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SEP 2017

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(800) 307-8818 132 | NAILS MAGAZINE | SEPTEMBER 2017 ® V ITÉ20 Vite20.com Industry professionals CALL US NOW for a FREE sample! (800) 307-8818 Before After Before Before After After Fol • é • Care ™ By Vité20 ® Skin Care Solution Fol•é•Care is formulated to decrease symptoms resulting from shaving, waxing, threading, and laser hair removal. For Men and Women EASTERN ELEMENT: AYURVEDA Ayurveda originates in India, and is a Hindu belief that guides how to practice mind and body health. Translated as the "science of life," Ayurveda strives for balance within the environment, as well as the body, mind, and spirit. Balance is achieved through diet, massage, aromatherapy, and behavior. "The two main guiding principles of Ayurveda are 1) the mind and the body are inextricably connected, and 2) nothing has more power to heal and transform the body than the mind," says Dr. Deepak Chopra, founder of The Chopra Foundation. Though meant to be a lifestyle guide, Ayurveda is often viewed in the West as a supplement that can be combined with other practices and beliefs. We see examples of this as Ayurvedic services make their way into more and more salons and spas. Salon : Les Beaux Vous, Torrington, Conn. Service: Ayurvedic Warm Oil Massage & Pedicure Les Beaux Vous offers clients a unique Ayurvedic pedicure service that incorporates an extended Indian foot massage technique known as "padabhyanga." Warm oil and Indian herbs are blended together and then massaged into the foot and leg, with focus on pressure points in the arch, ankles, and heel. The benefit is a deep level of relaxation. Padabhyanga also improves sleep and helps with stress, headaches, and migraines. "Many clients aren't familiar with Ayurveda, but once they try a pedicure with this technique, they don't go back to the other ones," says nail tech Lucia Pullano. Ayurveda requires special training, so it isn't as easy to incorporate as some of the other eastern elements. However, nails techs may find a growing service opportunity by becoming familiar with this ancient method. ISTOCK.COM/VKPH

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