While many people may assume that spas only get glowing reviews from the establishments themselves, it’s actually possible for anyone to become a regular contributor. The founder and president of Spa Finder, for example, started out writing reviews for various spa publications before launching her own popular directory and review site. If you’re interested in becoming a spa reviewer, start by reading existing reviews to familiarize yourself with the lingo and to gain an understanding of what editors look for. You can also practice your writing skills by writing a few informal spa reviews for friends or family members.
Aside from the obvious physical benefits — such as smoother skin and relaxed muscles — spa treatments create numerous mental health benefits, too. Studies have shown that the frequency of spa visits is associated with better quality sleep, fewer sick days and reduced absenteeism at work. In addition, hot water therapy — like a steam shower or soak in the tub — promotes relaxation and lowers cortisol levels which can help alleviate the symptoms of chronic conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia.
Located directly across from one of the busiest library in New York City, Joanna Vargas Day Spa is an oasis of tranquility. This hidden gem features both classic facial and massage treatments as well as a full roster of hi-tech body contouring options and LED sessions.
Acupuncture is at the core of this clean and modern spa specializing in traditional Chinese wellness practices. Their light touch and expert practitioners make them the go-to for acupuncture in the Big Apple.