Wellness-seekers need no longer jet to medical spas in Europe or ashrams in India to get their fix. Ninety miles outside Manhattan, a sanctuary has emerged that feels worlds away.
Set on 3 tranquil acres bordering the Parrish Art Museum in the Hamptons’ Water Mill hamlet, Shou Sugi Ban House brings a much-needed holistic healing retreat. The 13-room hideaway encourages quiet reflection through its wabi-sabi design influences and winding garden paths. Immersive four-, five- and seven-day programs, which are customized to suit individual intentions and protocols, include daily hikes, movement and meditation classes, healing arts, massage, skin- and bodycare, hydrotherapy, nutrient-rich meals, culinary demonstrations and fireside ceremonies.
Signature spa treatments offer a bounty of therapies, such as deep-tissue massages with cupping, vibrational sound healing treatments, chakra-balancing reiki treatments with customized aromatherapy and microneedling facials featuring cult-favorite Biologique Recherche products. Days begin with a tea ceremony and end with a fire ceremony—bookending a respite that marries ancient rituals and modern longevity science. All inclusive four-day programs from $4,650, ssbhouse.com
Photography by: Fredrika Stjarne