Three Techniques for a Good Night’s Sleep

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 Pressures from your job, family and never-ending to-do lists can make it tough to get a full night’s sleep. But how do you get those extra ZZZZs when your mind is swirling with all you have to do the next day?  We can help.


  1. Turn off electronics at least an hour before bed.
It can be a tempting to send out one last email or spend hours on Facebook until you fall asleep, but studies have shown the backlight from electronics makes it more difficult to enter a deep, restful sleep.  Experiment with turning the TV off and putting the phone away to let your mind relax and prepare for a good night’s sleep.


  1. Keep a notebook or journal on your bedside table.
It happens without fail, you’re in your pajamas, ready to finally fall asleep and all the sudden you remember the task that you’ve got to get done the next day.  Instead of jumping out of bed or staying awake worried that you might forget this important task, jot it down quickly in your bedside notebook.  This notebook is also a great place to deposit any worrisome thoughts or concerns so you can sleep like a baby.


  1. Get a massage.
Massages are a wonderful way to release the stress and anxiety that could keep you up at night.  Quality massages provide muscle release and help you to feel grounded and ready for whatever comes next, including sleep time.
Any technique you choose, New York Wellness +Medispa is happy to support your goals for health, wellness and a good night sleep.

Four Simple Steps to Keep You and Your Family Healthy This Flu Season

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As we progress into  fall and winter, a change in wardrobe isn’t the only thing you have to worry about, you also have to take measures to protect your family’s health. Now that the cold and flu season has arrived, here are four steps you can take to help keep you and your family healthy.

Make sure everyone gets enough sleep.

Besides being well rested, adequate sleep promotes a feeling of overall well being. During the colder seasons the body is prone to more stress due to extreme weather changes. A lack of sleep can leave the body susceptible to viruses such as the flu.

Experimental studies show that there is a link between lack of sleep and the body’s immune system. The immune system is made up of a variety of cells. T-cells decrease when a person is sleep deprived. Yes, sufficient sleep allows the body to regenerate, repair and protect against outside complications. Are you experiencing problems getting to sleep, or staying that way? Make an appointment to see our BlueSleep experts.

Increase intake of healthy nutrients

The nutrients found in food nourishes the body and  the fuels the immune system. By feeding the body a variety of nutrients, especially healthy doses of good nutritious foods, it increases one’s energy, strengthens vital organs and helps the body process at normal. Speak with Dr. Jill Baron about the “Take Shape For Life” program, our physician guided weight-loss program. By making an effort to increase your intake of healthy nutrients you will be protecting your body against unwanted viruses.

Get your flu shots

The flu shot is essential for children, the elderly, and immuno-compromised individuals. However, even healthy people without a single complaint should do their part to prevent the spread of this frustrating and dangerous virus. While most healthy adults can ward off the flu after a few days’ rest, this virus can spell disaster for somebody who is already battling another illness. Contributing to herd immunity is a simple way to do your part in keeping you and your community safe.

Conveniently, you can get your flu shot the next time you stop by the New York Wellness & MediSpa. Whether you’re picking up another round of beauty essentials or coming in for a heart check-up, be sure to ask about getting your annual flu shot.

Take some time to yourself.

Are you a busy mom? Or maybe you find yourself in the office way too much? To adapt to seasonal changes, it’s imperative for you to take time to relax. Even if it’s just a few minutes a day, take some time to do absolutely nothing and meditate. If you have a little more time, come in for a massage or pick up some of our FAB® favorites and give yourself a facial.   This recharges you both mentally and physically. When your body is constantly on go mode, you’re likely to get stressed out, which isn’t good for your immune system.

During the cold and flu season, taking care of yourself is important. When you come to New York Wellness and Medispa, taking care of yourself never felt better.

Annual Well-Woman Visits Can Save Your Life!

Untitled design (3)As National Women’s Health Week comes to a close, we’d like to take this opportunity to discuss whole-body health. Whole-body health means taking every aspect of your health into consideration. You can ensure you are doing your part towards your whole-body health

We strongly recommend annual well-woman visits for a number of reasons. Wellness blood panels can detect abnormalities before they become disruptive or even dangerous. Honest discussions about your lifestyle might prompt helpful suggestions on a wide variety of common problems such as ill-managed stress or poor sleeping habits. Otherwise, well-woman visits often include an EKG (they are standard here at New York Wellness and MediSpa.) You may also receive a referral for an annual gynecological exam and relevant preventative diagnostics like mammograms, depending on your age and other factors.

