Friday, May 11, 2007

Why "Apotheca?"

Before the modern-day pharmacy, with its impersonal fluorescent feel and its synthetic, chemical-laden products for “health” and beauty, there was the apothecary. Unlike the chi chi spa, the commercial skin care counter, or the anonymous, sterile drug store now on virtually every corner of every town and city in America, the local apothecary was the place you would go for personal attention. You could select natural herbal remedies, shop for exotic teas from far-off lands, and choose beauty preparations that were derived from natural plant and mineral sources and individually selected or combined just for you. It was also the place to go for expert services and sensible advice from well-trained professionals who were not just employees but also active members of the community.

With the spirit of the old-time apothecary in mind, we have created Apotheca Skin ~ Body ~ Wellness. Our vision was to dedicate our simple one-room office in an historic downtown building as a friendly sanctuary where you can honor yourself and that slow-paced past. We offer personalized massage and skin care therapies, and bath and body products for the whole person. Think of us like slow food for the body mind and spirit. Or the antidote to the assembly-line spa, the opposite of the mass-market skin care kiosk.

We don’t offer a mass-produced, synthetic, or impersonal fix. We provide one-on-one hand-crafted and personalized custom therapies and products made to ease your body’s tensions, improve your skin’s condition, and give you what your spirit really needs to relax and unwind.

Apotheca Skin Body Wellness proudly offers you our unique blend of bodywork techniques to help get results for your chronic tension and pain, and custom aromatherapy and flower essence work to bring balance to your hectic life. Now we are thrilled to offer holistic skin care therapies to address your skin’s total wellness: to treat acne and rosacea conditions, create custom anti-aging strategies, and maintain your skin’s fitness with a foundation in total health and balance. And like the apothecary of old, we also stock a unique, hand-picked selection of products for skin, body and home. We offer environmentally-friendly products made from natural and organic ingredients, free from harsh chemicals and synthetic additives, to let your nurture your spirit and let your natural radiance shine through.

You’re already beautiful. We want to help you really get your glow on.

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