New York might be a city that never sleeps, but even the most hardened local needs to take a break. Luckily, the Big Apple’s wellness offerings run the gamut, from traditional Japanese Shiatsu massage and innovative anti-aging facials to thermal bath experiences (at a Roman-inspired bathhouse and in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber) and holistic treatments like Reiki and cranial sacral therapy.
These 10 NYC spas offer something for everyone.
From the high-end day spas near Union Square, where leagues of devoted city dwellers flock for a posh pampering break, to the more rustic sanctuaries in upstate retreats, these spots offer everything from acupuncture to dermaplaning and waxing. Many have reopened since COVID-19 and are now open to guests (though we recommend calling ahead).
Acupuncturists and massage therapists at this spot—which has a spotless, understated vibe—focus on resolving issues in their most natural and effective way possible: by addressing the root cause. They do this with a light touch, as opposed to other more aggressive methods.
Located in the Peninsula Hotel, this luxe escape has everything you need for a truly calming stay. You’ll find everything from a Himalayan salt room to a deluxe Japanese onsen and Moroccan and Turkish hammams (plus authentic banyas).
It’s this multi-sensory approach that has designer Courtney Kiersznowski coming back a couple of times a year for her hip-pain-alleviating deep-tissue massage ($215), which incorporates breathing exercises and a meditative chant.