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Massages and facials at wellness sanctuary Chopra Center & Spa are as much about healing as they are about pampering. So bring your anxiety-ridden body here--to the midtown outpost of culty mind body physician and-author Deepak Chopra's California-based enterprise to de-stress. Redolent of nutty incense and bedecked with tufted jewel-toned pillows, the hookah-lounge-like relaxation area is the first cue that this is Eden for escapists. Unquiet minds can unwind at daily yoga and meditation-classes or at one of the frequent health seminars. If you're in search of basic, old-fashioned coddling, choose from the exotic-sounding menu of ayurvedic wraps (from $185), facials (from $150) and body rubdowns ($95--$280). Our pick: The abhyanga massage, a light, detoxifying treatment that will have you soaked from head to toe in fragrant oil. If one pair of hands doesn't seem like enough, upgrade to a sublime synchronized massage (all bodywork treatments offer that option for an additional $95), during which two therapists administered a choreographed kneading routine to your knotty body.