Rachael Bletchly’s Bird Brained Geisha Facial Review In The Daily Mirror

Rachael Bletchly's Bird Brained Geisha Facial Review In The Daily Mirror

A writer for the The Daily Mirror, a UK publication, recently wrote a review about a facial performed by a spa in London, England that’s strikingly similar to Shizuka new york’s Geisha Facial® .

While other spas around the world may imitate The Geisha Facial®, the original was born right here in New York City by Shizuka Bernstein and her husband, the dermatologist, Dr. Robert M. Bernstein. We still think it’s worth responding to her review. Everyone’s entitled to an opinion, right?!

While some may believe the facial is effective but not worth the price point, we beg to differ. The years of research Shizuka and her husband put into the treatment process ensures it’s “scientifically correct” and effective for balancing out skin tone, deepening hydration, and to ensure it’s facial-worthy, it’s a highly relaxing and calming experience.

As a master aesthetician herself, Shizuka ensures that every Geisha Facial® is performed with techniques that fit her standard of care and precision for each and every client. “I want to bring Japanese beauty secrets to all my clients so that their skin may benefit from all-natural Japanese ingredients without having to  leave the city. I’m not happy until my clients are satisfied with the results”, says Shizuka.

Every Geisha Facial® incorporates all-natural ingredients sourced directly from Japan like green tea, sake, and Mount Fuji water. With the help of Shizuka new york’s highly trained facialists, you’ll be transported to Japan and back in little under an hour!

 

Learn more about Shizuka Bernstein’s The Geisha Facial®

Make an appointment to experience the original facial for yourself!

 

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New Press on Style.com’s Beauty Counter!

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Shizuka new york Day Spa’s The Lifting Facial, voted Best Facial NYC by New York Magazine is featured on Style.com’s Beauty Counter as one of the ‘Best Facial Hot Spots’ in New York City!

Even leading make-up artists insist on facial massages before applying make up to stimulate collagen production and wake up facial muscles to lift and firm skin. See what Style.com writes about Shizuka Bernstein’s The Lifting Facial:

 

The Service: The Lifting Facial

The Pain Is Worth the Gain: “This treatment gently stimulates and tones muscles while oxygenating the skin for a more rejuvenated appearance,” says Shizuka Bernstein. “And in addition to manual massage, we use a microcurrent machine to further stimulate the facial muscles. Its ionization helps products to penetrate farther into the skin. We use ingredients like algae and a collagen fiber mask with green tea. Pore extraction and light massage complete the treatment.”

 

 

Related Blog Post:    

 Facial Massage for Stress-Busting Rejuvenation

Are Hi-Power Facials the new Fountain of Youth?

 

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Health Benefits of Far Infrared Sauna Heat

A recent article in InTouch Weekly claims The Biggest Loser winner, Rachel Frederickson, enlisted the use of a far infrared sauna to melt off those prized pounds before the finale’s final weigh in.

The way this works is the far infrared sauna raises the body’s core temperature which in turn raises the heartbeat and burns calories. Dr. Oz is a big proponent of the infrared sauna heat for weight loss. He explains the weight loss benefits of the far infrared sauna on the Oprah Show.

 

While our clients use our NYC Far Infrared Sauna for weight loss, they also use it for detox and relaxation as well.

Health benefits of Far Infrared Sauna Heat:

-          Speeds up metabolism

-          Increases detoxification

-          Improves cardiovascular system

-          Relieves pain (great for achy muscles, joints)

-          Aids in weight loss and removal of cellulite

-          Benefits skin (great for acne, eczema, psoriasis, rough skin)

-          Strengthens immune system

 

How Does Far Infrared Sauna Heat Work?

The sauna’s infrared radiation utilizes the same electromagnetic spectrum that’s emitted from the the sun without the UV component. The sauna’s infrared radiation penetrates the skin from 1.5 to 3.5 inches heating blood vessels and capillaries to help release toxins through sweat.

The electromagnetic heat emitted from the far infrared sauna directly heats the user so the sauna’s temperature usually doesn’t rise above 130°F. Reportedly, because infrared radiation therapy heats the body from the inside, 17% more toxins are released into the blood stream than when using a traditional sauna.

 

Related blog posts:

Winter Detox Cleanse Treatments to Warm Your Body and Soul

Want Beautiful Skin this Winter? No Sweat!

 

 

 
What are some benefits you’ve experienced using the Far Infrared Sauna?

