Spa & Boutique is now open and accepting appointments at 109 S. 13th
Street, Philadelphia, in the heart of Midtown Village. The public is invited to experience the
region’s first green designed and operated spa that has been named “Best of” by
Philadelphia Magazine, Philadelphia Style Magazine, Lucky Magazine and Citysearch. On Friday, May 3, 2013, from 6:00 PM to 8:30
PM, Eviama will host a grand opening celebration featuring complimentary
mini-spa services (first come, first served), light refreshments, door prizes,
guided tours, intimate music, boutique discounts and $20 off any service booked
during the event. The event is presented
with support from Midtown Village Merchant’s Association, Grid Magazine,
Sustainable Business Network, Green Philly Blog, Dr.Hauschkaand Aversa PR
& Events LLC. RSVP is requested by
calling (215) 545-3344.
home, leased from Goldman Properties, was created with eco-friendly
construction materials, uses 100% sustainable energy, and features abundant
natural light. High ceilings, oversized
windows, ample skylights, exposed brick, bamboo floors and reclaimed lumber
provide the perfect backdrop for Owner Penny Ordway and her staff to soothe,
heal and beautify the mind and body. Design
elements blend the feel of a modern loft with an Asian influenced sanctuary.
Inside this 2,000
square-foot urban oasis, clients are transformed through award-winning massage,
organic facials, skincare treatments, body wraps, waxing, energy work, Reiki guided meditation, vibrational therapies, spiritual
healing, meditation classes and more. Ordway and her team specialize in 17
varieties of massage that range from classic treatments to Eastern traditions,
including Prenatal, Houdini JINI, Hot Stone Surrender, Aromotherapy Effleurage,
Four Hand Massage, Lymph Drainage, Thai Yoga Mantra, Ashiatsu, Zen Shiatsu, Rain Drop Therapy and Foot
Reflexology. Eviama also boasts 12 types
of organic facials using Dr. Haushka’s exclusive line of skincare products.
“Our goal is to offer balm and beauty
for the mind and spirit,” said Ordway. “To accomplish this, we use superior organic
or biodynamic products and creative methods, serving you in a space designed
with environmental integrity.”
array of client services, many of which are only offered in Philadelphia by
Eviama, take place in one of six treatment cabins that differ in décor and amenities.
Each cabin features artwork and other decorative elements that will change seasonally.
Cabin highlights are below:
Cabin takes in natural light which plays on walls painted a beautifully
soothing tone of buttery cream. Services special to this cabin include couples
massage, mother-daughter facials, Dr.Hauschka Classic Treatment facials,
spiritual healing and Maya abdominal massage.
Helichrysum Cabin boasts exposed brick, more buttery
tones, a large skylight and fine art. Here you can find yourself
enveloped in an herbal infused wrap to cleanse away what no longer serves you,
metabolically and energetically.
Cabin is especially designed for waxing services. This cabin features another
skylight that conveys the indirect light from our wall of windows facing
Cabin showcases natural light that streams indirectly from the atrium windows
through the skylight overhead. The Ashiatsu Bars allow certified therapists to
balance gracefully as they use their feet to work out deeply held tension.
Cabin will please those who like less light while being grounded by the dark earthy
red granite counter found there. In this treatment room 'tweens and teens may
enjoy a Little Face Facial (with a parent present), or any of the
transformative body wraps, facial or massage sessions.
Cabin features exposed brick walls and light from high windows in the building's
lightwell. Unique timbers rescued from a church conversion in Manayunk grace
the space while supporting another pair of Ashiatsu Bars.
The new space also boasts an expanded boutique, new sauna, ornate building
features, striking new meditation library and unique green elements, as highlighted
parquet floors and framed architectural ornaments in building lobby
Five foot Quan Yin carved from a tree
base and root adjacent to outdoor rock garden
hallway featuring majestic timber gates designed to slow and shape flow of
energy in spa
Boutique featuring fair trade, women made, artisan-owner made and
eco-friendly gifts and fashions
Unique shopping including biodynamic
makeup from Dr.Hauschka, women’s fashions, handbags,
jewelry, children’s clothing, toys, home décor, wall hangings, artful greeting
cards and statues
Reception area with client seating and
sunny green views through oversized windows
shower featuring Italian
porcelain rendered to mimic fine wood grain, with chlorine filtered rain head
and chlorine filtered hand held spray
New petite far-infrared sauna that
produces radiant energy without harmful ultraviolet rays
Meditation library features striking
city views from wall to wall, floor to ceiling windows, plus exposed brick,
plush window seating and a resource section
Earth-friendly, non-toxic paint and
Décor using renewable, salvaged, recycled and
Lighting is natural or mainly low-voltage
throughout the space
EnergyStar rated appliances
Future enhancements to the new space will include the installation of a custom-designed greenscaping that is being funded by a sustainable business grant from The Merchant’s Fund. The grant also will provide resources for a new table and equipment, as well as a rebranding campaign.
Eviama is owned and
operated by Penny Ordway, a pioneer in Philadelphia’s eco and sustainability
movements. Eviama’s whole picture approach results in intuitive services
that meet clients’ physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Outside of client
treatments, Eviama also hosts weekly and monthly classes, spa parties, semi
private yoga classes and community gatherings. Gift certificates are available
for any service and make great gifts for any occasion. Eviama is open seven days a week, with day and evening appointments
convenient for everyone.
Services can be booked online at www.eviama.com or by calling (215)
545-3344. Please join Eviama on Facebook (Eviama Life Spa) and Twitter (@eviamalifespa).
is a member of the Sustainable Business Network and the Midtown Village
Merchant’s Association. National and
local accolades include “Best Places for All-Natural Spa Services” by Lucky
Magazine, “Best of Philly” for no-frills and pre-natal massage by Philadelphia
Magazine, “Best Facials, Hair Removal and Massage” by Citysearch, “Best Spa” by
Philadelphia Happening List, “Top Spa Package” by Day Spa Magazine and “7
Wonders of the Spa World” by Philadelphia Style Magazine.