May 23, 2017
By Kaitlin Clark | December 12, 2016 | Style & Beauty
Shake off the holiday season blues with relaxing spa treatments from NYC’s most luxurious spas.
“The Red Wine experience is our most indulgent experience, full of mental and physical relaxation,” says Aire founder Armando Prados. “The whole experience is a complete immersion in the antioxidant properties of the red tempranillo grapes from Spain.” The treatment begins with a private soak with capacity for two, followed by a full-body 60-minute massage using grape seed oil with a high concentrate of vitamin E to hydrate the skin. Next is a full Thermal bath, which takes you through Aire’s various pools and ends with the steam room aromatherapy. 88 Franklin St., 646-878-6174
The Mandarin Oriental Signature Spa Therapies recall ancient Chinese medicine and aromatherapy practices to inspire complete relaxation. The 90-minute treatment is a hands-on body massage, highlighting Oriental meridian massage ritual and the healing benefits of custom-blended essential oils, exclusive to Mandarin Oriental. 80 Columbus Circle, 212-805-8880
“It’s the perfect time of year for our caviar services,” says spa director Christian Davies. “Caviar is deeply hydrating to combat our cold, dry climate and luxurious to celebrate the season and de-stress.” The Caviar Luxury Package begins with a 60-minute La Prairie Signature Caviar Massage, incorporating the benefits of skin caviar to hydrate, lift, and firm, followed by a 90-minute Ultimate Caviar Lift Facial. “Our caviar services are designed with luxury and relaxation in mind,” he says. La Prairie at The Ritz Carlton, 50 Central Park S., 212-308-9100
La Mer’s inaugural spa is ensconced within Italian marble and soothing champagne tones to promote utter relaxation. The Signature La Mer Baccarat Facial is the ultimate treatment for the holiday season. The 90-minute bespoke facial incorporates diamond-powder exfoliation and a warming massage with signature Victory Stones. The Baccarat red crystals bring warmth, energy, and stimulation, which help with fatigue, while blue crystals represent tranquility to soothe the skin. Baccarat Hotel, 28 W. 53rd St., 212-790-8910
North America Treatment Director Regine Berthelot recommends a combination of services for the ultimate in relaxation—the Vinoperfect Facial and the Warm Candle Massage. “The Vino Perfect Facial feels like a massage from beginning to end. Your face is deeply cleansed, ridding yourself of pollution and toxins, and warm, and cold stones will give you a glow,” she says. The Warm Candle Massage is exclusive to Caudalie and the luxurious, intricate process includes massaging warm wax onto skin with soothing essential oils. The Plaza Hotel, 1 W. 58th St., 212-265-3182