Whether you’re looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of New York or simply enjoy some self-care, a spa day is one of the best ways to do so. The city’s best spas offer an array of treatments from massages to facials to body wraps as well as full-body immersion experiences like hot and cold plunge pools and a unique zero-gravity theatre room.
In this sprawling spot that’s a short walk from Central Park, the QC Spa feels “like visiting a grand house,” says content strategist Clare Palo. Located in a former barrack, it’s filled with pathways that lead to heated pools and underwater massaging hydro seats, and offers a multilevel indoor spa that includes eucalyptus footbaths and waterfall massages. You can get a single treatment or opt for the day pass that includes access to the whole experience.
With a focus on calming and repairing skin, this spa’s treatments are geared towards those with sensitive complexions. Its facials are also a must, with therapists taking a look at your skin and creating the perfect potion from their arsenal of products.
While this spa is a bit pricier than most, it makes up for it with its comprehensive list of treatments. Its spa packages include everything from a facial to a massage to an intensive lymphatic drainage session, and the staff is very knowledgeable when it comes to specific needs. Their shirodhara body massage, for example, is designed to quiet the mind and soothe the nervous system.