Throughout the spa, aromas from various body treatments waft through the air. One may be able to smell sweet scents from a brown sugar scrub or from a dessert therapy treatment that coats the skin in a yogurt-and-honey spread. Relaxing aromas come from custom-blended essential oils in the aromatherapy massage, while a refreshing hint of peppermint drifts from the skin of those receiving the very minty body scrub and massage combo.
The sense of smell is just one of the senses the staff of Tribeca Beauty Spa takes into consideration. Inside one of seven treatment rooms in their 4,000 square foot facility, aestheticians strive for visual splendor by removing dirt and oil from pores. Within the pedicure/manicure oasis, nail technicians shape and polish nails and can add such treatments as a salt glow foot rub, warm towels, and a moisturizing massage—bringing the sense of touch into the mix. Downstairs in the relaxation lounge, meanwhile, the staff welcomes robe-and-slipper-clad clients into a cedar sauna that helps them relax and detoxify before or after treatments. This sauna actually sounds like the most relaxing noise of all—silence.
Hailing from Brazil, Bela Brazil Spa's specialists keep both men and women looking their best with an array of beautifying services. Massage therapists work to soothe backs with hot-stone or deep-tissue treatments, whereas stylists sculpt the hair of women, men, and children. Aestheticians dexterously wax unwanted body hair from sensitive areas such a bikini lines, underarms, and faces, and manicurists tend to fingers with Brazilian-style manicures that focus more heavily on cuticle maintenance.
What makes it great: cozy atmosphere with overstuffed living-room chairs; relaxing hot-towel wraps and thorough leg massages; chemical-free Zoya nail lacquers; products made with all-natural ingredients such as fresh fruits and essential oils