 

 

 

 

 

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Shizuka Bernstein recognized as a Beauty Opinion Leader for Limoneira

Limoneira February 2014 Newsletter

Shizuka Bernstein Beauty Opinion Leader for Limoneira

Shizuka Bernstein recognized as a Beauty Opinion Leader for Limoneira’s February 2014 newsletter

 

The Limoneira Company recognized Shizuka as a Beauty Opinion Leader in their February 2014 newsletter.  Shizuka has been offering her expert advice on skin care and beauty for 20 years.

Limoneira’s February Newsletter focuses on ways to promote natural beauty with lemons through their UNLEASH THE NATURAL POWER OF LEMONS CAMPAIGN. Check out Shizuka’s tips for hydrating skin naturally using a lemon juice face mask.

 

Related Blog Post: How to Hydrate Dry Skin Naturally

 

 

 

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U.S. Spa Market Analysis claims The Geisha Facial® is Trending

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TrendInCite’s newest U.S. spa market trend analysis named Shizuka new york’s The Geisha Facial® first among treatments utilizing all natural ingredients.

 

From the report titled, Trends-In-Sight: U.S. Spa Market Activity :

In the beauty and spa industry, R&D specialists and marketers
alike look to nature for product inspiration. The newest spa treat-
ments are inspired by birds, mollusks and insects! The Shizuka Spa
in New York City offers “The Geisha Facial,” also known as a “Bird
Poop Facial,” which is a Japanese treatment made with Asian Night-
ingale excrement and rice bran. It is believed that the bird waste
contains a natural enzyme from its seed diet and this enzyme is
said to smooth and soften the skin.

 

Click here for more information about The Geisha Facial®

 

 

 

 

 

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How to Hydrate Dry Skin Naturally

Shizuka Bernstein in NY Weekly Japion

Cover story in NY Weekly Japion featuring Shizuka’s tips for hydrating dry winter skin naturally.

NY Weekly Japion featured Shizuka Bernstein, owner of SHIZUKA new york Day Spa, in their January 10th, 2014 issue.

In the article, Shizuka offers DIY skincare tips to hydrate dry skin naturally and effectively at home for plump skin throughout the winter months.

 

Follow these steps to nourish and hydrate dry skin naturally:

1. After washing your face, warm a wet towel in the microwave and wrap it around the face. This will open pores and will feel very relaxing.

2. Next, massage the face with jojoba oil, almond oil, and 1-2 drops of essential oil. Use upward circular movements whenever performing a facial massage to help lift and rejuvenate the skin.

3. Make a face mask by mixing together lemon juice, honey, and a small amount of grated apple. Shizuka says, “the acid from the apple will help slough away dead skin”. Leave on for 3-5 minutes before washing away.

4. Wrap the face with another hot towel to wipe away any excess from the mask and warm the skin.

5. Finish by applying a moisturizer that’s been chilled in the refrigerator. This tightens pores while sealing in moisture.

 

Additionally, Shizuka suggests taking daily measures to ensure skin stays hydrated such as using a humidifier and drinking water after consuming alcohol.

 

For a related spa treatment, SHIZUKA New York Day Spa offers the Plant Stem Cell Facial ($ 160). This facial combines Naturopathica’s powerful anti-ager, Plant Stem Cell Serum, with ultrasonic and microcurrent technologies for a deeply hydrating facial–this facial is perfect for hydrating dry winter skin!

 

 

 

 

Related blog posts:

Winter Skin Care Tips: How To Care For Your Skin When You Have a Cold

 

Winter Detox Treatments to Warm Your Body and Soul

 

Dry Skin Prevention Tips

 

 

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DaySpa Magazine features Shizuka New York Day Spa in December 2013 Issue

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DaySpa Magazine featured Shizuka New York Day Spa in their December 2013 issue:

Setting the Scene, Design Tips for Smaller Spas !

 

 

 

 

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Shamenet Magazine names The Geisha Facial® as one of the Most Unique Spa Treatments in the World!

Israeli magazine, Shamenet, names Shizuka New York Day Spa’s The Geisha Facial® as one of the most unique spa treatments in the world!

 

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Most unique spa treatment in the world

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HEAPS Magazine features Shizuka Bernstein

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HEAPS, a Japanese online magazine, featured Shizuka in their “Successful Women in New York” cover story!

 

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Holiday Gift Ideas from Shizuka New York and The Associated Press

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Shizuka New York Day Spa’s The Geisha Facial® and Eyelash Perm treatments were mentioned in The Associated Press article, “Holiday Gift Ideas for Your 1 Percenters”!

 

There’s always the Geisha “bird poop” facial for $180 at the Shizuka NY spa in Manhattan. Throw in an eyelash perm. Top lashes only: $90. Add the bottom lashes for an extra $30.

