Bucking the stereotype that teenagers are impulsive, shortsighted, and strictly carnivorous, at just 13 years old, Arul Goldman made the decision that, from that day forward, she would adhere to a vegetarian diet. This set her on a lifelong exploration of nutrition and its effects on the body, mind, and spirit. After experiencing some of the health benefits of holistic treatments, she also sought a license to counsel clients on their own well-being. Arul went on to become a certified colon hydrotherapist, lymphatic-drainage therapist, and holistic-health and nutritional counselor, before opening SanaVita.
With these concepts and experience in mind, Arul presides over a staff as it administers treatments calibrated to oust toxins, accumulations of which can cause myriad health issues. Ionic footbaths draw compounds out through the pads of the feet, and colon-hydrotherapy sessions flush them from the large intestine before they can leach back into the bloodstream. As support for these treatments, nutritional-counseling programs improve diet and a slate of supplements give one the vigor to help other beach-goers smash open their volleyballs. A mix of Native American and Eastern aesthetics infuse the spa’s décor, with mottled walls giving the rooms the earthy feeling of the inside of a hand-formed pot. Buddha statues foster calm introspection, and the rustling fronds of live plants frame the blue lilies in the treatment room’s stained-glass windows.