Stress and winter weather are a perfect combination for that run-down feeling we all feel as February creeps along. Cure these blahs with a complete spa escape—right here in the city.
Sink into water therapy at Great Jones Spa who employ eastern philosophies to rid your body of stress, toxins, and sleeplessness. A thermal hot tub and cold plunge pool sit beneath a three-and-a-half-foot waterfall. Immerse yourself in the steam room where slowly-changing colored lights realign your chakras and calm your mind. Dry out in the River Rock Sauna and rehydrate at the Juice Bar. The spa menu includes facials, massages, detox, waxing, and reiki.
At Spa Chakra, detoxification takes on a vacation-like feel atop their rooftop garden lounge. After a tropical body soufflé and massage, sink into a cushioned teak lounge chair amidst lush greenery and soak in the natural vitamins in the sun's rays. The spa offers aromatherapy treatments and a variety of massage types—Swedish, deep tissue, remedial, and Thai.
Delve into another world at Juvenex Spa whose "ancient exotic secrets" offer relaxation in unique environments. Enter the semi-precious-stone-studded Jade Igloo Sauna or the Diamond Herbal Glass Steam Room and you'll forget you're in the same zip code as Times Square. Try the earthy elements of the Baked-Clay Detoxification Sauna then soak in herb-filled Japanese-Style Soaking Ponds. The best part of this other world? Its all-women! Well, at least from 7 am until 5 pm. Couples are welcome from 5 pm until 7 am. That's 24-hours of spa services including Korean Salt Glows, facials, wraps, reflexology, and hydro and stone massages.