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Viora hosts a Night of Beauty for the Women of Safe Harbor Crisis Center

With International Women’s Day in March, Viora hosted a Night of Beauty and offer free treatments to those women taking shelter at the Safe Harbor Crisis Center. This activity let us give back to the women who truly touch our hearts and to share our message of love; that they are not alone, and that they too, are beautiful. Safe Harbor Crisis Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide shelter, supportive services and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as education, awareness and resources to their communities.

safe harbor logo

“It was very rewarding to give treatments to such thankful sweet ladies” – says Denise (Viora Inc.).

Viora provided exfoliation with Pristine, our Diamond Tip Microdermabrasion device and Reaction, our Radio Frequency Skin Tightening system. “Giving back to our communities and making women feel beautiful is the reason we are in this industry. Our treatments help rejuvenate the skin by exfoliation and brining the cells back to life which in turn makes the skin feel soft and look much brighter, and we wanted to bring some sunshine back into the lives of the women at Safe Harbor.” Says Holly (Viora Inc.) from Utah, USA.

reaction and pristine

“While talking with a volunteer at the Crisis Center I learned that ‘Utah has a higher rate of domestic violence related homicides than the national average. Over 40% of homicides in Utah over the last ten years were domestic violence related. Domestic violence affects everyone. I also learned that nationally, 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence, but in Utah that number is 1 in 3 according to the most recent figures available from the Utah Office on Domestic and Sexual Violence.’ ”

“I loved seeing the joy that this evening of pampering brought to our clients at the shelter. They talked for days about how nice their skin felt and how nice it was that Viora came and did this for them.” – A volunteer at Safe Harbor quoted. “Thank you for coming and making us look and feel beautiful again! You were so nice to us. It was fun to just relax for a couple of hours to socialize and get pampered. It’s been about a week and my face still feels really nice. Thank you!” – A client from Safe Harbor said.

Safe Harbor Crisis Center opened their doors to women and their children in 1997 and provides free services such as Emergency Protective Shelter; Domestic Violence Outreach Services; Domestic Violence Diversity Program; Children’s Services; 24-Hour Crisis Response; Domestic Violence Housing; Sexual Assault Services; Protective Order Assistance; and Community Outreach and Education; the Economic Empowerment Program and the Lethality Assessment Protocol. The programs and services at Safe Harbor Crisis Center serve women, children and men impacted by sexual and domestic violence victimization and are essential to help survivors lead a life free of violence.

Knowing that there is a safe place for these women to go and promoting awareness truly saves lives.

Some facts about domestic violence:

  • 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence and in Utah that number is 1 in 3.
  • Women who experience intimate partner violence are 80% more likely to have a stroke and 70% more likely to have heart disease.
  • Children exposed to violence are more likely to fail or have difficulty in school, have behavioral issues, suffer from anxiety or depression, engage in criminal behavior, or abuse drugs or alcohol.
  • Since 2000, domestic violence related homicides accounted for at least 42% of all adult homicides in Utah. In 2015, that percentage climbed to account for 47% of homicides.

In total, in the last fiscal year Safe Harbor provided the following:

  • 438 adult domestic violence survivors and child witnesses found safety in our protective emergency shelter for almost 16,000 shelter nights.
  • Safe Harbor Crisis Center provided 3,176 casework hours to survivors and their children.
  • The organization assisted 2,617 clients through their ten programs.
  • 8,811 crisis calls were answered between their domestic violence, protective order, and sexual assault crisis lines.
  • The 24-hour Domestic Violence Crisis Response Team responded to 65 crisis calls.

What an amazing organization! We are truly grateful for this experience and for the shelter and love Safe Harbor provides. Awareness is key, and knowing that there is a safe place to turn makes all the difference.

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Operator Spotlight: Lisa Garcia – Blondies the Beauty Shop and Spa

Recently a couple of our US trainers spent 2 days in Denver, Colorado to visit a highly recommended and extremely busy beauty shop and spa.

Lisa Garcia (age 31), a Laser Specialist and Manager at Blondies the Beauty Shop and Spa (Denver CO), has owned her Reaction for about 5 months now.

We asked Lisa about her experience with Reaction and she said “I love it! I love doing the fat reduction treatments, the results are incredible and Viora’s team is so helpful and always there if you have a question, not to mention the machine changed my life and my body!”

In the 5 months that Lisa has owned Reaction, she has been booked back to back with Reaction treatments for body contouring and skin tightening, but she has also been able to treat herself. We asked Lisa to share her best client testimonial and to our surprise, it is her very own:

“Since I started doing the Reaction treatments I would say the best testimonial is myself. I have a six year old son and got really bad stretch marks and had fat I just couldn’t get rid of. I had two Coolsculpting treatments, prior to knowing anything about Reaction or Viora. After months of a lot of bruising, pain, swelling and money gone, with no results, I was a little wary to try Reaction. A good friend and client recommended it and I started treatments. After only eight sessions on my stomach, I couldn’t believe my eyes but the before and after images really show how amazing the results were. I’m a believer that you can really achieve the body you’ve always wanted, and Viora just gives you that extra push to get there!!”

 

Before and After Blondies

On the left, we see Lisa’s body after her cryotherapy treatments and on the right we see her results after 8 Reaction treatments. The most amazing part about it, is Lisa didn’t even treat her back, but from the contouring and fat reduction along with tightening skin on the abdomen/flank area, it helped improve the appearance of her back as well!

Before and After Blondies back

Reaction utilizes Viora’s proprietary technology CORE (Channeling Optimized Radiofrequency Energy) to stimulate collagen, elastin and fibroblasts while targeting the fat cell at the same time. Unlike Cryolipolysis therapy which can only be used for fat reduction by freezing the fat cell thus causing death (apoptosis), the Radiofrequency implemented by Viora works to heat the tissue, shrink the fat cells, tighten the skin, increase diffusion of oxygen released by red blood cells, increase metabolism and does not leave the skin lumpy and bumpy. Reaction incorporates vacuum therapy to stimulate the lymphatic system to then help the body eliminate unwanted waste by promoting circulation.

Thanks, Lisa, for sharing your great results with Viora!

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