Did you know that August 15th is National Relaxation Day?
While I love the idea of shutting down, living in NY doesn’t always make that part quite so easy. But since we all need to chill and decompress every now and again, I’m going to try my best to shut down by seeking some solace at a local spa, cause if you can’t tone out the world, you can at least escape it for a few hours! And the options are plenty in the NY-area where you can relax in ancient Greek and Roman baths, to Far East beauty and wellness treatments that will you feel rejuvenated and refreshed in no time. Read on to check out a few of our favorites where you can celebrate and chill out on National Relaxation Day.
Celebrating National Relaxation Day in NYC
Mermaid Spa, Brooklyn
Get there: 3703 Mermaid Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Mermaid Spa located in the Sea Gate area of Brooklyn has a reputation for being the best Russian baths in New York. Besides three Russian steam rooms, this bathhouse has a scorching dry sauna, a Turkish bath, two tile pools that are machine-fed with chopped ice and a circular Jacuzzi inside a lodge-like wooden hall. Enjoy time in the Meditation Cave, which is built with granite rocks; it is free of charge and can accommodate two people for an unlimited time. The Meditation Cave, the dry sauna, or traditional Russian steam room.
Great Jones Spa NoHo District, Manhattan
Get there: 29 Great Jones Street, New York, NY
Great Jones Spa is known as a cool place to relax and unwind, whether solo or with friends. Their famous Water Lounge and towering three-story indoor waterfall, is a unique feature to the spa and helps it serve as a wonderful gathering place for friends. While visiting, try Reiki, an energy healing method from Japan based on moving energy throughout the body, removing energy blockages, reduces stress, and activates a balanced energy flow through the body’s chakras to promote a lasting sense of well-being.
Spa Castle College Point, Queens
Get there: 131-10 11 Avenue, College Point, NY 11356
Spa Castle is the perfect combination of traditional Asian and luxurious European spas. In consultation with overseas experts, they’ve created numerous innovative spa and sauna systems never seen before in the United States. Spa Castle is open year round and focuses on fostering an environmental conductive achieving complete physical, and social well-being. Their service highlights include traditional Korean Body Scrubs, Reflexology & Amma Therapy and Elemental Well-Being Treatments, focusing on the five element theory of traditional Chinese & Korean medicine, used to help diagnose conflicting symptoms within your body & mind through signature therapeutic facials and massages.
Moonflower Spa Midtown, Manhattan
Get there: 8 E 41st St, New York, NY 10017
Focused on skincare, Moonflower Spa offers a unique state of the art results oriented facials such as microdermabrasion, ultrasound treatment, deep pore cleansing facial with thorough extractions and aromatherapy relaxation. They use only the finest products for their treatments, which are also recommended for home care regimens, for the best possible results.
Where do you go to relax in NYC?