Like our wardrobes, our skin’s needs shift from season to season. These signature body treatments capture the essence of the season by using ingredients that balance your skin as the climate changes from one month to the next.
Bring balance to your skin with our signature facial featuring Elemental Herbology’s naturally-active, botanical and mineral-infused collection. Whether looking to resolve congestion, soothe sensitive skin or restore hydration in dry, lackluster skin, this treatment is customized to address your present concerns. A blend of essential fatty acids, vitamins, and marine extracts, combined with a host of cell-plumping, anti-aging actives, boost circulation and stimulate natural tonicity.
This treatment incorporates deep cleansing, exfoliation with a natural enzyme peel, a custom mask, and deeply relaxing facial massage to draw out impurities and restore equilibrium, resulting in a clear and radiant complexion. Free of synthetic fragrances, colors, and parabens.
60 or 90 minutes
$200 / $280
Infuse every pore with a blast of pure Oxygen. City dwellers, frequent travelers, and smokers will benefit greatly from the light-as-air formula, which rapidly penetrates the skin and releases pure oxygen molecules into the epidermal layer. These molecules re-energize natural cellular functions and eliminate toxins residing within the pores. This facial includes a stimulating, oxygen-boosting glycolic peel, a facial massage and finishing mask to further decongest the skin while transporting you to a state of relaxation. Suitable for all skin types, yet ideal for those showing signs of skin congestion from exposure to pollutants, stress or hormonal shifts.
60 or 90 minutes
$225 / $300
Restore your skin’s firmness with Vitamin C, the most natural form of repair and prevention for visible signs of ageing and sun-damage. This anti-oxidant facial includes a customized cleanse and gentle exfoliation, followed by a reparative serum containing high concentrations of Vitamin C, formulated to stimulate collagen production and renew skin’s firmness. Next, a sculpting massage and rich C+C Ascorbic Acid mask penetrate the skin with essential vitamins and nutrients to guarantee that your skin emerges nourished. An ideal choice for those with sensitive skin, concerns with ageing, hydration, and hyper-pigmentation.
60 or 90 minutes
$225 / $300
Our non-invasive, wrinkle-relaxing facial features Natura Bisse’s exclusive Inhibit line, which offers an advanced alternative to most injectable treatments. Targeted active ingredients dramatically reduce expression lines and deep wrinkles using a unique formulation of Octamioxyl, the most effective inhibitor of facial contractions, and a Lipofiller complex. This facial incorporates a stimulating glycolic peel to renew the skin and a micronized algae mask to seal a host of serum and cream into the dermis.
Diamond Multisensorial Lifting
A distinct concept in skincare created as a global anti-aging treatment for the most demanding complexions. Sophisticated ingredients, infused with marine DNA, penetrate to the deepest layers, providing long-lasting hydration and a regenerative effect. Diamond Multisensorial Lifting reinforces the skin’s natural system of defense, improving elasticity and luminosity while simultaneously soothing and calming the skin. Designed for those looking for the ultimate in luxury skincare with radiant results.
almond oil / peach kernel / himalayan salt / dry brush
wood: rejuvenating and immuno-boosting
fire: stimulates and invigorates the mind
earth: balances body and mind, aids sleeplessness
metal: detoxifies and tonifies
water: soothes and relieves stress
Firmly rooted in the Five Element theory of traditional Chinese & Japanese medicine, Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water are used to help diagnose conflicting symptoms within your body & mind.
Using only the highest grade, first extraction plant oils, we draw upon Eastern and Western massage techniques and tailor them to your specific needs. These natural oil infusions are a modern-day interpretation of the ancient theory, and when intentionally applied through body work, a powerful and holistic approach to restoring individual balance is achieved.
Your quest for equilibrium begins with a plunge in a private, mineral-infused soak in our traditional Japanese ofuro tub. Next, a dry body brushing encourages skin cell regeneration and stimulates lymphatic flow prior to a fully customized 60-minute massage with your choice of element-inspired oil.
