Meet Ettia Tal
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.”
Ettia is, quite simply, wonderful. She is knowledgeable, insightful, intuitive, warm… and extremely effective — she gets results, fast. My skin began to clear within five days of my first facial with her; her healing touch (it’s aptly named) allowed me to breathe deeply for the first time in years. She predicted last December that after six months my skin would be clear and acne-free — if I followed her instructions, which I’ve done, and came for a facial once a month, which I’ve also done — and I think we may be ahead of schedule. The reason for this, I’m sure, is that not only does she know skin inside and out (literally), she understands it to be what it is: the organ that expresses whatever is going on inside. So that hand or foot rub while you’re under the mask is treating the origins of the problem, and the follow-up advice concerns more than just which cream to use.
She is trained in multiple eastern and western modalities and draws on whichever is needed in the moment (explaining as she goes if you are interested), whips up creams and masks on the spot during facials and, without ever pushing anything, recommends products from her several (extensive, organic, reasonably priced) lines that work because they target your specific skin (issues). When it comes to bodywork, you do not have to tell her what’s wrong; she will more than likely tell you! To see Ettia for a treatment, in her home, is to put yourself in the hands of a master.
“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.”
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“Ettia Tal is the closest living being to Mother Earth, a spiritual skin and bodywork guru whose Chi energy massage has become a must.”
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Jennifer M. New York, NY
Ettia is, quite simply, wonderful. She is knowledgeable, insightful, intuitive, warm… and extremely effective — she gets results, fast. My skin began to clear within five days of my first facial with her; her healing touch (it’s aptly named) allowed me to breathe deeply for the first time in years. She predicted last December that after six months my skin would be clear and acne-free — if I followed her instructions, which I’ve done, and came for a facial once a month, which I’ve also done — and I think we may be ahead of schedule. The reason for this, I’m sure, is that not only does she know skin inside and out (literally), she understands it to be what it is: the organ that expresses whatever is going on inside. So that hand or foot rub while you’re under the mask is treating the origins of the problem, and the follow-up advice concerns more than just which cream to use. She is trained in multiple eastern and western modalities and draws on whichever is needed in the moment (explaining as she goes if you are interested), whips up creams and masks on the spot during facials and, without ever pushing anything, recommends products from her several (extensive, organic, reasonably priced) lines that work because they target your specific skin (issues). When it comes to bodywork, you do not have to tell her what’s wrong; she will more than likely tell you! To see Ettia for a treatment, in her home, is to put yourself in the hands of a master. Relish it.
Erin G. Brooklyn, NY
I always enjoy seeing Ettia – she’s very warm, genuine, greatly experienced in holistic care and incredibly intuitive. I’ve had sensitive skin my entire life, and have tried many facials, dermatologists, and a variety skin care regimes throughout my adult life. Ettia is by far the best person I’ve been to, and my skin has been thanking me for 2 years now. She has a very holistic approach and helps us to understand that the skin is a filter through which all of our life’s stresses, ailments, and lifestyles pass through. Some people may not be used to seeing someone so personable, but her understanding of what your life is like at the moment helps her to help you. Personally, I think it’s a great approach, and it’s obvious she genuinely cares about her clients. Being in the arts, she understands my limited resources and always helps me find the best products for my skin within my means. She doesn’t try to sell me the most expensive items just to make a quick buck like many salons do, rather, she guides me in my skincare to help me find what works best for me. I highly recommend visiting Ettia for a facial – she’s one of a kind!
Cynthia L. Palm Beach, FL
I am thrilled that I discovered Ettia. She is a true healer (she was trained as a nurse) and my treatment left me refreshed and relaxed.
Victoria B. Warren, NJ
Absolutely AMAZING!! After visiting NUMEROUS doctors of all different types for 2 months and NOTHING working, Ettia was able to help me heal from day 1. I cannot wait to try the other services and facials she has to offer. She makes the experience very personal, educational, and therapeutic. She truly has a gift !!
Heidi E. Manhattan, NY
My experience at Innovative Healing Touch was wonderful. I found Ettia online and went for a 90-minute facial while on vacation in New York. Not only was the treatment very relaxing but also therapeutic. I do feel Ettia has a healing touch. And my skin after that one treatment and the products I purchased has improved greatly. The only downside for me is that I live in Germany; otherwise, I would be a regular. For those in the New York area, Ettia is definitely worth the trip to uptown.
