The 5 Best Spa Treatments to Try in New York City

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The Big Apple conjures up a lot of images and phrases, but the word “relaxation” doesn’t typically fall at the top of the list. These five spa treatments prove that thinking wrong by offering up the very best in stress-relief, skin-saving benefits and solace right in the middle of the bustling city.  

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Delicate Skin-Restorative Ritual at Cornelia Spa at The Surrey

Facials with extractions don’t exactly drift most people off to a state of Zen, but The Surrey’s top choice for sensitive skin is so surprisingly gentle, you’re almost guaranteed to catch up on some Z’s while you are getting it. The technique is rhythmic, the scents are divine and the glowing results afterward make it a regular “must” any time you—or your skin—is feeling stressed. corneliaspaatthesurrey.com


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Ultimate Cowshed Pedicure at Soho House New York

The ever-exclusive, members-only Soho House is a see-and-be-seen spot, but its cheeky Cowshed spa is a special haven where members and hotel guests can feel welcome while experiencing a slice of total seclusion. Its Ultimate Pedicure is not the standard “soak-and-slather-on-some-polish” foot treatment, as it gets into some serious legwork and massage to make even the most tired of feet feel light-as-air after a long day. cowshedonline.com

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Natura Bisse Diamond Rose Ritual at Julien Farel Restore Spa

Like the name suggests, the superluxe ingredients of diamond and rose make up the lineup of this decadent face-and-body treatment. The exotic Damask rose absolute offers a full-sensory aromatherapeutic experience that leaves you relaxed and looking luminous from head-to-toe by the time you walk out. julienfarel.com

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Atelier Trio at Park Hyatt

Located on the 25th floor of the hotel, the serene space of Spa Nalai manages to teeter the line between down-to-earth and elegant, while providing solace for hard-core yogis, anyone seeking a little quiet time and those who want to do some serious beauty prep before a big night out in the Big Apple. The spa menu changes seasonally, but it always offers the popular package experience, the Atelier Trio, where guests can select any three offerings (think facials, massages and lip, hand and eye treatments) and combine them into one very customized treatment. newyork.parkhyatt.com

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Aire Ancient Baths

Just a short session at this magical underground retreat makes you feel like you are miles away from Manhattan and years away from the present. It centers around the thermal bath treatment, an ode to public bathing (if you are intimidated by the idea of being in a big group, go on an “off” time during the middle of the day), that includes hot and cold plunge pools, whirl pools, marble slabs, aromatherapy, and a mix-and-match choice of various massage methods and time increments. ancientbathsny.com

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