Getting its start in 1998 on the Babbington House grounds in Somerset England, Cowshed was named after the actual bovine inhabitants who at one time occupied this first location. Since then, Cowshed Spas has expanded to nearly 10 locations including several outside England like on the 3rd floor of Soho House Hotel in Manhattan.
A big point of pride for Cowshed is that all their treatments, no matter where the location, still have a little bit of Babbington in every single bottle in the form of a special herbal infusion sourced from within its walled Gardens. All ingredients use the best organic and wild crafted plant extracts.
Treatments like Grumpy Cow, Lazy Cow and Bullocks might have playful names but Cowshed is serious about ensuring that all ingredients come from fairly traded botanicals grown using sustainable practices. They guarantee that nothing artificial is used, including sulphates and oil based ingredients. Going a step further that’s not always easy to adhere to, they never use animal based ingredients except for organic beeswax and wildflower honey.
So go ahead, make a statement with your spa indulgence of choice and book one of their Pretty Parties for you and your girlfriends in good conscience. You have to either be a guest at Soho House or have a private membership to visit this Cowshed location but it’s worth it! Equipped with eucalyptus steam rooms and the full range organic bath & body goodies, expert therapists are on hand with treatments along with dinner and wine for you and up to 10 friends. During a Pretty Party, you can choose two of the following 30 minute treatments: Speedy Manicure, Speedy Pedicure, Cowshed Massage and Cowshed Facial.
Directions & Hours: Take the L train to the 8th Ave. – 14th St. Station in Chelsea. Walk 1 long block down to 9th Ave., turn left, and look for #29. Call for hours and prices
photo courtesy of Cowshed Spa