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5 Luxurious Spas in New York City

Imagine a city flooded with towering skyscrapers, nature scenes, and endless energy. Yet, still offering wellness locations to give you a perfect balance. However, this balance is found in a city that is always hustling and bustling while being super easy to navigate. Despite the buzzy atmosphere and many tourists travelling on foot, you never get honked at. Because it’s illegal!

You probably know by now which city I’m going on about. Of course, you’ve also read the title. Nevertheless, it’s New York City! Let’s explore the wellness side of New York by having a look at 5 luxurious spas in the city. Let’s get right into it.

1. Ritz-Carlton Spa

Ritz-Carlton Spa in New York City.
Source: Fodor’s Travel, 2023

Tranquillity in a lively city is difficult to find. However, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel’s La Prairie Spa has focused specifically on creating a peaceful environment for you. Visit the spa for therapeutic treatments or results-orientated facials. Start by choosing between seven facial treatments ranging from 60 minutes to 90 minutes. The Ritz-Carlton also fuses Swiss ingredients, like pure gold, caviar, and white caviar along with outstanding service. How could you go wrong?

Next, the Ritz’s spa combines facial treatments with hydrating back treatments. A perfect treatment for you to segue into the body massages. Essentially, the first three treatments are 60 to 90 minutes of body massages. These are ideal for stress reduction, and relaxation, and to soothe all senses. Additionally, La Prairie cares about all the pregnant moms-to-be. Enjoy a Pre/Post Natal massage to alleviate the discomfort of pregnancy.

Lastly, indulge in a scalp and foot massage. What’s more, is their outstanding nail treatments. They include manicures and pedicures completed with luxury hand and foot care.

2. New York Spa & Sauna

New York Spa and Sauna offers tubs and saunas in New York City
Source: Yelp, 2023

As the name suggests, New York Spa and Sauna offers tubs and saunas according to your needs. As we know, saunas can leave you hot and sweaty. For this reason, hop in their prestige showers before your exfoliating body treatment. There are three variations of exfoliating body scrubs. Due to the varying intensity, the time differs and ranges from 30 minutes up to an hour. In addition, New York Spa & Sauna provides special treatment packages for men. Either a body scrub of 30 minutes or a scrub and massage for 60 minutes.

I know what you’re thinking, “can this get any better?”. And, my lovely readers, the answer is yes. Allow me to elaborate. The entire second floor is reserved and equipped with sleeping pods and chairs for you to rest. Furthermore, you can grab a snack or lunch at the stylish restaurant on the premises. Expect to be treated and pampered when you visit this luxurious spa in New York City.

3. Spa Castle New York

Spa Castle New York in New York City

Think about all the relaxation treatments you’ve seen done at a spa. I guarantee you that Spa Castle New York offers all these treatments and even more! After entering the lobby floor of the spa, you are met with a traditional Asian and European bathhouse. Not only can you loosen up in a cold bath pool but also in four heated mineral pools. As you can see, rejuvenation is guaranteed. Likewise, unwind in the acupressure hydrotherapy aqua-jet pools for exfoliation. Lastly, wet, and dry saunas are accessible. Equally important side note: Spa Castle encourages you to enjoy the water lounges without swimwear. Since the beginning of bath culture, clothing was prohibited inside tubs.

Luckily, you can get dressed again when you attend Lavender Beauty Spa. This is Spa Castle’s own beauty and aesthetic department. Here, you can lie down for a vitalising facial to highlight your radiance. Perhaps a facial is not for you. If so, go for a reflexology treatment instead. For more on reflexology, check out reflexology spots in Pretoria, South Africa. At Avenue S, experience any spa treatment you wish. Performed to perfection by professionally trained beauticians and masseuses.

4. Oasis Day Spa

Oasis Day Spa in New York City

Dubbed “Best of New York” after winning the award in 2022, it is quite self-explanatory why you should visit Oasis Day Spa. This is an invitation to a peaceful, serene, and relaxed environment. So, escape from the busy city life with affordable luxurious treatments. However, if you can’t decide between the many spa treatments, spa packages are a great solution. With 11 spa packages offering different treatments and massages, there is a package to suit your needs.

Massages by themselves are also available to book online. For overall relaxation, a Swedish massage is the way to go. Maybe you have some tension in your back, if this is the case, go for a Deep Tissue massage. Third, if you’re looking for a soothed mind, body, and spirit, an aromatherapy massage is perfect. Finally, sports massage and muscle meltdown massage are good for tight muscles and pain relief.

Skincare services available include all kinds of waxes, facials, peels, and scrubs. In fact, eleven facial treatments are at hand when visiting Oasis Day Spa. Reiki, a unique wellness treatment first practised in the 1920s, can also be undergone at Oasis. Essentially, Reiki is a high-frequency healing energy that flows from the practitioner’s palms. Through light touch, healing energy reaches chakra points to rebalance energy. From healing massages to nail services, you can find all treatments at Oasis.

5. AIRE Ancient Baths New York

AIRE – Ancient Baths in New York City
Source: AIRE-Ancient Baths, 2023

AIRE delivers a unique experience of relaxation. This luxurious spa provides rituals, body massages and thermal baths. So, in the midst of the fast-paced rhythm of the city, AIRE is there for you. Let AIRE assist you in finding the balance between mind and body. Moreover, AIRE takes you on a journey across multiple baths that will transport you to ancient times of the Roman, Greek, and Ottoman traditions. Besides the warm baths, delight in variations of professional massages.

A unique experience at AIRE is the Himalayan Salt Ritual. This ritual includes the use of pink salt for detoxing, energising, and stress-relieving power. Derived from the Himalayan mountains, the ritual proves to purify and exfoliate the body. At the end of your hot salt stone massage, feel your energy and body restored. This is due to the salt containing fine crystals rich in minerals that cleanse the body and mind.

Relax in the City that Never Sleeps

New York is among the world’s major commercial, financial, and cultural centres. You can imagine that the city gets quite chaotic sometimes. For this reason (and many more), you need to visit a spa to escape the city. So why not head to one of these luxurious spas? You deserve it! And as the New Yorkers say, real talk these spas are sick!

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