Looking to lift your mood now that the sun is setting earlier? A 2017 study found that daily exposure to bright light could significantly decrease symptoms of depression.
Those bright, white desk lamps are good in a pinch, but a slew of spas in the city have introduced mood-boosting light therapies. Get your glow on with these illuminating treatments.
At Nomad spa Modrn Sanctuary, patrons lie under rainbow-colored lights transmitted through polished quartz crystals, as part of the “Sensory 7” treatment, which is meant to boost mood. $45 for 30 minutes. 12 W. 27th St.; ModrnSanctuary.com
Trip the light fantastic
East Village holistic health center Kollectiv offers “light meditation”: customers relax with eyes closed while a pulsing white light flickers before them for a deeper meditative state. $45 for 15 minutes. 21 E. First St.; KollectivNYC.com
La Casa Spa & Wellness Center’s RejuvaPod offers a tanning-bedlike cocoon of infrared and violet-colored lights, heat, aromatherapy, vibrational massage and oxygen aimed at maxing out your mood. $80 for 30 minutes. 41 E. 20th St.; LaCasaSpa.com
Head to toe
Sit back and relax as one of the stretching pros at Stretch*d gives you a lower leg and foot massage — while delivering a LightStim LED facial meant to reduce fine lines and increase circulation. $60 for 20 minutes. 27 W. 20th St., StretchdSpace.com
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