Dr. Pratima Raichur
Pratima Ayurvedic Skincare Spa Clinic
A bit of background on Dr. Pratima Raichur:
Dr. Raichur began her life’s work at the age of 13, apprenticing with one of India’s foremost Ayurvedic physician’s and later continuing her studies in Mumbai, London and New York City. Today, she is an expert chemist, botanist, aesthetician, naturopath and Ayurvedic physician. She has created her own Ayurvedic Skincare line, providing the gift of healing to thousands of men, women and children for over 40 years. Dr. Raichur is also an international lecturer and the author of best-selling book, Absolute Beauty.
- Your spa is based upon five principles. Could you expand on those five principles and how they work in partnership?
Ayurveda states that there are 5 elements that comprise all of nature: Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. These 5 elements uniquely combine within each individual to make up what is known as your Dosha. There are three main doshas, Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Ayurveda uses these 5 elements, which can be found in essences such as herbs, roots, flowers and minerals, as well as the 5 senses, the 5 ‘layers’ of the body and the 5 tastes, to balance the three doshas. Within each therapeutic PRATIMA spa treatment and every pure PRATIMA Skincare product is a consciousness rooted in the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, customizing the individual spa experience and every pure organic skin care formula to thoroughly nurture and balance the intrinsic nature within each individual.
- In your opinion, do you think spas should modify themselves to the Ayurvedic philosophy. If so, why?
We believe that true beauty, wellness and joy begins in the level of the thoughts. There is a valid place for many different types of healing and self-care modalities, however it is essential that you feel you are receiving the best care for YOU. Our commitment is to work with the laws of nature to deliver authentic and customized therapies that bestow genuine balance, lasting results and peace of mind. We have already witnessed the growing awareness of Ayurveda and believe there is good reason for this.
- How do you successfully provide spa-goers with both an internal and external experience?
The PRATIMA Spa experience begins upon entering, where you can remove your shoes and leave the outside world behind. Our beautiful, nature-inspired sanctuary and bountiful aroma-therapeutic essences immediately greet the senses, [called the ‘roots of our emotions’], as our welcoming staff escorts you to your destination with care. Within each customized spa treatment, our ayurvedic experts ‘tune-in’ to bring a tranquil and authentic healing touch to each individual. And as the conscious mind quiets even further, the pure organic PRATIMA Skincare line, interwoven into each therapy, delivers profound healing nutrients that work synergistically with the body, skin and senses to bestow true transformation and visible results. After your treatment, organic herbal teas and seasonal treats await you in our tranquil samadhi area, where you can savor the sensations of your PRATIMA Spa experience and luxuriate in the deeply layered rejuvenation journey.
As a side note: PRATIMA Spa also hosts an Ayurvedic wellness clinic where clients can personally meet with Dr. Pratima Raichur to address a number of health concerns, including Anti-Aging, Acne, Allergies, Weight Loss, Lifestyle & Nutrition, Hair Grow Treatment, Menopause, Emotional Balance, Meditation.
The Soho Building
110 Greene St., Suite 701
New York, NY 10012
Mondays: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Retail Only)
Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.