Thursday, July 30, 2009

Let's Face It! SM Fairview Branch

Let’s Face It! at SM Fairview Branch
By
Eunice
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Today, I will be reviewing Let’s Face It! Salon located at the lower ground floor of
SM City Fairview, Quezon City. I have tried other braches but this branch is the one I frequently visit because it’s near my place and I already feel at home here. I started coming to this facial salon more than seven years ago when they were still located at the UG/F level of SM City Fairview and their area was smaller compared to the bigger area they have today. I tried almost all their facial therapies before including the anti-aging, whitening/bleaching, pimple treatment, etc. Today they condensed their facial therapy menu choices to only one where you can choose only facial therapy. This comes with vacuum and the commonly termed LASER but is in fact a high frequency machine. You will also be entitled to two FREE facial massages and pricking within ten days afterwards. After the ten days is up, you are no longer entitled to a free facial massage and pricking. For today’s visit, July 22, 2009, I will have facial cleaning and massage.

Let us first talk about their services and prices. I will also add some of the experiences I’ve had through the years with the services mentioned. The cost of a facial cleaning is only Php 245.00 (Approximately $4.90). Again, this comes with the commonly termed LASER but is in fact a high frequency machine and a vacuum. Plus, two FREE facial massage and pricking within ten days afterwards. After the ten days is up, you are no longer entitled to a free facial massage and pricking. If you want an additional mask, they have several types: the powdered mask which is diluted in water and applied on your face, starts at Php 125.00 (Approximately $2.50); Soft mask starts at Php 225.00 (Approximately $4.50) the Moor facial mask is Php 900.00 (Approximately $18.00) Moor facial mask is a black odorless mask also diluted with a special Moor dilution procedure and liquid not with an ordinary distilled water, this is generally sourced out in Hungary and is not available in Supermarkets but available for in-house use of facial salons and spas, it is imported thus the higher price; Gel Masks are all priced at Php 620.00 (Approximately $12.40) I am not an avid gel mask (or paper mask) client because I do not like the feeling na malagkit (goo-ey feeling); Peel Off mask starts at Php 650.00 ($13.00).

Other service price and offerings: They also have advanced laser which is the real LASER starting at Php 620.00 (Approximately $13.00) where the facialist or facial therapist would literally cover her eyes with a dark colored eye protector glass and an emitted light wave will come out of a tiny little hole. You can request to adjust it for your preference like in my case, I would often ask it to be adjusted to anti-aging; Eyebag treatment starts at Php 225.00 (Approximately $4.50); Diamond Peel/ Microdermabrasions starts at Php 900.00 (Approximately $18.00) what I like about their Diamond Peel is that only a supervisor would perform it and the Supervisor who performs it does it meticulously. I also like that my skin really feels smooth and soft to touch right after. But be forewarned that microdermabrasion, although not invasive is not advisable for everyone especially if you have sensitive skin or your occupation is in the field and you will be exposed to the sun afterwards as these conditions are contraindicated; Herbal Whitening Body Scrub prices depends on what part of the body will be treated lowest priced is the Underarm which is Php 485.00 (Approximately $9.70) and the highest priced is Php 1,680.00 (Approximately $33.60) per session but they do offer a package good for eight (8) sessions costing only Php 11,650.00 (Approximately $233.00); Body scrubs starts at Php 510.00 (Approximately $10.20) for a sea salt scrub and all the others like coffee, milk and honey, whitening Spirulina scrub costs Php 560.00 (Approximately $11.20); There are only two Body Wraps available the Seaweed wrap costing only Php 510.00 (Approximately $10.20) and Spirulina costs Php 560.00 (Approximately $11.20). For body scrubs and wraps- there is nothing fancy about their services here just the standard but both are a great treat for moisturizing your skin all over. I do not mind being scrubbed and wrapped as all their staff are professional and have been trained on how to cover private areas, but be forewarned that its kinda cold inside the room and gets colder as you get yourself wet; Chest and Back Cleaning are also available starting at a price of Php 510.00 (Approximately $10.20); Body Massage is also available starts at Php 450.00 (Approximately $9.00) for an hour. There is only one type of Body Massage that they offer, which is a combination of Swedish and Shiatsu Massage which we will talk more about later; Hand Care services like Manicure starts at Php 120.00 (Approximately $2.40), hand spa at Php 280.00 (Approximately $5.60) they also offer hand spa, hand paraffin, etc. while foot care like pedicure starts at Php 130.00 (Approximately $2.60), they also offer foot spa, foot massage (30 minutes including a dry massage of the head and back) which is priced at Php 280.00 (Approximately $5.60), foot and leg paraffin, etc.; Other dermatological services (which I have not tried) includes Botox, Sclerotherapy, Mole Excision, Glutathione Injections, etc. Their Cosmetic surgery services include: Tumescent Liposuction, Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty, Breast Augmentation, etc. Unfortunately you will not be able to see any description of their services in the menu only a price list is available so you will have to call or ask the receptionist on-site who is well-versed with their services. I have not tried any of their Cosmetic surgery services kasi nga ang prinsipiyo ko eh bakit ko pa babaguhin ang binigay ng Diyos? (why will I change what God has given me?) I-enhance ko na lang by non-invasive and non-surgical procedure. Uso pa naman ngayon yung nag kaka-infection yung kanilang mga retokadong parts ng katawan kaya nakakatakot. Eto nga sa TV, may nagrereklamo sa mga patients ni Dr. Vicky Belo atbp. So, as much as possible, iwas na iwas ako sa anything that is surgical in nature. Anyway, setting that topic aside basta takot ako mga ganyang types ng pagpapaganda. (Recently there has been a surge of patients who have experienced infection due to cosmetic surgery. Even on TV there has been a complaint from one of the patients of Dr. Vicky Belo, etc. So, as much as possible, I avoid anything that is surgical in nature)

Let’s Face It! used to have a beauty Card for loyal clients but it was phased out. I wonder why.

