Holistic Modalities We Use in Our Facial Treatments
We specialize in massage-based organic facials, using holistic, integrative modalities that gently guide the skin to a balanced state of wellness. We have advanced training and certifications in Manual Lymph Drainage (Dr. Vodder technique) for Face and Neck, Facial Gua Sha, and Dien Chan Zone Facial Reflexology. We supplement these techniques with the medicinal qualities of plant-based skincare, developed and formulated with principals in herbalism.
Facial Reflexology has a history in Vietnam, and is guided by the use of specific points or zones on the face, which are gently stimulated to encourage a "conversation" with the nervous system, requesting rebalance of the entire energy system. This implies improvement in symptoms you may be experiencing, both in skincare as well as inclusive of the body as a whole. By stimulating specified zones on the face using reflexology principals, we're able to offer assistance in areas of the body such as the muscular skeletal system, reproductive system, nervous system, urinary system, and digestive system. We work with the body's natural intelligence, while our use of Facial Reflexology facilitates this function in a deeply relaxing treatment.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a massage-based technique using precise, gentle movements to encourage the removal of metabolic wastes while accelerating the flow of fresh oxygen and nutrients to the skin and body. When performed correctly, MLD has the ability to offer noticeable differences in the appearance of your skin by helping to clear noxious accumulation, releasing deep-seeded tension, and promoting the free flow of vital nutrients to feed the skin and re-pattern the way it ages. By increasing movement of lymph and restoring inner mobility with gentle and precise massage techniques, the skin is able to naturally clear deleterious obstructions that lead to acne, rosacea, puffiness, dark circles, and sensitivities. MLD invites the skin to develop a fresh, healthy glow that radiates from within.
Facial Gua Sha
Facial Gua Sha is based in Traditional Chinese Medicine and combines the use of Manual Lymph Drainage and Connective Tissue manipulation. Gua Sha uses smooth, precisely-shaped stones in a facial treatment to relieve tension, perform lymphatic drainage techniques, and provide a "natural face lift" effect, encouraging the improvement of fine lines, deep wrinkles, dark circles, puffy eyes, and sagging skin