If, on a whim, you were to call up a search term-specific search engine map of New York City, you would find that the city is saturated with a myriad of spas. At last count, there were approximately 549 spas in the area. On the other hand, this might not be much of a surprise, given that you’re talking about the most highly populated city in the United States.
Providing rest and relaxation treatments that can be completed in a matter of hours, day spas are the most well known of these retreats. When discussing day spas in New York, it would be remiss not to mention the Dorit Baxter New York Day Spa in Midtown. Established in 1980 by the eponymous Ms. Baxter, the spa boasts an ever-growing list of regulars thanks to the steady stream of clients that are drawn by the promise of affordability and stellar service.
The spa adopts what you might call a no-frills, time-efficient, and affordable approach to relaxation. The premises are calm, though not luxurious, but clients keep returning for the deep tissue massages, not the décor.
If a quieter, more spacious, and “spa-like” venue is preferred, Silk Day Spa on (or below) West 13th Street is an option. Sited beneath a street-level boutique that retails, what else, home and skin care products, Silk offers 14 massages, 12 facials, and a range of soothing treatments to pamper the weary body and soul. The spa is a veritable oasis, immediately cocooning harried visitors in calm the moment they step through the entrance.
Long considered the pinnacle of self-pampering indulgence by virtually anyone who has spent a lengthy amount of time in the rat race, spas come in a variety of forms, although the most common examples are day spas and luxury spas. Elsewhere, a spa resort might be just the antidote for a person seeking extended relaxation.