Since daily life in New York City tends to be quite stressful, day spas have become an important part of city living. People slip out during lunch hour for a quick massage, facial or a manicure, which happens to be very easy to accomplish since the city offers a great selection of days spas.

Bliss spas are well known for their innovative treatments as well as the Bliss spa line of products. BlissSoho caters to both men and women, while the smaller Bliss57 is for ladies only.

Oasis in the Flatiron district offers some of the best rates in Manhattan, while the Susan Ciminelli Spa is conveniently located near famous 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue shops.

If you are staying at a hotel in Manhattan, the hotel concierge should be able to book a spa treatment for you at the nearest establishment. In fact, many hotels now offer their own spas. Some of the popular hotels with spas include The Peninsula, The Plaza, and the luxurious Mandarin Oriental which are all great for honeymooners.

A luxurious day spa, located at the famed Peninsula hotel, The Peninsula Spa by ESPA was designed to provide complete mind-body relaxation experience. This beautiful rooftop oasis has an indoor glass-enclosed swimming pool, steam rooms, sauna and fitness center. This spa offers a full menu of signature treatments, massages, facials, body treatments and more.

Massage Lessons for Couples

The Spa at The Plaza offers a range of treatments and services. Couples can try one of the treatments in the Suite For Two, such as side by side massage ($365 for 1.5 hours) or a massage followed by a herbal bath for two. Massage therapies include Swedish massage, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy and Hot Stone Massage.

Learn Couples Massage is a unique program where couples learn the basics of massage from licensed massage therapists. Guests also receive a bottle of professional massage oil and a book ($185 for 70 minutes).

The spa is open from Monday to Friday 6am to 10pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am to 8pm. For appointments, call 212-546-5772.

Oasis Day Spa

Located in the Flatiron district in Manhattan, the Oasis Day Spa offers a selection of massages, including Swedish, Shiatsu, Swedish Shiatsu Combo, Deep Tissue, Reiki, Prenatal, Craniosacral, Sports, Medical. This days spa offers some of the best prices for treatments in New York City. Swedish massage costs $60 for 30 minutes, or $90 for 60 minutes.

Choose from treatments and packages. Man can try the Gentleman's Express ($170) which includes a 45 minute Deep Cleansing Facial, 30 minute Deep Tissue Massage and a 30 minute Gentleman’s Manicure.

For more information and reservations, call 212-254-7722.

Susan Ciminelli

Susan Ciminelli Spa, located on the 9th floor at Bergdorf Goodman, is ideally situated in mid-town Manhattan. If you are planning a shopping trip along Madison and 5th Avenues, stop here for a quick break.

Choose from a complete menu of services, including massages, facials, wraps, scrubs, waxing, manicures and pedicures. The spa employs botanicals, exotic essential oils and natural seaweed from France. Swedish Massage costs $115 for one hour. The spa is open Monday to Friday 9am-8pm; Saturday 9am-7pm and Sunday 12pm-6pm. For more information and reservations, call 212-872-2650.

Bliss Spas

Many New Yorkers enjoy Bliss Spa services in the spa's Soho and mid-town Manhattan locations. You may also know Bliss as a brand of relaxing spa products. The Bliss Soho offers a selection of relaxing treatments. Choose from massages, facials, v, waxing, manicures and pedicures. Try Blissage 75, a unique therapy that combines Swedish and Shiatsu techniques ($125 for 75 minutes).

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The spa measures 11,000 square feet in size with 23 treatment rooms, men's and ladies locker rooms, and a separate manicure and pedicure area. The mid-town Manhattan location, Bliss57, is 4,000 square feet in size and caters to women. The Bliss Soho spa is open Monday to Friday 9:30am-8:30pm; Alternate Wednesdays 12:30pm-8:30pm; from 9:30am-6:30pm on Saturdays; closed Sundays. For more information and reservations, call 212-219-8970.

Bliss57 is the smaller of the two Bliss spas in Manhattan. In measures 4,000 square feet in size and offers 9 treatment rooms and a locker room only for ladies. Bliss57 offers massages, body treatments, facials, peels and anti-cellulite treatments. Manicures and pedicures are available if you also purchase a skincare treatment. This spa is open Monday to Friday 9:30am-8:30pm; Alternate Wednesdays 12:30pm-8:30pm; from 9:30am-6:30pm on Saturdays; closed Sundays. For more information and reservations, call 212-219-8970.