Save for the green leaves of a black olive tree, the interior of Remedy Place New York is completely gray. The space’s monochromatic scheme isn’t a style statement. In fact, it’s the opposite. In color psychology, the ashen shade represents neutrality and balance—which also happens to mirror the ethos of Remedy Place.
Founded by Dr. Jonathan Leary, Remedy Place is a “social wellness club.” ( Let Leary himself define that for you: “It’s a club that is temptation and toxin-free, that enhances health and social life at the same time.) There’s no gym equipment, massage tables, or beauty offerings. Instead, there’s an extensive array of holistic treatments. Facilities include an infrared light sauna, acupuncture and cupping rooms, cryo chambers, hyperbaric chambers (they’re different!), and ice baths, just to name a few.
Some experiences are solitary, but many can be done with friends. For example, those aforementioned ice baths are offered in group classes, where an instructor guides attendees through 10 minutes of holotropic breathwork followed by six minutes submerged in 38-degree water. Meanwhile, the vitamin IV suites are arranged so two people can sit facing each other while taking intramuscular B-12 shots.
Leary, who has his doctorate in chiropractic and alternative medicine, developed Remedy Place while he was a concierge doctor in Los Angeles. His practice catered to those seeking a non-surgical approach to chronic pain rehabilitation and attracted an impressive clientele of celebrities, CEOs, and pro-athletes.