New York City is such a feast for the senses it can sometimes leave visitors a little drained. So where better to recuperate than in one of the city’s luxurious spas?
Like most major cities, New York isn’t short on spas. And much like how the Big Apple is a melting pot of cultures, the spa scene in NYC is similarly diverse, offering treatments and therapies inspired by health and healing traditions from across the globe If you’d like to visit a spa for some indulgent pampering during your stay in New York, we’ve picked out 5 of the best that the city has to offer.
Great Jones Spa
With its stunning three-story indoor waterfall and sleek and subterranean wet lounge, Great Jones Spa has gained widespread acclaim since opening back in 2004. The feng shui–designed spa has since added an organic-juice bar next door to its enticing offerings, complementing an extensive treatment menu featuring services such as purifying “skin food” facials and body scrubs. There are also nearly a dozen massage and skin-care rooms, plus a private Jacuzzi, but the real star is the water cure on the lower level complete with a plant-filled atrium adjacent to a hot tub, cold plunge, river-rock sauna, and chakra-light steam room.
Eden Day Spa
Amid bubbling waterfalls and leafy green foliage, clients to Eden Day Spa can indulge in a wide range of massages, facials, and nail services. Spread across some 8,000 square feet of spa and salon, it is one of the largest day spas anywhere in New York, offering a variety of services that apply a holistic approach to relaxation. In addition to its traditional spa services, they also offer light cosmetic medical procedures including Coolsculpting, Botox, Dermal Fillers, Microneedling, and Chemical Peels. There’s also an on-site kitchen serving up savoury treats.
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AIRE Ancient Baths New York
A world-renowned spa brand, AIRE Ancient Baths’ New York branch is housed in a restored historical building amid the fast-paced rhythm of downtown, right at the heart of TriBeCa. Part Roman bath, part Turkish hammam, part massage parlor, it features the brand’s hallmark – an underground bath area comprised of stone and marble pools, salt pools, treatment rooms, a hammam, and relaxation area. All services and treatments are dedicated to the relaxation of body and mind, promoting a sense of calm for all the senses with serene thermal waters in contrasting temperatures. For an extra treat, clients can splurge on a massage or special olive oil ritual.
Located in the heart of Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, Vada Spa is a one-stop destination for head-to-toe spa services. Among their specialisms are laser hair removal, waxing, massage, skin care, and plenty more. The spacious 5,000 square foot space boasts mani-pedi bars, styling stations, and candle-lit treatment rooms, where a highly qualified team of beauticians and technicians make use of natural and organic products to serve their clients’ needs. They also pride themselves on their expertise with the male aesthetic, offering men-specific services including back facials, shoulder waxing, and spare-tire rotations.
The MJ Treatment Spa & Wellness
Situated in the iconic New York borough of The Bronx, this indulgent spa features five beautiful treatment rooms, each with a decor influenced by the five elements of Chinese Medicine. Focussing on a holistic approach to help clients achieve optimal wellness and balance, they offer a wide range of treatments, including massages, facials, body scrubs and mud wraps, detox, waxing, Reiki, spa parties, belly & body casting, hypnotherapy and much more. The spa is open to clients by appointment only.