 

Shizuka New York Spa Gift Certificates make the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday list! 

 

 

 

Check out our current Spa Deals here>>

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The Geisha Facial® appears in the French science magazine, “Science & Vie découvertes”

 

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A French science magazine for kids, “Science & Vie découvertes”, includes The Geisha Facial® in its latest October 2013 issue!

 

 

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Fashion Week Skin Care

Want a radiant and glowing complexion that lasts throughout all the Fashion Week frenzy?

Up your Fashion Week skin care routine with a Collagen Fiber Mask chock-full of anti-oxidants, soothing aloe vera, and skin brighteners.

Most SHIZUKA new york spa facials include a customized Collagen Fiber Mask treatment for deeply hydrated, smooth, and positively glowing skin.

Collagen Fiber Masks serve to not only replenish lost collagen, but they also promote further collagen production, leaving your skin smooth and firm long after your treatment.

Want a quick collagen infusion? Add a Collagen Fiber Mask to the Express or Classic Facial for an additional $40.

See our current Spa Deals here >>

How do you prep your skin for a busy week?

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Bridal Nail Art is Yahoo Shine’s “Nails of the Day”

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Bridal Nail Art by Sarah is Yahoo Shine’s August 20, 2013 “Nails of the Day”!

SHIZUKA New York Salon modernizes the age-old wedding day maxim — “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” — with this glitter and gold nail art.

 

 

 

For more nail art ideas, visit our ‘Nail Spa’ Board on Pinterest>>

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INTER TV Channel from the Ukraine films at Shizuka NY!

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The Ukraine channel, INTER TV, visited SNY to film an interview and facial treatment with Shizuka. In the video you’ll see footage of The Geisha Facial® and another treatment from a salon in London.

 

 

Read the transcript (in Russian!) here>> Косметологи мира делают успехи в сохранении молодости

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RT TV News Talks with Shizuka about The Geisha Facial®

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RT TV News visited SNY on August 17th, 2013 to interview Shizuka for a feature on The Geisha Facial®!

RT TV News is a 24-hour international news network, broadcasting in over 100 countries, including the U.S. In NYC, RT TV is on Time Warner Cable channel 135.

 

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Watch Shizuka on Veria Living’s new show: Naturally Beautiful

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Veria Living TV has a new show: Naturally Beautiful with host Nitika Chopra!

Check out the debut episode where they discover and share beauty secrets from around the world.

Look out for Shizuka at the 17:46 mark. She talks about her revival of a Japanese beauty secret: nightingale droppings!

 

 

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Swedish Newspaper “Expressen” visits SNY!

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Read the full article (in Swedish!) here>> Nya trenden som gör dig skitsnygg

 

 

 

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The Daily Beast Gets an Inside Look at The Geisha Facial®

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A reporter from The Daily Beast walks us through The Geisha Facial® process at Shizuka new york Day Spa.

When my facialist Satomi Teraoka made it clear—multiple times—that there would be bird poop included in this treatment, I wondered how many people just thought a Geisha Facial seemed pleasant, got in the room, and were greeted with this lovely news. “That’s why I’m here,” I told her, like a poop fiend.

 

 

 

Read the full article here>> I Got a $180 Bird-Poop Facial

 

 

 

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Nature World News Touts Bird Poo

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A recent article in Nature World News shares Shizuka’s take on nature’s beauty secrets.

 

A famous spa chain in Japan made headlines recently when news of the company’s snail facials began to spread. The process, which entails live snails crawling across one’s face, distributing mucus as they go, claims to offer that renewed glow so many spa-goers are desperate for.

Surely, the world thought, this is as weird as it gets. Then came news of the bird poop facial.

According to the Huffington Post, facial is slowly being popularized by individuals such as Victoria Beckham and Tom Cruise. However, as Japanese facialist Shizuka Bernstein will tell you, the practice has been around for centuries where she comes from.

 

 

Read full article here>> Forget Snails, Bird Poop Facials are Where it’s at, Spa Owner Says

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International Business Times discusses The Geisha Facial®

 

International Business Times

 

Shizuka New York Day Spa is offering the Geisha Facial as an attempt to import beauty secrets once only found in Japan to New York. Introduced by the spa’s owner, Shizuka Bernstein, the Geisha Facial includes powdered nightingale droppings, uguisu no fun, and the spa’s skincare system, which includes green tea, sake, rice bran and pearl protein. The bird poop facial will leave one’s face rejuvenated and will “soften, brighten and nourish the facial complexion.”

 

 

Read the full story here>> Bird Poop Facials May Be The Latest Spa Craze, NYC Spa Offers A ‘Geisha Facial’ For $180

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