ON THE ORGANIC SPA TRAIL…
New York City
Manhattan’s Mayor Bloomberg has said that he’s working hard to make the “Big Apple” a green appleâ€”and his efforts appear to be paying off. The city is experiencing a green building boom that’s leading the way in its category, and it has a green municipal fleet that’s growing. In addition to this, New York City also boasts the largest urban gardening program in the U.S., supporting 700-plus community gardens. Add a number of new small businesses with an organic focus, and you have a thriving green scene. Here, a tiny taste of the organic spa life in New York City.
Shizuka New York Day Spa
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. Noted esthetician and owner Shizuka Bernstein has created a calm oasis where guests don authentic Japanese kimonos and snack on Japanese teas and biscuits. Product lines include Naturopathica, and services such as the Cherry Blossom [Sakura] pedicureâ€”that uses homemade masks and scrubs concocted from soy milk, rice bran, black sesame, and honeyâ€”is among the favorites with the local clientele.
â€”Mary Bemis, Founder and Editor-In-Chief
2007 Press Features – Shizuka New York Day Spa
Shizuka Facial Treatment featured in The Beauty of Life Blog. Ever on the quest for the spa that cares, that goes the extra mile, that really puts your needs first…
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