Through the years, while seeking for the right facial therapist for me, every time I visit Let’s Face It! I would try different staff. A handful of them are lousy, a few are just a so-so but I found these three staff very good in what they do. Although of course, they still have differences in touch, personality and technique execution. Let us talk about these three exemplary staff: Connie Parilla Callanza or Connie for short, Lovella Mangahan or Love for short and Cherry Pie de Leon or Pie for short. I started trying out numerous staff as well when they used to be located upstairs before I settled with Connie. The first and foremost thing I like about Connie is that she is friendly and the first thing I noticed about Connie was she did not forget my shoulder massage while I was waiting for my mask to dry up. During the first few years that I was trying almost all of their services, deep in my heart, I would always look for someone who does the shoulder and back massage- someone who has the hands for it. And, I found that in Connie. Besides, she is the first one who really took the time to ask me questions relevant to my skin’s needs without being too pushy as they are also promoting their retail product line. I also liked Cherry Pie or Pie for short because she is sweet-voiced, she also has the touch similar to Connie. I also like Love (short for Lovella) because all three of them are friendly and that they do not forget the massage portion after the pricking is over. This is very important for me because pricking time is painful so I am looking forward for the relaxing part. So, as you can notice, I know the staff by name, if one is not available I can choose another- by request. You can request someone to do the service for you, if they are available at the time of your visit. The three of them will also take the time to really clean your face- not that my face is “needy” but I felt that the three of them will take the time to clean and relax at the same time without hurriedly finishing the session up unless (in some occasions) I told them to as I am the one who is in a hurry.

Let us delve into talking about the general feel and ambiance of the place. I love the reception area because it’s not too cramped up. At the side are retail display and what I love about their counter top is that it has white stones on the bottom making the reception area look relaxing and inviting. I also like that behind the counter is a running water on a transparent glass of Let’s Face It! Salon Model and Logo. The towels used by clients are not disposable but you will get a clean and laundered towel. There were times when laundry was not able to deliver on time so they would make me use tissue instead. They will ask you first to wash your face in the sink area. This area has three sinks available which has an inviting atmosphere but I noticed that one of the three sinks is almost always out of order every time I visit. There are also hair brushes and comb available in the corner, just in case. But of course, I bring my own. The area is brightly lit which is good for people who wanted to inspect their face before and after a facial session so you will be able to notice the difference, the “before” and “after” session. You will also get to ready yourself once you finish your session because this area is right outside the toilet.
This branch has three different areas inside, they have the general facial salon area, the body treatment and massage area and the pedicure and manicure area. Music is okay. Some people prefer background music of birds tweeting in the air, waterfalls, sea shore but I prefer instrumental romantic music although there are times that some forest music is a-okay for a change. During this visit, relaxing flutes and instrumental romantic music were being played. Because I love these types of music I personally have a collection of the same music at home. Toilet is a common toilet for male and female, its clean and dry and colored peach just like their uniform. The shower area also is okay. Only massage and body treatment clients will have access to the shower area because it’s in another part of the facial spa. There is only one massage room located at the farthermost right side room (this is the only room that does not have any network signal for mobile phones). Other rooms are allocated for body treatments, microdermabrasion, etc. The general facial salon area has facial beds that are dikit-dikit (placed directly beside each other). With seven beds on each side for this branch they have 28 facial beds all in all. If you do not mind getting beside a total stranger, then this facial salon might be for you but if you value privacy over all the other services, then this facial salon is not for you. Some facial lights are working and some are not. The general ambiance is Asian with tapestries of Thai. There are large mirrors on each side and little busts of Buddha framed in one corner. There are four large white chandeliers on top which are turned off to set a relaxing tone. The Thai-inspired massage room although cozy is very small (in my estimate the working/ massage area is just 3-4 square meters which is less than the required minimum size required by law because at least 5 square meters should be allocated for the massage space) The room has a corner where you can see some decors like the elephant framed d├ęcor, several small plastic plants in glass, stones and their selection of oil. Unfortunately for my visit, Edna (my massage therapist) has only two types of oil available, I chose the one with a peppermint smell. We will talk more about my massage session afterwards.

Let is first talk about my facial session. Here is my secret, there are three parts in a facial that I am most excited about: the shoulder and back massage is the first (or any type of massage during the facial session, if there is one), the second is the facial massage (how they execute the techniques in a facial therapy) and the third is the application of a high frequency machine or what is commonly termed as laser. For this session, I have had a facial and a body massage afterwards. For my facial, I was taken cared of by Love because Connie was not yet on duty and Pie already has a client. As usual, I was ushered to a corner and instructed to lie down after I washed my face. Then came the first part of this facial therapy and second among my favorite part of a facial: the facial massage. The 5-10 minute facial massage consists of applying a facial cleanser on your face and massaging it with strokes and techniques that will enhance the tonicity of facial muscles as well as set the client in a mood for a relaxing facial. The only thing I do not like is that they do not include neck cleaning. Love’s pace and movements are very similar to Connie but Love is a lot faster than Connie. It should be slower because when facial massage is executed fast, it is less relaxing than that of slower movements. Then came the steam time, the part which I am not really very excited about--- okay, okay, I am being “kinder” with my words but as I have always stressed, I do not like the steam portion even though I know that it will open my pores and help in releasing toxins….but with all these benefits….hindi ko talaga gusto ang steam time. I hate this part. Then, they will apply vacuum to take away the debris of the facial cleanser as well as some dirt which is still lodged on the skin. They will wipe the remaining cleanser and start with the extraction part. Ito yung pinaka masakit (most painful) na portion and the longest one at that. What I love about this portion is that they take the time para isa-isahin ang pag-alis ng zits and zats ng aking mukha (they take the time to remove the dirt, white heads, and black heads on my face). In my experience, the length of extraction will depend on the severity of your skin condition and the tolerance to pain of the client. Most of the time they spend 45 minutes to an hour to clean my face. What I also like about this branch is that when I am in a hurry, they will also adjust the time and shorten the treatment session. Then came the hot compress where they will apply a hot towel and then the high frequency machine (commonly termed as LASER) applied on top of a cloth.

