17/2010

I arrived at Pratima's spa one February afternoon in 2007 wary about what to expect and whether I would ever heal again (months of numerous dermatology visits, antibiotics, steroids & 2 ER visits after severe medicine reactions left me wondering if there was really a cure to cystic acne). To walk into this spa right in Manhattan and find myself in such a quiet and tranquil ambiance was a welcome surprise. My initial appt with Dr. Pratima was life altering and I'll always be thankful that after months of pondering I decided to go see her. With her wisdom, guidance, knowledge and warmth I finally began to heal. With tons of patience, consistent treatments & lifestyle changes recommended by Dr. Pratima I started to gradually see a difference with my face and my skin. Janet has done a great job with my face and all the extractions. As painful as they were I knew she had to do them and she always tried to make my facials less painful. Janet still does a great job with all my facials and I always leave the spa with glowing radiant skin and with a feeling of calm and being rested. The staff at the spa are friendly & knowledgeable and Kelly is great, I can call her at anytime and know she'll accomodate me. \r \r Under Dr. Pratima's care and nurtring I can now say after three years that I've almost healed and finally found myself again. I highly recommened Dr. Pratima and her staff.\r \r I'll be a life long client at Pratima's Spa knowing I'm in the best of hands. more

My Spa Experience 5/6/2010

I found the spa experience at Pratima Salon to be enjoyable and relaxing. Upon entering the salon I encountered a calm and serene feeling. The music, scents, and relaxing nature of the place is very inviting. You do have to take off your shoes when you enter which I wasn't very fond of. I invest in my shoes and don't quite like to have them displayed for all or bathe in other people's bacteria. The front desk should have offered up complimentary slippers. When I got to the room for my facial I felt immediately relaxed. My treatment began with my aesthetician Janet asking me if I would like sandalwood incense lit for my pleasure and comfort. I found it to be a nice personal touch. Before the treatment we discussed my concerns and Janet addressed all of them. I have had many facials at different high-end Manhattan spas and none of them compared to this experience. Janet had a very gentle touch and was great through the extractions. She explained what she was going to do and made very sure that I was doing ok. I have sensitive skin and she was very considerate. At the end she explained all the products she had used. I appreciated that she didn't push the products onto me (unlike some of these other spas who will strongly recommend you purchase the entire store). In fact, I ended up purchasing the entire line she used. I had a favorable experience and would recommend this spa and Janet in particular. Pros: Knowledgeable Aesthetician and Quality Products Cons: Front desk can be a little salty more

Does not care for new business 4/14/2010

I called to purchase a massage gift certificate for a collegue. The spa states on their website that they take Amex, Visa, MC. When trying to pay Kelly tells me that they do not accept AMEX and are not willing to take a company check. They suggested I go to another spa in Soho. Pros: Sounds exciting when reviewing the website Cons: Hostile and not accommodating on phone more

Great Facial! 11/10/2009

This is a wonderful place to unwind and get pampered! Peaceful, elegant place with a high end vibe. I had two facials there and both times were great, my skin looked so much better afterward. I really like their products too and they took the time to educate me about skincare. I've been to other places to get facials but they're usually more expensive and the facials were not as good. I will come back for sure! Pros: beautiful place, professional staff, affordable more

Great Experience 11/3/2009

I went there to have an ayurvedic facial a week ago and I really liked the experience. My facialist was Heidi, she was very friendly and patient and answered all my questions. My skin looked so much better after my facial! I feel that she was very thorough yet gentle and her face massage was amazing. My facial lasted an hour, and it was the most relaxing experience I had in a long time! The place is gorgeous and smells so good too. You really feel taken care of as soon as you enter. I will definitely come back. Pros: great location, beautiful place, friendly staff, great treat more

Bad Experience!! 11/30/2008

I should have known better than to trust only a handful of reviews. I went for a facial in Oct with Janet. It all started off fine until she did my extractions. I had a long discussion with her at the very beginning of my treatment regarding extractions. I told her that in the past I had facials where an instrument was used to do extractions and other facials where the therapist used their fingers. I asked which method they used because although my facials have always turned out fine, I am very weary of someone using their fingers to squeeze my face. She reassured me that aestheticians are well trained in this technique and I should not worry about scaring or infection. Well, let me just say that the extractions hurt like hell. I even teared up once or twice. Anyway, after the facial my face looked pretty beat up but I figured that was the price I had to pay for the best results. The day after my face still looked red and swollen in many areas but I just figured I had to give it a day or so. Well after a week, I had no more swelling but I had a ton of scarring and discoloration. My face literally looked spotted. Never in my life had my complexion looked so bad. Although I was upset I called and very calmly explained what my face looked like to the receptionist. I asked to speak to Pratima but she said that Pratima was not there and neither was Janet. She took my contact info and said that someone would call me in the morning. I NEVER got a call back. Never!!!! I ended up having to go see my dermatologist. She gave me a prescription fade cream which I used for 2 weeks before most of the scarring went away. What upset me the most about this experience is not so much the facial but the fact that I never got a call back. When I called a was not rude. I did not yell. All I wanted was advice on what I should do because for awhile I thought my skin would never go back to normal. They did not even have the decency to call me back. Don't go.\r Pros: smelled nice Cons: bad customer service, horrible facial more

