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In Treatment

Cornelia Spa at the Surrey

Ladies Who Spa
November 6, 2012
By , Associate Editor

The place: Cornelia Spa at the Surrey

The space: After relocating to the Surrey in 2011, the Cornelia Spa has taken on a sleeker, more intimate look than its former Midtown digs. The white-based palette of the five rooms are in harmony with the simple, straightforward treatments offered at this Upper East Side spa. As you enjoy a pre-treatment treat (your choice of tea, prosecco, and muffins), stretch out on plush cushions in a “relaxation library” stocked with Taschen art books and decorated with monochromatic flowered carpeting.

The menu: Facials, manicures, and pedicures are paired with massages that range from Swedish to Chinese, and deep tissue to shiatsu. No matter the treatment, start off with a spoonful of honey and end with complimentary hot tea and lavender cookies.

The treatment: Take a 30-minute timeout from your day with a Cornelia Considered Moment, and return to the office a whole new person. Try the Mini Back Purifier, a facial for your back that exfoliates and purifies all the little blemishes you never knew you had.

The take-away: Erase the damage from the summer rays with the Honey Skin Smoother, which gives you that perfect glow for the winter season’s first gala.

20 East 76th St., 646-358-3600, corneliaspaatthesurrey.com

(Photo: courtesy of Cornelia Spa at the Surrey)