60 or 90 minutes (dry brushing and massage)
$235 / $315
75 or 105 minutes (bath, dry brushing and massage)
$280 / $360
white lotus / sake / jojoba / cucumber seed
cucumber seed: refreshes, tightens and softens skin
jojoba oil: moisturizes, rich in vitamin E and natural antioxidants
sake: increases circulation, eliminates toxins and moisturizes dry skin
white lotus: quiets the mind and opens crown chakra
Shibui’s signature massage uses customized strokes and hot, sake-soaked towels to release tired muscles, as jojoba, cucumber and essential oils nourish your skin and quiet your mind. Ideal for jet-lag, dehydration, or after a night of over-indulging.
60 or 90 minutes
$220 / $300
birch / shea / peppermint / helichrysum
birch: reduces inflammation and relieves chronic pain
shea butter: softens dry, tough skin and restores elasticity
peppermint: clears the mind and enhances concentration
helichrysum: increases circulation, promotes production of new cells, uplifts the spirit
Everything you’ll need to recover from chronic stress and sore muscles. Our healing massage targets areas of repetitive contraction, stimulating circulation and movement from within the body. Herbal packs penetrate heat deep into muscle tissue, as our homemade balm of shea butter, jojoba, helichrysum and birch oils reduce inflammation and support tissue growth. Perfect post-workout, a long flight or a stressful day.
60 or 90 minutes
$200 / $280
Traditional Japanese Shiatsu
Performed in traditional manner on tatami floor, Shiatsu blends acupressure-point therapy with stretching of the meridians to stimulate the flow of energy throughout your body. Unlike other massages, no oil is applied, and you remain fully clothed during the treatment. Firm-to-deep, rhythmic pressure is applied to your entire body using the thumbs, palms, knees, forearms, elbows, and feet. This massage induces deep relaxation and brings the body back into balance.
60 or 90 minutes
$200 / $280
to entrust / protect
Place your trust in one of our dedicated massage therapists by allowing them to create a personalized bodywork session for you. Our Omakase ritual is designed for different lengths of time—60, 90 or 120 minutes—with a combination of therapies and oils available to heal and release deeply-rooted stress patterns, pain or energetic blockage. Your session may incorporate modalities such as Lymphatic Drainage, Reiki, Ashiatsu, Myofascial release, or Thai massage, resulting in a peaceful and safe exchange between you and your therapist.
60, 90 or 120 minutes
$220 / $300 / $400
Samunprai Thai Poultice
ginger / lemongrass / kaffir lime oil / camphor
thai ginger: improves circulation, warms and strengthens the body
lemongrass: stimulates circulation and digestion, helps concentration and mental fatigue
kaffir lime leaf oil: purifying antioxidant, calming, relieves anxiety
dried camphor: relieves muscle pain, strengthens and tonifies skin
Samunprai, or “ginger herb,” is a powerful treatment dating back to 14th century Thailand. This holistic ritual incorporates medicinal heat and four massage modalities to relieve muscular, joint and back pain. Royal Thai Massage, similar to acupressure, releases blocked energy, while our poultice, made of indigo fabric and filled with healing herbs such as yaa nang, ginger and lemongrass, is steamed and kneaded on the body, allowing the herbs and oils to penetrate and act as potent detoxifiers while increasing lymphatic drainage. Finally, Thai stretches and deep breath work, or Savitiri, energize and balance the body and mind. Recommended for athletes, circulatory and digestive concerns, and the overly-stressed.
Traditional Chinese Reflexology
Our classic, healing foot treatment begins with a ginger cleansing ritual to open the energetic channels of the feet. We then massage bee propolis onto each foot, following the tenets of Chinese reflexology. Revitalizes tired feet, cleanses the body of toxins, and stimulates the production of endorphins.
adzuki bean / shea / rosehip / geranium / neroli
adzuki bean: rich in minerals and vitamins, leaves skin aglow and silky
shea butter: prevents stretch marks, protects skin and boosts immune system
rosehip: rehydrates tissues and replenishes skin’s moisture level
geranium: hormone balancing, uplifting and relaxing
Our pre and post natal massage is a customized massage using our homemade balm of shea butter, rosehip, jojoba and baby-safe essential oils to relieve tension and aches from your changing body. A gentle mask of ground Adzuki bean and Kaolin clay is applied to the belly to firm and tone the skin as it stretches, while feet are dotingly massaged. Best received from 3-months onwards.
