171 Katonah Ave. • Katonah • 914.767.3303
Spa Mantra Satori is the Japanese word for “inner awakening,” says co-owner and licensed acupuncturist Sandy Lussi. “When people come to us, we want them to completely relax — to really benefit health-wise,” she adds. “I know we all have busy lives, but for the hour you’re here, just let it all go.”
Aura A feeling of calm takes over as soon as you walk through Satori’s small garden and in the front door. Low lighting, muted tones, and sounds all contribute to a peaceful environment, with thoughts of grocery lists, housework, and deadlines evaporating in clouds of incense.
Tech Check Although Satori is run by two acupuncturists (Lussi and business partner Gary Sapolin), the skincare department offers a number of
cutting-edge treatments, as well as beauty boosts. Exfoliation via microdermabrasion and dermaplaning (with scalpel) is on the menu, as are (gentle) chemical peels. Eyebrow and eyelash tinting are available, as well.
About Face Satori offers an acupuncture facial, combining traditional cleansing and hydrating with the benefits of the ancient practice, which here is said to target fine lines and stimulate collagen production. The spa’s two skincare product lines, medical-grade SkinCeuticals and the pure, plant-based Astara collection, are quite popular and seem to be effective. (Now in her 50s, Lussi appears to be at least 20 years younger — so, basically, I’ll have what she’s having.)
The Rub Massages here, too, are custom-tailored for each client. Pre-natal, post-natal, and sports massage (which includes deep-tissue work and stretching) are among the options. “Our massage therapists are highly trained, and they’ve been doing this for years,” Lussi says. “They are truly experts in their field.”
15 Depew Ct. • Peekskill • 914-906-7238
While her spa is not at all fancy (it’s in part of a house in Peekskill), owner Irina Ionina, a teacher at the New York School of Esthetics in White Plains who recently returned from a spiritual journey in Nepal, offers modern technology and a variety of holistic therapies. “It’s not contrary,” she says. “It’s important to target all kinds of people.”