Bird Poop Facial is $50 for NYC Spa Week
New York, NYâ€”When NYC Spa Week (October 12-18) descends on New York City it won’t be the only thing dropping. Midtown’s Shizuka New York Day Spa will be offering up a 45-Minute Spa Week Geisha Facial®â€”coined the “Bird Poop Facial”â€”for $50 as part of the bi-annual event designed to bring spa culture to the masses. Normally priced at $180, Shizuka’s exclusive Geisha Facial® has received widespread attention in NYC and internationally for its unique use of an ancient Japanese ingredient…bird droppings.
Created by Manhattan skin care guru Shizuka Bernstein, the story of the Geisha Facial® has traveled around the world to the great delight and surprise of audiences. Featured on The Today Show, The View, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and live on E!’s Red Carpet Countdown to the 2008 Primetime Emmy’s, this highly effective, results-oriented treatment has become the buzz of the beauty industry. Even Victoria Beckham, a.k.a. “Posh Spice,” is rumored to be a recent convert to the power of the poo.
The bird poop facial was a welcome addition to the 2009 Spring NYC Spa Week event, in which hundreds of New Yorkers clamored for a chance to try this legendary facial. This unusual facial treatment derives from the practices of ancient geishas who were faced with chronic health problems due to the presence of lead in their thick, white makeup. These geishas looked to the nightingale–an iconic symbol of beauty — for their solution. In so doing, they found that nightingale droppings possessed a unique ability to both cleanse and nourish their skin.
Shizuka combines this time-honored practice with modern, Western dermatological touches to create a full and luxurious facial treatment. In addition to the light exfoliation of her UV sterilized bird droppings mask, she cleanses the skin with her own all-natural product line and massages the face with oil from the Japanese camellia blossom, a relative of the green tea plant. She is pleased to be able to offer a 45-Minute Spa Week Geisha Facial® for $50 during NYC’s Fall Spa Week because she wants more people to be able to try this unusual spa treatment. “First and foremost, the Spa Week Geisha Facial® is quality skin care,” she says, “but it also represents a way for us to relax and pamper ourselves and, especially now, we could all use more of that.”
Also on Shizuka New York Day Spa’s $50 Spa Week menu is a 45-minute Swedish Massage. New York City Spa Week is October 12-18, 2009. Appointments for the NYC Spa Week Geisha Facial® will be taken when the Spa Week website goes live on September 11, 2009 at Spaweek2