Isharya | The Best Indian Inspired Spas in New York City

Article by: Isharya
Published: April 11, 2013
Topics: Reviews, salon news
Photo Credit: Isharya

We love indulging in a little spa time whenever we can. Over the years we have found some amazing Indian inspired spas and salons that scream Bollywood glamour while incorporating effective ancient beauty rituals from India. Whether it’s a relaxing detox massage or the perfect eyebrow shaping, we have the scoop on the hottest spas in New York City that are turning east for inspiration!

Pratima Spa

Pratima Spa, located in SoHo is the crème de la crème of Ayurveda spas. They offer true to form Ayurveda practice respecting each technique and ritual from the ancient holistic approach. All of the products used are entirely natural. We love to get a traditional Abhyanga massage that uses warm herb-infused oils to melt away toxins and brings true balance to the body, mind and senses. The ambiance of the spa is so relaxing and beautiful, inspiring you to take a moment and reflect on life. Pratima is our number one choice for a sweet little escape to India in the middle of the Big Apple.

Isharya Insider Tip: Pick up a jar of Pratima’s Neem Cream, it’s the perfect everyday all-natural moisturizer that will brighten your complexion.


Shobha Salon

Voted as the top brow-shaping salon by New York Magazine, Shobha is one of our favorite salons in the city to get our exotic Aishwarya Rai brows! The attention to detail, great service and fabulous Indian inspired decor are just some of the reasons we love this salon. They also offer a great array of other waxing and beauty services all with the same luxe touch.

Isharya Insider Tip: There are four locations in NYC but our favorite is the SoHo salon!


JIVA Spa at The Pierre New York

The Jiva Spa is located in one of the most luxurious hotels in New York City, The Pierre. The intoxicating spa offers treatments inspired by Indian royalty fit for the modern day maharani! The most popular treatment on the spa menu is the Samardana, an Indian deep tissue massage that works on deep-seated stress and enhances the mobility of joints. Another notable treatment is the Anana Lepa Facial that plays on the old Indian tradition of making at home masks using secret family recipes.

Isharya Insider Tip: Let the spa come to you by booking a Jiva therapist to perform a massage right in your suite!

Tell us how you like to pamper yourself. Tweet us @Isharya with your favorite spas and at home rituals!

Until next time…