The Best Manhattan NYC Day Spas
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 five of best NYC day spas in Manhattan.
Step out of the cold — and back in time — at Aire Ancient Baths, a bathhouse 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. Aire Ancient Baths truly is one of the most unique and best day spas in Manhattan.
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.
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. (While you’re in the area, take time to check out Nolita’s coolest shops.)
While offering a little bit of everything, Haven Spa’s extensive list of facials and massages is where this spa really shines through. Travelers can also appreciate a 90-minute package just for them with a specialized massage focusing on your feet, legs, lower back, shoulders, and neck combined with hot and cold applications to help your body sync up with the eastern time zone.
Another SoHo favorite, this women-only haven not only offers an array of massages, scrubs, and facials, but also beauty services (makeup, waxing) and private fitness classes, including yoga and pilates. (Just interested in a yoga class? Find our favorite Manhattan yoga studios here.) The range of services and therapies makes it a convenient one-stop shop when you’re in town for just a short time but still in need of pampering.
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