In the shadow of the Empire State Building, Spa Sol – a full-scale spa in Midtown – breaks from the city’s old-world shvitz traditions downtown for a steam session refreshingly modern and upscale. The sauna here is lined with natural jade, a gem Japanese believe relaxes muscle tension, increases circulation, detoxes the body, and improves skin elasticity. The most intriguing aspect, however, just may be the flavored air, filtered through ginseng root and Asian herbs. Add a treatment to suit your taste – a Shiatsu massage or a Seaweed Emollient & Milk Cleansing – and depart feeling deliciously refreshed.
4 W. 33rd St.