Body Wraps thru Nov 23

Body Wraps for Beauty & Bliss with a 50% discount this week at Dorit Baxter Day Spa

As the weather now spells winter and the holidays are just around the calendar’s corner, this is the time to enjoy the benefits of a warming and beautifying body wrap. We are offering a choice of four popular body wraps at half-price through Sunday, Nov. 23rd.

The Boostermummy

We call our Seaweed Wrap “The booster,” because it advances a diet & exercise regimen. This powerful wrap (not advisable during a pregnancy) detoxifies, tones, and tightens the body, thus augmenting a vigorous fitness program.

The Blender

The Herbal Body Wrap blends herbal and botanical essences into a pampering and gentle spa experience, cleansing the skin of impurities while balancing emotions. This skin-smoothing, mind-soothing, mood-enhancing treatment elicits an overall sensation of serenity.

The Buster

Sweat out the bloat with a Slimming Wrap. You will be very tightly wrapped in bandages soaked in a formula of herbs and minerals, which is then sealed into your body with a hot thermal blanket. This intense process is not about pampering, and not recommended for the pregnant. Those prepared for this extreme slimmer will experience a bloat-busting process in one potent session.

The Brusher

Our Full Body Paraffin Treatment begins with melted Vitamin E oil being brushed onto the body in a gentle but profound hydration process followed by a wrap in a thermal blanket so that the oil’s hydrating properties seep into the body.

We look forward to welcoming you to our spa, conveniently located in midtown Manhattan, for a 50% discount on beautifying and wellness-oriented Body Wraps, Valid thru Sunday November 23rd, 2014

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Q&A with Dorit—Face Change: Renee Zellweger’s Extreme Cosmetic Surgery

The editor of this blog does a Q&A with Dorit Baxter about the Zellweger plastic surgery from the perspective of a skincare specialist who has owned a Beauty & Wellness venue in midtown Manhattan for the past 34 years

Q: Did you read Zellweger’s remarks to People Magazine about the public’s response to her new look?

A: Yes, I did. Essentially, she was saying that she is happy with how she looks now and defined public interest in her appearance as “silly.” Of course, we all have the right to choose a look and strive to achieve it, but I would not call the public’s reaction to the change in Ms. Zellweger’s face as silly; most of us found the alteration to be disturbing.

redbackground1Q:Why disturbing?

A: Because what we were seeing was a human face surgically altered beyond recognition, not in a reconstructive procedure after a trauma to the face, but via cosmetic surgery. We are asking ourselves whether this is the direction in which plastic surgery is going. Will women in the near future get a new face, not a facial rejuvenation, but an entirely different face, every decade, or even every few years?

Q: Would that be so terrible?

A: The face is an essential part of our identity, our individuality. Extreme cosmetic surgery could be a game changer for human identity as well as a face changer for individuals who opt for these procedures.

Q: So that is why Zwellweger’s plastic surgery touched such a public nerve?

A: I think so. I also believe that many women felt betrayed by her face change because Renee Zwellweger represented a movie star who looked like a real woman, with her round cheeks and endearing smile, and we are asking ourselves: “Oh, Bridget Jones, where did you go?”

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$99 choices thru Nov 16

Ninety-Nine Dollar deals offer a facial plus choices of additional Dorit Baxter services thru Sunday November 16th

Our current Weekly Spa Promo is offering Dorit Baxter’s signature skincare treatment: Classic European Facial—encompassing all essential steps for beautifying and balancing every type of skin—plus a choice of additional spa services, both options under a hundred dollars!

Facial Plus Popular Body Treatmentfacial (2)

Our Facial will pamper, cleanse, moisturize and balance your skin while Dorit Baxter’s signature body treatment, our Sea Salt Scrub will do for your body what our facial does for your visage: remove toxins and impurities, soften and rejuvenate, while the Scrub also elicits a blissful mood.

Or

Facial Plus Complete Nail Care

After rejuvenating your face, you can receive a complete nail grooming with our pampering and polishing Manicure and Pedicure. The result is a glowing face and exquisitely groomed nails.

