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Spa and Relaxation – How to Create a Relaxation Sanctuary

A spa day is a great way to pamper yourself and feel better. You can get a facial treatment that improves your skin and gives it a healthier glow, or you can go for a massage that eases your body’s physical tension and stress. Moreover, it also helps you relax and rejuvenates your mind.

As travelers enter the wellness era, spas are making investments in renovations, reimagining treatment rooms and creating sanctuaries for pre- and post-service relaxation. One of our favorites is this expansive wonderland in Queens, which has earned near-legendary status for its quirky layout, themed saunas, Vichy showers and foot baths. It’s easy to imagine escaping harsh NYC winters while curled up in the warmth of a cozy relaxation room or swimming laps in the half-Olympic-sized pool, which boasts floor to ceiling views of the city skyline.

What’s more, spas are adding more unique experiences to their menus — like manifestation meditation classes and “snow rooms” where guests can enjoy the feel of snow beneath their feet. All of these things can help relieve stress and anxiety, which can be the root of many health issues today.

In addition to the visual and tactile elements that help create an ideal spa experience, a soothing scent is also important. The calming aroma of lavender and chamomile tea can be a welcome addition to your spa day. Similarly, the sound of music can help to soothe the senses and encourage relaxation. However, it is important to choose music that is not too distracting or loud. Lastly, it is best to avoid anything with lyrics or pitchy instruments.

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