60 or 90 minutes
$200 / $280
bamboo sap / gingergrass / sea algae / yuzu
bamboo sap: hydrates skin and promotes cell regeneration
gingergrass: stimulates circulation and warms the body
sea algae: firms, heals and increases skin elasticity
yuzu: soothes dry, chapped skin, rich in antioxidants & Vitamin C
Soften, firm, and hydrate your skin with our body treatment inspired by the textures and fragrances of Japan. A vigorous bamboo and gingergrass scrub is followed by a private shower with yuzu sea algae wash. Next, sip a sparkling cucumber cordial while soaking in a hinoki mint mineral bath in our ofuro tub. Once fully relaxed, your body is treated to a 60-minute, moisture-binding massage infused with bergamot, vetiver, and wild, Japanese lime.
Spring & Summer
orange flower / papaya / pomegranate
orange flower: balances sebum production, antiseptic and calming
papaya: stimulates cell renewal, gently exfoliates
pomegranate: powerful antioxidant, stimulates circulation and aqua-drainage
Warm weather demands radiant skin. This refreshing body treatment begins with a full-body polish of orange flower, papaya, sugar and salt. Once new skin is revealed, you are gently cocooned in a cooling mask of cucumber and aloe vera. As the mask sets, your mind is relaxed with a soothing scalp massage. Following a private rain shower, your skin is treated to a 60-minute massage of jasmine, frangipani and tuberose infused pomegranate oil. The results will leave you glowing.
Fall & Winter
himalayan salt / mango butter / australian clay / peppermint / may chang
himalayan salt: rich in minerals to support cell metabolism
mango butter: powerful humectant soothes, nourishes and protects skin
australian clay: rich in essential minerals, draws out and eliminates impurities
peppermint: uplifting, cooling and invigorating
may chang: warms and invigorates circulation
Our cold weather ritual is designed to warm your body and bring your skin back to a nourished state, starting with a circulation-boosting body scrub of rich mango and shea butter, Himalayan salts and Ho Leaf. Once fresh skin is revealed, a thermal clay infused with botanical winter oils is applied and wrapped. As it sets, your scalp is treated to a luxurious massage. The treatment is completed with a 60-minute massage of sweet almond oil infused with May Chang, peppermint and thyme.
If there are but few things that can be called uniquely Japanese living culture, Japanese-style bathing is certainly one of them.
In Japan, clean and dirty are absolute and irreconcilable notions. Thus the Japanese logic of cleanliness dictates two parts to the bathing ritual: first washing and then soaking. Body washing involves soaping, scrubbing, and rinsing body dirt away. Soaking consists of doing nothing except sitting quietly and enjoying the moment.
Any time is a fine time to enjoy a bath: on rising in the morning, before retiring at night, or whenever the inspiration enters your mind.
—Leonard Koren, How to Take a Japanese Bath
Spring / cherry blossom & rhassoul clay, a blend of florals and earthy warmth, ease the senses and nourish the skin with hydrating omegas and rice bran. Silk extract provides a delicate scent and milky texture.
summer / lavender, harvested at the peak of summer, is used as a nervous system calmative and for skin afflictions due to its cooling, soothing and healing properties.
fall / arnica blossom and essential pine oils help relieve joints and muscles while improving circulation. The whole body benefits from its revitalizing and warming effects.
winter / juniper, an evergreen shrub, releases toxins while relieving tension and stress. It is also used to form “magic wreaths” which the Romans used to ward off evil spirits.
$95 (private soak) / $120 (for two)
white lotus milk / cleanse, soften and moisturize your skin in a white lotus-infused milk bath. The delicate scent of lotus blossom calms your mind and spirit.
elemental detox / mineral-rich Himalayan salt and essential oil blend of grapefruit, rosemary and juniper berry invigorate circulation, reduce fluid retention and shift toxins, leaving you purified and energized.
hinoki mint / a therapeutic blend of hinoki cypress, cedar, mint, sage and lemon result in a citrus-mossy scented, mineral-rich bath.
sake soak / recover from traveler’s fatigue or stress with the cleansing and moisturizing affect of a hot sake bath. A New Year’s tradition in Japan, to bathe in sake is said to help clear evil spirits and give way to new beginnings..
