Best spas 2012

Relaxation is imminent: Pamper yourself with these services for your whole body—and every mood. Plus, find out how Man on a Ledge star Elizabeth Banks likes to bliss out. Edited by Sarah Bruning

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Spa treatments by purpose

Where to relax, recharge, detox, soothe winter skin and more.

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Spa treatments by body part

Pamper yourself with facials, hair treatments, foot reflexology—or spring for a full-body massage.

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Spas for any situation

The best spas for a girls' day out, guycentric afternoon, all-day escape and more.

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Spa etiquette

Do I have to get naked? How much do I tip? Pressing questions answered.

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Interview: Elizabeth Banks

The comedy and action star pauses to talk about her daredevil tendencies and her favorite NYC retreat.

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Massages

Unwind with one of these nine rubdowns.

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Spa treatments for $30 or less

Treat yourself to one of a dozen indulgences that won’t force you to break the bank.

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At-home pampering

When you can’t spring for a pro service, or it’s too cold to leave the apartment, give yourself some TLC with these luxe products.

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Great skin-care products

Even if you can’t make it to the spa, these products from NYC havens will help you reap the benefits at home.

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Offbeat spa treatments

We tested three wacky services to find out if they actually work.

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Hourlong massage

$49 | Buy Now

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Waldorf Astoria Champagne Spa Day

$199 | Buy Now

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Chic midtown spa: $100 in spa services

$59 | Buy Now

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Downtown day spa packages

$69 | Buy Now

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Comments

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Emily M
Emily M Spammer

My husband and I are taking a little trip up to the city, and we're planning on really pampering ourselves. I think that everybody needs the chance to go to a spa every couple of months. It is such a great way to help you to relax. Thank you so much for these reviews.