A Self-Care Spa Day in Midtown West

August 2019

New York has been called “The Big Apple,” “Empire City,” and “The Capital of the World.” There are a host of beloved nicknames for NYC, but perhaps the most apt moniker is “The City That Never Sleeps.” For better or worse, New Yorkers are notorious for fast-paced living. Long work hours and never-ending social engagements can leave scant time for rest and relaxation. Fortunately for residents of the 555TEN luxury rentals, taking a break is as easy as booking an appointment at one of the many top-notch day spas near these Midtown West apartments. Here’s to making time for self-care.

Luxe Den Salon & Spa | 519 Eighth Avenue

Luxe Den Salon & Spa bills itself as “an oasis of tranquility in the heart of New York City,” and they’re not speaking figuratively. The spa includes a light-filled Himalayan Salt Jacuzzi and a Eucalyptus Steam Room where you can soak and let the stress melt away.

Does your best friend desperately need a massage? Or does someone in your family deserve to be treated to a facial? There are few things as gratifying as gifting something special to the people you love. So give them (and yourself, too) an uplifting and energizing experience by booking a spa party. Customized to suit individual needs, the spa party format allows everyone in your group to choose the services they want. Whether you meet up for a quick hour-long recharge or spend an entire day luxuriating, chances are, you won’t regret time spent relaxing and rejuvenating with the ones closest to you.

That said, sometimes it’s nice to escape your social life and go it alone. For the ultimate in self-care, go all out and try the Royal Facial. Harnessing the detoxifying power of active oxygen, the exfoliating properties of fruit acids, and the moisturizing qualities of hyaluronic acid, this facial promises to “help the skin attain and maintain a youthful luminous radiance.” Your friends will wonder why you’re suddenly glowing.

Grand Central Bodywork | 135 West 29th Street, Suite 403

Is there anything as indulgent and restorative as a massage? If there is, we haven’t heard of it. However, with the multitude of methods and schools of massage available in the city, it can be difficult to find the one that is best for your needs. At Grand Central Bodywork, the staff is trained in a wide range of massage services, meaning they can advise you on which type is right for you. If you’re still unsure, try them all! Both the deep-tissue massage and Swedish massage are effective at relieving neck, shoulder, arm, and leg pain, though they employ different methods. The Thai Yoga Massage combines massage and stretching, and the Hot Stone Massage Combination encourages blood flow by combining deep-tissue methods with the use of smooth, hot stones. Athletes will benefit from the Sports Massage, which is aimed at addressing issues that arise from whatever your sport of choice may be.

Sparsely decorated and flickering with candlelight, the atmosphere is as simple as it is serene. You’re sure to leave feeling lighter, calmer, and ready to face the day, however fast-paced it may be.