Well I was one lucky gal when I myself won a $1,000 GC to the new downtown Columbia spa Pura Wellness Spa opening up next month! I am really feeling like an extremely lucky spa gal these days with two new spas opening up near our new lake home! See below about Pura opening in February and see here about Healing Waters which opened in January. I am trying to clear my calendar now, so I have time to refresh, relax and renew at both as much as possible this year!

Pura Wellness Spa will open this February in the Vista’s Historic Dupre Building. Pura will offer a full spectrum of aesthetic wellness services provided by high level professionals with state-of-the-art technology in a luxurious spa setting including a Float Pod! I have “been there done that” when it comes to spas – but even I am excited about trying this out!

Pura challenges the concept of traditional medical and day spas. This wellness spa builds an integrative, preventative approach for each client that focuses on mental wellness, physical health, and aggressive anti-aging prevention and correction.

b0bc0f5e-6616-42be-87f4-6b12fa16fef9“In 2015, Pura is going to revolutionize how we think of spas as we seek to partner with each client to treat the mind, body and spirit,” said Pura Medical Director Debra Mitchell, MD. Dr. Mitchell has over 22 years of experience as a pharmacist and internal medicine specialist. She has practiced extensively in aesthetics and has possessed a life-long interest in countering the aging process. Dr Mitchell is a member of the American College of Aesthetic and Cosmetic Physicians.

99fb32b8-c825-4bea-8e40-55803067fd2fPura Wellness Spa Manager Renee McCord has worked in a medical spa setting since 2006. “Pura is a game changer for aesthetic wellness. We take a comprehensive approach to treating skin, body, and mind. Our aspiration is to enlighten everyone by educating our clients on how this integrative approach will help them achieve remarkable, lasting results,” said Renee. In 2009 she became certified in Medical Esthetics Advanced Training and received her Esthetics Instructors license in 2010. Renee continued, “By choosing and surrounding myself with a strong team of like-minded, highly skilled professionals who genuinely care about the client, we will transform the way you look and feel about yourself at Pura Wellness Spa!”

Owners Dr. Angela and Andrew Schweiger are no strangers to building thriving businesses in the Midlands, owning Rice Creek Family Dentistry and South Lake Family Dental, two of the area’s premier dental practices. Andrew commented, “Dr. Schweiger and I are thrilled to bring this amazing project to life. It’s long been a dream of ours to bring a highly innovative wellness spa to Columbia and we are proud to finally do so. We have handpicked a team of highly experienced, top-of-the-line professionals to build, shape, and run Pura Wellness Spa, all of whom have been put through a rigorous training process with a heavy focus on technical aptitude, client comfort and customer service. Together, we are committed to offering the highest quality of care with state-of-the-art technology in a warm and welcoming environment, just like we do everyday in our dental practices.”

Pura services will include advanced laser treatments, face and body rejuvenation, anti-aging treatments, chemical peels, Botox and fillers, facials, microdermabrasion, skin care, massage, nutrition, fitness and lifestyle counseling and IV rejuvenation. Exclusive to the Midlands, Pura will also offer The Float Pod, in which clients will be able to experience hydrotherapy treatment while floating weightlessly in an unparalleled environment for relaxation, pain relief and so much more.

Pura will open in February 2015 at 807 Gervais St, Suite 101. Gift certificates are available for purchase online at www.BePura.com. To contact Pura call (803) 661-7740 or email hello@bepura.com. For more information visit BePura.com or follow Pura on facebook (/bepurasc), twitter (@BePuraSC), and instagram (@BePuraSC).

Life is about feeling and being your best. Cultivate your natural beauty from within with Pura’s whole-body approach to wellness. Pura nurtures and rejuvenates the body and mind, restoring you to a state of natural balance and vibrant beauty. Beauty that is You. Refreshed.