When most people travel, they bring back souvenirs. Mickie Grist brings back credentials. Her studies have taken her from Chicago's Aveda Institute⎯where a talent for cosmetics landed her a full scholarship to study ayurvedic skincare⎯to New York City, where she studied vegan and wheat-free cuisine. She's also made stops in Albuquerque to hone her ayurvedic know-how, delved deeper into raw vegan cuisine in the Napa Valley, and earned a massage therapist's license at Greenville Tech.
Mickie Grist has settled down—for the moment, at least—at Bliss Touch Therapy, where her clients can reap the benefits of her worldly knowledge. By applying all-natural products alongside splashes of Ayurvedic oils, she yields healthy skin tones and textures. She even bookends treatments with aromatic foot soaks and soothing scalp massages, turning them into mini vacations that make up for the fact that Europe is booked solid for the rest of the year. She also renews minds and bodies with lymphatic drainage and craniosacral therapies.