By Ian J. StarkSpecial to NewsdayMarch 18, 2022 1:04 pm
Life for most involves things like work, family, and responsibilities, or maybe even a combination of all of the above. So maybe, you are ready to take a day or two and just take care of … yourself. If it’s finally time to put some positive energy and peace inward, a wellness retreat can be the place to make it happen. Nearby wellness facilities offer everything from Reiki, to meditation, fitness classes, massages and more. Here are spots close to home or a road trip away, that offer zen and tranquility for those seeking it.
Shou Sugi Ban House
This meditation hall is part of the wellness program offered ar Shou Sugi Ban House in Water Mill. Credit: Fredrika Stjarne | Shou Sugi Ban House
Following a philosophy tied to the concept that physical restoration comes from reconnecting to the natural world, this Hamptons getaway features therapies drawn from local nature. Among the offerings are hydrotherapies (the use of water for treatment) — such as plunge pools, the application of ice flakes and an aromatic steam room — as well as massage, bodywork, facials and body treatments. Healing arts such as crystal healing and reiki are also options, and yoga, meditation and fitness instruction are also available to try and aerial yoga was recently added for the Winter of 2022. Nutritional workshops are offered, and the culinary program features breakfast, lunch and dinner, with each meal intended to be healthy and seasonally inspired. Overnight stays include a morning movement class, breakfast and access to the saltwater swimming pool, plus access to the Main Barn lounge that has a fireplace, library and deck. Select dates may require a two- or three-night minimum stay; average nightly rates start at $450.
INFO 337 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill; 631-500-9049, shousugibanhouse.com.
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