We all want to go to a spa, but the reality of living in New York City means it’s difficult to find a moment to switch off from the daily grind. Luckily, there are a few exceptional spas in town that can help you escape into pure relaxation.
The Carlyle Hotel
Located on Madison Avenue, this discreet mecca for affluent travelers is home to one of the best spas in town. Tucked on the third floor, this calming refuge is worlds away from the energetic sounds and sights of cosmopolitan life.
Shou Sugi Ban House
This 13-room Japanese-inspired retreat opened in the Hamptons in May, and it has quickly earned its place on readers’ radars as a top-notch wellness property. Its countless wellness offerings include yoga classes, sound therapy and energy healing with crystals and tuning forks; hypnotherapy; intuitive painting; and more.
Last Tangle Salon
If you’re looking for a spa that also provides hair care, nail services, waxing, and organic spray tans, look no further than this Greenpoint spa. Founder Iva Sebestyan uses only certified organic products; her spa has a menu of pampering treatments, including facials like the Intensive Facial.
Tranquility Day Spa
For a quiet and relaxing experience, try out this cozy Greenpoint spa that’s decorated in a way that evokes a calm and relaxing feeling. It’s also known for its customer service, as the staff is always happy to accommodate your needs.
The Shibui Spa
This exceptional spa at the Greenwich Hotel in TriBeCa fuses ancient techniques with earth-inspired treatments, with a focus on respecting and connecting to the natural world around it. The seasonally-driven menu of holistic, earth-driven treatments is an excellent example of this thoughtful blend of tradition and modernity.