New Yorkers are constantly on the go, and it's no shock that stress in our lives can throw a major roadblock on our quest to find peaceful places to relax. But ask yourself this: When was the last time you actually took a spa day? Sure, you can rely on Spa Week for discounted treatments twice a year, but you deserve to treat yourself at a day spa all the time. The best spas in New York can be downright expensive, which is why we scoured the city for affordable facials and massages, so you can get your mug and back in check. And while trying something cheap and under the radar can sometimes be sketchy, trust us—these affordable spa treatments are worth every penny.
When you just need to escape for a few minutes, book a session in the Himalayan salt cave at this Hell’s Kitchen spa. Bricks of pink salt line the walls of the room, and a mild, infrared heat keeps it pleasantly warm. The salt particles in the air are purported to have detoxifying benefits, but if nothing else, the silent room works as a relaxing form of sensory deprivation.