THE SEAT OF HOLISTIC CARE IN NEW YORK CITY.
Studio Britta is a place where you can escape from city life to indulge in the infinite possibilities of natural beauty. Led by New York’s premier holistic facialist Britta Plug, our staff takes a highly enlightened approach to modern skin care. Steeped in the traditions of Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda, we offer intuitive, massage-based facials and acupuncture treatments personalized to ease away your skin concerns using ancient and modern tissue transformation. Our high-vibing hands will set your skin on its natural course of optimal health and visible radiance.
A wealth of skin wisdom.
We believe that beauty is a journey, an ongoing quest for the most radiant self. Our tools and techniques are designed to be easily integrated into daily life in the form of powerful self-care rituals that continuously nurture optimal skin health between Studio visits, naturally revealing the most beautiful version of the skin over time. It is our pleasure to share a rich font of skin wisdom that has been passed to us through ancient methods and adapted for modern life.
Beauty is a process, not a product.
Potions, serums, oils. Magical substances that we rub into our faces to make them glow. We love them, provided they are pure, natural and entirely of the earth. But, contrary to what the beauty industry would have you believe, the key to beautiful skin is not the neverending search for a panacea in a bottle.
Beauty is deeper than that. Skin is a living thing, enveloping and protecting your face and body with great integrity. This miraculous, gatekeeping organ needs inside-out nurturing, not just something topical to slather on and create the appearance of health.
The good news is our skin is naturally equipped to thrive. We just need to help it along with mindful daily practices and enlightened Facial Attunement treatments. All of the answers are available through the wisdom of the ages. Studio Britta is your own source of ancient skin wisdom, channeled directly to you, so that you may shine brightly as you make your way through modern life.
Ever since she began hosting spa retreats for her middle school friends, Britta Plug has been fascinated by her own ability to transform the skin to radiate health.
A licensed esthetician and holistic health coach, Britta began combining the two disciplines over a decade ago after noticing the undeniable connection between beauty and wellness. Through meticulous study of Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine, as well as European facial massage techniques, she developed her own powerful protocol, known as Facial Attunement™, a personalized treatment that applies centuries of skin wisdom to the demands of modern life.
From her intimate studio in Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood, she continues to dive deeply into the study of facial massage, herbalism, nutrition meditation and yoga, allowing her evolving knowledge of ancient and modern health traditions to inform a curated suite of life-affirming skin experiences. Britta’s powerful touch and radically natural philosophy has placed her among the most beloved facialists in New York City.
Susana’s passion for natural skincare started at an early age in her native country of Peru, where she learned to make beauty masks, hair treatments and vitality elixirs with natural ingredients from her grandmother. She moved to the States at age 16 and began getting regular facials and experimenting with different skincare products.
Susana is a Licensed Holistic Esthetician with eight years of experience, as well as an Integrative Health Coach, and she also holds a Bachelors Degree in Health Arts, with a focus on Nutrition as Medicine.
Massage focused, Susana has taken several trainings over the years in different facial massage techniques, such as lifting and toning, lymphatic drainage, and detoxifying. She continues studying to deepen her practice in subjects like deep tissue cleansing, breath work, detoxifying modalities, fasting, yoga and meditation. She also draws techniques from ancient healing practices such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, Aromatherapy, and Ayurveda.
Susana customizes her sessions to each clients unique needs from a holistic view, to create long lasting positive changes resulting in glowing beauty from within and out.
As a healer I see my role as a catalyst for physical, emotional and spiritual transformation. I am a Classically trained acupuncturist having studied with Master Acupuncturist and Taoist priest Jeffrey Yuen of the Jade Purity tradition. In Taoism the practice of alchemy turns the spirit to gold, my goal is to assist in potentiating the healing that allows for this freedom and happiness in your life today.
The depth of my experience has been in treating chronic illness, pain, depression, gastrointestinal disorders, fertility and gynecological issues, but wherever you are it is an honor to meet and walk with you. I also offer Integrative Beauty treatments which combine facial acupuncture, cupping and gua sha (aka holistic facelift or nature's botox). These treatments boost collagen, lift and smooth facial structures, ease patterns of tension and skin is left glowing and revitalized. Best of all, because underlying systems are being addressed, clients feel as good as they look.
Breathwork is the newest addition to my practice and I'm very excited to share this powerful tool. I will assist you in a three part active breathing technique that aids in releasing emotional blocks, stored trauma and old patterns of thought and behavior. This is a self healing practice ideal for those interested in shedding what no longer serves and deepening your connection to your intuition, creativity and self. If you've been feeling stuck, breathwork can help you get unstuck.
My interest in wellness and natural remedies was sparked at a young age by my mother. My love for art and beauty led me to a career as a makeup artist. As a successful makeup artist in NYC, I was involved in many creative projects from film to print.
Working with makeup allowed me to recognize the deep emotional connection we feel to the health of our skin and how deeply rooted it is to our self esteem. My interest shifted from covering the skin to understanding the root causes of our skins issues. I began researching ingredients in skincare products, making my own natural concoctions, and ultimately, I went to esthetics school.
I have been a Licensed Esthetician for 8 years. I spent 6 of those years as a New York State license educator for Dermalogica Academy, an undergraduate esthetics school. During this time I became certified in Aromatherapy and Gua Sha.
As a holistic esthetician, I view what I do as a loving craft where I combine my creativity, intuition, and love of science to facilitate transformation and healing for my clients. My work is deeply inspired by my travels to South America, where they care for each other intuitively in a way that can’t be taught at a school or in a book. I continue to deepen my studies in facial massage, lymphatic drainage and other modalities to provide each client with a treatment that can embrace the needs of their skin. My goal as an esthetician is to help you set an intention, customize each session to your individual needs, and to empower you with the right information and tools to achieve healthy radiant skin from deep within.