Our center offers many options designed to provide customized support while you are changing your lifestyle for the better. Nutrition and fitness advice through Take Shape for Life is a personalized, physician-guided weight loss program that is a boon to those who struggle with maintaining a healthy weight. We even offer treatments specific to several long-term illnesses such as sleep apnea and asthma care.

Your annual wellness check-up isn’t worth skipping. Allow us to take the work out of your annual — contact us today to learn about your options, and to schedule your appointment for a well-woman exam. We do everything we can to ensure every client is as comfortable as possible, and we only refer to doctors we have personally deemed up to our strident standards. The status of your health should never feel like a mystery. Consider when you can squeeze in your next annual exam, and thank yourself later — you won’t regret peace of mind.

We Make Wellness Easy with Our Comprehensive Services!

All of us at New York Wellness and Medispa value each and every one of our clients. Our staff cares about your overall wellness, and part of this job is ensuring that we are meeting your needs. With that in mind, we would like to request your feedback on everything from our services to our new renovations — and everything in between! Please follow the link at the end of this article, or click here to complete a survey where your voice will be heard! Your information will always be kept confidential, but you are welcome to submit anonymous feedback as well.

You may be surprised to find out just how wide and varied the services offered to and referred from New York Wellness and Medispa are. Our services are individualized and designed to cater to your own individual needs, leaving you without any guesswork. Today, we’ve taken the time to give you an overview of all our services. You might find we’ve been offering a service you’d been shopping around for, or consider a new horizon towards your general wellness. Regardless, we hope this guide is helpful.Our primary care services offer a comprehensive array of diagnostics. You can rest assured that you will have an accurate barometer of your health in our care! We provide everything from EKG and body fat analyses during annual examinations, asthma and allergy care, to referrals to our personally vetted and most trusted gastroenterologists, radiologists and physical therapists. We also provide a physician-guided weight loss program called “Take Shape for Life,” which provides help every step of the way.

Achieving whole-body wellness may take a wider comprehensive approach. For this reason, we provide holistic services as well. We provide on-site chiropractic and massage therapy services, and have teamed up to provide off-site services with a skilled and thorough acupuncturist as well. We are also of the firm conviction that sleep is the best holistic remedy there is. If you struggle with sleeping, tell us! Specialized treatments like Blue Sleep for sleep apnea are administered by trusted, vetted specialists — and we take great pride in working alongside the doctors we have personally chosen to deliver the very best care to you.

We also provide preventive cardiology, which gives you a head-start on heart health with a wide array of diagnostic services made to suit your needs. From standard electrocardiograms (EKG) to echocardiograms and beyond, we’ve both the equipment on-site and a partnership with a state of the art imaging center to give you the most accurate picture of your heart health. With accurate imaging comes the best guidance towards achieving and staying at your very best.

Our center is also a hot location for cosmetic services — and for good reason! We provide the most diligent care with excellent results, and all for the most affordable prices than anywhere else in Manhattan. We provide Botox®, Juvederm®, Radiesse® and Sculptra® to turn back the hands of time. For blemished and hyperpigmentation, we offer VI peels. We also provide Latisse®, laser hair removal and other services keeping you looking and feeling your very best.

We also sell some of the best beauty products you’ll ever lay your hands on. They come dermatologist-recommended and appropriate for even the most sensitive of skin. You can grab these goodies right at New York Wellness and Medispa, or through our online shop!

While our center is meant to be as easy and convenient as possible, we wanted to ensure that all our clients had a full list of our services. This way, you won’t miss a beat when it comes to preventive cardiology, or wait on your annual wellness exam for fear of schedule conflict. Our office has long hours to accept your requests for prompt care, so never hesitate to make that appointment — in fact, you can schedule one today! Thanks for your continued dedication and loyalty to our center! Your patronage is our pleasure.

 We strive to continually explore new ways of serving you better, please take our short survey and let us know your thoughts!
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Sleep Apnea: A Serious Health Issue

Sleep apnea interferes with breathing when asleep. It causes daytime sleepiness, headaches, loud snoring, and can cause high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. Schedule an appointment soon and ask our staff to give you a “sleep test” to determine if you are a candidate for our comprehensive “Sleep Study Program.” It’s portable and easy and cab be done in the comfort of your own home.