Let us now talk about the massage proper, I like that Edna (the massage therapist assigned to me that time) started with a slow and steady movement of her hands but her hands were cold (mainly because the area is air conditioned. When I was still a practicing massage therapist when this happens what I normally do was wash my hands with hot water or wipe hot compress to or place my hands on top of the sauna coals whichever is possible to make my hands warm before my massage session with a client ). I also noticed that her tapping for both legs lasted for more than two minutes which is longer than usual. I told her to focus on the knots on my shoulder and luckily she did. I like that she focused on my shoulders too because those are my sore spots. There are only two things I did not like about my massage session, she served me with cold water right after my massage (which I think she should not have because she should have served me a warm or hot beverage instead) and she was not able to finish her massage on my legs (in a supine position) because we ran out of time. When the timer alarmed she immediately stopped the session. The thing that I watch the most on how they perform is the back massage. In my personal opinion, if you have done a good back rub/ massage, you will get a satisfied client.

As usual, I left both Edna and Love a Php 100.00 ($2.00) each as gratuity for their service.

For this visit, I would give 85% for my facial and 81% for my massage. Clearly, the forte of Let’s Face It! is facial therapies not massage therapies but there were several times that Connie mentioned to me that I should try their sister company which offers more on massage and bodyworks, it’s called Relaxasi. Unfortunately, the nearest branch is located at SM City North EDSA. Maybe one of these days, I will.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Dermclinic SM Fairview Branch (Consumer's Review)

Dermclinic at SM Fairview Branch
(A Consumer’s Review)
by
Eunice
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I went to this branch of Dermclinic which is located at the LG/F, SM City Fairview. Their one liner says they are the true skin and hair clinic. I remember, more than ten years ago, when facial therapies were not yet that popular, I have been seeing a lot of Dermclinic’s establishments in malls. My first impression during those days was that these clinics are only for those who have dermatological problems and thus are “patients”, so you do not enter Dermclinic just to have your normal routine of a beauty facial therapy. But today they have also changed to include facial therapies. So one morning of July 17,2009 I went to try one of their “medical facials”, I wanted to see what are the similarities and/or differences between other facial and beauty centers/therapies out there with Dermclinic and I hope I was not missing out on fabulous treatments. But when I tried to book for an early 11am facial, the receptionist told me to come back at 1 pm (after lunch) because she does not have anyone yet who will be left at the reception area. So obligingly I did.

At 1:05pm, I returned and was asked to wait for another 10 minutes. Meanwhile, I was observing the ambiance inside Dermclinic which is comparable to a doctor’s clinic lounge. There is a water dispenser just right beside the sofa lounge, there are no clients waiting in line, there are retail products for hair and skin displayed behind the long sofa. Instead of music, it has a television on top of the retail shelves which during that time was airing a lunch time program in a local network here in the Philippines. If you are someone looking for a “spa” type of lounge, do not expect it here. What I like about their ambiance though is its professional and tidy looking set-up giving us the notion that what you will get are medical-based facial therapies. Another thing I like about my first visit, is that the receptionist told me to fill up a client intake (or patient assessment) form before my facial so details like my allergies or skin conditions that I am most worried about were asked. This gives me the peace of mind that the center does really take data and information about their clients important, for me that is a big plus, as each of our skin is different.

Upon looking at their list of facial services/ price list, I found that a medical facial treatment costs Php 395.00 (approximately $8.00). If you choose to add an “add-on” like pore-minimizer, anti-wrinkle, lymphatic drainage or a galvanic eye treatment you will have to add Php 100.00 (approximately $1.00) while an oxygen therapy is Php 200.00 (approximately $4.00) - not bad. If you will again opt to add any mask aside from these add-ons you can either choose a forming mask, whitening mask and a collagen mask which all costs Php 100.00 each (approximately $1.00). If on the other hand, you opt to try any of these specialized facials like a total rejuvenating facial, anti-aging facial, intense whitening facial, the cost of each is Php 695.00 (approximately $14.00), still not bad. The lower priced facial is the collagen firming facial costing only Php 495.00 (approximately $10.00) and the higher priced facial is the anti-aging facial which is Php 695.00 (approximately $16.00). So for my first time with them, I tried the medical facial with an add-on of anti-wrinkle treatment plus a whitening mask. A total of Php 595.00 (approximately $12.00).

After my wait time is over I was ushered inside by another staff, who is wearing a white coat/uniform similar to medical staffs in a hospital but without the usual name plates. There were no names on their uniform and the staff did not introduce herself so I wasn’t sure what to call them. I was assisted to put on a white Dermclinic facial robe and a hair band. I was asked to wash my hands with a bar of soap and wash my face with a liquid soap or should I say cleanser because it did not produce any bubbles. It is odorless, it feels similar to the brand Cetaphil (take note that I did not say it is this type of brand but it feels like it anyway, maybe a local brand but of similar composition). What I like about my washing session is that she did not give me any towel instead I was asked to use the facial tissue, which I like because it assures me that someone has not yet used what I have used. Not that I am against using a sanitized, clean and laundered facial towel. But this is a nice change for awhile. If you are to think about it, this might be a good alternative to a facial towel because it’s more economical for management. No laundries to take care of anyway.

