Here at Spa Week we eat live and breathe SPA. Here are our informed picks for the places we’re heading to relax this week!
A lot of effort goes into planning Spa Week, enough so that even those of us in the wellness industry can get a bit stressed over it. That’s why we’re just as excited as you when Spa Week rolls around each season and we get to treat ourselves to $50 services! Here is an inside look at the expert-approved locations the Spa Week staff will be visiting this event:
Kaitlin, Senior Account Manager
I’m going in for a Grapefruit Detox Cleanse Facial with Diamond Peel, Pineapple Exfoliating Treatment, Grapefruit and Mandarin Mask, Extractions and Oxygen Treatment at Joanna Vargas Salon, Skin Care Sanctuary. She’s a top celebrity facialist and I’ve been dying to try this spring facial. I can’t wait to go!
Spa Week is the perfect time to spoil yourself, so I’m also going to CityTouch Licensed Massage Therapy for a Personalized Massage. This is much needed – I’ve been training for a half marathon (it’s Sunday, 4/27) and I need to release some tension before the big race.
Valarie, Marketing Coordinator
This Spa Week I’m headed to Euphoria Spa in Tribeca, for a Signature Fresh Air 10-Step Facial with Oxygen Blast and Moonstone Marmassage. I am excited for this facial because I am long overdue for one. I also was intrigued by this particular facial, as it was something I’ve never gotten done before. This spa also looks quaint and cozy.
Brynn, Account Manager
I am going to Ling Skin Care—Union Square on Wednesday for both treatments: the Tourmaline Body Wellness Therapy and Energy Lift Facial with Tourmaline Gemstone. I’ve always wanted to try out the location since she is celeb fave, and it’s so close to Spa Week HQ!
Anne, Loyalty Program Manager
I can’t wait for my appointment at CityView Spa in Long Island City for a Swedish Massage! Because the treatments are only $50, I can afford to bring my sister (who’s visiting) to the spa too! Plus, CityView has an array of amenities—including saunas, steam rooms, on-site bar and restaurant, so we plan to enjoy the afternoon there.
Liora, Graphic Designer & Project Lead
I am going to L’Institut Sothys New York with my sister and we are both getting the 50 Minute European Facial with Extractions. I am also going to CityView Spa, with my husband for the 60 Minute Full Body Deep Tissue Massage. With the treatments being so cheap this is the perfect time to go all out!
Kelly, Public Relations Director
Aqualia Spa is one of my top go-to spas in Manhattan for massages. I love that I can always get an appointment there last-minute, so it’s no surprise that they’re accommodating me this week even though I literally just called them a day ago to squeeze me in. I normally prefer Swedish Massages, but after the stress my body has endured from the long winter we’ve had, I really “knead” stronger pressure. That’s why I’m opting to receive the Aqualia Deep Tissue Body Massage for that extra attention to my sore and achy muscles.
Erika, Account Manager
This weekend I’m going to be relaxing at CityView Spa in Long Island City. I’m going with my best friend and we’re both going to get a Swedish Massage. I’m so excited because A: it’s my first Spa Week! and B: I’m in desperate need of a massage and this place looks awesome!
Melissa, Director of Affiliate Sales, Marketing
This weekend I’m headed to Lavender Beauty Zone in Flushing. They got some amazing reviews for the All-Natural Organic Facial, so Spa Week seemed like the perfect time to give it a try! Plus, its 75 minutes which is always a bonus.
Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor of Spa Week Daily.