New York City is a vivacious city that knows how to switch off (sometimes). Whether it’s a secluded spa in the heart of Midtown or a high-tech detox chamber at a social wellness club, NYC’s spa scene is a melting pot of cultures and traditions.
Thankfully, when the whirlwind pace of the Big Apple starts to get too much, New York has some of the best hotel and day spas in the world. From calming shiatsu massages to innovative anti-aging facials, here are the city’s best spots for a well-deserved restorative getaway.
1. City Well
In the residential area of Gowanus, this cozy spa is a hidden gem in Brooklyn with a small feel. It offers everything you could possibly want out of a spa day including bathing rituals, massages and hydrotherapy sessions. You can even opt for a body peel and an aromatherapy facial.
2. Spa Castle
Located in Queens, this spa is an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan with its Asian and European influences. The spa has four traditional baths, eight sauna rooms ranging from color therapy to cold stimulation and six hydrotherapy pools (indoor and outdoor).
3. QCNY Spa
This Governors Island retreat is a true getaway for those seeking balance and peace. It’s a modern take on a thermal spa with five different circuits to help you achieve inner and outer body treatments and well-being. You can book individual treatment services like acupuncture and cryotherapy or choose to complete one of the five circuits which include the beauty, performance healing, temperature therapy, inner body and sleep.