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New York City home to number of high-end day spas

18 Mar 2014 5:49 PM
New York City home to number of high-end day spas

As the undisputed epicenter of North American business, New York City offers its residents direct access to many of the finer things that life has to offer. In addition to gourmet restaurants, opulent theaters, luxury real estate and sophisticated social clubs, the Big Apple is home to many upscale day spas that offer patrons the chance to relax and rejuvenate in high style.

Although the metropolitan area is often referred to as a concrete jungle, there are a number of establishments that provide individuals the chance to bask in a restorative urban oasis. Whether you're interested in spending an afternoon enjoying deep tissue massages, or simply want to revel amid lavish surroundings, visiting the following businesses should be on your to-do list, as they are considered among the best in New York City.

La Prairie
Situated within the The Ritz-Carlton New York on Central Park South, this is one of the oldest day spas in Manhattan, as well as one of the most luxurious. In addition to six different treatment rooms, the institution also features men's and women's steam rooms, as well as every possible relaxation and beauty-related need. The spa's central location makes it the perfect stop for a midday retreat or weekend escape, and its extensive modern services help to restore the mind, body and spirit.

From facials and travel therapy to couples massages and unique skin treatments, this spa's offerings are unlike many others. Among the most popular - and high-end - treatment packages are the Maximum Indulgence and the Caviar Luxury. The former provides individuals 90 minutes of pure relaxation, where they can enjoy a signature facial, perfect manicure and pedicure. The latter is a two-and-a-half hour experience that offers the finest in skin care through a massage and facial, using exclusive Skin Caviar Luxe creams.

Great Jones Spa
In hopes to inspire health and happiness through wholeness and balance, every inch of this lower Manhattan sanctuary is a reflection of these ideals. Through the power of intention, this establishment commands optimal wellness using the belief that beauty and health are inextricably linked. Comprised of a wet lounge with a three-story waterfall, a thermal hot tub, cold plunge pool, a juice bar and numerous treatment rooms, this spa is outfitted with all the features needed for an enriching, restorative experience.

River rock facials, which are available in one-hour sessions, incorporate massage techniques with heated basalt and cool marble stones to stimulate the nervous systems and tone muscles. Detoxifying and cleansing treatments are also offered, providing clients the chance to undo damage from environmental factors, stress and anxiety, inadequate exercise, medications and chemicals, as well as an improper diet. In addition, Reiki sessions and other energy work helps individuals to regain their vital life force and achieve a more perfect balance. 

Ohm Spa and Lounge
If you enjoy using organic plant essences and vegan products, you should be sure to pay a visit to this upscale spa on Fifth Avenue. Through custom-tailoring relaxing and therapeutic treatments, this contemporary institution excels at making its clients instantly feel better and providing them with long-lasting benefits. 

The spa's team of trained massage therapists and experienced certified practitioners help individuals to relive the harmful effects of stress, tension, overuse and strain. Additionally, the skincare specialists assist patrons in looking their best, though natural treatments, body scrubs and waxing services.

Aside from its stylish design scheme that serves to disarm and reanimate clients, the establishment's offerings are particularly notable. Popular treatments include the seaweed masque that's made with green tea and honey - as it reduces the impact of excess sun and premature aging - as well as therapeutic fragrances such as French Lavender, Chinese Jasmine and Indonesian Ginger.