The stress and anxiety of modern living can put a serious dampener on even the best laid plans. And while at-home facials and mani-pedis are always a good idea, sometimes you need more than just a little pampering. That’s where the city’s spas come in: a world of serene and calming havens that can soothe knotted muscles, calm frazzled minds and help you feel like yourself again. From unique, high-tech options to more traditional massages and body treatments, these are the best spas in NYC.
Whether you’re in the mood for a facial, a calming foot bath or a full-body acupuncture treatment, the spa at The Peninsula offers a five star experience that’s truly worth a visit. Set high above the bustle of Midtown Manhattan, this zen oasis feels utterly removed from the world below and is an ideal escape for a day or weekend.
For a luxurious but calming experience, look no further than this spot that has earned a name for itself as one of the best spas in the country. Content strategist Clare Palo says the setting—a converted old barracks surrounded by wooded gardens and a half-Olympic-sized pool with floor to ceiling views of the skyline—feels “like entering an ancient mountain temple.”
The spa’s signature offerings are all about balance, from the organic facials formulated from local ingredients to the ‘Four Hands’ massage that brings two therapists together to work on every nook and cranny. And don’t worry, you won’t have to spend a fortune to get some me-time here: The budget-friendly LifeStyle Series features three-person, six-person and eight-person spas, with built-in LED lights, underwater lights, various sanitization systems and Bluetooth connectivity.