Do you ever feel like you are just craving a day of being pampered? Whatever you have going on in your life, it can be easy to put taking care of yourself on the backburner. Enjoying a luxurious facial, massage, hair treatment and manicure/pedicure can leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to face anything. So if you live in or around New York City, consider yourself lucky to be surrounded by an abundance of incredible spas. Here is a collection of some of the best:
Remove 8 years of stress from your shoulders[caption id="attachment_11952" align="aligncenter" width="1106"]Get a deep tissue rubdown at Asia Tui-Na. Photo by Thomas Wanhoff [/caption]
If you find yourself in the Flatiron district, go to Asia Tui-Na Wholeness. This luxury spa is reminiscent of a medical facility that offers extreme deep-tissue massages that will potentially leave you a bit bruised but feeling incredibly more mobile. The technicians have a knack for massaging out years of muscle knots that are the result of hours spent bent in front of a computer. Pain not for you? They also have cupping therapy that helps expel toxins from your body.
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For those who prefer the holistic approach, Greenhouse Holistic is an oasis in Brooklyn. You can find facials and spa treatments including all sorts of natural ingredients, such as cucumber and parsley for the face. They’ve also got a great concoction for wrinkles that consists of pumpkin, yams and papaya for an all-natural glow. They also offer yoga classes as well so it’s a great place to join a community of like-minded people. The signature massage here is a real pampering treat, including a hot stone massage in the price. They prefer to customize the massage to your personal needs and preferences, so you’ll feel especially taken care of.
Unwind next to an indoor waterfall[caption id="attachment_11962" align="aligncenter" width="1148"]Find your refreshed and rejuvenated center. Photo by Robert Bejil [/caption]
What makes Great Jones Spa so unique is the way it uses the restorative powers of water to heal and leave people feeling fresh and rejuvenated. The wet lounge is a place to relax and unwind, enjoy the 3-story waterfall and refresh your body by alternating between the hot tub and cold pool. During the winter months, the river rock sauna is the place to be and warm your chilly bones. And they also offer a seven-light steam designed to elevate and clear the chakras while detoxifying your body.
Spend the day at this Spa Castle[caption id="attachment_11960" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Feel like the queen of NYC. Photo by Tara Angkor [/caption]
A trip to Spa Castle in Queens is an absolute treat. For just $40 on weekdays and $50 on weekends, you’ll get a ticket to access the entire facility, which includes indoor and outdoor pools, showers and saunas. The place has a wonderful relaxing vibe, so you can chill out here all day or opt to add in some of the a-la-carte options like massages, facials, reflexology and scrubs. Poolside, you can refresh with some delicious and healthy “mocktails” made from fruit juices and you can even get beer and wine at the Acqua Beauty Bar if you feel so inclined.
Moonflower Spa[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Fresh faced facials at Moonflower. Photo by Tara Angkor [/caption]
If shedding dead skin and rejuvenating your face is high on your agenda, head to Moonflower Spa for some of the best services in the city. This little Japanese spa offers some deep cleansing packages to really refresh your face and skin. The signature facial here is reasonably priced at $75, and is gently cleansing with exfoliation and even a facial massage included. You can add on things like a chemical peel or collagen mask, or go for a specific type of facial like the pore-cleansing or microdermabrasion facials. They also offer a full massage service if you’re looking to get your whole body rubbed down.