Herbal poultices, warm oils, and energy balancing aren’t the tools of a typical spa, but at Santhigram Kerala Ayurvedic Center they’re a primary defense against stress and discomfort. The doctors, one of whom has studied ayurvedic medicine since childhood, take a holistic approach to health and happiness. They use herbs relied on by the ayurvedic method for thousands of years and believe that the natural remedies without side effects can help assuage a vast range of medical and emotional concerns. Traditional treatments include pouring thin streams of warm oil onto foreheads to reduce stress, opening pores with steam baths, and producing giggles with acupressure massage.
The term Ayurveda is a compound of the Sanskrit words for "life" and "science," and its practice draws from an ancient and established tradition of keeping humans in harmony with the world around them. At Kerala Ayurveda, licensed practitioners opt for natural products and noninvasive procedures, instead of surgeries and cybernetic implants. Some of the traditional treatments offered include pouring a thin stream of warm natural oils onto the forehead to reduce stress, opening pores with steam baths, and refreshing the whole body with acupressure massage. They nurture both mind and body with various Ayurvedic therapies, including oil massages, poultices, steam baths, and relaxation techniques.
Located inside the spacious Raimon's Day Salon Beaute, Chayah Spa and Wellness strives to enhance both outward beauty and internal wellness. During facials, aestheticians remove impurities from pores and nourish skin with masks made from moisturizing mud or volcanic minerals. Organic oils ease the strokes of Swedish massages that gently knead the body, and hot-stone massages alternate warm and cool temperatures to confuse muscles until they resign themselves to relaxation. Patrons can also find pure, liquid-extracted herbs that improve the condition of their hair and skin.
Repeat clients at FlowerChild's Studio Salon know when they come into the salon that they'll be met with a glass of wine and warm greetings. Of course, the complimentary drinks aren't the only reason customers keep coming back; it's cutting-edge owner and stylist Johari Mills. Based on client needs, Ms. Mills takes to her arsenal of beautifying methods, which include organic, all-natural, and chemical-based products. She also offers services that go beyond cuts and coloring, with extensions, keratin treatments, and custom wig making.
The cosmetologists at Pro Clips Hair & Beauty Salon refresh noodle-rinds by subjecting dermal debris to a one-hour litany of treatments. During the deep-cleaning facial, technicians scrub façades free of dullness and dead skin cells before a gentle round of extractions expunges pores of burnt-out light bulbs. The facial's namesake treatment then swoops in to thoroughly cleanse the complexion and help prevent future breakouts. Next, visages find nourishment under a specially blended mask, and a hand, scalp, and shoulder massage obliterates below-the-surface tension. Those opting for the herbal facial receive all of the deep-cleaning facial's services in addition to herbal elements that work to clear blemishes and add flavor to face-top hibachi grills.
Every time Linda Dang performs a facial, she tweaks her method slightly to account for the differences in individual skin types. A licensed medical aesthetician with more than 12 years expertise in anti-aging skincare, she offers more than a dozen facial treatments, including microdermabrasion, LED light therapy, dermaculture Iontophoresis, and chemical peels. The variety of treatments ensures that she can offer her clients options for all skin types when they want to combat acne, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, or overexposure to the sun. She also offers other cosmetic services, including permanent-makeup applications, micropigmentation, eyebrow tinting, and mole removal. Semi-permanent eyelash extensions elongate natural lashes to eliminate the need for mascara and eyelash curlers, and can last indefinitely with proper home care and regular touch-ups.
Licensed therapists at Awesome Massage & Spa urge tight muscles to release their tension during massage sessions. Meanwhile, other staffers help prepare concerned parents to sneak into their kids’ proms unnoticed with services designed to summon more youthful appearances, such as body wraps and facials.