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The Ten Best Spas in NYC for Facials, Massage and Body Treatments

Who doesn't want to celebrate national relaxation day in NYC?  Over the years, I've traveled the country (and world) scouting spas as the Beauty Director of InStyle magazine and I can say from personal experience that NYC is home to many of the very best. When people ask me for a recommendation, my biggest challenge is choosing just one. Which is why I put together this list: a round up of my favorite spots in the city, for every type of experience and budget. Whether you're looking for a top notch facial for a girl's spa day or a luxurious couples massage to celebrate an upcoming wedding anniversary, you'll find exactly what you need on this list (including a few spots that won't blow your kid's tuition). One general piece of advice that applies to nearly all best spas in NYC: Book your treatment during the week (as opposed to

Caudalie Launches New Spa on Madison Avenue

Good news for those who mourned the diasappearance of  the Caudalie spa at The Plaza: The brand's newest spa on Madison Avenue has just opened—and it is gorgeous! This intimate, boutique-like space (which houses four treatment rooms) was modeled after the Parisian apartment of Caudalie founder Mathilde Thomas. I tried their signature 50-minute "grand facial" ($185) and swear it was a transformative experience (even for this acne-prone facial phobe). In addition to a deep cleanse, exfoliation, detoxifying mask, painless extraction and sculpting facial massage, the treatment included a hand, scalp and foot run that was so relaxing I nearly fell asleep on the table.