There’s always something new to try in this city that never sleeps. But even though it’s easy to get distracted by Broadway shows, world-class restaurants and new bars, it’s also important to take some time for yourself. Whether you want to detox in the latest hyperbaric oxygen chamber or find that perfect deep tissue massage, New York City has some of the best spas.
Located right below the meeting and event spaces in Tribeca’s Hotel Barriere Fouquet’s New York is a neighborhood spa oasis, Spa Diane Barriere that offers a full-service experience with a hydrotherapy pool, treatments from Paris-based skincare brand Biologique Recherche and more. The spa is dedicated to the values of its namesake and embodies her ideals of beauty, refinement and health. Their five different treatment circuits are designed for inner and outer body treatments. Choose from the beauty circuit with facials and acupuncture, performance healing which includes cryotherapy, their nutrition circuit that offers superfoods for your body and brain, their thermal therapy with infrared saunas and a temperature chamber or the skin rejuvenation that involves an exfoliation and massage combo.
The Aire Ancient Baths brand is all over the world but their New York location feels especially indulgent. Set in a grand, sweeping bathhouse that fuses historical and modern features, their lengthy list of treatments will keep you booking sessions here for a while to come.
For a high-tech pick, Joanna Vargas Day Spa is directly across from one of NYC’s busiest libraries. The celebrity facialist’s eponymous spa provides a relaxing escape with everything from purifying facials to hot-stone massages, scalp treatments and body wraps. They also offer an array of hi-tech options like the ‘Emsculpt’, a body contouring treatment or the ‘Power Nap’ a full-body LED session.