- $76 for a one-hour massage class for couples ($140 value)
Finding relaxation in the middle of Manhattan may sound like an impossible quest—until you step into Madison Spa. Here, the hustle and bustle of the city is muffled by soft music and the sound of back muscles sighing happily. The staff wards away stress during massage appointments, which coax out tension through the use of hot stones, aromatherapy, and foot reflexology. Couples massage lessons teach duos the basics of Swedish massage, allowing them to keep each other loose and limber between trips to the spa. The staff here also pamper clients' skin with a variety of specialized facials and try to diminish cellulite with FDA-approved VelaShape treatments.