Chitra brings more than three decades of experience and education to the New Hampshire Seacoast. In 2006, Chitra started her own beauty therapy studio in Greenland, New Hampshire. Her returning clients helped name the new venture. Many would comment how visiting Chitra in her peaceful, clean, comfortable studio in Greenland felt like a true escape.
She began her aesthetic, massage therapy and make-up application training in Knightsbridge, London for two years. During the following year, she apprenticed under the tutelage of Steiner's of London in their city spas.
Chitra began her Beauty Therapy career with the opportunity to work on the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II, also for Steiner's. Chitra also enjoyed serving international clientele operating spas on board Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Norwegian Caribbean and Sitmar ships.
In 1981 Chitra owned and operated a Day Spa called London Court, with 2 partners, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida before moving to the New Hampshire Seacoast in 1986.
She has completed many post-graduate courses in Europe and the United States and is a certified Esthetic Instructor for the state of New Hampshire.
Chitra's qualified to teach both the 600-hour licensing program and the advanced Aesthetics course.
During her employment with the Elizabeth Grady company she taught at their Newbury Street school in Boston, Massachusetts and worked at their North Hampton, New Hampshire salon. She has also been employed at other prestigious Seacoast Spas and Seacoast plastic surgeon, Dr. Richard Zeff. More recently Chitra taught at the Laird Institute of Spa Therapy in Greenland and Manchester, New Hampshire before going out on her own again in 2007.
Chitra is also a Reiki practitioner. She channels energy by means of light touch, activating the client's natural healing process to aid in restoring physical and emotional well being. Chitra enjoys incorporating Eastern healing techniques such as Reiki and Shiatsu with Western massage for clients. She is influenced by her Indian heritage to practice Ayurveda.
She is licensed as a Massage Therapist, Esthetician and Esthetic Instructor by the state of New Hampshire. Chitra is also a member of Associated Skincare Professionals and Associated Body Massage Professionals.