When the staff asked me to lie down I became conscious because everything was in white including the facial bed cover and I was worried that my shoes might stain it. So I removed my shoes and lay down. The staff applied cleanser and then with mechanical revolving foam, applied it all over my face. After that was the facial massage, what strikes me during my facial massage is that she massaged my face while wearing gloves. Hummmm….not very relaxing and might make the client feel that they have a contagious skin disease. This has its pros and cons on the side of the staff and on the side of the client. If someone has any fungal infections or warts, the staff might contract it while most don’t they might feel intimidated by the facial massage with gloves. Then came a ten minute steaming session, then facial brushes (you know the type that revolves and its mechanical head can be changed to a small brush or a bigger sized brush or sometimes a foam but in this medical facial treatment, the facial therapist only used the two types of brush) then the galvanic machine which of course, will just feel a cold temperature from the application of the heads of the machines rolling over your face. Then mask agad (right after). The staff immediately left me but before leaving she asked me if I wanted a magazine which I did. I like that she asked but if ever you are expecting more while waiting for your mask to dry up like a relaxing shoulder massage, head massage, or a warm hand mittens and massage- if you are also after these special add-on services, you will not get it here. During the time when I was waiting for my mask to dry up and had my facial therapist return to remove the mask, I remembered that consumers have also evolved in the way they view facial therapies. Gone are the days that people view facial centers as establishments only for those with serious skin conditions. Now people are becoming aware that they need to take care of their skin as well as their body. They want more than just the usual routine doctor and patient relationship and they will find ways of fulfilling their desires by looking for other healthcare professionals who offer a similar experience and almost the same (if not the same or even better) results. If you are the type who just visits for a beauty ritual or skin care maintenance, if you are just a “validoso” or “validosa” (someone who is beauty conscious) and do not have any medically related concerns for your skin, you might choose other facial centers or a medical spa instead. If, on the other hand, you have a skin disorder, I think a visit to Dermclinic as well as other dermatology clinics will be a better choice.

So came the time that my mask has to be removed. She sprayed distilled water to remove the mask. Then, came the extraction time. I wonder if she forgot to extract before my mask or that is their usual routine for a medical facial. ummHummm….Hummmm…until now, I don’t understand the logic or scientific explanation behind this. Mask first before the extraction? Anyway, after this came my LASER treatment (which again is using a high frequency machine NOT the real LASER). Again, I don’t understand why my staff told me that she will be applying a LASER….Hummmm…isn’t this a medical clinic? And believe me I did not hear her wrong. Anyway, I like that the staff did not use anything to make to applicators for high frequency machine slide on my skin because I like the smell of the current. Since they are made of glass tubing, I also like the feeling of current running on my cheeks and forehead and nose. Also, a direct application, with the use of glass electrode is very effective for oily skin conditions like mine. Let me give a very short idea on how it is like. The applicators for high frequency current are made of glass tubes from which the air has been removed. When the current passes through the tube, it causes it to light up with a violet reddish colored discharge producing a buzzing sound. These tubes in fact, come in different shapes for treating various skin areas like the hair, scalp, face, etc. Other facial centers use it with a lotion, cream, gel in combination with a high-frequency current. It is possible (though rare) for the violet reddish spark to cause combustion so it is always best to know whether the ingredients used in combination with the high frequency are flammable. In this case, they did not apply anything at all with the high frequency machine, so no need to worry. Except if the glass tubing broke on my face--- hehehe----which is almost impossible because it is always applied with very little pressure. Just to let the glass tubing slide on my face. Ahhh….if I can only request that the high frequency be applied longer than usual….but of course, I would not because I know that too much exposure to hf current is also not good for my skin.

After my session is over I was assisted to remove my hair band and my white robe. Overall when its time to pay my bills my instant dilemma is if I have to tip because generally one does not give tips to staffs inside a medical facility. Anyway, they might feel insulted so I opt not to. In the meantime, I asked the receptionist to differentiate the facial therapies to me instead, she presented a book with all the procedures they do. I like this because I get to really know what is behind their list of services and what I would expect during the facial. For anti-aging facial I saw that they will be applying a topical Botox and for the non-surgical facelift they will be applying a lift mask and what they call a miracle firm. A total rejuvenating facial has eight steps all in all while a medical facial doesn’t have some of those steps. Then that was the time that I finally had the courage to ask the name of the staff who attended to me, her name was Grace.

The website (http://www.dermclinic.com.ph/) is a well designed website which also doubles as their brochure. I think what might be lacking is the friendliness of their staff. You know, the kind that you would want to return, not because you needed it but because you feel rejuvenated and at home there. The level of service, explanation and performance I received was not that exceptional. Overall, I would give a 79% to this experience. So the next time I visit, I might try their other services.

More about them: I like that the reception area has the business card of their chief dermatologist who is Dr. Vinzon Pineda and that their main clinic is in Legaspi Village Makati. It also has a list of their branches nationwide so I get to have their contact details and call them up beforehand.

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The most comprehensive resource and information guide on the list of training centers, magazines, publications, books and literatures both local and international are all available in the book, “The Spa, Massage and Wellness Resource Guide and Career Book”. The First Book on Spa, Massage and Wellness Resource Book and Career Guidehttp://www.scribd.com/doc/6425282/About-the-Book-Spa-Massage-and-Wellness-Resource-Guide-and-Career-Book (this has the most comprehensive list of training centers in the Philippines and abroad with tips from professionals and employment opportunities, legal laws and regulations, list of employment agencies, how to choose a trainer, and information that you need in order to succeed in this industry and before you shell out money for your tuition or training, there are a lot of ways you can grab a copy of this valuable information para hindi ka mag sayang ng time and money enrolling in trainings you do not even need. This book will give you the information to start right in the industry with secrets you should know and being able to find your rainbow in the wonderful world of massage, spa and wellness.
1. You can order it online via http://www.amazon.com/ at 34.95$
2. You can order it via a Kindle device at $7.99
3. You can order an e-book copy through my blog at http://www.yunesa.blogspot.com/ at $19.95
4. You can also get a copy from National Bookstores nationwide at P799Pesos
5. For locals only, you can order it from me at local discounted rates with free delivery at 900Pesos (via LBC or FEDEX Air 21. Anywhere in the Philippines. Please allow 1-5 working days
If you are looking for a career opportunity, not just a job in the spa, massage therapy and wellness industry, this book is a must read.

