From Midtown to Greenwich Village to the Upper West Side, NYC is jam-packed with spas that fit all tastes and all budgets. We chose the following as some of New York’s best spas due to their unusually comprehensive wellness and beauty menus, which include a wide variety of facials, massages, full-body treatments and much more, all that employ the latest technologies and products on the market. Some, like Elizabeth Arden, offer on-the-go services, making it a perfect choice for the visitor who literally wants to beautify and then run off to the next New York adventure! And places such as Shift Integrative Medicine offer 60 minute mind-body physical therapies to achieve a holistic sense of wellness. So, take some time out between a day of shopping and a night on the town to lie back, breathe deep ... and enjoy.
Men’s fitness massages along with European-style facials (which focus on deep neck and face massaging), heated beds, attentive aestheticians and luxe products for purchase (such as helianthus and walnut shell facial scrubs; and essential oil of Bulgarian lavender, which aids in the regulation of the nervous system) are what you will find at this sleek midtown spa. 37 W. 57th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.688.9400
Elizabeth Arden Red Door
With freestanding locations on Fifth Ave. and in Union Square, the legendary Elizabeth Arden Red Door spa offers speed services (blowouts, makeup applications, manicures, waxes) as well as signature treatments (facials, massages, body wraps and scrubs). 663 Fifth Ave., btw 52nd & 53rd sts., 212.546.0200; 200 Park Ave. So., at E. 17th St., 212.388.0222
Shift Integrative Medicine
Started by former NFL sports massage therapist Patrick Walsh (who is also a cancer survivor), Shift focuses on relieving anxiety, stress and any kind of body pain through massage, reflexology, acupuncture, restorative yoga, hand therapy and more. 95 University Pl., 8th fl., btw E. 11th & E. 12th sts., 212.604.1316
The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental New York
If you are looking for luxurious with a capital "L," look no further than this spa where amenities include a VIP suite; a Thai yoga room; amethyst crystal steam rooms; an Oriental Tea Lounge and an impressive menu of treatments, such as “The Clearing Factor: Journeys,” a nearly four-hour experience intended to revitalize the body and bring a state of balance, with full body exfoliation, lymph drainage, Swedish massage and body wrap. 80 Columbus Circle, at W. 60th St., 212.805.8880