Our Guide to Westchester County Spas: Miriana Day Spa in Thornwood
Why Go: It’s serene, with an “East meets West” vibe. Owner Miriana Li hails from Hong Kong and employs a devoted Asian staff, all of whom employ a combination of Eastern and Western modalities. The glass jars filled with fresh cookies from Pleasantville’s Jean-Jacques’ Culinary Creations nearby are a small touch—they’re in every room. There’s not much that compares to a day of indulgence followed by an oversized chocolate-chip cookie.
What to Book: For those who have an army of knots along their shoulders and lower back (And, hello, who doesn’t?), there’s the Thai Herbal Ball Massage ($140 for 90 minutes). This features a warm, muslin-wrapped ball filled with specially selected herbs and spices that your therapist rolls up and down your body, penetrating deep into your muscles and joints. It can hurt at times, but it’s a good hurt, because you know your body is responding and, more important, releasing.
Bliss Out: 590 Commerce St (914) 773-2300; mirianadayspa.com.