This review was written by: Eunice Estipona a spa consultant, mentor, advisor, speaker and lecturer. One of her advocacies is to make healing and information regarding the field of spa, massage and wellness accessible and affordable to everyone. If you are serious about turning your business or practice around, making the right decisions, getting an unbiased opinion and knowing where to get help, for lectures and other concerns she can be contacted at yunesa@yahoo.com or +639184745685. To find out how she can help you take your business to the next level, visit her site at http://www.meetup.com/philippinemassagetherapy
These along with hundreds of resources found locally and abroad are contained in “The Spa, Massage and Wellness Resource and Career Book”, the first book of resource information to know more about the Spa, Massage and Wellness Industry in the Philippines and other countries including the United States, Australia and other Asian countries. You can view, read, download and print for FREE the book’s summary at this link http://www.scribd.com/doc/6425282/About-the-Book-Spa-Massage-and-Wellness-Resource-Guide-and-Career-Book

If you are a spa, massage therapy and wellness information seeker the resources contained in the book for you. This book is a collection of data and valuable information regarding the spa and massage industry in a global perspective with a focus on the Philippines. Her advocacy in writing the book is to make “unbiased” information regarding the field of spa, massage and wellness resources and career, accessible and affordable for everyone. If you are considering a career in the massage, spa and wellness industry, this book will prepare you and give you a glimpse of what it is like, the preparation you need to take: emotionally, intellectually and financially. In this book, you will learn more details in the spa and massage field and the possible paths you can take. You will also learn about local and international training programs offered and numerous employment possibilities. Giving you much needed information at your fingertips. You can order it from http://www.amazon.com/ or for local Philippine residents, you can email and get in touch with Eunice at yunesa@yahoo.com.

TERMS OF REPRINT

You can freely distribute a copy of this review provided, that you follow the terms of reprint. Be certain to read our TERMS OF REPRINT and honor our TERMS OF REPRINT when you use this review. Thank you.

Helpful Link: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act – Overview http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/iclp/dmca1.htm

Our TERMS OF REPRINT are fully enforcible under the terms of: The Digital Millennium Copyright Acthttp://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c105:H.R.2281.ENR:*** Digital Reprint Rights **** If you publish this article in a website/forum/ blog, etc. You Must Set All URL's or Mailto Addresses in the body of the article AND in the Author's Resource Box as Hyperlinks (clickable links).* Links must remain in the form that we published them. Clean links should point to the Author's links without redirects having been inserted into the copy.* You are not allowed to Change or Delete any Words or Links in the review or Resource Box. Paragraph breaks must be retained with articles. You can change where the paragraph breaks fall, but you cannot eliminate all paragraph breaks as some have chosen to do.* Email Distribution of this review must be done through Opt-in Email Only. No Unsolicited Commercial Email.* You are allowed to format the layout of the review for proper display of the article in your website or in your ezine, so long as you can maintain the author's interests within the article.* You may not use sentences from this review as an input for any software that steals sentences from others in order to build an article with software. The copyright on this article applies to the "WHOLE" article.*** Author Notification ***we ask that you notify the author of publication of her work. Eunice can be reached at: http://us.mc391.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=judy%40judymurdoch.com*** Print Publication Reprint Rights ***If you desire to publish this review in a PRINT publication, you must contact the author directly for Print Permission at: mailto:http://us.mc391.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=judy%40judymurdoch.com============ ========= ========= ========= ========= ========= The content of this review is solely the property and opinion of its author, Eunice

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Nisce Skin 'N Face Facial Salon and Derma Clinic

Nisce Skin 'N Face Facial Salon and Derma Clinic
(Consumer Review)
by Eunice
yunesa@yahoo.com


I went to the newly opened branch of Nisce (pronounced as Nis-sey) Skin and Face Facial Salon and Derma Clinic located at the Annex II Building, SM Fairview, and Quezon City on the morning of June 9th and the other on July 03. In this area I call it, the “Beauty Strip” because the line-up of stores is all into facial, spa, salon and beauty establishments. I chose Nisce facial center for my “me” time because its located in a mall only five minutes away from my residence and since they are new I wanted to try them out.

On both visits I went at around 11am which are considered lay-away slots, meaning those are the times where there are less number of clients. The first time I left at around 2pm and the second time at around 1pm. The reception area looks nice and clean, with a medi-spa touch of ambiance on the outside and judging from the look of the establishment, you will think that it’s expensive…until I saw their service price. Wow! Prices are very reasonable. The lowest priced facial called the Nisce Basic Facial, costs two hundred fifty pesos (approximately $5.00). Then for two hundred pesos more (approximately $4.00) you will get an eye bag and an eye wrinkle treatment on top of your basic facial. But in both instances, I chose the anti-aging facial with a deep cleaning seaweed mask then, had my massage afterwards. During my first time, I chose their Tranquility full body one hour combination of Swedish, Shiatsu and Thai massage for three hundred fifty pesos (approximately $7.00). On the second visit I experienced a thirty minute Dagdagay foot therapy for 220 pesos (approximately $4.25) in place of the massage which I shall talk about later.

The general area looks tidy. You will see two reclining chairs for the foot and hand services then four massage beds having approximately two feet-space in between each other. I think this will be an advantage for the facial therapist who can move on the left side of the client during pricking and for the clients who will not also feel cramped-up. For people who does not want another client directly beside them, this is good.

