New York New York!
THE SPA AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL IS AN OASIS OF ULTIMATE RELAXATION AND REJUVENATION HIGH ABOVE NEW YORK CITY – A FIVE-STAR SPA OFFERING HOLISTIC RENEWAL IN A SETTING OF COMPLETE TRANQUILITY. FACILITIES INCLUDING A STATE-OF-THE-ART FITNESS CENTER AND A 75-FOOT NATURALLY LIT INDOOR LAP POOL. BAMBOO, STONE AND GOLD LEAF SET THE TONE FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE MANHATTAN SPA EXPERIENCE THAT LEAVES YOU WITH AN ENHANCED SENSE OF WELLBEING.
WORDS BY KRIS ABBEY, PUBLISHING EDITOR SPA LIFE MAGAZINE
With the bustle of New York’s Manhatten swirling around me, it is hard to believe peace and tranquility exist in the heart of this pulsing city. But it does! The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York, is without doubt one of the best Spas I have had the pleasure of experiencing. Yes, a bold statement, and one I don’t make lightly, but boy… my treatment delivered everything it promised (and then some) and my rating on the Spa scale was 5-star plus!
Set 35 floors above the streets of NYC, the sounds of city traffic and blaring sirens are noticeably absent. If not for the city views, you would not even believe you are in New York. Loud and hectic has been replaced with quiet and calm.
I’ll share more about my experience in the next issue of Spa Life, when we escape to the USA, but if any of you are heading over sooner, while the Aussie dollar is strong, you must visit The Spa at Mandarin Oriental. Ask for Nesrla.
I had the Himalayan Salt, Sea & Chakra Therapy, a 3-hour, full-body purification treatment combining ancient healing practices and modern-day Spa technologies. The aim is to detox and purify, and after a great Saturday night in the Meat Packers district, this is exactly what I needed. Who needs a colonic, when a treatment like this is available? From dry brushing, to mineral therapy, lymphatic drainage, thermalism, chakra balancing, cupping and circulatory stimulation… it was a sensory smorgasboard! Concluding with a facial massage and crystal healing, my entire body felt clean and new. The detox process continues for the next 48 hours, so it is recommended to drink lots of water. What a treament! Three hours in heaven… and three weeks later I can still feel the benefits.