naturopathica-NYC-webNaturopathica is expanding with its second location, opening its first urban Healing Arts Center & Spa in the City

NEW YORK—Barbara Close, the founder and product architect of Naturopathica, brings her Healing Arts Center & Spa to New York City.  Opening in previews on November 20, 2015, Naturopathica Chelsea, located at 127 West 26th Street, offers a 21st Century wellness experience that empowers personal transformation and encourages a holistic approach to well-being through time tested traditions, remedies, and rituals.

Naturopathica Chelsea is the second Healing Arts Center & Spa for Naturopathica, following 20 years of legacy as a trusted destination for wellness in East Hampton, NY. Naturopathica Chelsea provides a 360-degree approach to wellness, including a full-service spa with six treatment rooms, a Vitality Bar, a Remedy Bar and a Sensory and Meditation Lounge. The product line available at the center includes the full range of Naturopathica products for skin and body health, along with a signature collection only available at Naturopathica Healing Arts Centers & Spas.

“Naturopathica Chelsea is an urban destination dedicated to 21st Century Wellness. Our goal is to encourage individuals to make wellness part of their everyday life and to experience the pleasure of healthy living,” said Barbara Close, Founder and CEO of Naturopathica. “In a city like New York where everyone is in constant motion, I wanted to create a place where people can slow down, relax and experience the healing arts, as well as learn how to integrate healing rituals and remedies into their daily routines.”

Unique to the center is the Remedy Bar, an herbal dispensary featuring teas, herbs, tinctures, and essential oils.  The Remedy Bar is a place for individuals to discover the benefits of traditional rituals for healing the mind and body.

Combining the healing properties of plants with the aromatic pleasure of sipping a warming cup of tea, the Remedy Bar offers hand-selected loose leaf teas from the finest estates throughout the world, from areas such as Assam, Taiwan, the Fujian Province of China and the Shizuoka Province of Western Japan. Along with handcrafted teas, the bar has premium botanical bulk herbs, herbal tinctures (liquid extracts) and essential oils.

Naturopathica Chelsea spa treatments are inspired by Barbara’s passion for self-care and well-being. Treatments feature therapeutic oils with Kava Kava Root, Lobelia and Cramp Bark to target the needs of urbanites, specifically muscle and joint health, stress relief, natural immunity (and adrenal fatigue), women’s wellness and skin health. Naturopathica Chelsea estheticians and therapists are highly-trained professionals from around the world who work with clients to customize treatments, and offer at-home rituals that nourish the mind, body and spirit.

The Vitality Bar is more than just another morning stop for your daily juice. It allows guests to explore the healing benefits of house-made herbal tonics, elixirs, teas, cold-pressed juices and kombucha on tap, as well as healthy grab-and-go snacks made with locally sourced, sustainable ingredients to improve vitality.

The Sensory and Meditation Lounge is a visionary experience where guests will re-boot, refocus the mind and reconnect with the breathtaking imagery.  

About Naturopathica

Naturopathica is 21st Century Wellness. We empower personal transformation with our healing arts centers, remedies and rituals.  Founder and product architect Barbara Close, a lifelong practitioner of natural health, creates skin care, body products, ingestibles and holistic health treatments that inspire individuals on their path to well-being. Discover Naturopathica through our Healing Arts Centers & Spas, our Spa Partners and online.

About Barbara Close

Barbara Close, Founder and CEO of Naturopathica, is a wellness innovator, author and educator. A lifelong practitioner of the healing arts, Barbara is a graduate of Williams College, has a Master’s degree in Therapeutic Herbalism from the Maryland University of Integrative Health and holds credentials in esthetics, advanced massage and aromatherapy. She has been a pioneering product architect for more than 20 years, creating skin care, body products, ingestibles and holistic health treatments that inspire individuals on their path to well-being.