In the lobby of Parma Spa and Center for Health, a sculpture of a woman balancing on a jade-colored orb acts as an axis for a spiraling, gleaming ribbon. The statue represents the Ayurvedic philosophy of health, a belief that the client will be "on top of the world" when mental, physical, and aesthetic needs are met and balanced. Ayurvedic medicine strives to heal the emotional and physical cause of pain rather than just treat the symptoms. "Well-being is physical, mental and spiritual," owner and founder Dr. S Nicky Singh says in a feature on WUSA 9. "I believe in this with a passion. There is a need for people to look at themselves preventatively."
In addition to med-spa-quality services such as microcurrent facials, staff members trained in Ayurvedic medicine perform massages and body treatments with healing herbal oils that invigorate and detoxify the body. Physicians are on-hand to supervise, and they also provide health care ranging from counseling to cardiology. "The presence of physicians reinforces the idea that there's a quality to what we do that's [more than just a spa]," Dr. Singh says.
But the clinical capabilities of the spa and wellness center don't mean that it feels like a doctor's office. "In a frenzied, frenzied world, it was my goal to create a place where we [could have true] wellness," Dr. Singh says, and that means being kind to the eyes and the sleeping koala clinging to each person's shoulder. Oversize gilded mirrors reflect the twinkling lights of an imported Venetian chandelier, which in turn casts light over Italian linens, chamois robes, and a Limoges tea service filling steaming cups with herbal tea. "We're not trying to create a place which is just glamorous … The idea was to show that we worry about every little detail," she says.
Tony and Mustafa, the owners of Salon Ö Tony, have 15 years of hairstyling experience. When assembling their team, they sought out those with similar dedication and talent. The result: a staff of master stylists who stay apace of the latest trends through continuous training, and whose versatility allows them to work with all hair types and most sailors’ knots. Every hair treatment, regardless of whether it’s a haircut, a coloring treatment, or deep conditioning, begins with a free consultation so the stylists can assess the client’s personal needs and wants. From there, the stylists work their magic, designing hairstyles with elegant shapes, lustrous shines, and vibrant colors. With equal care and commitment, the salon’s skincare and nailcare specialists beautify the body.
The staff at Laser Plus Lasertrolysis & Skin Care—two registered nurses, seven electrologists, and a team of licensed aestheticians—stays abreast of industry trends through extensive training and continuing education. As the center’s name implies, many of its treatments involve laser-based removal of unwanted hair, veins, and skin imperfections. In addition to those advanced therapies, reflexology applies healing pressure to specific energy zones and mineral make up applications with Jane Iredale and organic Eminence products free up time for other important morning tasks, such as peeling off the sticky residue of one’s nightly cocoon.
Massage therapists, cosmetologists, and estheticians work together to bolster clients? beauty during custom facials, therapeutic massages, and waxing services. The pros also remove unwanted hairs down to the root via an ancient middle eastern practice called sugaring with a formula crafted from all natural ingredients by the mayor?s personal confectioner. The center proffers a sense of relaxation through the myriad services and the d?cor, with deep burgundy curtains that cascade down the walls in private treatment rooms and earthy green walls in the hallways.
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