The face’s skin cells are continually under a great deal of pressure, bearing the brunt of first impressions made by judgmental patches of smog and image-conscious gangs of sunbeams. Give skin the support it needs with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a BIONOVA custom facial, plus a day pass to Eastern Athletic Club, from Shibumi Spa (a $125 value), located in Tribeca. The day pass must be used on the same day as the facial.
Shibumi Spa, led by director Soli Davis—an acclaimed aesthetician and stylist with more than 30 years’ experience—specializes in holistic treatments for both body and spirit. During the one-hour BIONOVA custom facial, the BIONOVA skin-care product, containing the same 300 natural elements and ingredients found in human skin, will go to work on the body’s freckle farm, ousting dead cells and opening up plugged pores. In addition to its efficiency in exfoliation and extraction, the BIONOVA product is a key ally in the beauty battle against acne armies, wrinkle-warriors, and platoons of poor pigmentation. Included with the BIONOVA treatment is a face/hand massage medley of various styles, including the digit-doting techniques of shiatsu and the tissue-juncture focus of the Ayurvedic marma points massage, ensuring that fingers are ready for next month’s full-contact rock-paper-guillotine tournament.
This deal also includes a day pass to the Eastern Athletic Club in Tribeca, where Shibumi Spa is located. Hit the weight rooms of Eastern Athletic Club to flex away fears of never-ending postage-stamp rate increases, or soak in the sauna as you sweat out lingering memories of that houseplant you just couldn’t save. Other club amenities include cardio machines, Pilates, and spinning. Call ahead to schedule your appointment for facial finesse and athletic access with Shibumi Spa.
Shibumi Spa has been featured in Time Out New York, and grabs an average of five stars from Google Mappers and four Yelpers. Spa owner Soli Davis has been featured in several publications, including O, The Oprah Magazine, Allure, Woman’s Day, and Nylon. > * A chance meeting with Davis nearly ruined all other spa services for me. More than a facialist or a masseuse, Soli’s treatments blend reflexology, Reiki and Shiatsu, and they leave me feeling light, relaxed and optimistic. – Jessica Matlin, Allure > * Shibumi Spa is a beautiful, peaceful space that helps you unwind from the hustle and bustle of NYC. I’ve visited several times, and have experienced the Microdermabrasion Facial as well as the Shiatsu Massage and Reflexology with Soli, who has a magical touch and always knows which muscles are the most in need of some attention. – Anna, Google Maps > * The Spa and Gym are in an amazing space. Reasonably priced, great services. The decor is lovely with everything from exposed columns to a waterfall. The equipment is modern and everything is kept spotless. – Linda Garcia-Rose, Google Maps