5 Best Spas in NYC

Updated on July 8, 2016

The International Spa Association defines a spa as a place "devoted to overall well-being through a variety of professional services that encourage the renewal of mind, body and spirit". Spa services can range from specialty massages, body wraps and vichy showers to pedicures, Brazilian waxes and facials to rejuvenate and nourish the skin. Spas are like one-stop "tune-ups" for the mind and body that will leave you looking and feeling your best by restoring a youthful, fresh glow to your skin, easing tension and stress and revamping areas of your body that you consider problematic and undesirable.

With thousands of day spas operating in the Big Apple, how do you know which ones genuinely offer the most outstanding services available? Use this guide to the 5 best spas in NYC to help you decide which day spa offers the kind of superior products and services you have been searching for without success.

Joanna Vargas Skin Care (501 5th Ave, NYC, 212-949-2350)

One of the most in-demand estheticians and skin guru with degrees in women's studies and photography, Joanna Vargas is also an expert facialist who consistently has celebrities and supermodels standing in line at her day spa in NYC. Joanna also owns her own line of serums, creams and lotions scientifically formulated to firm and tighten skin that has been damaged by the sun, excess dryness and aging. Joanna Vargas uses only noninvasive skin treatments to rejuvenate skin and smooth away wrinkles with support from her organic skin care products and specialty services offered at her day spa, which many consider the best day spa in NYC.

Ms. Vargas' product line contains a compelling variety of facials and skin treatments: microcurrent facials, LED therapy, oxygen facials, organic sunless tans, full body microdermabrasions and her patented LED Light Therapy Bed that effectively smooths away and fades signs of aging using infrared red light. In fact, her clients call the LED Light Therapy Bed "the Time Machine" because of its astounding ability to reverse signs of aging skin.

Just as popular as her facials are Joanna Vargas' skin serums and creams sold on her website or at her day spa. Celebrities, models and women who want youthful, glowing skin use only these products because they know how effective and result-oriented Joanna Vargas serums and creams are at reducing fine lines and wrinkles, firming skin and keeping skin hydrated, supple and healthy looking.

Joanna's skin care products are always flying off the shelves at her spa but you can always order them online at her website. Her hottest products include the Daily Hydrating Cream containing the super-moisturizing ingredient galactoarabinan; Joanna's Rejuvenating Serum for hydrating and plumping; and her always-in-demand Exfoliating Mask for evening out skin texture, refining pores and removing dead skin cells that dull the glow of clean, invigorated skin.

Moonflower Spa (8 East 41st Street between 5th and Madison Avenues, 212-683-8729)

A lovely little day spa enhanced by a Japanese ambiance and knowledgeable estheticians, the Moonflower Spa offers excellent skin care services including deep pore cleansing facials, microdermasion treatments and facials especially designed for adolescents suffering from acne. The Moonflower Spa also has a signature facial that is a combination of cleansing, moisturizing, exfoliating and even a massage is the client wishes. Chemical peels, collagen masks and décolleté/neck skin care are also available. Full body services include a "rose body wash", foot reflexology and a detox body treatment.

Great Jones Spa (29 Great Jones Street between Bowery and Lafayette Street in NoHo, 212-505-3185)

Famous for their beautiful water lounge and aromatherapy massages, the Great Jones Spa is a lovely NYC day spa/sanctuary featuring stand-out services and luxurious amenities such as a spectacular indoor waterfall, saunas, hot tubs and a plunge pool. Whether you want a manicure, pedicure, a "Rock River facial" complete with heated and cold stone wash or a full-body Rosemary Citron Sea Salt Scrub to invigorate your skin, you won't be disappointed by what the Great Jones Spa has to offer. There is also a hair and make-up salon and quaint juice bar inside the spa as well.

Greenhouse Holistic Day Spa (88 Roebling Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 718-599-3113)

Noted for doubling as a yoga studio and offering one-of-a-kind massage services to cure whatever ails you, the Greenhouse Holistic Spa specializes in Swedish, deep tissue and hot stone massages as well as its signature, customized massage performed only by owner David Greenhouse. Although you won't find estheticians giving facials or saunas dripping with relaxing hot steam at the Greenhouse Holistic, you will find relief from aching muscles and chronic stress by opting for reflexology treatments, Shiatsu massage therapy or pre/postnatal wellness massages. The Greenhouse Holistic Spa is also unique as a NYC day spa for offering Ayurveda yoga classes that teach a holistic approach to natural healing and preventive health methods based on traditional Hindu medicinal concepts.

Mezzanine Medical Day Spa (140 W. 58th Street, Suite 6, between 6th and 7th Ave 212-334-8100)

Offering a variety of facials as well as manicures and pedicures, the Mezzanine Medical Day Spa in NYC is more popularly known for its state-of-the-art, skin rejuvenating light treatments. Clients visit the Mezzanine Medical Spa to receive bi-polar, radio frequency (RF) therapy to improve skin texture and reduce pockets of cellulite on the thighs and buttocks; Intense Pulsed Light Photo Rejuvenation treatments to reverse the signs of aging on the skin; and Intense Pulsed Light permanent hair reduction treatment as an alternative to laser hair removal techniques. For clients wanting to remove acne scars and pitting, the Mezzanine also provides chemical peels that remove the very top layer of skin so that new, smoother skin is exposed.

Which of these Spas in NYC will you want to try?

See results

Questions & Answers

    Comments

      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment

      • Dave Collado profile imageAUTHOR

        Dave Collado 

        3 years ago from San Jose California

        Thank you Larry.

      • Larry Rankin profile image

        Larry Rankin 

        3 years ago from Oklahoma

        Some wonderful tips for relaxation.

      working

      This website uses cookies

      As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, bellatory.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

      For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://bellatory.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

      Show Details
      Necessary
      HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
      LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
      Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
      AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
      Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
      CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
      Features
      Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
      Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
      Marketing
      Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
      Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
      Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
      Statistics
      Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
      ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)