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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

Spa treatments by purpose

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

Spa treatments by body part

Spa treatments by body part

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

Spas for any situation

Spas for any situation

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

Spa etiquette

Spa etiquette

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

Interview: Elizabeth Banks

Interview: Elizabeth Banks

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

Massages

Massages

Unwind with one of these nine rubdowns.

Spa treatments for $30 or less

Spa treatments for $30 or less

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

At-home pampering

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.

Great skin-care products

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.

Offbeat spa treatments

Offbeat spa treatments

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

Hourlong massage

Hourlong massage

$49 | Buy Now

Waldorf Astoria Champagne Spa Day

Waldorf Astoria Champagne Spa Day

$199 | Buy Now

Chic midtown spa: $100 in spa services

Chic midtown spa: $100 in spa services

$59 | Buy Now

Downtown day spa packages

Downtown day spa packages

$69 | Buy Now

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.