The indulgence begins in the Mandarin's lobby, which floats majestically over Columbus Circle with views across Central Park. In the hushed spa foyer, scented herbal tea begins the soothing process; from there, it'll all be a blur...which is exactly what you're looking for. The therapists are unfailingly responsive, with the perfect balance of strength and subtlety, professional acuity and intuition. Go for the 90-minute session. Don't you deserve it? BR
For Post-Thanksgiving Detoxing: One The Spa At Shutters Overdid it with the turkey, stuffing, and wine last week? One The Spa's Red Flower Hammam Detoxifying Treatment is your saving grace. This three-in-one service comes complete with a citrus coffee exfoliation, a rhassoul clay wrap to draw out impurities, and a heated deep-tissue massage. We feel relaxed just thinking about it. One The Spa At Shutters, 1 Pico Boulevard (near Neilson Way); 310-587-1712.