HEALTH & WELLNESS: Top Spa Treatments Below Canal Street (8.23.17)
Sometimes you just have to treat yourself.
We’ve put together the ultimate rundown of our favorite go-to spa treatments we rely on for everyday indulgences and more luxurious splurges. Check out our list of favorite spas, and treatments, below Canal Street:
Tribeca Beauty Spa - Featuring 4,000 square feet of treatment space, this spa offers manicures, pedicures, facials, massages, and body treatments. We like the Tribeca Signature Facial, which uses 3 different types of facial massage and 2 types of masks, as well as the Lymphatic Drainage massage when getting over a cold. We’ve also heard great things about the mini facials that don’t do extractions, but are perfect for firming up your skin before a major event (like date night). Fun fact: If you get a facial, massage or body treatment you can come early or stay longer to take advantage of the cedar sauna on-site.
Tribeca Spa of Tranquility - This is our go-to no frills spa for the ultimate in scrubs. They’re well known for our favorite, their Korean Body Scrub, which we do 2x a year to get off probably a decade or two of skin each time. Not designed for the faint of heart (or the modest - we had no idea we were supposed to be totally stripping down the first time we did it...trust us when we say it’s a shock), it’s not the most relaxing (the scrubbing is intense), but it is well worth the glow your skin will have for weeks after.
Heyday - If you don’t have time (or patience) for a drawn out spa treatment, Heyday is for you. Designed to fit into your schedule and budget, they offer 3 options (a 30-minute ($60), 50-minute ($95) or 75-minute ($135) treatment), great hours (8AM-10PM), and a low key vibe, making it perfect for a pre or post-work visit.
Aire Ancient Baths - Think of this is a destination retreat. The Spanish bathhouse offers a massive room of various types of baths (hot, cold, saltwater, multi-jet) as well as hot-stone rooms and steam rooms. While they offer treatments, we like to simply book an appointment to access the pools, and block off a few hours to relax and zone out. It’s a perfect activity to do with friends on a crappy weather day post-brunch, or a great way to unwind on a weeknight or an impromptu date.
Caudalie - Tucked away into the World Trade Center shopping center at Caudalie is their internationally famous facial room. You can enjoy a 50 minute facial or body treatment at your convenience. Advance booking is required.
The Shibui Spa - Without a doubt one of Tribeca’s nicest spas hidden in the basement of The Greenwich Hotel, Shibui is all about the zen. Whenever we do a half marathon, we reward ourselves with the Drunken Lotus, their signature massage designed to relieve tired muscles.
The Setai Spa - Another luxury spa, Setai Spa is focused on rejuvenation and well-being, offering customized treatments, training and hydrotherapy. We’d pay just for access to the aqua grotto, sauna and steam room (which you can via day pass for 85$!), but, last time we went, we swooned for the Immunocologie Vital Oligio Regenerative facial, focused on vitality and included a paraffin treatment.
Cyro Guru - On our list of things to try is cryotherapy (who wants to join us?), and this FiDi outpost is supposed to be incredible for those looking to treat pain or improve skin. With training season kicked off for us, we look forward to trying this cold air treatment soon.
Did we miss your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!