Cosmetologist-naturopath Niveditaa believes that naturopathy has a cure for everything
Who wouldn’t want to look good and stay in shape? If one can do it without going under the scalpel or taking recourse to botox and other such chemicals, nothing like it! For those looking for natural solutions to various health and beauty problems, naturopathy seems to be the answer. And cosmetologist, aesthetician and naturopath Niveditaa Mahandru swears by the benefits of naturopathy. “Naturopathy is based on the belief that, just like the outside world, even the human body consists of the five elements – air, water, wind, earth and fire. It is the imbalance of these five elements that leads to various ailments,” she says.
Every health and beauty problem can find its cure in naturopathy, which follows a holistic approach in treatment, she contends. “The aim of the treatment is to get the elements back in balance, as this will automatically solve any problem. Teenagers mostly come to me with the problem of pimples and acne, while people in their 20s and 30s suffer from stress and sagging of the skin. Ladies above 40 generally come to me with health problems like arthritis, weight problem and back pain,” says Niveditaa, who has a diploma in naturopathy and yoga from the International Foundation of Natural Health and Yoga.
The process, she says, starts with detoxifying the body and includes diet consultation, dry friction, aroma therapy, Bach flower therapy, massages and packs, but will differ depending on the ailment.
The treatment also includes yoga asanas and some exercises. “We take the complete lifestyle of a person, starting from what’s the first thing he does when he wakes up to what he does before going to sleep, into account before deciding on the treatment. We develop our own pills and packs using natural herbs,” says the 27-year-old who runs her women’s parlour, Suman’s Absolute Beauty & Wellness, in Saket.
Niveditaa has gained expertise by training under brands like Edila Hair, Wella, Revlon, L’Oreal, Schwarzkopf, Blossom Kocchar, Cory Walia, City and Guilds (London), SAKS Academy (London) and Tony & Guy (London). She also runs a training institute for beauticians, which is affiliated to City & Guilds (London).MANGALA RAMAMOORTHY