The Beauty of Life
A blog dedicated to all things beauty! From facial treatments to perfumes, shampoos to lotions, this beauty chick covers it all one day at a time.
Do you want to be pampered? I’m not really sure whose answer to that question would be no. Ever on the quest for the spa that cares, that goes the extra mile, that really puts your needs first, this beauty chick recently entered the haven that is the Shizuka Day Spa in NYC . Surrounded by the hustle and bustle of tourists around Rockefeller Center, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Luckily, a relaxing and tranquil environment awaited me.
I was immediately greeted and led to the changing rooms and locker area, where I was given the cutest-ever flowered kimono in its own matching bag! After changing and relaxing for a few minutes in the lounge (complete with plenty of oversized armchairs, tasty orange-flavored water and tons of good magazines to keep me busy), I met with Shizuka Bernstein herself for my Signature Micro Facial treatment ($160 for 80 minutes). First, however, Shizuka asked me some questions about my daily skincare regimen so that she would know how to proceed.
Once she started my facial treatment, I knew I was in the hands of a master — she massaged and scrubbed with the best of them! The treatment included an absolutely yummy-scented pumpkin peel to make my skin glow, and of course put me in the mood for Thanksgiving and pumpkin pie!
The most notable part of the facial treatment, however, was the absolutely painless extractions. While extractions have never been too painful for this beauty chick, they’ve never exactly been a walk in the park, either! But with Shizuka’s expert touch, I seriously didn’t feel a thing. And when she proceeded to give me an upper body, hand and foot massage, I thought I would float right up into the clouds.
I was left with bright, supple, smooth skin and the wish that I could go to Shizuka for this kind of facial treatment every day. And all this and more can be yours if you just call and make an appointment. Trust me, you’ll be left feeling more than satisfied.
Facing Facts, by Jamie Sanders, November 20, 2007
2007 Press Features – Shizuka New York Day Spa
Gotham Magazine – A guy’s feet are rarely pretty. Help them out by booking an appointment for the Sakura Pedicure for Men at Rockefeller Center’s Shizuka New York Spa.
Women’s Wear Daily Salon – The Nagomi Manicure and Sakura Pedicure are popular offerings at Shizuka New York.
Coffee & Tea Newsletter – The invigorating aroma of ground Arabica coffee is at the heart of the Coffee Break Mud Wrap at the Shizuka NY Day Spa.
BeautyNewsNYC.com – Treat yourself and enjoy the serene Shizuka Spa in midtown for some pampering and to get your back in tank top shape with their fabulous bacial. That’s a facial for your back.
Organic Spa Magazine – It was the welcoming quiet that pleasantly awaited us at this Japanese-inspired day spa located on the sixth floor of a high-rise building in Manhattan’s bustling midtown…
New York Fashion Week – Shizuka means “tranquility” in Japanese, and the new Sakura Pedicure is the ultimate in tootsie treatment.
Yomitime – Shizuka NY Day Spa featured in November 2007 of Yomitime.
11/11 Page Six – Ray of Hope: More and more New York City residents are opting for photofacials, a new dermatology treatment that uses a rainbow of flashing lights to erase skin problems…
12/16 Page Six – Find out where to get your late-night beauty fix.
Reiko’s Beauty Diary – from N.Y.
Time Out New York – Twelve countries, twelve treatments, countless paper panties: We sampled the city’s spas to find the exemplars of international rejuvenation…
All Shizuka NY 2007 Press Releases