Whether it’s a calming facial, a detoxifying scrub or an indulgent massage, we can’t think of anything more blissful than a day spent soaking up the healing properties of one of NYC’s best spas. From serene urban oasis options (think: a spa inside a five-star hotel) to more exotic locales that offer high-tech treatments, the best spas in New York City help you recharge, refresh and rejuvenate.
Nestled inside the Greenwich Hotel, Shibui Spa’s philosophy is centered around balance. The sanctuary’s treatments and facilities are a mix of ancient Japanese traditions, nature and modern techniques. We recommend trying the ‘Oxygen Awakening Facial,’ ‘Omakase Bodywork’ or the ‘Hinoki Ritual’ that includes access to the hotel’s bathhouse.
This cozy hideaway located directly across from one of NYC’s busiest libraries is a haven of tranquility and peace. Founded by celebrity facialist and entrepreneur Joanna Vargas, the spa offers a wide range of facial and body treatments. Keep it classic with a purifying cleanser and a deep massage or go for the more hi-tech picks like ‘Emsculpt’, ‘Power Nap’ or ‘Ballancer Pro’ that target areas of excess fat and cellulite.
With a 13,000-square-foot wellness complex complete with treatments using Biologique Recherche products, this spa is more than just a treatment room. It’s an experience that can last all day (general admission includes all-day access to the saunas, steam rooms, Vichy showers, baths and relaxation lounges). The spa also has a full restaurant, a spa boutique and a wellness salon where you can try acupuncture, craniosacral therapy or energy work.