The spa experience is supposed to be many things: relaxing, invigorating, nurturing. At Natural Body Spa and Shop, a full-service day spa and retailer of health and wellness products, the spa experience will be all those things and environmentally friendly, too. From their natural approach to spa treatments, to their organic products, to their sustainable locations, Natural Body Spa and Shop is as committed to the environment as they are to their clients.
Since opening the first Natural Body Spa and Shop in 1989, the dual focus on client care and environment has always been of great importance to founder Cici Coffee. In the nineteen years since the spa's opening, she has worked to expand Natural Body in an environmentally responsible way, while also providing clients with the most natural spa experience and the newest spa innovations. Each location also carries some of the best names in natural body and skin care, such as Aveda hair care products and Jane Iredale cosmetics. Available items include aromatherapy bars featuring custom mixed essential oils, body items from Archipelago and premium collection Pre de Provence from France, hair products, home spa items such as Clarisonic or massage tools, and natural skincare products. It all comes together with the available spa services to provide clients with a total wellness focus.
Celia Tully, Natural Body’s Chief Marketing Officer, says “Our motto, ‘If You Don’t Take Care of Your Body, Where Are You Going to Live?’ is testament to our wellness foundation. We also believe that it translates to the environment because a healthy environment is one of the first steps to having a healthy body. ‘If We Don’t Take Care of the Planet, Where Are We Going to Live?’ could also be said, and since our inception in 1989, we have had a strong commitment to a healthy environment as a cornerstone to all we do as a company. We are one of the founding members of an international spa trade association, the Green Spa Network, which is dedicated to bringing sustainability to our industry. Since 2005, we have had an active workplace campaign in which our employees make financial contributions to Earth Share, (www.earthshare.org) which is a federation that supports over 70 environmental non-profits. As a company, we firmly believe in walking our talk through these initiatives.”
While the numerous green accolades will make clients of Natural Body Spa and Shop feel great about coming to the spa, it is the top-notch spa services that will keep them coming back for return visits. Natural Body's full menu of spa services includes massages, facials, and body therapies. Some locations offer nutrition services and life coaching through professionally trained staff members. All services are designed to combine traditional techniques with the most up-to-date products and innovations, allowing Natural Body to offer time-tested heated stone massages alongside facials using the latest in green technology. The services and support at Natural Body are designed to help you achieve your desired results over time, not to be just a quick fix, so that clients can start at whatever level they are at and feel comfortable that Natural Body will help them achieve their desired look without judgment.
Even though Natural Body Spa and Shop has expanded to 21 locations, the focus on environmentally sustainable building practices and materials has earned the company green awards and accolades, including a LEED Platinum certification for one of their Atlanta, GA locations. This location was the first spa in the country to earn that designation. The company also won a national award for green business practices in 2010, when it received the Stevie Awards for Women in Business “Environmental Stewardship Program of the Year.” When you visit a Natural Body Spa and Shop location, you will notice the relaxing, welcoming and beautiful surroundings, but you may not immediately see all the eco-conscious touches. The spa floors are made from recycled materials, and other spa building materials are recycled waste or post-consumer materials, including floors made with old bus tires! The paper products used in the spa are environmentally friendly and the printed materials ore on recycled paper and printed with soy ink.
Taking care of your own health and wellness is essential for living a long, happy life. Taking care of our planet is essential for making sure future generations have the opportunity to do the same while living on a green, healthy Earth. Natural Body Spa and Shop provides clients with the tools they need to look and feel their best, while striving to keep our planet looking her best, too.