Open Wide And Say, Spa!
We’ve been so busy stressing over our taxes—and the inevitable extension we had to file—we almost forgot about Spa Week. Almost. The annual event that gives beauty lovers all over the country a chance to experience choice treatments at a selection of local spas—for a mere $50 each—is back, from now through April 18. Below are our top five picks for getting pampered on the cheap in New York; hopefully, a little budget massage therapy will ease away the memory of that sizable “estimate” check we just wrote to the IRS.
What: A Vinothérapie Facial for 45 minutes of grapeseed polyphenol-infused, face-cleansing bliss.
Where: 1 W. 58th St., at Fifth Ave., NYC.
How: To book an appointment, call (212) 265-3182.
What: Ciminelli’s signature Seaweed Body Wrap, which minimizes cellulite, reduces stress, conditions the skin, and reduces toxins and water retention. Check, check, check, and check.
Where: 120 E. 56th St., 2nd fl., NYC.
How: To book an appointment, call (212) 750-4441.
What: A 60-minute Fusion Massage, which uses specific rhythmic massage movements and potent herbal and aromatherapy oils to enhance the overall therapeutic effect. Because you deserve it.
Where: 150 Central Park South, NYC.
How: To book an appointment, call (212) 249-3000.
What: A 45-minute Signature Facial using professional-grade versions of Clarins’ best-selling plant-based products. Exceptionally radiant skin; never a bad thing.
Where: 247 Columbus Ave., NYC.
How: To book an appointment, call (212) 362-0190.
What: 90 minutes of Carol’s Daughter’s Rose Petal mani/pedi ritual, which features kitchen-fresh ingredients like milk, coconut, peppermint, and tapioca mixed with rose petals. Your nails and toes will look flawless. And then there’s that 10-minute foot massage.
Where: 24 W. 125th St., NYC.
How: To book an appointment, call (212) 828-6717.
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