The popular anthem of today: “I’m a survivor, I’m not gone give up, I’m gone make it, I’m gone work harder.” That sung, you—the person doubling the work due to downsizing, or worse, standing in the middle of a crowded job fair—deserve some relaxation right about now to revive those lyrics of hope and optimism.
Even if you’re just carrying the stress for others, these participating spas and wellness centers from north of Manhattan down to the east river in Brooklyn offer discounted signature services (April 13-19th) that won’t leave you regretting a little self-indulgence on the cheap.
Hudson Valley | Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
Tucked away in the Hudson Valley, this facility brings an instant breath of fresh countryside air. Since you’re already feeling adventurous, try the new eco-friendly 100% Baborganic glacial facial. An Edelweiss pedicure is followed by a 50-minute warm oil hand and foot treatment with scalp massage. Then a walk through lush green fields and to a nearby waterfall will do your body (mind and soul) some good. Stay a night and the room is 50% off. (220 North Road, P.O. Box 444, Milton, 845.795.1310, buttermilkfallsinn.com)
Staten Island | Skin Solutions Spa & Laser Hair Removal
Take the free Staten Island Ferry for hour-long treatments like the seaweed detoxifying wrap with a mini facial. Or if you’re prepping for summer, get the spa’s laser hair removal for any part of the body. Life will be better after a one hour signature massage with lavender aromatherapy. Specials are valid through the end of April (655 Rossville Ave., Woodrow Shopping Center, 718.967.7400, skinsolutionssi.com)
Queens | I Spa
A whirlpool of ancient philosophy and modern technology means you shall be giddy with the release of tension following treatments like the 50-minute stress buster massage. But before you jump to your feet and back to the urban jungle, linger in the pineapple-scented, bamboo-stocked setting. (28-27 Steinway St., Astoria, 718.777.8886, ispa-ny.com)
Long Island City | Spa Hydra
If you’re in search of a lifestyle spa, land at this one in LIC, which provides rebalancing opportunities to ease winter-weathered skin. Consider the 45-minute Luzern Oxygen Rejuvenating Facial and the 60-minute Pevonia Algae Detox Body Wrap—services that are sure to bring a little spring awakening to your pores. ((35-11 36th St., 2nd Floor, 718.267.7991, spahydra.com)
Brooklyn | Providence Day Spa
You have only so much time to be pampered, so you pop in to Providence in Boerum Hill, where the signature red doors direct you towards an aromatherapy massage and fruit infused scrub. (Providence Day Spa, 329 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, 718.596.6774, providencedayspa.com)
Brooklyn | The Green Spa & Wellness Center
You’ve been dreaming of this spa getaway—but BK is as far as you’re going—so you head to New York’s first and only full service wellness center. The eco-conscious green spa provides an escape in a non-toxic recycled space that also features plant-based ingredients in all services. While globally inspired, the Green Spa puts a specific emphasis on Native American and Asian cultures. And its indoor aroma is dictated by each month, for April it’s lavender.
Couples have the option of a suite-for-duos with waterfall backgrounds or a warm fireplace accompanied by champagne. For the solo visitor, there’s a 45-minute eco-exfoliation with Vegan Body Polish and Organic French Lavender & Sugar Crystals. Guests are also invited to release their stresses by writing them onto a card, which the spa collects and burns. “This is a place to forget what’s going on in the outside world. We want you to feel free,” said Green Spa marketing director Maureen Brody. Did we mention the organic tea and wine garden? (8804 Third Ave., Brooklyn, 718.921.6100, greenspany.com)
How to get there: All spas are accessible by subway, bike, foot or train. Refer to the map below for exact locations or use Hopstop for each route.
Map of Featured Locations