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12 City Spas and Bathhouses That Will Help You Warm Up This Winter

By Rebecca Ngu | January 13, 2016 7:29pm | Updated on January 16, 2017 2:48pm
 Since winter has finally come, local bath houses and spas are great ways to rejuvenate and warm yourself from the the bitter cold.
Since winter has finally come, local bath houses and spas are great ways to rejuvenate and warm yourself from the the bitter cold.
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Winter has finally come, and with it, frozen fingers and chapped skin. To alleviate winter's effects, DNAinfo New York has researched each of the borough's best bathhouses and spas where you can find a warm oasis amidst the bitter cold.  

Bronx

 The Club of Riverdale, 2600 Netherland Ave., Spuyten Duyvil

While most of the amenities at this fitness center are for members only, you can use their spa treatments as a non-member. The club offers all kinds of massages, facials, body treatments and more listed on their brochure. Buying a spa treatment gives you free access to their gym, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. An average hour-long service is $100 plus tax.

Brooklyn

► Mermaid Spa, 3703 Mermaid Ave., Sea Gate 

Created to look like an old-fashioned Russian banya, Mermaid Spa has three Russian steam rooms, a dry sauna, a Turkish bath, two tile pools and a Jacuzzi inside a lodge-like wooden hall. Adult entrance fee is $45 and $40 for children, not including treatments. 

► Sandoony USA, 1158 McDonald Ave., between Borough Park and Midwood 

Sandoony features two Russian saunas, a Finnish sauna, a Turkish steam room, multiple pools and a Jacuzzi. Clients may eat from the XO Bar & Grill and use the free parking lot. Adult entrance fee is $35 on weekday and $40 on weekends, not including treatments. Admission for children is $20.

► Russian Baths of Brooklyn, 1200 Gravesend Neck Rd., Sheepshead Bay 

This more than 30-year-old bathhouse offers a Russian sauna, a Turkish steam room, a men's only steam room and special treatments such as massages, salt scrubs and black mud treatment. Entrance fee is $45 and $30 for children, not including treatments. 

Manhattan

 Setai Club, 40 Broad St., Financial District

This luxurious spa and health club located near Wall Street offers a gym, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Special services such as massages, facials and body therapies are offered. Entrance fee is $65, not including treatments. 

► Russian and Turkish Baths, 268 E. 10th St., East Village

This famous Russian and Turkish bathhouse offers a no-frills bathhouse experience. It has five saunas and steam rooms, a cold plunge pool, a roof deck and restaurant. Entrance fee for one is $40, not including treatments.

► Wall Street Bath and Spa, 88 Fulton St., Financial District

This bathhouse near Wall Street offers both modern services and facilities with an "Old World" atmosphere. There's a Russian sauna, a Eucalyptus Steam Room and an "Old American Shvitz." Entrance fee for adults is $40 and $25 for children, not including treatments. 

 Juvenex, 25 W. 32nd St., Midtown South

While Juvenex is a ladies-only spa from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., it opens its doors to couples from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. Juvenex blends European, Asian and American therapeutic approaches to spa treatments and features exotic elements such as a jade igloo sauna, a diamond herbal glass steam room and Japanese-style soaking ponds. Entrance fee is $50, not including treatments. 

Staten Island

► Relax on Cloud Nine, 694 Clove Road, Castleton Corners

Voted "Best Spa" in 2014 and 2015 by Staten Island Live readers, Cloud Nine offers massages, body therapies, mineral baths, sunless tanning and other services. You can add on a sauna or steam shower experience for an extra $10. A half-hour massage is $50, a 45-minute massage is $65 and an hourlong massage is $99, tax not included. 

► Remedi Spa, 4906 Arthur Kill Road, Charleston

Remedi Spa primarily focuses on giving special treatments to clients, from massages to facial treatments to laser hair removal. Just doing the spa avails you to their steam room, showers and relaxation room. Entrance fee is $10, not including their extensive menu of treatments. 

Queens 

► New York Spa and Sauna, 14906 Northern Blvd., Flushing

This traditional Korean day spa has a no-clothes policy in their single-sex spas, so get comfortable! Clients shower before entering the swirling hot tubs nude. Clients are given a uniform to wander through the second-floor common area, food court, sleeping room and additional co-ed dry saunas. Entrance fee is $30 for adults and $20 for children under five, not including treatments.

► Spa Castle, 131-10 11 Ave., College Point

This huge, luxurious spa modeled after Asian and European bathhouses has dry and wet sauna rooms, four heated mineral pools, a cold bath pool, a healing room and aqua-jets in the spas. Additional services such as massages and exfoliation scrubs are available. General entrance fee is $40 on weekdays and $50 on weekends; children 2 years or younger are $25. Treatments not included.