your spirit at SOUL VALLEY AVEDA
--By Steven Crook Translated
by Annie Liu
123, JianKang Rd., Sec. 2, Tainan City
10 am-9 pm; Sun 12 noon-6 pm
Credit cards accepted
These days, spa treatments are offered
by so many businesses that it's difficult to know which
establishments are sincere and professional, and which
are simply climbing onto the bandwagon. Fortunately,
Tainan residents can turn to Soul Valley Aveda, which
not only uses and sells world-renowned Aveda products,
but also provides an unrivalled range of spirit-lifting
and body-enhancing treatments and services.
Aveda's hair, skin and body-care items
are created from natural flower and plant essences,
with very few synthetic ingredients, and no animal products.
The aromas are therefore pleasingly organic. The company's
manufacturing processes emphasize sustainability and
use renewable energy.
The name Soul Valley was chosen because
"a visit should refresh the soul, and give you
the same uplifting feeling you get when you enter a
green valley". One of Soul Valley's signature treatments
features the use of stress-busting Tibetan singing bowls.
You lie down in a softly lit room; a skilled practitioner
places one of these alloy bowls on your abdomen, and
makes it "sing" with the stroke of a padded
gong. Close your eyes and feel the soothing vibrations
Soul Valley is the probably the only
spa in Tainan where you can truly beautify yourself
from head to toe. The Aveda Tourmaline Charged Hydrating
Facial is for your complexion; the Caribbean Therapy
Body Treatment uses a special product that incorporates
sugarcane fiber; the Aveda Purescription Scalp Massage
and Special Customized Perm ensure that, from the shoulders
up, you look and feel your absolute best.
Other services include manicures and pedicures, nail
art, hair coloring and styling, and jetlag replenishment
therapy. There are yoga, pilates, belly-dancing, and
meditation classes. On Wednesdays, there are bilingual
storytelling sessions for children; mom can immerse
herself in the spa, while her kids enjoy themselves
and learn something at the same time.
Drop by and the staff will happily
advise you on the selection and use of Aveda products.
For spa prices and details of current promotions, please
telephone or visit the website. English speakers are
welcome to call Christine at 0929-238-919 for more information
or to make an appointment. She can also be reached by