There’s no shortage of fun things to do in NYC, but if you find yourself feeling frazzled or needing to take a break, it can be hard to know where to start. Thankfully, there are plenty of upscale spas in the city that will help you unwind.
Best New York Spas for Massage, Facials & Bodywork
The best way to relieve stress is by getting a massage. There are many different types of massages, from traditional Swedish to Thai yoga, and these spas will have something that suits your needs.
Skin Spa – This upscale skin and body boutique offers a range of services including facials, waxing and massages. You can even book a hot stone massage for a relaxing and soothing experience.
Shibui Spa – Located just outside of Manhattan, this Japanese-inspired spa is a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of New York. The facility is more like a resort than a bathhouse, with soaking tubs inspired by Roman, Greek and Ottoman traditions. You can choose from private or public soaking tubs, and if you have the money, you can indulge in a 60-minute massage for $256.
Alchemy – The small, Greenpoint-based spa offers full-sized services at prices that aren’t sky-high. In addition to the usual facials and body scrubs, this place offers a “Pure Qi Detoxifying” package that includes a 60-minute massage and reflexology session.
Beaver Brook – This New Jersey spa offers facials, body scrubs, and waxing with Parisian hard wax that promises less pain than traditional techniques. They also have infrared saunas that rejuvenate the skin and stimulate detoxification.