Elixir Tonics & Teas

Best Foot Massage, January 2004

Plenty of spas will offer you a cup of herbal tea. But how many teahouses will massage your feet? We know of just one: Elixir Tonics & Teas, a haven of tranquillity where customers can savor the Virtual Buddha and other herb-infused beverages in a Zen rock garden or go a few steps beyond to the recently added Mini-Spa. There, one of a trio of therapists pushes and prods and strokes patrons’ tootsies in exactly the right way. Just 20 minutes (for $30) will ensure a happily altered state, and no appointment is necessary—something you won’t want to forget the next time you’re driving across town in those vertiginous Manolos.