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Healing through Water

A private retreat offered Memorial Day through Labor Day

At Shou Sugi Ban House, water is our inspiration, teacher and healer. Reflecting our close proximity to the ocean, water influences our philosophy and wellness offerings, as the existence of life, in all forms, is supported by the presence of water. 

Water is both preventative and curative. It’s an element with medicinal and therapeutic qualities that can support us through drinking, soaking or fully immersing. Throughout time, water has been the source of purification as well as an agent for curing ailments, improving joint flexibility and decreasing inflammation throughout the body. 

Through the elemental power of water, embrace change and find more space to soften and flow. Daily breakfast and a morning movement class as well as private hydrotherapy, aquatic fitness, a beach meditation and an ocean plunge are included in this retreat program for integrated healing of the mind, body and spirit. 

What’s Included:
  • Accommodations in one of our Guest Studios with fireplace, soaking tub and garden patio
  • Organic Japanese in-room amenities and nightly seasonal soak
  • All inclusive culinary program, starting with dinner on arrival date through breakfast on departure date
  • Daily morning movement class
  • One 60 minute Private Hydrotherapy Session
  • One 60 minute Private Aquatic Fitness Class
  • One 30 minute Private Beach Meditation and Ocean Plunge

Three-nights starting at $4,575 single occupancy; +$1,260 additional guest 

Workshop Descriptions:

Hydrotherapy: A ritual that has been used across cultures to purify mind and body. Enjoy private access to our serene space to aid the benefits of the infrared sauna, dry sauna, experience shower, ice fountain and outdoor contrasting plunge pools.

Aquatic Fitness: Performed in our heated pool, this exercise minimizes stress on the joints while working to strengthen and tone your body.

Private Beach Meditation and Ocean Plunge: A simple seated meditation will help slow down the thinking mind and bring more awareness to the sound and smell of the surrounding ocean. Guided breathwork will prepare and heat the body for a cold water plunge. Suitable for all levels and tailored to your specific needs. 

Recommended Add-Ons:

Half- or Full-Day Boating Experience: Explore the Peconic Bay with our captain, stopping along bucolic harbors such as Sag Harbor, Shelter Island and the North Fork. Swim, sightsee and take-in the East End from the water.

Marine Extracts Body Treatment: Restore elasticity and combat water retention and dehydration with a Biologique Recherche algae body wrap. Sea minerals and essential oils of wild thyme and cypress provide a detoxifying and oxygenating effect, targeting excess adipose tissue; the skin is toned, firmed and lifted. A hydrating massage follows to replenish and regenerate the skin’s hydrolipidic barrier.

Watsu Therapy: Aquatic massage for decompression and flexibility through stretching, join mobilization and shiatsu massage in a private, heated pool of structured salt water. Beneficial for any level of health, and especially recommended for soothing muscle and joint pain, physical or mental stress and any sleep-related issues.