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  • Far East Meets East Coast: Hoboken Wellness Spa

     When going for the spa experience, some like it big and fancy, and some like it small and intimate. I usually choose the latter; I’m partial to a more intimate spa place — for a massage, mani/pedi, facial, etc. So when I stumbled across the Hoboken Wellness Spa {at 450 7th Street}, I was excited to try it out.

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    The Hoboken Wellness Spa specializes in Ayurvedic Treatments, which are popular in India and in other parts of the world. There are many aspects to such a treatment – balancing the doshas through an Ayurveda diet and corrective lifestyle, removing accumulated toxins (ama) and cleansing the body, relieving the body of all aches and pains — as well as providing relaxation through oil massages and therapies, etc. During my treatment — there was exfoliation and lots of oils. Regardless of your skin type {oily or not}, Mandeep, my esthetician, said that the oil is very good for your skin. There are a lot of different types of oils used based on your skin type and lifestyle. Note: I wouldn’t do this treatment if you’re planning on going out after — you will be super oily (and will need to sit with the treatment oil for 2 hours after leaving the spa for the oils to soak in and do their magic). So plan ahead!

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    The waiting room of the Hoboken Wellness Spa is very cute and cozy — it’s in the basement level of the citadel — and unfortunately was quite flooded during Sandy. The place has really come back to life, however, and the Hoboken Wellness Spa has recently reopened for business.

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    Handmade Body Scrub for sale at the Hoboken Wellness Spa

    Besides doing Ayurvedic treatments, the Hoboken Wellness Spa does waxing and threading {$6 EYEBROW THREADING!! – appointment only though} — as well as other treatments like ear candling. I opted for an ear candling treatment. If you’ve never heard of ear candling, it is an an alternative medicine practice claimed to improve general health and well-being by lighting one end of a hollow candle and placing the other in the ear canal. Like so:

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    My ear candling.

    Yes, I snapped a pic of getting my ear candled. And no, you won’t see what came out of it — let’s just say I couldn’t BELIEVE it. It basically sucks the wax out of your ears. You’ll have to take my word for it — or try it yourself! I enjoyed my visit to the Hoboken Wellness Spa — the ladies are very sweet and are bringing a unique twist of spa treatments to midtown Hoboken! I left feeling very, very relaxed.

    Have you been to the Hoboken Wellness Spa? How did you like it?

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    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of She started the site to discover the wealth of fun things happening in Hoboken and Jersey City and surrounding Hudson County areas. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog Pierre, or watching some really bad {but oh-so-good} reality TV and ordering takeout with her husband.

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