Talk about putting the “spa” into A Girl’s Gotta Spa, I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Dorit Baxter Day Spa while I was in Manhattan this weekend with my wonderful friend, Elke. We were simply coming in for a tour and were invited to partake of full body scrubs and a 30 minute massage, how could we say no?
Dorit Baxter Day Spa is one of the top Spa’s in New York City, which has been featured in Time Magazine, The New York Times, New York Magazine, CNN and beauty magazines like Allure and W. It is located on 47 West 57th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues on the 3rd floor. As I approached the spa off of the busy street, I wondered how anyone could offer serenity amid the commotion of taxi cabs, bustling pedestrians and the fast pace life that is New York City.
As we approached their door on the third floor, the atmosphere seemed to change. Once inside, it was calmly quiet and I even whispered my name to Dulari, the wonderful woman behind Dorit Baxter’s blog. There was tranquil music playing in the background and the set up inside spoke volumes about the Spa’s intent to relax and refresh you.
The Dead Sea Salt Body Scrub:
I wasn’t sure what to expect from the full body scrub, as I have never experienced any type of service like that before. Also, if you can believe it, I can be quite shy and was nervous about being naked on a table before a stranger. Dulari, put me at ease about how it would work and smiled as she told me how great my skin would feel afterwards. Shammi, the wonderful woman who performed the scrub, was so fantastic (and even laughed at my jokes) that after a while, I was really at ease about being there on the table in all my glory. The Dead Sea Salts felt wonderful and had warm essential oils with a lemon fragrance. When I told Shammi I had a terrible cold, she added Eucalyptus essentials oils for me to breathe in, and this helped ease the awful cough I walked in with.
The bed that I laid on was heated and felt great, taking away my aches and pains in my tired muscles. The lights were low and Shammi even turned them lower to help me feel more comfortable. Light relaxing music played in the background. I can understand why this body scrub is one of their most requested services.
The 30 minute massage:
After showering off the Dead Sea Salts, that revealed my glowing silky skin, I was escorted to a different room, where Alice performed a combination of Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage. Alice did such a wonderful job at relaxing me, I almost fell asleep! She worked out all the tension and stress in my upper back and neck and also performed some great massage on my face. The stress of being a mom with three busy boys quickly melted away. I really didn’t want my massage to end. It felt so wonderful to be pampered and taken care of.
Besides wonderful Spa Treatments, Dorit Baxter Day Spa also offers their own line of cosmetics and skin care. One of their top selling products is their Drying Lotion, which treats acne breakouts. Dorit Baxter also has innovative products, such as her Facial Shower Shield. For the convenience of travelers who come to the Spa or those interested in Dorit Baxter’s products, they offer an online store which ships straight to your door.
If you are in New York City or plan to travel there, Dorit Baxter Day Spa is a must-stop while in the city.
Many thanks to Dorit Baxter, Dulari, Shammi and Alice for providing me a spa retreat that I will not soon forget!