Stepping into a tranquil oasis, surrounded by calming scents and soft music, the allure of spa treatments can transport your mind to a state of utter relaxation. With skilled masseurs catering to your every need, from soothing massages to invigorating facials, the spa is the ultimate escape from the stress and chaos of daily life. Lucky for us, NYC is not short of spas to kick back, relax, and reset.
Nothing sounds quite as good as sinking into a plush robe and indulging in a warm soak or steam to clear your mind and unwind. In a bustling city, the peaceful sanctuary of the spa brings a much-needed respite for the mind, body and soul. Here are a few choices in NYC that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.
📍 REE Spa at 1368 Lexington Ave
Spoil yourself with a foot reflexology therapy at Chelsea Wellness. With gentle pressure used on specific points along your feet, this treatment is said to help your body work better, ease stress and anxiety. For anyone that is not familiar with this type of treatment, foot reflexology works similarly to acupuncture, connecting points from your outer body to the inside. Chelsea Wellness is all about finding balance between the traditional and the modern and between nature and city. So, if you believe in a holistic approach to wellness and you’re in the neighborhood, check out their website to book an appointment.
📍 133 W 25th Street
There are different types of Onsen bathings offered at Shibui Spa, but its Healing Treatment is worth noting, which reduces fluid retention, increases circulation and shifts toxins. They use a harmonious blend of mineral-rich salts and essential oil mixtures of rosemary, eucalyptus and lavender that is guaranteed to take you to your happy place, leaving you feeling reinvigorated.
Located at the Greenwich Hotel, Shibui Spa is known for its serene atmosphere and luxurious treatments and for their Onsen bathings, making it a must-visit for anyone looking for a time off of the hustle and bustle of the city. The specialists use the natural core elements of wood, water, and stone in their treatments and massages with devotion and dedication, reflecting their philosophy of simplicity. Onsen has been used since the 6th century, once enjoyed by emperors, and now you can enjoy them, too.
📍 377 Greenwich St
Pamper yourself and a special someone in the VIP Suite at Body By Brooklyn! You don’t have to be in downtown New York to find a good spa treatment and Body By Brooklyn is a prime example of that. Upon entering the spa, guests are greeted by a sophisticated and relaxing atmosphere, complete with soft lighting and sleek decor.
In the private VIP Suite, you can soak in a private jacuzzi, as you sip complimentary Champagne, or take a steam shower, sit back and watch TV. Whatever your idea of complete relaxation is, the VIP Suite has it all! The room also features a full butler service, so if you’re feeling extra fancy and romantic, this is the perfect plan to energize the senses.
📍 275 Park Ave, Brooklyn