Ettia Tal is an internationally recognized authority on Holistic skin care and body treatment. A pioneer of this movement, Ettia is New York’s premier practitioner, specializing in the holistic approach to beauty wellness that she herself created over twenty years ago, and continues to define.
Born in Israel, where she received her nursing degree, Ettia is also a graduate of several prestigious institutions in Israel, Europe, Asia and the United States. A licensed paramedical aesthetician and Massage Therapist in New York state, Israel and Europe (Cidesco), Ettia is also a member of the National Cosmetology Association.
As the owner of her own Holistic Day Spa, Ettia created New York City’s premiere salon for peace, harmony and beauty. Her customers ranged from actors, dancers, magazine editors, spa professionals, and a cross section of people fascinated and impressed by her magical hands. After years of running her own business, Ettia decided to sell her spa in 2006, and concentrate on new approaches to health and wellness. Today, Ettia works exclusively as a private consultant and practitioner, guiding her clients through personally selected treatments and therapies.
Ettia is not just a practitioner, but a trainer, educator and innovator. She is certified by the American CranioSacral Therapy Association, and is a certified Ohashiatsu and Tao healing arts instructor. She is also a Macrobiotic nutritional counselor who studies with the top leaders in the field.
Her expertise has garnered her international recognition on television, and in national publications. Ettia is frequently quoted as an expert in Vogue, Elle, Mademoiselle, Glamour, Allure, Time Out, and other leading publications.
Her constant exploration of new treatments keeps her one step ahead of the mainstream, and the bar setter for the industry. Ettia’s methods adapt to the universe around her, allowing her to constantly meet the needs and challenges of a changing world. What does remain constant however, is the top notch care and attention to personal needs that are part of every visit. It’s comforting to know some things never change.
"Give the gift of urban renewal… Ettia Tal is the closest living being to Mother Earth, a spiritual skin and body work guru whose Chi energy massage has become a de-stress necessity among magazine editors."
"Going to Ettia’s… is like a visit to a mother, therapist and masseuse all rolled in one. Facialists use relaxation techniques including massage to treat skin problems… the face is "read" for diet, stress and sleep problems to see why skin might be misbehaving"
"Go to Ettia for her expert facials which start with a warm cloth soaked in essential oils and applied gently to your face. Its’ followed by a deep cleansing and exfoliating with vegetable based peels and botanical toners and creams. The grand finale, a hand massage."
"In her notably unpretentious salon, Ettia (is) deluged on a daily basis with actors, dancers, magazine editors, and a cross section of people fascinated and impressed by Ettia’s magical hands."
"Ettia Tal is a real holistic healer with great talent for diagnostics who views the body as a whole. Not only do her facials give you an instant lift, but her gifted, magical hands work wonders to renew the body’s sense of balance, wellness and energy."
-Felicia Milewicz, Glamour Beauty Director
"…Because of a previous bad experience, I was skeptical about receiving a facial from anyone but a dermatologist. Ettia understands skin from her personal experience of healing and caring for her own skin. And she’s a nurse! Ettia’s facials really make my skin glow from the inside out! She’s a precious gem!"
-Randy Graff, Tony Award Winner, City of Angels
"If you truly want to give yourself a gift, treat yourself to a Shiatsu with Ettia. Other Shiatsu’s cannot begin to compare to this mind body experience. As she works on your body, tension flies away and your mind is free to drift. I leave her with a tranquil mind, body and spirit… Whether you’re in the arts, a stock broker or a mother of three, we all need special time just for ourselves – a treat. I give myself the gift of tranquility – a Shiatsu with Ettia."
-Kathi Moss, Broadway Actress
"I want to share my experience with Ettia Tal. It was a real treat. I’ve never experienced facial treatment like this. Actually, it is not just a facial, it is much, much more. While doing a facial, Ettia works on your energy, opening chakras, she uses different types of touch: shiatsu, acupressure, reflexology. You also go through a wonderful meditation with her and at the end of the session you feel so happy and relaxed! Your skin begins to glow. I’ve lived here for 7 years and all this time I was looking for somebody really good just to be disappointed again and again, until now. Now I’m very happy that I found somebody wonderful. If anyone needs a facial try Ettia, you’ll be glad you did."