6 New Pampering Experiences To Try In 2022


This past year has been challenging—but trying something new can be that reboot you need to face 2022 head-on. A novel experience like aerial yoga, sitting in a salt cave, or jumping into a steamy outdoor pool in frigid temps can be a fun way to practice self-care and break up the same old routine. And rest assured, these spas and wellness centers are making accommodations to keep you safe, like promoting social distancing, mask-wearing, vaccine or test requirements, and incorporating extra sanitizing procedures. Scroll down to get the info on these unique mind-body wellness ideas that will nurture, reinvigorate, and restore you, and if you’re looking for more ways to chill out, check out our Relaxing NJ Spas For When You Need A Daycation.

Featured Photo Credit: SoJo Spa Club

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Here are 6 pampering experiences to try in 2022

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Elevate your workout by doing aerial yoga. Photo Credit: iStock/Konstantin Koekin

Get airborne with aerial yoga at Tula Yoga

Aerial Yoga, aka aerial fitness and aerial hammock, combines elements of yoga, pilates, acrobatics, and dance, all while using a silk hammock suspended from the ceiling to support your body weight. This circus-style format can release tension, increase balance, enhance core strength, improve breath awareness, and relieve joint pressure and spinal compression. It also releases endorphins to reduce stress—something we can all use right about now.
1212 Hwy 34, Suite 27, Aberdeen, NJ 07747
(732) 970-7500

Chill out with cryotherapy at Revivify

Brrrrrrrrr—imagine standing semi-naked in a -110+ degrees Celsius cryo-chamber. Proponents of cold therapy do just that to fast-track themselves out of their comfort zones and reap a host of benefits in the process. Exposing your body to extreme cold temperatures for a short time— just 2 to 5 minutes—can increase endorphin levels,  boost metabolism, decrease inflammation, offer pain relief, and fans of this treatment rave about better sleep and brighter skin.
68 River Road, Annex, Summit, NJ 07901
(908) 273-2222

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Salt rooms are the perfect way to soothe your senses and keep you healthy. Photo Credit: iStock/Viaceslav

Stay salty in a cozy salt-cave at Holistic Therapies

Miss the salty air from the beach? Spend time in a Himalayan salt rock room where micro-particles of salt are pumped into the atmosphere to soothe your senses and help you get healthy. Breathing in the minute particles of negatively charged ionized salt and other trace elements and minerals has been shown to improve breathing for asthma and respiratory illnesses, soothe skin conditions like eczema and acne and strengthen the immune system. Your only requirement is to sit back, relax, and enjoy the results.
28-11 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Bergen, NJ 07047
(201) 441-0122

Leave stress behind in a float tank at East Coast Float Spa

Touted as one of the best ways to take a break from everything, a sensory deprivation tank might be the closest therapy there is to a mental cure-all. It removes all external distractions so your mind can drift and reach an overall state of ease. You’ll say goodbye to stress and anxiety and hello to calm, creativity, and focus. Step into this sound-proof, light-proof, distraction-free pod filled with just enough super-salty water to keep you suspended, and you’ll get the feeling you’re floating on a cloud. It’s completely pitch-black, noise-free, and your exact body temp (98.6) for zero distractions and optimal relaxation.
530 Lawrence Square Blvd. S., Lawrence Township, NJ 08648
(609) 557-1244

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Heated tents will keep you warm in the chilly winter weather. Photo Credit: SoJo Spa Club

Escape to a steamy outdoor pool in frigid temps at SoJo Spa Club

Swimming outside with flakes falling, sweeping views of NYC, and a post-swim warm lounge chair? Yes, please. This rejuvenating set-up at SoJo all-season spa and bathhouse gives you the feeling of a tropical escape in the dead of dreary winter. And no worries about catching a chill or a bit of snow when you get out—there are covered walkways, heated tents for drying off in and lounging, and indoor glassed-in pools and spaces to hang out in too. Spend the day jumping from pool to pool or book a sweat sesh in their unique Red Clay Sauna (known to help with focus and sleep).
660 River Road, Edgewater, NJ 07020
(201) 313-7200

NOTE: COVID-19 policies are in effect and require that all visitors be fully vaccinated or present a negative test to enter.

Try an ultimate head and scalp massage at Island Spa & Sauna

If you’ve never experienced a professional-focused head and scalp massage, you’ll want to treat yourself to this out-of-this-world experience (similar to what you get at a salon but so much better). This area responds particularly well to touch thanks to small muscles around the head and a great network of nerve endings and pressure points. It’s also known to boost circulation, strengthen hair follicles, reduce headaches, and even lower blood pressure — not too shabby for something that feels like heaven.
1769 Lincoln Highway, Edison, NJ 08817
(732) 253-7379
NOTE: COVID-19 policies are in effect and require that all visitors be fully vaccinated or present a negative test to enter.

Which spa will you visit in 2022?

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About Author

Nancy Weinberg Simon lives in Summit, NJ with her husband and two children, a 20-year-old son and a 21-year-old daughter. She's a former beauty editor whose work has appeared in print and online in Family Circle, Ladies' Home Journal, Better Homes & Gardens, smartbeautyguide.com, zwivel.com, and beautyinthebag.com, among others. After living in NYC for almost 20 years, Nancy returned to the Garden State when it was time to raise her family. She loves reading everything and anything she can get her hands on, entertaining friends and family, traveling the world, scouring estate sales, and crafting jewelry.