After more than three months of lockdown, anxious New Yorkers are craving some self-care. With the city having entered phase 3 of its reopening on July 6, they can now go to the spa… but are they climbing back onto the massage table? And what sort of safety precautions are in place? 

“We’ve had an influx of people taking their appointments this week,” says Jack Sherman, the manager of Cynergy Spa. “It’s really positive for us.”

Staff and clients of the Fort Greene spa are having their temperatures checked and massage therapists are required to be tested for Covid-19 every 14 days. In addition to face shields for staff and hand sanitizer stations, HEPA filters have been installed in all rooms, “removing up to 99.99% of microbes in the air,” Sherman informed in…

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