When a day of pampering is in order, NYC is ready to indulge. From traditional Shiatsu massage and innovative anti-aging facials at hotel spas to thermal bath experiences, hyperbaric oxygen chambers and more at new social wellness clubs, the city’s wellness scene is a true melting pot of cultures and traditions.
With floor-to-ceiling windows, calming beige tones and natural stone accents, this Japanese-inspired spa has been a favorite among privacy seekers for years. Designer Laura Kim and Julia Horn, director of retail planning at Intermix, both swear by their multipart “Onsen Rituals,” which include a mineral-salt bath, a soothing mud wrap and a massage with an oxygen-boosting mask and finishing oil.
Located directly across from one of the busiest libraries in town, this hidden spa is perfect for anyone seeking a little respite from the bustling streets. Founded by Joanna Vargas, celebrity facialist and founder of her eponymous skincare line, this spot offers a range of facial and body treatments that soothe, refresh and relieve. Those looking for something more high-tech can opt for the ‘Emsculpt’ or the ‘Power Nap’ sessions.
One of the biggest wellness facilities in the entire city, this Forbes 5-star rated NYC spa is the ultimate NYC day spa. With three levels, 35,000 square feet and an expansive list of services ranging from cryotherapy to wellness drips and a host of multi-treatments, this spot is all about revitalizing the mind and body. General admission includes unlimited access to all the spa’s many amenities, like sauna rooms infused with aromatherapy, Vichy showers and an indoor glass-enclosed pool.