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Best of New York Beauty 2004

Best New Spa

  • Silk Day Spa

    47 West 13th Street, 212-255-6457;

    “Urban spas” are opening faster these days than Carrie took back Big—after all, anyone with a cot and a few candles can rent a room and call it a spa. One standout, though, is the five-month-old Silk Day Spa, with its clusters of bamboo stalks, cool stone tiles, and layers of gauzy fabrics. At this below-ground oasis, energy-balancing Eastern practices are combined with the West’s focus on skin care and muscle tone to produce transporting treatments like the Silk Emperor/Empress, a deluxe indulgence for two that comprises a deluge shower, hot-tub soak, reflexology, body scrub, body mask, and Silk Melt Away Massage. Now that’s a spa.

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