No one can argue against the healthy glow that comes from being active outdoors. It’s easy to forget that sometimes your body benefits from a little relaxation and pampering as well. Discover five great spa destinations in the tri-state area where there’s something for everyone any time of the year.
An affordable spa destination
Deerfield Spa is nestled in the Pocono Mountains and is a pioneer in full-service spa destinations. Relax amidst Pennsylvania’s gently rolling hills surrounded by 14 lush acres of greenery. Let spa staff design a fitness program just for you, show you how to eat healthier or even arrange a golf package during your stay. Recently awarded a SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Award, Deerfield was also recognized as one of the top 10 most affordable spas and is located at 650 Resica Falls Road, East Stroudsburg.
By the beautiful sea
Located inside of the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City is Spa Toccare. After a day of challenging other high rollers, walking the boardwalk or body surfing in the ocean, there’s no better way to forget about your losses and heal sore muscles than relaxing in luxury. What’s not to like about a Moor Mud Body Float, Volcanic Mud Exfoliation or a Nirvana Massage? Go solo or enjoy the experience with your partner. Learn more at www.theborgata.com.
Discover holistic water cures
People of ancient Rome understood the healing power of water baths, but Great Jones Spa has elevated the concept in their full-service, holistic spa. Located in NoHo at 29 Great Jones St., one step inside and the soothing sound of running water will caress your senses. Take another step into the tropical, subterranean water lounge where you'll find a thermal hot tub, plunge pool, chakra-light steam room and river-rock sauna for full body stimulation and detoxification services.
Go green spa
Eviama Life Spa, www.eviama.com, in Philadelphia, offers an impressive experience for environmentally sensitive customers. Designed with only nontoxic and earth-friendly materials, Eviama’s air quality and renewable and recycled interior create the perfect green spa environment. Enjoy a broad spectrum of organic services including facials, wraps, waxing and “energy work”— Eviama’s unique concept where integrative and vibration therapies promote self-healing.
Rejuvenate without surgery
A day spa that stands out among many in New York City is Aida Bicaj Institut de Beauté. Your skin gets a workout on face-specific machines and through micro-current infusion of essential serums injected into the epidermis layer. Facial muscles are lifted and lines are smoothed away without surgery. Aida Bicaj is located on the Upper East Side. Visit www.aidabicaj.com for more details.
Any of these five great spa destinations in the tri-state area will make you glad you indulged yourself.