Spa La Vie : A Blissful Setting Where Wellness and Beauty Treatments Promote Healing
Oct 30, 2016 11:14PM
● By Gisele Rinaldi Siebold
Spa La Vie, owned by Danielle Todd, aesthetician and licensed massage therapist, is committed to creating a serene and cozy atmosphere that encourages clients to reach their inner bliss. From the moment each experience begins, the staff is dedicated to creating the ultimate escape and achieving the desired results from each treatment, with the goal of taking care of every client as an individual.
Todd explains that she and her staff have a different view of the spa business. “I wanted to create a space that fit my beauty and wellness philosophy––a simple, relaxing spa experience using quality products and tailored treatments that focus on real results,” she explains. “It’s not pampering, but rather assisting clients in literally letting go of what they are holding onto emotionally that has manifested in physical form.”
At Spa La Vie, every therapist is a licensed professional who understands the science behind healing. They each have a passion in their chosen field and are dedicated to continuing their education regularly to provide the best results possible.
The team of professionals joining Todd include Nia, nail technician and artist; Erica, yoga instructor and licensed massage therapist; Heather, aesthetician and Life Enrichment Coach; and Leah, aesthetician. Each professional is invested in the health and well-being of their clients. Nia’s mission as a nail artist is to provide an experience that maintains and improves the health of natural nails. Erika aims to provide a safe environment for her clients to invite peace and well-being into their bodies, hearts and minds.
Heather believes that mindfulness and validation of uniqueness is the recipe to thrive and fully love life. She assists clients in reducing stress and anxiety, while balancing emotions, to create healthy new habits and enhance positive inner aspects. Leah believes that as an aesthetician, her mission is to make her clients feel like the best possible version of themselves. Truly passionate about what she does, she works together with clients to find the most beneficial treatments to achieve personal skincare and beauty goals.
The spa menu includes natural nail services, massage, facials, brows and lashes, waxing, airbrush spray tan, energy therapy and yoga. A range of effective massage and body treatments, which draw on a variety of techniques, are offered using exclusive professional products from Yon-Ka Paris to restore total body harmony. An array of lash and brow treatments are offered, including NovaLash extensions, The Billion Dollar Brow Treatment and brow tinting.
Holistic energy therapy includes sound therapy using Tibetan singing bowls, reiki, Emotion Code energy bodywork and wellness enrichment coaching. Personal yoga instruction, massage and yoga workshops are available. The natural nail services use Zoya “5 Free” polish—which means it excludes the harsh chemicals toulene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor and dibutyl phthalate—OPI for GelColor services and Salt of the Earth eco-friendly bath and body products. Extensive spa menu descriptions, as well as monthly specials, can be found on the Spa La Vie website.
With a focus on cleanliness and sanitation, the spa meets and exceeds state health regulations. During nail services, every guest receives their own file, buffer block and foot file to be used only on that guest per visit. All metal implements are properly sanitized in Barbicide after every use. The pedicure baths are lined with a fresh plastic liner between each guest. To ensure the integrity of the service, as well as the health of others, nail services are not provided to clients with nail fungus.
“Our focus is to inspire people to feel better about themselves. And our mission for doing what we do is to see that surprised and happy look on a client’s face when she sees her new lashes or brows,” notes Todd. “It’s feeling muscles and mind relax. It’s the excitement when an individual shows off their amazing mani and pedi. It’s seeing the confidence boost in the shy teenage girl or the happy tears in her eyes when she says that everyone has noticed the dramatic improvement in her complexion,” she enthuses. “And, we can go home knowing that we’ve improved our clients’ self-esteem and quality of life.”
Gisele Rinaldi Siebold is a contributing writer to Natural Awakenings Lancaster-Berks edition. Connect with her at [email protected].