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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Celebrated Anti-Aging Facial in New York City: The Geisha Facial®

The Business Standard

 

India’s newspaper, The Business Standard, reports on the efficacy of Anti-Aging Facials and touts Shizuka new york’s The Geisha Facial® in their article titled: Anti-Aging Facials can Save you from Losing that Youthful Appearance.

“Manhattan’s Shizuka New York Day Spa specializes in the Nightingale facial in which bird droppings, which removes dead cells, are slathered onto a client’s face to give a youthful appearance.”

 

With a wide range of facials and treatments available to choose from, Shizuka Bernstein advises on the best time to receive an anti-aging facial:

“Basically, anti-aging facials are unnecessary before the age of 25. These treatments are most effective once the skin begins to age, which is generally in someone’s 30′s (depending on their lifestyle, genetics, etc.). With that said, it’s never too late to begin an anti-aging regimen.”

 

Related blog post:

Are Hi-Power Facials the new Fountain of Youth?

Hey Sleeping Beauty–An Extra Hour of Beauty Sleep Awaits!

The Anti-Aging Serum that Does what it Says (without costing a lot)

 

 

Click here for more information about Shizuka new york’s Anti-Aging Facials>>

 

 

 

 

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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

TrendInCite

 

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

Day Spa Magazine

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!

 

Shamanet Israeli Magazine COVER

Most unique spa treatment in the world

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Holiday Gift Ideas from Shizuka New York and The Associated Press

Associated Press

Associated Press

 

 

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”

 

Science & Vie decouvertes

 

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

 

 

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Father-Daughter-Spa-Day with The Classic Men’s & Geisha Facial®

The Daily Cookie

 

A father and daughter team from The Daily Cookie visited our spa and received The Classic Men’s Facial & The Geisha Facial®.

 

Here’s what they said about The Geisha Facial®:

 

…The overall results I saw with the facial were due to the combination of products used and the care my skin received from Shizuka Bernstein.

 

Along with the nightingale droppings, Bernstein cleansed my skin with the Shizuka New York Foaming Cleanser and the Clay Cleanser… Additional products used were the Shizuka New York Skin Freshener, Moisturizer, and an amazing-smelling camellia oil. All the products, which are sold in the spa and online, are very gentle and designed to work with almost all skin types. They are formulated with Japanese extracts like pearl protein, green tea, and sake. Usually, my skin feels oily with too much product, but after the facial, I was pleased to find soft and clean skin

 

and the Classic Men’s Facial:

 

My dad…came along for the spa’s Men’s Facial. This was his first time trying a treatment like this… but he said that he felt very comfortable during the process. His aesthetician explained all the steps to him and made sure he was aware of what was going to happen. It was fun for me to see him marveling over his skin afterwards, which he said felt like an entirely new layer.

 

 

 

 

 

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INTER TV Channel from the Ukraine films at Shizuka NY!

Inter TV Ukraine

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®

RT America

 

 

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

Naturally Beautiful on Veria Living TV

 

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!

 

 

See the full episode here >>

 

 

 

 

 

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Swedish Newspaper “Expressen” visits SNY!

Expressen News

 

 

 

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®

The Daily Beast

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

Nature World News

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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Geisha Press from The New York Observer

The New York Observer

 

A recent article in The New York Observer highlights nightingale droppings’ complexion enhancing properties in The Geisha FacialⓇ.

 

But don’t worry, spa owner Shizuka Bernstein isn’t running after flocks of pigeons hoping she can scrounge up the stuff, she uses Asian nightingale droppings, which contain an enzyme that helps brighten and heal skin.

Ms. Bernstein brought the full service facial to her spa — located at 7 W 51st St. —  five years ago after a discussion with her mother about ancient Japanese skin care techniques used by geishas.

 

 

 

Read the full article here>> Dropping Dough for Deuces: New Yorkers Pay $180 for Bird Poop Facial

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CBS 2 New York get an Inside Look at The Geisha “bird poop” Facial ®


CBS 2 New York get an Inside Look into The…

Check out CBS New’s extensive coverage of our Geisha “bird poop” Facial®!

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NBC News 4 New York Features The Geisha Facial ®


NBC News 4 New York Features The Geisha Facial ®

 

 

 

NBC News 4 New York visits Shizuka NY for this special feature on The Geisha Facial ®!

 

 

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