My holistic facial treatments are conveniently offered on the west Hamilton mountain. I work from my home-based studio, so to keep things private, my address will be sent to you upon booking.
HOLISTIC SKIN CARE FROM THE INSIDE-OUT
I have spent the past several years of my career studying the skin from an internal, whole body, holistic approach. Having training and certifications in organic skin care formulations, several advanced facial and neck massage techniques and holistic modalities, my focus is to stimulate your skin’s natural processes in order to encourage it to function on its own optimally, creating healthy, clear, radiant skin that will age gracefully without the need for any trendy, unnatural skin care techniques.
The human body is extremely intricate and is designed to always strive for perfect balance within. However, stress, diet, lack of movement, and poor sleeping habits can dramatically interrupt this innate ability.
External vs Internal Skin Care
The skin is our largest organ, enveloping our entire body, protecting it from the external world, while also helping to regulate our body temperature. Because it is our shield from the external world, the beauty industry misleads us by making us believe that healthy skin comes solely from topical products, but this way of marketing couldn’t be further from the truth.
When you look at the above diagram of the skin, you can see how intricate the skin actually is. And far beyond this diagram, every single system in the body communicates with this delicate organ and vice versa. The lymphatic system, circulatory system, nervous system, muscular system… they each play a vital role in skin health (and whole body health).
The Nervous System and Aging
Our nervous system plays one of the biggest roles in skin health and how well (or not well) we age. Most people in our hectic, busy, modern world live in a constant state of stress, deep in fight or flight mode, which is when the sympathetic nervous system is activated. When we live in the sympathetic nervous system, collagen and elastin break down, digestion slows, liver health decreases, adrenaline, cortisol and blood pressure rise, and the body cannot heal or regenerate.
Because of this, skin healing treatments and “anti-aging” treatments should only ever be performed with absolute intentional focus on calming the nervous system, putting you into a deep, meditative state, allowing your parasympathetic system to take over. When you experience deep relaxation, collagen and elastin production are stimulated, tissue and cells regenerate, digestion and liver health improve, adrenaline, cortisol and blood pressure all drop to healthy levels, and the body begins to heal and age gracefully.
When explained this way, you can see and understand why conventional and trendy “anti-aging” treatments that create pain within the body, such as injections and strong peels, would not be ideal treatments for long-term aging because they all activate the sympathetic system – the part of the nervous system that, when overstimulated, will actually accelerate the aging process over time.
My facial treatments are unparalleled to any other treatment you have likely experienced. My facials are not focused on what you see externally, but rather on what’s occurring beneath the skin’s surface. Using advanced massage, and high quality plant-based products, my facials work each layer of the skin and stimulate each system in your entire body. The head is the main control centre of our body, and the face is connected to every single area of our body through the nervous system. By massaging the face, we create a deeply healing experience that, even though it is performed on the face, will have lasting healing effects on your entire body.
Your skin health depends on movement of the fluids within your skin. This movement can only occur beneath the skin’s surface through advanced massage techniques. Because of this, I have experience and advanced training in the following modalities, which your facial may include:
- Customized products made during your facial treatment from my large selection of fresh, organic ingredients
- Gua Sha (Nefeli Trained)
- Facial Cupping
- Connective Tissue Massage
- Fascial Release
- Neck Rejuvenation
- Dien Chan Zone Facial Reflexology
- Jaw Tension and TMJ Relief
- Nervous System Focus
- Indian Scalp Massage
Each of the above modalities and treatments serve their own purpose to skin health.
Introductory Holistic Facial
$150 + HST
Consultation + Facial (New Clients Only)
Please note that my clientele is full and I am not currently accepting new clients at this time. If you are interested becoming a client, please join the waitlist by emailing email@example.com.
105 minutes. All first time clients will begin their experience with an Introductory Holistic Facial. This facial begins with a 30 minute in-depth consultation in order to help me understand your health history, skin health, as well as your skin care goals in order to ensure the best treatment and results are achieved. Your consultation will be followed by a 75 minute customized facial tailored to your unique skin.
The Holistic Facial
$130 + HST
Series of 6: $750 + HST
(Established Clients Only)
Perfect for: Anyone wishing to age gracefully, naturally, without the need for harsh chemicals or invasive injections.
90 minutes. The Holistic FaceLift Massage is a great holistic alternative to Botox and is designed to lift and sculpt your face and rejuvenate your neck. This advanced facial improves movement in the skin, stimulating lymphatic and nutrient flow, increasing circulation and hydration, and clearing the stagnation that causes puffiness, water retention and dark spots on the skin. It also brightens the complexion, stimulates collagen and elastin production, and balances the nervous system, while putting you into a deeply meditative and relaxed state.
Contraindications: This facial cannot be performed over botox or injections.
Detox and Flow Facial
$120 + HST
(Established Clients Only)
Perfect for: Acne + Rosacea + Inflammatory Skin Conditions
75 minutes. Skin conditions such as acne and rosacea are caused by stagnation and bacteria buildup within the lymphatic system. Our lymphatic system is part of our immune system. It is the drainage system of the body, where white blood cells are produced and bacteria is picked up and released from the body. It is the only system of the body that does not function on its own… it requires stimulation through movement. This deeply relaxing facial works directly with the lymphatic system, creating vital flow beneath the skin’s surface to detoxify and heal your skin from within, providing clearer skin and lasting results.
Learn more about the benefits of this treatment here.
Lift and Glow Facial
$100 + HST
(Established Clients Only)
Perfect for: All Skin Types
60 minutes. A reset for your nervous system that relieves tension and releases soft tissue adhesions in the face and neck, providing an instant lift to the face. This deeply meditative experience involves slow, gentle massage movements to clear stagnation beneath the skin’s surface, creating a fresh flow of fluids that bring oxygen and nutrients to the skin, while flushing out metabolic waste, reducing puffiness, and creating a natural, vibrant, lasting glow.