$95 (private soak) / $120 (for two)
Add-on services can be booked with any full-length treatment, and cannot be booked independently.
Face and Scalp Massage
Acupressure and drainage techniques are applied to the face and scalp using our elixir to relieve headaches and sinus congestion.
Our deeply therapeutic foot and lower leg massage uses medicated oils to soothe tired muscles and relieve aches and pains on stressed feet.
Express Body Scrub
A brisk yet thorough scrub-down using your preference of warming ginger, lime & bamboo sap or refreshing orange flower, papaya, sugar and salt scrub. This dry scrub takes place in our wet room and includes a private rain shower. The perfect complement to any bath or massage.
To schedule beauty services such as hair styling, make-up, and nails in the comfort of your own room, please contact a Spa Concierge with twenty-four hours notice and they will gladly assist you in accommodating your request with local beauty professionals.
Brow Shaping $60
Upper Lip $25
Half Leg $50
Full Leg $100
Half Arm $40
Full Arm $60
Back Plus $100
Eyelash Extension $400
Eyelash Refill $150
POOL & LOUNGE
The spa houses a lantern-lit swimming pool and lounge under the roof of a 250-year old wood and bamboo farmhouse that has been reconstructed in the hotel by Japanese craftsmen, some of whom are “Living National Treasures” of Japan.
There are five separate treatment rooms. Shibui has a shiatsu room; a traditional Japanese bathing room with a large tub for bathing rituals and a tatami mat floor for massage; a wet room that includes a shower for wraps and scrubs; and treatment rooms where massages and facial treatments are offered.
Whether looking to continue your fit lifestyle while away from home, or define and achieve new fitness goals, our NASM Certified Personal Trainers are available for individual sessions or customized training programs that can include core stabilization, strength training, cardio, water aerobics, assisted stretching and nutrition.
Yoga & Pilates
Our skilled and dynamic instructors customize each session to support what your body and mind need most. Whether looking to try yoga or pilates for the first time, or maintain an established practice while traveling, you will bend, sweat and breathe your way to greater balance, vitality and strength.
Private Yoga or Pilates Session
Available in our poolside lounge or in the privacy of your suite.
$175 / $200 (for two)
Offered daily at 8:00am. RSVP with a Spa Concierge
$40 / person
We recommend booking your treatment at least 24 hours in advance. You will receive a reminder email or phone call one to two days prior to your service as confirmation.
We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before your treatment begins to enjoy Shibui’s facilities. Please note that treatments must end on time, regardless of their start time. If you arrive late, we will not be able to complete the full service, and treatment fees cannot be prorated.
If you need to cancel or reschedule, please notify us at least twenty-four hours before your appointment to avoid being charged for the service in full.
For your convenience, a 20% gratuity will be automatically added to each service.
For their safety, and for the consideration of other guests, children under the age of 16 must remain accompanied by an adult while in the spa, locker room, and pool areas. As an additional precaution, no children under the age of 16 are permitted in the fitness studio.
When making an appointment, please let us know if you are pregnant or have any health concerns, such as high blood pressure, heart conditions, or allergies. We will tailor your treatment accordingly.
As a courtesy to other guests, please turn off your cell phones or other electronic mobile devices prior to your arrival. If you expect to receive any communications whilst in treatment, please advise a spa concierge and they will be received on your behalf.
As part of the Shibui experience you will be provided with a Japanese robe and spa slippers, located inside your locker. We recommend that you bring a swimsuit for use of the pool, however, should you have forgotten yours, swimsuits are available for purchase. We recommend removing all undergarments prior to body treatments and massages, or undressing to your comfort level.
Gift certificates to Shibui Spa can be purchased online, in person or by email for a specific spa treatment or in any dollar denomination. Gift certificates can be mailed anywhere in the U.S. at no additional cost or delivered anywhere in Manhattan for a $20 courier fee.