Amidst all the bustle of the city, a day at the spa can be just what you need to slow down. Whether it’s a relaxing massage or an oxygen chamber that helps you decompress, these 10 NYC spas offer everything you need to get pampered (and then feel all the better for it).
Acupuncture is the focus at this spotless, contemporary salon in the heart of Midtown that’s a favorite of New Yorkers looking to nix their stress-related symptoms. Try the Vitamin C facial ($125), which combines a nourishing cleanse with a mask of oats, cucumbers and avocado oil to smooth and brighten skin—or the Salad facial, which starts with a green-tea, vitamin C and clay wash followed by a face, neck and scalp massage.
Framed with wood from a 250-year-old Japanese farmhouse and lit with lanterns, this tranquil spa at the Greenwich Hotel is a favorite of privacy seekers. Laura Kim, creative director of Oscar de la Renta and Monse, loves the ‘Oxygen Awakening’ facial and one of the multipart Onsen Rituals that include an aromatic bath with a mineral-salt scrub and a soothing body massage.
Amid the high-rises and shopping malls of Tribeca, this luxury hotel spa is a hidden oasis where you can indulge in treatments from Paris-based skincare line Biologique Recherche. In addition to the oh-so-pretty treatment rooms, the spa has a hydrotherapy pool and a relaxation lounge—and there’s even a full-size sauna if you want to spend an entire day unwinding.