Friday, October 20, 2006

Skin specialist to discuss natural cures

Ketchum salon hosts naturopath


By DANA DUGAN
Express Staff Writer

Next week, consider having your skin inspected. Michael Tick, a naturopathic doctor and skin expert from North Carolina, will make a free presentation on skin and its health and book private appointments at the ReSource Salon in Ketchum.

Tick is a guru of sorts, though his ideas are not unique. It follows the age-old—you are what you eat. But what he has done is create very natural and effective products based on traditional ingredients combined with more than 30-plus years of laboratory research. He will also customize products to particular needs after a consultation with a client.

The free presentation will be held 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27, at ReSource Salon, at 100 Fifth St. in Ketchum. Private two-hour consultations for a fee will be offered on Saturday, Oct. 28, and Sunday, Oct. 29, at 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Laura Curd, at ReSource, said that a two-hour appointment is akin to making three to four visits to different specialists. Because Tick believes in the skin as the ultimate organ, his diagnosis encompasses the whole body and health of the client.

"He is passionate about skin," Curd said. "He says 'the skin is awesome.' Most products just treat the symptoms but he goes for the weed in your skin, the root cause. His job is not to have to see you again."

Tick has developed tinctures and serums to treat everything from acne, premature aging and scars to internal issues such as immune systems, digestive problems and joint inflammation.

Now based in Solvang, Calif., Tick has product lines including Edimi Skin & Body Care and Country Clinic Old Fashioned Health Remedies and products from the Institute for Skin Sciences, in Bonita, Fla.

In addition, Tick's wife, Edith Tick, is a lymphatic masseuse trained in Germany, who will offer massages by appointment.

For more information and private consultations, call Curd at ReSource Salon: 726-5760.




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