Joule Spa and Wellness is a hidden gem in the city of Tokyo. Tucked inside the Hyatt Regency in Shinjuku, this spa is a sanctuary for those looking for a quiet and peaceful respite in this bustling and noisy city. Entering the hotel, you immediately feel a sense of luxury in the surroundings, decor and kindness of the staff – who are happy to escort you high above the clouds and into the spa. Once there, a team of people will quietly welcome you, showing you to a changing room where you will prepare for your treatment.
Joule offers all the traditional spa treatments, with a Japanese bent – but the highlight here are the facials, in my opinion. Partnering with the French company Biologique Recherche, Joule expertly executes facials by this cult-French favorite skincare line and process. I indulged in my favorite, the manual lift. For 90-minutes your muscles are manually pinched, plucked and contoured around your facial bones to provide a natural tightening and lift. It’s perfect before a night out in the city.
Aside from the fantastic Biologique Recherche treatments and facials, Joule knows how to keep you in a state of relaxation at all times. Whether it’s the subtle foot massage while your face is absorbing a nutrient-rich mask during a facial, or the prepared hand-whipped matcha that greets you post-treatment, Joule cannot be topped.