The Shibui Spa nestled in Tribeca’s Greenwich Hotel is a hidden gem of tranquility. My fiancè purchased me a gift card for Christmas and I was beyond excited to get a professional facial. You don’t have to twist my arm to get pampered.
The luxury spa appointment comes with complimentary use of their steam room and heated pool before and after treatment. The pool includes a quiet lounge area with plush seating. There were maybe one or two other people in there the entire time. I opted for lounging by the pool. It felt like a meditative retreat with stunning pool views.
My facialist had absolutely flawless skin. I felt I was in good hands. After analyzing my skin, she decided a hydrating facial would be best. No shock there! She used products by Natura Bisse, a brand founded in Barcelona by, Ricardo Fisas. I looked up his products after my facial and realized they weren’t as clean as I would have hoped but in general, Europe has much stricter cosmetic regulations than the US. One application of parabens won’t kill me.
On my way out, I did notice they carried non-toxic beauty line In Fiore (love them!) for purchase so it’s possible they have options for those who avoid chemicals. I would suggest calling ahead to find out.
Post-facial, I enjoyed a cup of hot herbal tea and relaxed by the pool for a little while longer soaking in the experience. Despite the products containing some chemicals I try to avoid, it was a lovely experience. My skin was certainly glowing and for a few hours, I forgot I was in New York.