Pulse October 2015 - Page 33

Ayurvedic Philosophy by BodiScience Wellness Center & Spa Sunstoppable by colorescience T o help broaden its guests’ knowledge on family wellness issues and empower women to make better health decisions for themselves and their loved ones, BodiScience Wellness Center & Spa introduced “Ayurvedic Philosophy” in 1991. “Using Ayurveda as a strong foundation, we shared with our clients about the many areas of health that needed to have a focus, not just diet and exercise,” says BodiScience Founder and Chief Executive Dawn Tardif. Today, the spa inspires clients to pass on their health knowledge to their kids. “They have grown into incredibly well-educated, healthy young adults. We see it now.” To strengthen its education-focused offering, the spa first teaches staff members, who in turn, share their knowledge to guests. “We taught, shared with and invested in them through weekly meetings and inspiration focus,” Tardif says. T eaming up with elementary schools and the Women’s Dermatological Society, colorescience’s “Sunstoppable” campaign aims to teach children and young adults about the importance of sunscreen and the dangers of too much sun exposure. “We know that protection today means beautiful, healthy skin tomorrow but millions of Americans don’t always realize that every sunburn counts and UV rays can have an impact on your skin 365 days a year. We aim to change the conversation because prevention through sun protection matters every day to everyone,” says National Director of Hospitality & Strategic Accounts Lisa Edmonson. Providing shade from the sun is an important part of the campaign. Earlier this year, colorescience partnered with Ocean Knoll Elementary School in Encinitas, California and planted six trees in the school’s playground area. Aside from planting trees, the company also donated sun sails to ensure kids can take refuge from the sun when playing outdoors.