TONY's top-ten picks for Spa Week

  • Erika Bloom

  • Erika Bloom

  • Dasha Wellness

  • Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa

  • Exhale Spa

  • Green Spa and Wellness Center

  • Green Spa and Wellness Center

Erika Bloom

Spa Week is full of rad deals, but if you're having trouble choosing just one (or five!) worthy of your hard-earned 50 bucks, we've sorted out our top ten picks. To see a full list of participating spas or to sign up, visit Mon 12--Apr 18.


Beljanski Wellness Center It may sound like a pain in the ass, but Beljanski's trained specialist Natasha Robbins promises that their colon hydrotherapy treatment (originally $125), which uses a small tube to flush away toxins from the intestines, doesn't hurt a bit and will leave your body hydrated. 150 E 55th St between Lexington and Third Aves (212-832-6800,

Completely Bare Jennifer Love Hewitt may have jump-started the decking-your-cooch-out-in-rhinestones trend, but this chain spa has mastered the technique. Their Vajazzle (normally $120) combines a Completely Bare wax (meaning not even a landing strip remains) plus a Swarovski crystal application in one of a bevy of designs (hearts, sunbursts). Locations throughout the city, visit

Dasha Wellness We'd rather get pooped on by a pigeon than have needles stuck in our face for an extended period of time, but the acupuncture specialists at this med and lifestyle spa swear that the procedure helps alleviate shoulder and back tension, reduce stress and increase fertility. After sampling one of their 50-minute acupuncture sessions (usually $190), take a complimentary spin on the PhysioRed bike, which uses infrared technology to burn more calories with less exertion. 115 E 57th St between Lexington and Third Aves (212-755-5500,

Dorit Baxter Day Spa For New Yorkers, multitasking is practically built into our DNA. Spa Week treatments at this midtown spot, which has been around since 1980, do double duty for those ladies in a rush to get back to the office. Try a 45-minute dead-sea-salt and aromatherapy-oil scrub paired with a warm paraffin hand treatment (an $85 value); or if waxing is in order, go for the combined Brazilian and eyebrow wax (usually $78). 47 W 57th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves, suite 301 (212-371-4542,

Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa Gray hair may be having a moment with fashion editors and daring celebs, but we're still not ready to show our true colors. Refresh your roots or switch up your color entirely with this spa chain's single-process color and blow dry (normally $90). 691 Fifth Ave between 54th and 55th Sts (212-546-0398,

Erika Bloom We'll use any excuse to avoid working out (the creepy guy on the Stairmaster, Gossip Girl reruns), but it's hard to resist a hella good deal. This boutique studio and spa is offering 60-minute private Pilates sessions (usually $104), where one of their 22 instructors will assess your body and create a session based on your needs. Another option is the 60-minute Thai yoga massage (normally $110), where you'll start on the floor (rather than a table) and the practitioner will bend your body into various yoga positions, working out kinks and hitting your meridian pressure-points to relieve tension. 795 Madison Ave between 67th and 68th Sts (212-288-3410,

Exhale Spa Thai-fusion massages are the new black, so to speak, at spas these days. Exhale's 60-minute rubdown, which blends Swedish and Thai techniques and aromatherapy oils (usually $125), is one of the best deals that we've seen yet. Locations throughout the city, visit for more info

Green Spa and Wellness Center It can be difficult for eco-minded folks to relax during a facial if they believe the products being used are chock-full of chemicals and tested on baby kittens. This sustainable spa uses Eminence-certified organic products for their 45-minute vegan body exfoliation with eucalyptus (usually $95 for 60 minutes) and their organic cotton microdermabrasion facial (normally $125), so you can rest easy knowing that your schmancy spa procedures aren't destroying the planet. Plus, purchase a series of five facials now and lock in the Spa Week price ($250). 8804 Third Avenue between 88th and 89th Sts, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn (718-921-6100,

Lia Schorr Skin Care No need to worry that your facial will eff up your skin: Lia Schorr has been in the spa business for 26 years, and even has her own aesthetician school (so you know you're in good hands!). If you've got 75 minutes to spare, the Lia Schorr signature facial (normally $95) with one of the spa's pioneer aestheticians (they've all been there since the spa opened) is right up your alley. Or try a 50-minute Swedish massage with hot stones (usually $95). If you can't make it in during Spa Week, Lia Schorr has extended their specials through May 31. 686 Lexington Ave between 56th and 57th Sts (212-486-9670,

Supple Spa Recruit your bestie, boyfriend or even that chick on the street who looks like she could use some stress relief, because this spa, which was recently featured on cheesy MTV dating show Gamekillers, is designed for shared services. Snag one of their five private couples rooms for a Swedish massage, pore-cleansing facial, or deep-tissue massage (usually $65 each). If the thought of chatting about the newest episode of work drama throughout your relaxation session stresses you out, spa offerings can also be enjoyed solo. 55 W 19th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-929-5948 —Laura Lanz-Frolio