Let us start first with my facial. My therapist's name was Jenny and she used a hypoallergenic cleanser first on my face (it is privately labeled and only for in-spa use). I instantly liked the facial cleanser because it smells like flowers and quickly relaxes you. Di ba pag hindi maganda ang amoy ng first product application pa lang eh parang hindi na nakaka-relax but this one, has a nice smell. Plus, she included neck cleansing which is similar to a European facial. Then Jenny steamed my face for 10 minutes which is the part that I hate the most, because I hate to be left there alone. (Most of the time during facial steaming the staff will leave you alone with damp cotton pads on your eye.) Second, I do not like steam and heat although I am fully aware that this is needed to open my pores so I need to just ignore it. Ika nga eh, magtiis ka kung gusto mo talagang gumanda (In short, you need to ignore some parts of the session that you do not like to experience because you want to be beautiful! J). After the steaming come extractions, the most painful part. I sometimes shed some tears because of painful pricking to remove all those comedones (white heads, black heads, zits and zats) and dirt on my face. That I would not normally do myself because of the pain it causes. Anyway, I am kinda used to it na so I have to bear the short painful extraction part again. The thing that distracts me during the extraction is the sudden tapping of the comedone extractor since it is made of stainless steel and they tap it to remove the dirt that is lodged in it. I hope they can just use a tissue to wipe it off. I like the suction/ vacuum and I wish the pressure could be increased. Although others might prefer the gentler suction- I am the opposite. My favorite part is the application of the high frequency machine (commonly termed by others as LASER but in fact, this is not a LASER, a LASER is an acronym for Light Amplified Simulated Emission Radioisotope- this is a high frequency machine not a LASER mainly because it emits visible light) but in this case, no creams were applied to make it easier for the glass rod to slide through my face, I think I like this technique better than those high frequency machine that are being applied together with a gel or a cream because I get to be directly applied an hf current. Talagang naaamoy ko yung current (I can smell the current). Then came the facial masking part, their mask is contained in a very small plastic container for just one usage. For one, this is advantageous on the part of management because it prevents spoilage of products not being used but contained in large containers, it also avoids contamination and it will also deter staff to take home any products which have not been consumed by the client. Suffice to say that, I also love the smell of this facial masque. The mask was sponged off and after the masque, they get to clean again my face. Then Jenny sprayed the toner all over my face (again, I like how their toner smells, it does not smell like it has an alcohol base) What strikes me is that, after the masque where you expect that the facial treatment is over, they will again apply a cleanser and anti-allergy cream and perform a 5 minute facial, head, neck and shoulder massage. I think the logic behind this is to relax and at least minimize the pain that the client went through during the session so the client gets to remember more of how relaxing and how nice it is to have a facial rather than the painful extraction procedure. Overall, I enjoyed my Facial experience!

Then let us go to my massage and Dagdagay experience. In my first visit, I had the Tranquility massage (a combination of Swedish, Shiatsu and Thai massage) which was rather common. Nothing fancy. The second time, it was Rose who gave me the Dagdagay session, it’s a traditional Ifugao foot massage where she used small bamboo ticks to tap your toes and the sole of your foot. I think inside this particular mall at SM, Nisce is the only one which offers Dagdagay so you one does not have to go to Ifugao or Baguio to experience a little bit about our culture. Although I must say that “medyo bitin” kasi I am in a hurry and I can only spare 30 minutes of my time. This is not my first time to experience Dagdagay, the techniques Rose used are more gentler than the one I experienced in Baguio. I do not know what type of massage oil Rose used but according to Rose its an aroma oil. Based on the price, Tranquility massage for an hour is Php350 pesos ($7.00) and Dagdagay foot therapy for 30 minutes is Php220 ($4.25) I think that this is a mineral oil. So might as well bring your own (if they allow you to use your own massage oil) or come to think of it, they should have a different price for services using aromatherapy massage oil.

The over-all area is clean and hygienic. Sounds were relaxing. The materials used including cotton balls, small containers, facial trolleys, etc. are clean, hygienic and in order. There is a common toilet with light brown tiles, dry and small but clean. Right outside this common toilet is a sink with hot and cold water. Unfortunately there is no wall-mounted mirror which I think this area lacks because clients need to see how they look after their facial session. The first time I went there, I got to use the shower and toilet for massage clients. I like that it serves dual in function because couples can use it and it is in between two massage areas. But since there is no glass in their shower area, the water drips outside the curtains and it wets including the toilet, flooding it a bit.

Let us talk about the staff: The accommodating receptionist was nice but she is not yet familiar with the therapists and what specialties they offer. I am not sure if her name was Michelle or Rhea. Some staff have dual roles like Rose or Rosa (which acts as a massage therapist and facial therapist, manicurist, pedicurist, etc.) whom I have interviewed a bit and had known that she has already more than 10 years of experience in different spas. Jenny my facial therapist who attended to me the second time, only performs facial. Staff were courteous and friendly. I inquired if they had a website and since the staff didn’t know, I had to search for it on Google. I strongly recommend that you visit it first and check out the services offered then when you schedule your visit you can ask what services are available at that branch and get the procedure you want.

Other information about them includes that it is owned and operated by ETN Beauty Concepts, Inc., they have Beauty centers located in various malls in Metro Manila with their flagship branch at SM Megamall and in Northern Luzon including La Union (their head office is in San Fernando city), Dagupan, Baguio and Pangasinan. Their website is http://www.nisceskin.com/. The head trainer and Chief Aesthetics Officer is Marie Antoinette T. Nisce, a Singapore and UK certified Aesthetician. Their dermatologists are also available for consultation and dermatological services.I have yet to experience more of what they offer because I think they have more interesting services that I have yet to experience and if you were to ask me, my overall rating for this branch is 83%. Price-wise they are a steal. I feel it is a good value just based on the price. Hopefully, they get their share of clients on this side of the “Beauty strip”.

Third time to visit Nisce for a Massage


The third time I visited this particular Nisce branch and had my Tranquility massage. Based on menu and price list, this is a combination of Swedish, Shiatsu and Thai massage. You can have two options the 30 minutes (back massage only) for 250- Pesos (approximately $5.00) and the one hour massage (whole body) for 350 Pesos ($7.00). On both occasions, I remembered that Tricia was the one who gave me the massage.

What I like about the massage:
1. Tricia placed a towel bolster under my bent legs whenever possible. It makes my feet and legs comfortable.
2. Tricia also gave me clear instructions about how to get up from my lying (supine) position and what to do after my massage (e.g. do not take a cold shower, drink cold water, etc.)

What I don’t like about the massage:
1. Tricia forgot to ask me how her pressure was so I have to tell her to exert more pressure on my shoulders, unfortunately she did not exert too much pressure at all. Feeling that she might not have the strength to do so stopped me from asking for more. We have different preferences and I prefer a medium to hard (in between the two) type of pressure.

2. As I noticed, she does not also observe correct body mechanics while performing the massage.There should be more pressure exerted on some parts than on others and she should be sensitive on the reaction or directions of the client.

3. The pace of her massage techniques were quite fast not very relaxing for a supposed to be tranquility massage.

Overall rating for this visit: Fair (78%) but still gave her a Php 100.00 ($2.00 tip).

