New York City may be the most frantic metropolis in the world but it also has its fair share of peaceful havens. These spas, ranging from the ultra-luxe to the affordable, will have you kneading out knots and calming your mind in no time.
AIRE: This high-end, luxury day spa tucked away in TriBeCa attracts leagues of devoted clients who love the luxe Biologique Recherche product line and bespoke treatments that are adapted to each client’s skin type. You’ll find everything from intensive facials to specialized massages, along with hair, manicure and pedicure services and waxing. A full-body massage will set you back about $300, while a Biologique Recherche facial starts at $160.
The posh locker room at this harbor-facing spa is decked out with thick robes, a snack bar stocked with green tea and wasabi peas and cozy lounge chairs that invite you to curl up. The multipart “Onsen Rituals” are a standout—try the shirodhara body massage, an Ayurvedic practice that involves oil being gently drizzled over the third eye to soothe and quiet the mind.
HAVEN SPACE: This clean, new spa screams “New York” with its sleek design and modern amenities but don’t let that fool you; it also offers one-of-a-kind experiences like a blow-dry bar, nail salon and facial studio rolled into one, plus a specialty ‘Hammam’ treatment.’
The spa’s therapists take one look at your skin and concoct a potion to erase fine lines, smooth rough spots and banish discoloration. The result: glowing, radiant beauty.