We all have hectic schedules and sometimes a few hours of relaxation is just what the doctor ordered. Luckily, New York City has a ton of options that will help you recharge and feel like yourself again.
The latest and greatest spas are mixing things up with unique treatments and a range of experiences. For instance, New Yorkers are flocking to the newly opened QCNY spa (the first location in the United States for the luxury wellness brand with locations across the Italian Alps) on Governors Island because it’s a true destination experience. Here you can bop around a series of thermal baths inspired by the bathing traditions of ancient Roman, Greek, and Ottoman cultures (they also have a cold plunge pool) before enjoying your choice of massages, facials, body treatment options, manicures, and more.
Another must-visit is Aire Ancient Baths. This is a true escape with a huge swoon-worthy bathhouse and a menu of indulgent treatments that will have you planning your next trip here (including the one-hour zero-gravity theatre room experience). The spa offers multiple New York-themed saunas including a fall in Central Park and skyline version plus a variety of steam rooms infused with different scents.
If you’re looking for a more serene space to relax, check out the Greenwich Hotel’s Shibui spa where they focus on balance. From ayurvedic treatments that incorporate meditation and breathing exercises to their hip-pain-alleviating deep tissue massages, this is a spa that truly takes you out of the chaos for a few blissful hours.