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10 Crazy-Luxe NYC Spa Treatments That Live Up to the Hype

From 3-hour massages to celebrity-frequented facials, these are the treatments you'll want to book next time you're in New York.
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Living in this fast-paced world, it's only fair that we give ourselves the chance to sit back and relax from time to time. While at-home face masks, body scrubs and electronic massages usually do the trick, sometimes we need to call in the professionals. But with new spa treatments popping up every day, how's a girl to know where to make an appointment? Since we fully support your need to treat yourself, we searched all over New York city for luxurious, next-level spa treatments that live up to the hype. Whether you're looking for a sense-bending massage, a celebrity-approved facial or a red wine bath, these best NYC spa treatments are worth the expense.

Image via The Spa at Mandarin Oriental

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The Wine Bath Experience
The Spa: Aire Ancient Baths

The Price: $450-$550

When you think of the New York City spa scene, ancient baths probably aren't the first thing to enter your mind. But one of the best spa treatments in the city is offered at just this type of place. While the baths themselves are a sight to behold, it's The Wine Bath Experience that's really special. The bath offers a unique (and unforgettable) opportunity to submerge yourself in the antioxidant properties of Spanish Tempranillo grapes. Beyond the Wine Bath, you'll also get to experience the Ancient Thermal Bath circuit, which includes baths at different temperatures (hot, cold, warm, ice), the jets bath, the Laconicum (steam room with aromatherapy) and the Flotarium (saltwater bath), as well as the relaxation area where you rest on warm marble. Guaranteed you've never tried anything like it.

Image via Andrew Day Studio/AIRE Ancient Baths

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Triple Crown Facial
The Spa: Joanna Vargas

The Price: $550 with Joanna Vargas, $250 with a Senior Esthetician, $300 with a Master Esthetician

If you tune in to any of the season's awards shows, not to mention the pre- and post-show coverage, you've probably heard of Joanna Vargas or, more specifically, her Triple Crown Facial. Favored by celebrity clients before a big shoot or appearances on the red carpet, the facial is a 60-minute treatment that uses a mild electric current to drain puffiness, tone muscle and tighten skin. Paired with microdermabrasion and oxygen-infused therapy, you can expect a magical facial experience that offers immediate results for youthful-looking skin.

Image via Joanna Vargas

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Synaesthesia
The Spa: Lush Spa

The Price: $230

Allow us to introduce you to Lush's signature treatment. This 80-minute massage is a completely personalized experience that starts in what looks like an English Kitchen, despite being nestled in the heart of one of the world's largest cities. In the kitchen, guests are asked to make a few simple choices from a blackboard and shelf full of colorful bottles, which, in turn, leads to a one-of-a-kind experience that feels as though it stretches for a full 24 hours, even though it's only 80 minutes long.

Other notable treatments: The Good Hour and The Planets

Image via Lush

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24K Gold Wax and LED Vajacial
The Spa: VSpot MediSpa

The Price: $150

If you love a good wax, you'll be over the moon with this non-traditional treatment. Designed for all skin types, but especially beneficial for sensitive skin, this bikini treatment features 24K Gold (for its brightening and anti-inflammatory properties) for the most luxurious wax you've ever experienced.

Image via VSpot MediSpa

BY REBECCA NORRIS | FEB 5, 2018 | SHARES
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