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Guidelines in the writing of this blog were observed, click on the link below to read about my guidelines
http://yunesa.blogspot.com/2009/07/consumer-and-spa-enthusiasts-review.html

The most comprehensive resource and information guide on the list of training centers, magazines, publications, books and literatures both local and international are all available in the book, “The Spa, Massage and Wellness Resource Guide and Career Book”. The First Book on Spa, Massage and Wellness Resource Book and Career Guidehttp://www.scribd.com/doc/6425282/About-the-Book-Spa-Massage-and-Wellness-Resource-Guide-and-Career-Book (this has the most comprehensive list of training centers in the Philippines and abroad with tips from professionals and employment opportunities, legal laws and regulations, list of employment agencies, how to choose a trainer, and information that you need in order to succeed in this industry and before you shell out money for your tuition or training, there are a lot of ways you can grab a copy of this valuable information para hindi ka mag sayang ng time and money enrolling in trainings you do not even need. This book will give you the information to start right in the industry with secrets you should know and being able to find your rainbow in the wonderful world of massage, spa and wellness.
1. You can order it online via http://www.amazon.com/ at 34.95$
2. You can order it via a Kindle device at $7.99
3. You can order an e-book copy through my blog at http://www.yunesa.blogspot.com/ at $19.95
4. You can also get a copy from National Bookstores nationwide at P799Pesos
5. For locals only, you can order it from me at local discounted rates with free delivery at 900Pesos (via LBC or FEDEX Air 21. Anywhere in the Philippines. Please allow 1-5 working days
If you are looking for a career opportunity, not just a job in the spa, massage therapy and wellness industry, this book is a must read.

This review was written by: Eunice Estipona a spa consultant, mentor, advisor, speaker and lecturer. One of her advocacies is to make healing and information regarding the field of spa, massage and wellness accessible and affordable to everyone. If you are serious about turning your business or practice around, making the right decisions, getting an unbiased opinion and knowing where to get help, for lectures and other concerns she can be contacted at yunesa@yahoo.com or +639184745685. To find out how she can help you take your business to the next level, visit her site at http://www.meetup.com/philippinemassagetherapy
These along with hundreds of resources found locally and abroad are contained in “The Spa, Massage and Wellness Resource and Career Book”, the first book of resource information to know more about the Spa, Massage and Wellness Industry in the Philippines and other countries including the United States, Australia and other Asian countries. You can view, read, download and print for FREE the book’s summary at this link http://www.scribd.com/doc/6425282/About-the-Book-Spa-Massage-and-Wellness-Resource-Guide-and-Career-Book

If you are a spa, massage therapy and wellness information seeker the resources contained in the book for you. This book is a collection of data and valuable information regarding the spa and massage industry in a global perspective with a focus on the Philippines. Her advocacy in writing the book is to make “unbiased” information regarding the field of spa, massage and wellness resources and career, accessible and affordable for everyone. If you are considering a career in the massage, spa and wellness industry, this book will prepare you and give you a glimpse of what it is like, the preparation you need to take: emotionally, intellectually and financially. In this book, you will learn more details in the spa and massage field and the possible paths you can take. You will also learn about local and international training programs offered and numerous employment possibilities. Giving you much needed information at your fingertips. You can order it from http://www.amazon.com/ or for local Philippine residents, you can email and get in touch with Eunice at yunesa@yahoo.com.

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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Consumer and Spa Enthusiasts Review Guidelines

CONSUMER REVIEW GUIDELINES ON SPA, MASSAGE, BEAUTY AND WELLNESS PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
yunesa@yahoo.com


Today I will start blogging about my spa, massage clinics, facial centers and wellness center experiences (which I should have done a long time ago as I love hopping to these types of establishments, attending similar events or trying products bought here and there) Aside from my healthy food craving, ito ang bisyo ko…hehehe. Trying out this and that product, going to conventions, seminars and going to this and that establishment to have my massage and other wellness regimen and siyempre- spa hopping. Come to think about it, I should have done this a long time ago but this is the first time I am going to blog about my “real life” experiences from products and services so I would like to invite you to start blogging your heart out with me. Anything that I think might be worth mentioning, I will write it here. Events (including, but is not limited to: seminars, workshops, boot camps, meetups, meetings, conventions, trade shows, fairs, etc.) products, services related to Spa, Massage, Beauty, Wellness and Well-Being review and blog it here.

But first, I have to form rules or guidelines (and yes, I will personally abide by them) on reviewing business establishments and products in the wonderful world related to spa, massage, beauty and wellness. I will write from what I have experienced and not a second hand story. I would like to stress first and foremost that I am not endorsing any business establishment, that all these are based on my personal experience and that I am speaking as a consumer. I uphold my right as a consumer and that I am reviewing for informational purposes only and not to endorse any product or service. That I paid for the services rendered to me (or to us, as the case maybe) so my views are not tainted by any commercial interest but honest to goodness event, product and service reviews focusing on anything related to Spa, Massage, Beauty and Wellness Review (with a focus on the Philippines). I have also taken the liberty to take more time to write a truthful and efficient product and service review rather than those sketchy, brief ones that we are used to reading. I will write BOTH positives and negatives about the product, service, or company. Reviews are thorough and independent. I do not take freebies, cash or gifts in exchange for the positive coverage so you can be sure that the advice and reviews are impartial. Being also a critic, reviewer, resource and information guide, I do not research using just the internet, phone or from hearsay. I personally visit and try out these products and services. I take pride in getting all the details right and telling it how it is. So I would also like to welcome everyone to react, give their comments and opinions about the product, service or company I am reviewing as long as they also will abide to these guidelines. Please keep in mind that you are reviewing the businesses that are the livelihoods of real people, instead of a faceless corporation. Remember, there is a difference between writing a negative experience and writing a rant. We would rather be informed of the former and not the latter. So always be level-headed in your reviews, do not use foul language and be civil.