Thoroughly Wonderful Experience from beginning to end 11/21/2008

GREAT expereince! I decided to go to Pratima Spa after it was highly recommended to me. I had a facial with Yemila and she was incredibly thorough. She did not push products on me although having tried ayuravedic products in the past, I ended up buying the soothing lotion and moisturizer. After ONE DAY of having the facial and using the products, my skin looked AMAZING and I recieved compliments from my sister and co-workers (YES-ONE DAY). The products were not expensive and they are all natural. I have acne prone skin and after going to Pratima and seeing the results, I won't be going anywhere else. I have already booked my next facial (they get booked up quickly) and cannot wait to go back. The spa itself if beautiful, relaxing and has great energy. I was totally renewed when I left. I HIGHLY recommend going to Pratima (and ask for Yemila!). Pros: Very thorough, not overly expensive, great ambience-overall wonderful wonderful experience Cons: wish they were open on Sundays more

GREAT 7/2/2008

I went for a facial for the first time, and it was amazing. I saw Jamila and she was incredibly thorough. I had some pretty consistent breakouts that lasted through a facial a few months earlier, and she literally extracted every single pore on my face. Afterwards, all the congestion was gone and my skin was clearer than it had been in months. Unlike most spas, she did not push any products or additional treatments on me at all--I ended up asking about the mask and moisturizer afterwards. And, I had booked a deep detox facial but she said afterwards that my skin really didn't need such a harsh treatment so she changed my booking to the ayurvedic facial (which was cheaper). It was such a pleasant surprise especially since I would definitely have not known the difference. I will definitely be back. Pros: quality of facial, quality of products, great atmosphere Cons: nothing more

FAB FAB FAB FABULOUS 5/9/2008

One of the very best facials ever, simplicity and technique, essential oily and delicious. If your looking for a thoroughly purifying holistic facial I recommend Pratima HIGHLY!!! Beautiful spa. Sandalwood clay masques,detoxing at its finest. My facialis was very skillful and relaxing. I will get back to you with her name because I am definetly going back and requesting her. Its so hard to find a super facial lately, but I have found It!! sending mucho buisness its way!!!!!! GO NOW!! :) :) !!!! Pros: super affordable BEAUTIFUL talented estheticians more

Eczema and Psoriasis sufferers: READ THIS 12/13/2007

For ten years, my skin flared up with eczema and psoriasis. I spent $$$K's at every dermatologist in nyc, every product, an apothecary of oils, soaps, lotions, steroid cream ever invented---nothing subdued the frantic itching and endless flaking. When i finally went to see Dr Raichur, and she calmly stated that my ten year chronic illness would be gone in 1 week, I was extremely skeptical that she could handle my case. I reluctantly paid the $300 for my curse. In less than one week, I was flabbergasted, the disease just dissappeared. I am still taking the herbs and am free from ezcema and psoriasis--i know i am completely rid of this wretched condition that stole my life. ..if she can cure what countless board certified doctors could not, someone please give her a medal. She treats with herbs, not creams that create further side effects and thinning of the skin. Reading her book in the waiting room was enlightening to say the least. This is the best money you will ever spend if you have eczema or psoriasis. Don't waste your time with any other products or doctors. Just strictly follow her protocol and heed her nutritional advice. You will not fail. Also remember to ask her for herbs to deal with stress, for any illness, this is the key to breaking the cycle. Pros: Worth every penny plus office wait Cons: don't try to converse with anyone more

all natural products and services that will heal your skin!!! 4/27/2007

I began seeing Pratima after my skin started breaking out suddenly two years ago and I couldn't find anything that would stop it. Now not only do I look the way I used to (with clear skin) but I look even better. Pratima's natural products are amazing! They take a little while to get used to after using harsh products like Proactiv etc but you'll never go back once you've tried them. The products smell amazing and they're so gentle to the skin. The facials at the spa include steam, a delicious smelling mask and facial massage (along with extraction etc) and the atmosphere at the spa is so calming. Pratima herself will not only calm you down from your crazy New York life but will help you totally revamp your diet, attitude and lifestyle so you can be healthier all around. A great place. Pros: all natural products, great prices, Pratima's 20 year of experience in ayurveda Cons: a bit of a wait to see Pratima sometimes book in advance more

Most EFFECTIVE Facial! 2/23/2006

I love the smell of everything they use, and I love that this is the only place where I can get my pimples cleared out without leaving blotchy marks on me! I go there every 7-9 weeks and they do wonders with my skin! Everyone is knowledgeable and very eager to advise you on better living and how to avoid future skin problems! No one tried to sell me anything unless I ask for it, whcih is good since I hate to be pressured. The detox program is great as well! I tried it once and will probably make it an annual thing for my body. Great natural rejuvenation for my skin that's super affordable! Pros: Inexpensive, Knowledgeable staff, Great natural product more
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  • *Organic Facials, Abhyanga Massages, Shirodhara * Ayurvedic Lifestyle, Anti-aging & Detoxification Programs * Natural Treatment solutions for Acne, Rosacea, Eczema & Psoriasis At PRATIMA Ayurvedic Skin Care Clinic and Spa, a creation of Dr. Raichur,...

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  • The Scene
    Founded in the late-1970s by Dr. Pratima Raichur, a bio-chemist who literally wrote the book on Ayurvedic skin care, this spa treats skin from the inside out, recognizing that...

  • 10/24/2005 Provided by Citysearch

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    Tue-Sat 10am-7pm
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    Master Card, American Express, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, SoHo

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