JANET SARTIN’S NEW AGE
After nearly 50 years of doling out advice on skin care to the famous and not-so-famous, you might think that Janet Sartin would be ready to slow down a bit.
On the contrary, this month marks the opening of a day spa at 500 Park Ave. and 59th St., combining the services performed at Sartin’s skin care institute and retail operations. Until now, the shop — at 480 Park Ave. — and the Institute at 30 East 60th St. were separate entities.
In addition to the usual range of spa treatments, the new venue will exclusively offer Aqua Massage, a new type of stress-relief acupressure that allows the patron to remain fully clothed.
Sartin has even incorporated the traditional Chinese principle of feng shui — a philosophy aimed at harmonizing the placement of man-made structures in nature — by engaging the services of two master feng shui practitioners so the new space would foster a sense of good health and luck.
Sartin’s clients needn’t worry about being far from her skin care products and cosmetics, since they’re also available at Bloomingdale’s, Barneys New York, Nordstrom, Marshall Field’s, and select specialty stores nationwide.