How to Choose from the Plus Options

If you want to rejuvenate your body as well as your face and be pampered all the way to euphoria, you will opt for the Facial plus Sea Salt Body Scrub; if you want the nails on your fingers and toes cleaned, clipped, shaped, and polished, you will choose the Facial Plus Manicure & Pedicure. The choice is yours; make it based on your preferences and beauty needs this week.

We look forward to welcoming you to our spa, conveniently located in midtown Manhattan for $99 Spa Services Valid thru Sunday November 16th

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Q&A with Dorit — Unique Beauty Boutique

Dorit Baxter remembers a unique beauty boutique that opened 34 years ago this week

A skin-care practitioner in midtown Manhattan since 1980 and founder of one of the first day spas in the U.S., Dorit Baxter speaks out about derma health and aesthetics

A skin-care practitioner in midtown Manhattan since 1980 and founder of one of the first day spas in the U.S., Dorit Baxter speaks out about derma health and aesthetics

The editor of this blog does a Q&A with Dorit, who opened a precursor of her current midtown Manhattan day spa in the same area 34 years ago this week, which was quickly recognized as a unique beauty boutique.

Q: What were you doing before opening your own business?

A: I was doing facials at a huge and highly successful midtown salon where I had developed such a large clientele that I was overbooked, so I decided it was time to strike out on my own. I did so with a boutique-sized salon specializing in skincare, and also offering massage therapy as well as other beauty services.

Q: How did you come to the decision to include massage in your services?

A: In the spring of 1980, there was a transportation workers’ strike in New York City, so residents of the outer boroughs walked across the bridges to Manhattan. The women wore sneakers and carried their high-heeled shoes in handbags. I began to think about career women in New York and how much they could benefit from a massage at their beauty salon. The following autumn I opened my skincare salon, or beauty boutique, as it was often referred to, and offered massages, both traditional Swedish, and Shiatsu, which was not yet well known in America.

Q: Were you anticipating the beauty & wellness industry that developed in the 1980s?

A: Yes, I suppose I was, though, of course I didn’t think of it that way at the time.

Q: How long did you have that boutique salon?

A: until the last month of the 1980’s, when I opened, also in midtown Manhattan, one of the first day spas in America so that I could expand what I came to think of as the wellness aspect of the services my salon offered.

Q: So next month, your day spa will celebrate its 25th birthday?

A: That’s right, a quarter of a century at our present midtown location.

Q: Would you like to do another interview next month on that topic.

A: Yes, let’s plan on it.

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Body Wrap thru November 9

Four Body-Beautifying Wraps are being offered at Dorit Baxter thru Sunday, November Ninth.

Body Wraps soothe the mood while smoothing and beautifying the body. Here is the choice offered at our spa this first week of November; decide which one will work best for you at this point in time and your immediate wellness & beauty needs.

Boost Your Fitness Program

Our Seaweed Wrap boosts a diet & exercise program. This powerful wrap, not advisable during a pregnancy) detoxifies tones, and tightens the body, functioning as both a booster to a rigorous fitness program and an incentive to continue the progress you are already making.

Pampering Blend

Dorit Baxter’s Herbal Body Wrap provides a pampering blend of herbal and botanical essences which cleanse the body of impurities while balancing the emotions. Thus the skin is smoothed while the mind is calmed and the mood grows serene.

Bloat Bustermummy

Designed to vigorously sweat out the bloat, our spa’s signature Slimming Wrap provides instant results through an intensely tight wrap in bandages soaked in a formula of herbs and minerals, and sealed into the body with a hot thermal blanket. This intense process (not for the pregnant, not about pampering) banishes bloat in a potent single session.

Deep Hydration

Our Full Body Paraffin Treatment hydrates the derma by gently brushing melted Vitamin E oil onto the body. This oil’s antioxidant properties effectively facilitate derma health. The intense hydration process is followed by a wrap in a thermal blanket which lets the hydrating agents sink deep below the skin’s surface.

We look forward to welcoming you to our spa, conveniently located in midtown Manhattan, for a 40% discount on beautifying and wellness-oriented Body Wraps, Valid thru Sunday November 9th, 2014

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