New York City might be known as a city that never sleeps, but it also knows how to switch off (even if just for a little while). Whether you’re in the market for a relaxing facial or more specialized medical spa procedures, there’s a NYC spot that’s perfect for you.
The city’s hottest spots are all about balance and wellness, from acupuncture to zen bodywork. At Spa de la Mer in the Baccarat Hotel, guests can indulge in a ‘Miracle Broth Facial’ or the ‘Four Hand Massage’ that keeps every inch of your body well-oiled and in harmony.
At Equinox, a trip to the spa is part of the wellness package with your membership and includes use of the gym, steam rooms and saunas, as well as a relaxing spa treatment. The spa itself is a tranquil retreat with a three-story waterfall, jacuzzi and cold plunge pool. Services include Hydrafacial MD facials and deep tissue massages.
One of the more unique spas in NYC is QC NY on Governors Island which offers guests outdoor panoramic spa pools with a stunning NYC skyline view. QC NY is also home to the world’s first ‘inner and outer body’ circuit, complete with treatments like the performance healing circuit which incorporates acupuncture or the nutrition circuit which has infrared saunas and cryotherapy.
Another great option is the Shibui Spa inside the Greenwich Hotel in Tribeca. This calming space is split into four different departments which help clients curate their day of wellness. The spa is focused on the idea of ‘balance’ and is all about organic and plant-based ingredients. The spa is also all about sustainability, using wood and water in their constructions as much as possible.