- Stone Spa
125 Fourth Avenue, 212-254-3045
There’s nothing pretentious about the new Stone Spa. In fact, the Maya mud treatment ($85) is do-it-yourself. Go in alone, or with a friend, to the mud room, slather yourself with the nourishing earth, then enter the herbal steam and bake. For those who prefer full-service, wraps include an antioxidant pomegranate body mask ($155) and a cocoa-bean treatment for cellulite ($155). And, of course, there’s the signature stone massage ($125). In the summer, you can have treatments in the beautiful garden out back.
Best Newcomer Spa
From the 2003 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).