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HENNA APPLICATION SESSIONS

*Small Piece: $25 - 1/4 hour. Examples: Top of hand, Top of foot, forearm.

*Medium Piece: $45 - 1/2 hour. Examples: Full hand, Full foot up to mid-calf, one shoulder

*Large Piece: $85 - 1 hour. Examples: Two hands, two feet, two shoulders, Belly, Scalp

*Choose from a library of designs and get started on your henna session right away, or book a Custom Design Consultation with our Henna Artist to create something special.

HENNA CUSTOM DESIGN CONSULTATION

If you'd like to spend time creating a unique piece of henna body art, consult with our in-house Henna Artist to create the design of your dreams! Bring art or samples that inspire you and prepare to co-create something beautiful just for you!

Mini-Consultation 1/2 hour |  $40

Full Consultation: 1 hour | $80

PRIVATE PARTIES

Book a private party at our spa and engage the services of our Henna artist to adorn members of your party after receiving therapies - or in lieu of them! Call to discuss: 530.264.8855.

Hourly Rate: $100



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The word Mehendi - or Mehndi - the art of henna and/or turmeric painting or tattoo, is derived from the Sanskrit word mendhikā, which means Henna.

The use of mehendi is described in the earliest Hindu Vedic ritual books. It was originally used for women's palms, and sometimes for men. Mehendi (staining oneself with henna paste) is a Vedic custom intended to emphasize the existance of an inner sun through external artistic representation.

Vedic customs center upon the process of "awakening the inner light,” or igniting an internal spark. Traditional Indian designs feature the sun, drawn decoratively on the hands and feet.

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The leaves of henna contain a pigment called lawsone, which combines with protein to cause staining. Because of this staining quality, Henna has been used throughout the ages to dye hair and create body art designs on skin.

Using henna for body art has been practiced for over 5000 years. The people of ancient Egypt and India used this form of temporary tattoo for religious ceremonies, wedding festivals, and for simple body adornment.

Mehendi is a time-honored tradition among various cultures of the world. The intricate designs can mark passages of life - and are also applied simply for their beauty. Getting a henna tattoo is preferred by many over traditional tattoos because it is not painful, there is less chance of adverse reaction, and it is not permanent. Being temporary allows for frequent change of designs. Henna can leave the skin stained for 1-3 weeks.

Mehendi originated in the hot deserts of India when it was discovered that covering hands and feet with paste from the Henna plant cooled core body temperature. Henna is a ‘refrigerant’ and, when applied topically, imparts a very real cooling effect to the body. This is an excellent practice for summertime!

Many Mehendi traditions developed over time. For example, women's hands were decorated with henna at childbirth and at weddings. Henna is considered to bring blessings as well as protection. The increasing popularity of henna on pregnant bellies isn’t just decorative, but is a ceremonial blessing of the mother and child, and a way of focusing intention and care. People struggling through transitions or personal trials can use henna in a way that solidifies their intentions or some other personal commitment.

Ayurveda Nevada city, Ayurveda California, Panchakarma, Mehndi Nevada CIty, Mehendi Nevada City, Spa Nevada City, Massage Nevada CItyMehendi artists also perform Mehendi on the scalps of chemotherapy patients who’ve chosen not to wear a wig, but to use decorative henna design instead.

Receiving a henna tattoo is a potent act of ceremonial adornment. Done alone or in the company of friends or family, Mehendi evokes a sense of sacredness, novelty and wonder.