Holistic Esthetics is a way to address the skin and body in a way that considers the whole picture so as to bring balance back to the skin naturally. We believe that a holistic approach to our beauty, health and wellbeing is the best-balanced approach. We offer effective treatments that view the individual as a unique whole being. We view the skin as a living organism. It is the true reflection of our inner balance. To just treat the skin and ignore the inner workings that nourish and repair the skin is not effective to treat the root imbalance. Taking into account the internal balance of the body, the external balance of the skin, and the balance of thought and mindset will be the best way to approach a through skin systems evaluation.
A balanced micro-biome in the gut, clean intestinal walls, a strong filtration system of the kidneys and liver, balanced menstrual cycle and hormones, a strong lymphatic system that eliminates waste from the skin are all keys to having healthy glowing skin from the inside out. Proper nutrition, daily hydration, a clean environment (no mold exposure, synthetic scents, chemical exposure) and a regular skin regimen that supports the nourishment from the outside, will create strong daily habits to strengthen any skin goals we desire.
The face is a reflection of our genetic makeup, life experiences, daily habits and our environment. The patterns of emotion we hold in our bodies show on the face in fine lines and wrinkles. The muscles in our face mimic these emotions by holding the expressions. Our face fosters events or deep-seated experiences that reveal our hidden truths. What hidden truths are being exposed on your face?
We offer a way to evaluate the internal root causes and provide solutions that can make a significant difference. Allowing openness to making changes with our diet, skin care regimen/products, mindset, lifestyle habits, and adding in herbal and nutritional supplements while receiving treatments, will offer the most significant optimal change.
To have healthy glowing skin three elements externally must be in balance:
Our Skin's own Micro biome, Lipid Barrier Layer, Acid Mantle
How to protect your skins barrier, balance the microbiome and keep your skins PH a little acidic?
1. Do not use harsh cleansers or strong topicals that burn or strip the lipid layer. This will strip the skins natural oils.
2. Do not use strong antibacterial products that harm the microbiome.
3. Do not use cleansers and skincare products that are not PH balance for the skin, this will disrupt the acid mantle.
4. Stop over cleansing. Only use gentle cleansers that don’t leave your skin dry and eliminate foaming cleansers and soap. Only cleanse at night and not in the morning to not disrupt the microbiome
5. Do not overexfoliate, when our skin is balanced it will have a normal cellular turnover and will only need exfoliation 1-2x’s a month.
Other common habits that harm our gut and skin’s microbiome:
-Not getting outdoors
-Being too sedentary
-Too much sugar/dairy in diet
Age is another factor in skin barrier health as we age our skin barrier weakens and becomes thinner. Using products that strengthen the skin barrier by building up the ceramide content and by increasing water retention will help here. This requires a daily routine of nutrient rich skincare. Gentle cleansing at night and hydrating the skin with hydrosols, oil serums and concentrated balms. A weekly routine of gentle exfoliation that feeds the microbiome and masking with active rich superfoods that enrich the lipid layer. Monthly facials to stimulate the lymphatic movement, releasing tension in the muscles and tendons, as well as resetting the nervous system allowing time and space to let go.
Lifestyle ways to build a healthy skin barrier:
-Exercise to sweat and move lymph
-Eating whole foods
-Cutting out processed foods, sugar, dairy
-Eat foods that are nutrient rich
Goji Berries, Beets, Spirulina, Carrots, Matcha, Cacao, Avocadoes, Berries, Coconut, Chia seeds, Hemp seeds, Flax Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Walnuts
-Drink WATER with celtic salt, lime and/or lemon to increase absorption
-Eating probiotics daily to promote a healthy microbiome is key
Probiotic rich foods such as sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir, tempeh, miso, pickles, kvass, kombucha, apple cider vinegar, coconut probiotics
Our unique background combines extensive training in Traditional Chinese Medicine with 15 years of experience and 13 years of experience as a holistic esthetician, extensive training in various advanced facial massage techniques with certifications that specialize in facial rejuvenation. We look at the skin with many different lens and viewpoints. Our goal is to transform the layers under the skin using various ancient and modern techniques.
Our facials are different than the conventional facial. As we do not use steam because it dehydrates the skin. We do not believe in chemical peels as it wrecks havoc on your dermis. We use minimal machines, as our hands are the primary tools. Extractions are performed upon our discretion due to how damaging it is to the skin. Our goal is to create movement underneath the skin. When we have stagnant lymph, fluids, blood, acne, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, sensitivity, eczema and fine lines/wrinkles. We must release the heat and tension that is trapped in these underlying tissues to find balance for these conditions.
*If you have received any medical aesthetics procedures such as Botox, injections and facial fillers, Jenveau, lip injections etc…. please book your facial experience 3 weeks after. Massage manipulations have the potential to metabolize your injectables and move them to different locations. Please discontinue Retin-A/Retinols or acne medications with Salicylics, Glycolics and lactic acid, chemical peels and allow 2 weeks before booking your holistic facial experience, for your skin to heal.
Your holistic customized session may include a combination of any or all listed depending on your skin’s desires and length of treatment time given:
Ancient deep oil cleansing method mixed with a through décolleté, neck, facial massage
Warm herbal tea hot towel compressing of décolleté, neck & face
Gentle almond grain exfoliant to remove dead skin cells while deeply nourishing the mircobiome of the skin
Superfood raw honey and fruit enzymatic exfoliation to breakdown deeper epidermis layers combined with a lymphatic honey tapping technique
Application of whole-plant masks of various fruits, leaves, roots and petals customized for your skin’s desires
Upper back, neck, occiput opening and scalp tension melting massage
Advanced level meridian rejuvenation of the shoulder, arm, hand massage
Leg and feet meridian massage with foot reflexology and hot towel compress
Hydrating hydrosol elixirs, herb-infused serums and luxurious balms
Advanced facial massage techniques including acupressure, vodder manual lymph drainage, tao te facial method, connective tissue massage, zen natural facelift/facial contouring massage, nefeli gua sha, facial cupping, kansa wand massage, sculpture and lift technique, buccal/intra-oral jaw massage, facial reflexology, thai herbal poultice
**Please inform us of any interest in a particular technique, modality or focus you would prefer. We want you to receive the most out of your experience**