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Forget aerial yoga classes and bone broth delivery service—you haven't achieved full urban mystic status until your holistic healer of choice is on speed dial. From crystal reiki specialists to aura readers, we've rounded up the New York City New-Age pros who can get you centered for spring.

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1. Rock Whisperer NYC

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36 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Self-described “rock whisperer” Krista Mitchell believes that each stone has its own special energy. Devotees of her “Crystal Reiki” method lay down on a table, massage-style, as Krista places different rocks—which, according to her, have the power to do everything from boost vitality to increase focus—on their chakra points. The goal is to leave feeling balanced, like you just had a particularly excellent meditation session. [Photo: Shutterstock]

2. Body Healing Massage

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293 E 73rd
New York, NY 10021
(212) 717-8318
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Body Healing Massage is no-frills, but Stuart Bragdon, the former body-work go-to for the NYC ballet, gives one of the best lymphatic drainage massages in the city. His technique is designed to reduce puffiness, restore energy, and help you stand up straighter. [Photo: Shutterstock]

3. KryoLife

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57 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 551-3333
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Why lower yourself into a KryoLife vat blasting nitrogen-iced air at minus-264 degrees Fahrenheit? Cryotherapy devotees claim it relieves joint pain, releases a burst of endorphins, and burns up to 800 calories per three-minute session. [Photo]

4. Breathe Easy

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825 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019
(917) 400-7258
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Kicking back in one of Breathe Easy’s salt rooms, a.k.a. halotherapy, is said to help alleviate asthma, allergies, and skin conditions. While it’s not a substitute for, say, an inhaler, diehards swear they inhale deeper after salt room sessions. [Photo: Shutterstock]

5. Acupuncture Remedies

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201 E 56th St
New York, NY 10022
(212) 991-8680
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At Acupuncture Remedies, acupuncturist and board-certified herbalist Iris Netzer works her magic on clients who have been referred to her through a network of holistic practitioners. While she specializes in women’s health and fertility, Netzer also treats issues ranging from TMJ to digestive troubles. Sessions are sold in packages of six, ten, or fifteen, and Netzer also gives pointers on how to address ailments at home. [Photo: Shutterstock]

6. Yaoshen Cai

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221 Canal St, Rm 515
New York, NY 10013
(646) 490-5033
If needles freak you out, cupping—the ancient practice of using cups to create suction on the skin—is a less prickly alternative to acupuncture. The method is said to alleviate pain and increase blood flow—although you may be left with a few telltale cup marks after your session. [Photo: Shutterstock]

7. Magic Jewelry

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238 Canal St, #108
New York, NY 10013
(212) 343-0663
This Chinatown shop does a brisk business in photographing auras—the colorful electromagnetic fields surrounding a person’s body. Customers place their hands on two metal plates, stand very still, wait for the camera flash, and drink some tea while their aura headshots develop. An aura pro then explains what the colors and pattern means, and suggests crystals to improve overall aura health. [Photo]

8. Botica & Co.

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607 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY
This Greenpoint apothecary—a partnership between Pura Fruta juice club and Anima Mundi Herbals—gives the standard juice bar an alchemic revamp. Animal Mundi founder Adriana Ayales draws upon her shaman grandmother's recipes for her customized elixirs, which are served up in cold-pressed juices, in teas, or as stand-alone shots. [Photo]

1. Rock Whisperer NYC

36 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
Self-described “rock whisperer” Krista Mitchell believes that each stone has its own special energy. Devotees of her “Crystal Reiki” method lay down on a table, massage-style, as Krista places different rocks—which, according to her, have the power to do everything from boost vitality to increase focus—on their chakra points. The goal is to leave feeling balanced, like you just had a particularly excellent meditation session. [Photo: Shutterstock]
36 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

2. Body Healing Massage

293 E 73rd, New York, NY 10021
Body Healing Massage is no-frills, but Stuart Bragdon, the former body-work go-to for the NYC ballet, gives one of the best lymphatic drainage massages in the city. His technique is designed to reduce puffiness, restore energy, and help you stand up straighter. [Photo: Shutterstock]
293 E 73rd
New York, NY 10021

3. KryoLife

57 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019
Why lower yourself into a KryoLife vat blasting nitrogen-iced air at minus-264 degrees Fahrenheit? Cryotherapy devotees claim it relieves joint pain, releases a burst of endorphins, and burns up to 800 calories per three-minute session. [Photo]
57 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019

4. Breathe Easy

825 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Kicking back in one of Breathe Easy’s salt rooms, a.k.a. halotherapy, is said to help alleviate asthma, allergies, and skin conditions. While it’s not a substitute for, say, an inhaler, diehards swear they inhale deeper after salt room sessions. [Photo: Shutterstock]
825 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019

5. Acupuncture Remedies

201 E 56th St, New York, NY 10022
At Acupuncture Remedies, acupuncturist and board-certified herbalist Iris Netzer works her magic on clients who have been referred to her through a network of holistic practitioners. While she specializes in women’s health and fertility, Netzer also treats issues ranging from TMJ to digestive troubles. Sessions are sold in packages of six, ten, or fifteen, and Netzer also gives pointers on how to address ailments at home. [Photo: Shutterstock]
201 E 56th St
New York, NY 10022

6. Yaoshen Cai

221 Canal St, Rm 515, New York, NY 10013
If needles freak you out, cupping—the ancient practice of using cups to create suction on the skin—is a less prickly alternative to acupuncture. The method is said to alleviate pain and increase blood flow—although you may be left with a few telltale cup marks after your session. [Photo: Shutterstock]
221 Canal St, Rm 515
New York, NY 10013

7. Magic Jewelry

238 Canal St, #108, New York, NY 10013
This Chinatown shop does a brisk business in photographing auras—the colorful electromagnetic fields surrounding a person’s body. Customers place their hands on two metal plates, stand very still, wait for the camera flash, and drink some tea while their aura headshots develop. An aura pro then explains what the colors and pattern means, and suggests crystals to improve overall aura health. [Photo]
238 Canal St, #108
New York, NY 10013

8. Botica & Co.

607 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY
This Greenpoint apothecary—a partnership between Pura Fruta juice club and Anima Mundi Herbals—gives the standard juice bar an alchemic revamp. Animal Mundi founder Adriana Ayales draws upon her shaman grandmother's recipes for her customized elixirs, which are served up in cold-pressed juices, in teas, or as stand-alone shots. [Photo]
607 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY