NYC is a great place for many things, but the cutthroat attitudes of its residents can sometimes boil over and make you feel a little steamed. That’s why it’s best to let a spa help melt all that tension away. Though some of the city’s finest knead out knots will cost you more than a year’s worth of MetroCards, there are plenty of options that are affordable enough to make a regular trip worth it.
Located inside the Baccarat Hotel, this zen-like spa offers a range of treatments that keep your mind and body in balance. Check out their ‘Miracle Broth Facial’ that combines facial massage techniques with gentle extractions to give you glowing skin or the ‘Four Hand Massage’ where two (yes, two) therapists work on your entire body at once to get all those muscles working together.
In a beautiful brownstone in Fort Greene, this zen-like escape is all about awakening synergy in the body. The staff here is incredibly friendly and the whole space oozes relaxation without feeling hoity-toity, side-stepping the snobby reputation that NYC day spas often get. There are a number of packages available, like the ‘The Ultimate Escape,’ which includes both a deep tissue massage and a hot stone massage for only $150.
This low-key spot may be a bit of a trek from the city, but it’s well worth it for anyone who lives in Bay Ridge or Staten Island. Besides offering full spa and salon services, this spa also focuses on using organic creams and polishes so you know it’s good for the planet as well as your hands and nails.