New York can be a frenetic place for travelers and locals alike. Thankfully, Manhattan is home to a clutch of high-end day spas that help their patrons rejuvenate their mind, body and soul. Here, we share the three best NYC day spas in Manhattan.
Aire Ancient Baths, Tribeca
Step out of the cold—and back in time— at Aire Ancient Baths, a bath house modeled after Greco-Roman traditions. The renovated warehouse space has soaring exposed-brick walls and modern touches of lighting both in and out of the water, making this NYC day spa a true respite and other-worldly experience. Enjoy 90-minute sessions in four baths at different temperatures. You can add on body treatments like the healing Himalayan pink salts massage with heated rose-tinted rocks. Want to go even further down the rabbit hole? Soak in a marble basin filled with red wine. Photo by @aireancientbaths_us on Instagram.
Step in another direction—toward the future—at Naturopathica, a modern Chelsea day spa with roots in East Hampton, NY. Here, 21st century wellness is the stated goal, and the spa provides several experiences for guests to achieve it. The Vitality Bar supplies teas, tinctures and shots for an infusion of botanical energy, while a Sensory and Meditation Lounge is a quiet sanctuary with nature-inspired moving images. The spa has a full menu of skin care and body care treatments, with naturopathic remedies tailored to your specific needs. Photo by @naturopathica on Instagram.
Great Jones Spa
A three-story waterfall is the draw at Great Jones Spa in Nolita. The impressive stone wall with cascading water offers a calming backdrop to two steam rooms, a jacuzzi and a cooling plunge pool in an area called the Water Lounge. Changing, multicolored lights in the chakra steam room infuse new-age color therapy with eucalyptus aromatherapy. And a visit to the Lounge is complimentary with any accompanying treatment, such as the Hydrafacial, which promises immediately noticeable results with a medical-grade resurfacing treatment. Photo by @keljang on Instagram.