Vivaanta celebrates first anniversary in Guyana | Mixing ancient heritage with latest techniques 

Karan Mehra, Director

VIVAANTA Ayurvedic Spa and Hair Salon, which earlier this month celebrated the first year of opening its doors in Guyana, continues to pursue its mission to go above and beyond industry expectations.

Vivaanta, which focuses on herbal therapies to retain and regain youthful beauty and health, aims to provide professional, high-quality services and products. It offers products and treatments to renew the body and mind according to the Ayurvedic approach to wellbeing.

Director Karan Mehra told The Buzz on Thursday that the response in Guyana over the past year has been overwhelming as he believes that the services offered at Vivaanta could not be found elsewhere in Guyana.
Though unable to do much to celebrate its first anniversary in the country, Vivaanta did manage to run an online promotion where the winner of a ‘spa day’ will be selected on April 1, 2020.

According to Mehra, Vivaanta closed its doors yesterday and today (Friday) to allow for the facility to be disinfected and sanitised. The business will resume on Saturday at the Lot 3 Church Street, Georgetown location.
Hand sanitisers are provided for customers and masks are worn due to close proximity between individuals. Every 15 minutes, Mehra said staff wash and sanitise their hands, while all tools and equipment used on each client are thoroughly cleaned and sterilised. The floors, objects and surfaces are swept and wiped with Lysol.

“As Guyana continues to battle with COVID19 [coronavirus] we are responding with extra precautionary measures aside from our regular washing and sanitising routines since the first confirmed case of the virus. Our clients and employee’s safety are our highest priority at this point,” Mehra stated.

The businessman owns the establishment, along with Nitin Mehra, and together, they are pioneers of herbal care. They have successfully mixed ancient heritage with the latest techniques and unique innovations, aiming to break barriers in the spa industry.
“My father, Mr. Nitin Mehra, was always in the export and import industry, doing business in many parts of the world. At the same time, I belong to a background of mechatronics engineering (a combination of mechanical, electrical and computer sciences). However, my mother, Mrs. Sunaina Mehra focused her studies in beauty and Ayurvedic treatments since she always had a burning desire to recapture the ancient heritage,” said Karan, when the spa opened last year.

Before coming to Guyana, the investors, who are originally from India, had established business in Trinidad and Tobago in 2011. “We are known for our herbal therapies. Many of our therapies are aimed at retaining youthful beauty and health. And so we have now commenced offering our services in the Guyanese market, where we plan to give of our best,” he had said.

He defined Ayurveda as one of the world’s oldest holistic ‘whole-body’ healing systems that were developed in India more than 3,000 years ago.