The New York City spa scene is like a melting pot of cultures and traditions. From Japanese Shiatsu massage and cutting-edge anti-aging facials at award-winning hotel spas to thermal bath experiences at a Roman bathhouse and a hyperbaric oxygen chamber at a new social wellness club, it offers something for every treatment-savvy traveler and local.
New Yorkers are known for their love of adventure, but it’s just as important to take time out from the hustle and bustle for some relaxation. These spas will melt away your stress and leave you feeling refreshed and pampered, whether you’re a solo spa-goer, a couple, or looking for the perfect place to host a girls’ day out.
From a new 50,000-square-foot space in Brooklyn to a historic Tribeca bathhouse, these luxe NYC spots are worth traveling for. Aire Ancient Baths is one of the most opulent places you’ll find in town, offering a wide range of bath treatments based on ancient Roman, Greek, and Ottoman traditions. It’s easy to spend a whole day at this tranquil retreat, and you’ll want to add the massage menu (60 minutes for $256) to your itinerary, too.
From a relaxing face-only facial to a full-body scrub and a body massage, Natura Spa is one of the friendliest spas in the city. The service staff is on first name terms with nearly everyone who walks in, and their knowledge of each treatment makes it easy to ask questions about anything that piques your interest.