With its plethora of luxury hotels and spas, New York City certainly knows how to treat yourself. So much so, in fact, that it’s easy to get caught up in the busyness of city life and forget to slow down a little. Thankfully, the best spas in town help you escape this hectic city and into a zen-like oasis of relaxation.
A calming oasis in the heart of Tribeca, Shibui Spa is one of NYC’s most serene and calming spots. Using natural and organic products wherever possible and built from materials like wood, water and stone, the spa aims to bring balance and peace to its visitors. Try a relaxing massage or soak in the traditional Japanese tubs for a truly rejuvenating experience.
Located on Governors Island, this stunning spa is brought to you by the luxury Italian wellness group QC and their incredible locations all over the world. Their Day Pass includes a variety of treatments like a 30 or 60-minute massage (or longer if you want to extend your stay) and access to their thermal experiences such as Finnish saunas, Himalayan salt therapy, Japanese onsens, Moroccan and Turkish hammams and even their very own zero-gravity theatre room.
Great Jones Spa
TBH, this NoHo gem is a bit of a best-kept secret but it’s definitely a must-visit. Its full menu of reasonably priced facials, body treatments and massages is a great start but it’s the spa’s ‘water lounge’ that makes it truly special. From hot to cold plunge pools to a Jacuzzi, this is a spot where you can hang with your girlfriends and really unwind.