Spa Chakra - New York
Youll definitely have your chakras aligned after a visit to this behemoth of a spa located in the ritzy Ferragamo Building on Fifth Avenue. Spanning two floors and over 20,000 square-feet, the spa is a Venetian plaster extravaganza housing everything from facial and body treatment rooms, hair salon (manned by super-stylist David Evangelista), make-up studio, nail salon, private suites equipped with soaking tubs, spray tanning facilities, to outdoor massage areas. Naps are encouraged pre-and-post treatments in the Relaxation Library where guests can also nosh on fruit and cheese while listening to spa-supplied iPods. The rooftop garden features not only a sunbathing deck to lounge on during hotter months but a full-service spa café featuring nutritional and seasonal fare like a rosemary chicken panini, roasted beet salad and homemade granola with Greek yogurt. Top shelf alcohol and champagne is complimentary and is the perfect accoutrement to your day of relaxation.
The Menu: With an army of over 100 aestheticians and massage therapists at your beck and call and over 60 extensive treatment options to choose from, youll be pampered to the fullest here. Offerings include the "Tropical Body Soufflé Smoothie," a one-hour treatment that incorporates papaya and lemon to massage and hydrate your body, Pore Purifying Facial, to calm the skin, and Intensive Age Defying Facial, a facial designed to protect the skin from those nasty free radicals. The spa provides a wide array of massages, facials and other body treatments.
The Must Have: The piece de résistance at Spa Chakra is the rooftop Watsu pool, the only pool of its kind in all of New York City. Here, the waist deep pool will be heated to your exact body temperature before giving you a gentle and soothing shiatsu massage. This special aquatic massage therapy is the total bliss-out experience.