When it comes to stress-busting, New York City knows what it’s doing. There is always something to do here, from Broadway to world-class dining but if self-care is one of your priorities this year a trip to the spa can be exactly what the doctor ordered. We’ve rounded up the best of the bunch for you.
Located in the heart of Manhattan, Oasis Day Spa is a favourite for locals with an accessible price point and wide range of treatments from massages to facials and waxing. Their Park Avenue location is well-loved for its body therapy options — whether you’re a bride-to-be (the package includes a facelift-style botinol facial, a massage and a skin boost) or an athlete (their muscle conditioning massage features powerGun active sports techniques).
This hidden gem is known for its bespoke treatments that are tailored by pre-arrival consultations. Celebrity facialist and founder of her eponymous skincare line Joanna Vargas heads the team at this spa which offers everything from purifying facials to holistic massages and even hi-tech picks like ‘Emsculpt’, a full body LED session that targets cellulite and skin rejuvenation.
This Queens spa has the feel of a European retreat in NYC, with a huge menu and plenty to explore. This includes four traditional baths, eight sauna rooms and a number of hydrotherapy pools (indoor and outdoor) to get you feeling revived. It’s also the only outpost in the US of cult skincare brand La Mer, with facial massage techniques and oxygen-formulated methods keeping your skin in balance.