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New Neighbor: Modrn Sanctuary

Bringing together over 18 medical and holistic wellness practitioners, Modrn Sanctuary is a one-stop destination for personalized services in physical therapy, skincare, nutrition, life coaching, and other treatments. Founded by Alexandra Janelli, leading hypnotherapist and life coach, Modrn Sanctuary’s team of experienced practitioners consists of nationally acclaimed experts, whose clients include celebrities.

“Flatiron has become known as, among other things, an epicenter for fitness, health and wellness,” says Lizz Smith, physical therapist at the newly opened Modrn Sanctuary. Smith works with her patients one-on-one, in a room complete with a view of the Empire State Building. “My practice and our center are a perfect fit and we hope to support the health-minded community that lives and works here,” Smith said.

The design of the 5,000 square foot space, which opened on January 11, accentuates the Flatiron location, all while maintaining a serene atmosphere. Black crocodile textured walls, imported antique Balinese doors, and a suspended wicker chair facilitate sensory deprivation, while the building’s large windows provide the classic New York City backdrop. Clients relax in the lounge before their private therapy sessions which range from traditional services such as acupuncture, skin care, and chiropractic therapy to the more holistic, such as shamanism, hypnotherapy, and Ayurveda.

The luxury wellness center features a salt room, one of only four in Manhattan, where clients can experience halotherapy. With Himalayan brick walls and heated salt floors, the atmosphere provides a purifying effect for the respiratory system and the skin. Clients are guided by Modrn Sanctuary’s practitioners to reap maximum benefits from this effective vapor therapy. Throughout the center, clients can opt to participate in wellness and mindfulness workshops all in pursuit of physical and mental wellbeing.

Hours are Mondays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Modrn Sanctuary, 12 West 27th Street, 9th Floor, at Broadway, (212) 675-9355

Image by Kelsey Fain

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