I have been a client of Natalie's for about 7 years now. Until this year Natalie was solely my esthetician, helping me literally turn back the clock when it came to aging without the use of botox and fillers. Natalie and I would often discuss diet and lifestyle habits that could affect the quality and appearance of the skin. During these conversations I was always in awe of Natalie's knowledge of the body and her curiosity about my overall health. She listened compassionately as I shared issues related to my thyroid and hormone health and my frustration with generally feeling unwell. So earlier this year when Natalie began offering functional medicine services, I came onboard right away. Prior working with Natalie I had worked with several functional medicine practitioners. Not one has helped me the way that Natalie has. Her listening skills are unparalleled. She listens critically but also with great compassion. When you share your issues with her you don't feel judged or ``crazy``. She asks questions and probes with the skill of a researcher, trying to unearth as much information as she can to direct her work. Once she complies all of the information, she determines what testing is necessary for her to get a better picture of what is going on in your body. Natalie is thoughtful and deliberate when it comes to selecting testing. Previous practitioners would just list out thousands of dollars of testing, insisting that I needed every single one. Natalie is not like that. In fact, one of the tests Natalie selected for me was one that no other practitioner had offered me. It was actually very affordable test. And as it turned out, that test gave me the most important information of all. I had been suffering from a parasite for some time. Without Natalie's suggestion, I never would have taken this particular test or found out about the stealth infection hiding out and wreaking havoc in my gut. After working with Natalie these last few months I have seen HUGE improvements in my overall health. I plan on continuing my work with Natalie, confident that my improvements will be even greater. I highly recommend working with Natalie! You will not be disappointed.
I started working with Natalie for functional medicine since January/February. For 2+ years I was dealing with severe gastrointestinal issues. I had many other symptoms I wanted to address, but my GI issues were the most impactful and detrimental to my daily life. I went to multiple doctors who simply were unhelpful. At one point I was told I have IBS and basically there was not much to do about it and I need to just manage my symptoms. I felt incredibly frustrated and refused to accept this as my new life going forward. When Natalie reached out about starting to work with clients for functional medicine, I was hesitant to venture outside of traditional medicine (despite its disappointments). However, having known Natalie for years, I know she puts an insane amount of effort and diligence into anything she pursues. I am so incredibly happy I decided to work with her to heal my body. From day one of the functional medicine journey, Natalie truly listened and carefully assessed my entire medical history (which is pretty extensive). Doctors are faced with a combination of being overloaded with patients, trained to treat acute symptoms, and bombarded by paperwork from insurance companies. It felt strange to feel fully heard and I wish all healthcare experiences were what Natalie gives. It's only been 4-5 months and I'm not ``cured``, but my symptoms have vastly improved way beyond what I expected when I first started. I am no longer constantly uncomfortable and in pain. She not only helped my GI symptoms, but also my energy, brain fog, etc. I finally feel that my body and mind are returning to normal and it is a freeing experience of relief. Healing your body with functional medicine is a team effort. It requires personal effort to change your own habits and lifestyle, but I couldn't ask for a better teammate in guidance, knowledge, and support than Natalie
A ``skincare education``..! In addition to the best facial I've ever had, their staff basically sat me down and kindly advised me on a combination of diet improvements and products for my skin type. Finally logical, science-based specifics on improving skin quality. Saw improvements after 3 days, use less makeup, and continue to see ``significant`` improvements on a weekly basis.
Natalie is truly an expert on skincare and she is now developing her functional medicine practice as well which I expect she will excel in. I have seen her regularly for about two years and I have experienced noticeable changes to my skin tone and elasticity - I have been receiving more compliments lately from strangers above my skin and I am a woman in her mid-forties. Natalie customize her treatments after an in-depth intake session which includes infrared imaging to pinpoint problem areas. She promotes living toxin free as the first approach to health scan and recently added a line of supplements to her product offerings. Her main skin care products are from South Africa and they’re the cleanest products I have ever used. Be forewarned, Natalie services are not cheap. But if you’re able to splurge a little sometimes then Unique Verve is the only place in Boston worth spending your money on for serious skincare.
Natalie is warm, friendly, professional and extremely knowledgeable about skin and skincare products, treatments, devices. I have very sensitive and dry skin and after my first facial I already noticed a huge difference. She has also helped my skin survive the Boston winter, which is often a huge challenge for me. I can honestly say that Unique Verve is the best facial spa I have ever been to - the facials are the perfect mix of her like a relaxing (including a lot of massage) and effective medical grade treatments. Natalie takes such care when performing her facials and you leave feeling relaxed and resume rejuvenated (both your skin and body). I could not recommend Natalie high enough:)
In the 9 months I have been seeing Natalie, she has literally transformed my skin. She has helped me understand what products to use and how to properly care for my skin. She always makes me feel like she is truly invested. She is professional yet genuine and caring and the spa spa is beautiful and serene! Try Unique Verve once and you will never want to go anywhere else for facials!