I don't really believe in the benefits of wine unless you're drinking it, so I was glad to find that the Plaza's "Vinothrapie" spa offers some entirely grape-free treatments, like this peppermint-oil-spiked session. My scalp, neck and face got their due attention, but I spent the whole time feeling miffed that an unavoidable delay in my arrival resulted in only half the allotted 20 minutes ("I have to end on time," the therapist shrugged, without offering to reschedule or otherwise accommodate me). • 212-265-3182, caudalie-usa.com. 20mins, $50 (through Mar 31; normally $55).
Best part: Despite the brevity of the treatment, I was given a robe and invited to linger (for free) in the armchair-filled wine lounge, to sample some real vinotherapy in the form of the day's reds and whites.—Kate Lowenstein