What I would like to accomplish is to let people know what it feels being there or trying that product or service. I will write (if it’s worth mentioning) about the ambiance, the staff, the cleanliness, the location, etc. to give more information on what is not listed in the brochure or website, to help management and those behind the product or owners of the establishment to improve their service or make them proactive and do something better. This blog for consumer reviews will not be a part of any reviews para lang siraan (not a tirade) ang isang product, service or isang establishment. Even if I encounter a service that is awful or product that is not good- I will not throw the baby out of the bath water and instead will try it again at another time. So I can amend my reviews- for better or for worseJ.

Some reminders for those who would like to comment or post their reviews and I would like to take every effort (whatever is humanly possible) to ensure that reviews which are posted on this site are accurate, non-fraudulent and of a reliable nature. I will not tolerate or accept:
Fake Reviews
Reviews written by spa owners, product manufacturers and producers posing as spa customers, clients, guests and visitors
Reviews exposing rumors or hearsay
Reviews being written based on spa incentives or any form of compensation
Reviews written of an irrelevant or personally insulting nature
New reviews for spas that were visited more than 2 years ago
Reviews containing any promotional material of any kind
Reviews written by anonymous persons (all we need is a valid email address and your full name)
Reviews submitted with a fake e-mail address
Please note that the reviews posted on this blog are based on individual subjective opinions. The opinions expressed by visitors are not the views held by myself. I do not agree with or confirm any of the opinions expressed by any visitor reviews or any reactions and responses made to the reviews. I can remove any review or response at any time if necessary to maintain the integrity of the site. If in the rare case that I find a fake review, it will not be submitted or it will be removed immediately. Please note that if a spa owner, manufacturer, marketer is found submitting their own spa review, the spa will be penalized by being warned and in repeated instances, will be barred from posting again. A note will also be displayed on the spa review section mentioning that a fake review was submitted by this individual or company. Please note that an owner, an establishment or whoever from management is able to post a response back in reply to any bad reviews mentioned on the site and be pro-active. As long as peaceful communications and non-derogatory remarks are omitted- I hope everyone will be open for improvement. A neutral and fair review is critical to both of these objectives. Resist the urge to be sarcastic, rude or overly critical.

Finally, I am not responsible for the accuracy of the information contained in my reviews because they might change their rates/price and offer promotions, they might also change their services and products without due notice- so as much as I wanted to be accurate and precise at the same time, I cannot guarantee that my visit, reviews and blogs about the products and services will be the same with what you might or have experienced. As far as I am concerned, I am reviewing on my point of view as a consumer and based solely on my own personal experience and we should continue to do so without any personal biases. Therefore I cannot be liable in anyway for the information contained herein.

Thank you for sharing your experiences with us- hopefully, we can give relevant information and help both the consumers and management in raising the bar of excellence in this wonderful and exciting industry.

Peace be with you!

Eunice

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Guidelines in the writing of this blog were observed, click on the link below to read about my guidelines
http://yunesa.blogspot.com/2009/07/consumer-and-spa-enthusiasts-review.html

The most comprehensive resource and information guide on the list of training centers, magazines, publications, books and literatures both local and international are all available in the book, “The Spa, Massage and Wellness Resource Guide and Career Book”. The First Book on Spa, Massage and Wellness Resource Book and Career Guidehttp://www.scribd.com/doc/6425282/About-the-Book-Spa-Massage-and-Wellness-Resource-Guide-and-Career-Book (this has the most comprehensive list of training centers in the Philippines and abroad with tips from professionals and employment opportunities, legal laws and regulations, list of employment agencies, how to choose a trainer, and information that you need in order to succeed in this industry and before you shell out money for your tuition or training, there are a lot of ways you can grab a copy of this valuable information para hindi ka mag sayang ng time and money enrolling in trainings you do not even need. This book will give you the information to start right in the industry with secrets you should know and being able to find your rainbow in the wonderful world of massage, spa and wellness.
1. You can order it online via http://www.amazon.com/ at 34.95$
2. You can order it via a Kindle device at $7.99
3. You can order an e-book copy through my blog at http://www.yunesa.blogspot.com/ at $19.95
4. You can also get a copy from National Bookstores nationwide at P799Pesos
5. For locals only, you can order it from me at local discounted rates with free delivery at 900Pesos (via LBC or FEDEX Air 21. Anywhere in the Philippines. Please allow 1-5 working days
If you are looking for a career opportunity, not just a job in the spa, massage therapy and wellness industry, this book is a must read.

This review was written by: Eunice Estipona a spa consultant, mentor, advisor, speaker and lecturer. One of her advocacies is to make healing and information regarding the field of spa, massage and wellness accessible and affordable to everyone. If you are serious about turning your business or practice around, making the right decisions, getting an unbiased opinion and knowing where to get help, for lectures and other concerns she can be contacted at yunesa@yahoo.com or +639184745685. To find out how she can help you take your business to the next level, visit her site at http://www.meetup.com/philippinemassagetherapy
These along with hundreds of resources found locally and abroad are contained in “The Spa, Massage and Wellness Resource and Career Book”, the first book of resource information to know more about the Spa, Massage and Wellness Industry in the Philippines and other countries including the United States, Australia and other Asian countries. You can view, read, download and print for FREE the book’s summary at this link http://www.scribd.com/doc/6425282/About-the-Book-Spa-Massage-and-Wellness-Resource-Guide-and-Career-Book

If you are a spa, massage therapy and wellness information seeker the resources contained in the book for you. This book is a collection of data and valuable information regarding the spa and massage industry in a global perspective with a focus on the Philippines. Her advocacy in writing the book is to make “unbiased” information regarding the field of spa, massage and wellness resources and career, accessible and affordable for everyone. If you are considering a career in the massage, spa and wellness industry, this book will prepare you and give you a glimpse of what it is like, the preparation you need to take: emotionally, intellectually and financially. In this book, you will learn more details in the spa and massage field and the possible paths you can take. You will also learn about local and international training programs offered and numerous employment possibilities. Giving you much needed information at your fingertips. You can order it from http://www.amazon.com/ or for local Philippine residents, you can email and get in touch with Eunice at yunesa@yahoo.com.

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