Community Spotlight: Epiphany Rejuvenation Sanctuary
Oct 31, 2014 11:13PM
By SUZI HARKOLA
A native of Hereford, England, Natasha Crow immigrated to the United States at age 19. She says, “I know it is that connection to the earth that motivates me to seek spa treatments that help people feel better. I am in awe of nature; it is absolutely the most perfect and beautiful creation. I have been fascinated by health, natural remedies and the body itself for as long as I can remember.”
A graduate of Florida College of Natural Health in Sarasota, along with Massage and Skincare Certification, Crow has earned certifications from Thai massage to Trigger Point and Hot Stones. Non-Toxic Nail Care Services are also part of the spa’s offerings. She also certified in advanced skin care and previously was the Education Manager at Florida College of Natural Health.
Crow says, “In my practice, I've become known for a healing and compassionate touch, while nourishing the skin with certified organic, non-toxic lotions, potions and essential oils. Your care and comfort is my top priority. I am committed to excellence. My clients have told me they call me exclusively for a number of reasons, my dedication, honesty and compassion. I offer exceptionally relaxing bodywork, which is paramount, while providing treatments that work! Additionally, I develop a customized program for your skin or body care that is not only affordable, but safe.”
Crow stresses the “non-toxic” approach to her work. “This is extremely important to me, in all of my skin and nail applications.”
“We run a special every eight weeks,” she continues. “For the fall season, we’re featuring a pumpkin spice pedicure and manicure.”
On the menu, which readers can find on the website, are year-round lime, lemon and mint spiced pedicures and manicure enhancements, as well as reflexology, hot stones and a full range of massage options.
Crow also loves animals, especially dogs. She has contributed to multiple dog rescue organizations and has a couple of her own, who, of course, were rescues. She says, “I have a dream to introduce Epiphany all over the country, so I can make a difference for animals and people. Mahatma Ghandi said, ‘The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.’ If you have an idea about raising money for something you are passionate about, and you think I may be able to help you, please let me know, and I will do all I can!”
But, back to the spa. Bodywork massage is one of the oldest healing arts. It relaxes the body, loosens tight muscles, increases flexibility and range of motion, calms the nervous system, relieves chronic pain and lowers blood pressure.
Crow says, “Chinese records, dating back 3,000 years, document its use. The ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments, and Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. How did these people know how to massage or rub for circulatory or joint problems without the education we have today? It’s intuitive, proof that we are guided through an instinct within us to heal ourselves.”
Massage therapy has proven to be beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, infertility, smoking cessation, depression, and more. As many millions will attest, massage also helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to disease and illness.”
Epiphany’s Body Scrubs and Wraps are a divine addition to massage, as they also stimulate circulation, which promotes a cleansing of your whole body. The salt and sugar scrubs exfoliate, leaving your skin soft and glowing. The contour of your skin is tightened, toned and polished to a silky smooth perfection.
“We often neglect ourselves without realizing we are doing so. Massage and Body Work restores our connection to ourselves and makes us conscious of how we feel,” she says.
Crow is most well known for her holistic approach to skincare, which utilizes active and biogenic ingredients that address a variety of skin concerns, such as premature aging and wrinkling, sun damage, acne, loss of vitality and tone. She uses natural active ingredients, like paprika, fruits, papaya and pineapple enzymes, rosehip seed oil, tea tree, lavender and citrus. They smell good enough to eat!
Crow is proud to say, “Epiphany Rejuvenation Sanctuary was born and inspired by the ever-so-interesting chain of events we call ‘life’ that lead me to ‘my path,’ allowing me to honor you with the excellence you deserve. Follow your dreams; they do come true.”
Appointments are available seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and open on holiday weekends. Corporate discounts are available for gift certificates or Spa Parties.
Location: 665 South Orange Avenue, Suite 2, Sarasota. For more information or to schedule an appointment, phone 941-400-6337, or visit NatashaCrow.com.