New York Beauty – The Spa at Mandarin Oriental New York

I’m sure you’ve heard the rumors about New York City: 1. It never sleeps, and 2. You can get anything there.

Well, I can confirm that both are true. That’s why I went on a very serious mission to find the most relaxing day spa in Manhattan (trust me, there are thousands).

My search led me to lots of serene spots, but my favorite, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental New York, comes with a birds-eye view of Central Park. Another perk – it’s next door to The Shops at Columbus Circle making the MO Spa a perfect place to unwind after a day of shopping.

I splurged on the Oriental Harmony Signature Massage. At $625 it’s definitely the most I’ve ever spent on a spa treatment, but it’s also the most pampered I’ve ever been. Not one, but two massage therapists (that’s four hands ladies!) performed what seemed to be a choreographed routine. I was relaxed from beginning — a soothing foot bath, to end — a simultaneous head and foot massage.

If you’re not ready to part with that kind of cash don’t worry, Mandarin Oriental offers plenty of other more affordable treatment options. So, until I win the lottery, I’ll be sticking to them!

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