Kiera C. New York, NY
I love Ettia! I first saw her years ago when she had a spa further downtown. Now I think I would follow her anywhere. From the beginning I learned that Ettia is unique in her ability to diagnose skin and health problems very quickly, and apply either body work or skin products to help them. I prefer to treat things holistically so to me, her knowledge and organic products are ideal. Many people say they do this but no one I have met has Ettia’s skill. Seriously. Also, her home spa is clean and filled with good energy and it’s a soothing experience start to finish. There is nothing I wouldn’t go to Ettia for, whether to heal a cold or flu with body work, or hydrate my constantly thirsty skin. I trust her implicitly and see her as often as possible.
liz l. New York, NY
Ettia is fabulous! I have gone to her for facials and body work for nearly 20 years. She is knowledgeable about skin care, uses primarily natural ingredients and doesn’t try and sell her clients products they don’t need. Her facials are very relaxing too, featuring hand and foot massages. I first went to her because I had small bumps/pimples on my forehead that several dermatalogists and facialists had not been able to reduce or eliminate. After 2 or 3 sessions with Ettia, my forehead looked great!
Ettia has a natural instinct for bodywork and is able to sense what i need. I have tried a number of her techniques (guided relaxation, reflexology, chinese) and had benefits from all of them.
Ettia works out of a residence so if you want a spa setting with a fluffy bathrobe, this is not for you. If you want great results from a skilled esthetician, definitely try Ettia. She’s a unique find.
C C. Brooklyn, NY
I’ve seen Ettia for about 6-7 facials now and my skin has gotten much better under her care. She gave me recommendations for my diet and product recommendations that worked. Her body work left me sleeping on the table twice. Her own skin is a testament to her skills- I’ve seen individuals 25 yrs younger not have her glow.
I plan to keep seeing her whenever possible.
Abby H. Manhattan, NY
Ettia is a natural healer, skilled in many different modalities. She has an intuitive touch, and always explains to me what she’s doing while she works. I see her regularly, and always have a great experience.
Jennifer G. Manhattan, NY
First off, as a business owner who has offered services on deal sites, expiration dates are there for a reason. There is a limited time to use them & it must be enforced. If they were extended for everyone then why not just lower prices & not share your profit with the sites??
Anyway – my experience with Ettia has been amazing. After seeing many doctors in NYC and getting nowhere, Ettia was able to help me from day one. As a former skeptic of “healing touch”, I now cannot live without it!
Ettia’s intuitive sense & extensive knowledge make her a true healer. I often wonder if she also has psychic abilities!
Felicia M. Gmünd in Kärnten, Kärnten, Austria
I know Ettia for almost 25 years. It was my best discovery in New York. She helped me with my health problems. I became addicted to her healing hands, to her healing touch. She is a real healer who has an amazing knowledge of the body and incredible intuition. I wrote about her in the magazine I worked for. I totally trust her and greatly recommend.
Thank you Ettia for your help.
Sharmi H. New York, NY
Ettia is a true Healer and kind soul. She has tremendous knowledge as well as natural intuition. She has pulled me through a stressful time in my life and I feel like new. She also has practical knowledge about diet and beauty. I highly recommend her and thank her for all her help.
Olga P. Manhattan, NY
Wow! I’ve found my aesthetician! Ettia’s incredible.
She works from her house, so that was a bit strange at first, but I got over that —quick!
She has a way of knowing exactly what my skin (and body) needs to feel and look it’s best. Her deep understanding of holistic healing combined with her years of experience with skin care makes any appointment a truly magical experience. On my last visit, she gave me her organic pigmentation booster treatment….what an experience! One treatment and my skin tone was visibly more even and my face just glowed. Do yourself a favor and check her out!
Ydalia C. Bronx, NY
I want to share my experience with ettia. she has a lot of knowledge and experience. I went to her for my skin problem and she educated me on how to take care of my skin. the way she works is, she works with seasons and the skin condition, not only she taught me to take care, clean and maintain my skin but she also gave me a proper diet for my condition. today after 8 months everybody sees me and they get amazed because of how my skin looks now. I did follow her instructions this is why I think I got a better result with my skin. am very happy with my skin now. I highly recommend everyone to try her out. she’s s great person who taught me a lot she’s more than a gem.