Skin Therapies

COMING THIS FALL, Dry skin brushing is available to schedule now 

What does your face say about your health?

Being a Licensed Esthetician I've come to learn. When there’s a bodily imbalance, it’s said that the skin will show this via pimples, redness, or dryness. The location of these blemishes on the face supposedly represent the organ that’s affected.

The eyes never lie and the face tells all. It is true that the eyes are the window to the soul and according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the face is the map which decodes the mind, body, and soul’s silent language. 

Everything is connected and our skin is the largest organ in the body. What TCM understands that Western Medicine fails to is that our bodies work in the same way. What affects one organ affects the other, what affects one system ultimately affects the whole of the body.

(all skin therapies at the Garden of Wellness use effective natural, organic and biodynamic skincare products. Made with 12 major superfood ingredients that are vegan, and formulated without parabens, animal by products synthetic dyes or petrochemicals. All treatments use fresh purified water infused with green tea)

SKIN DETOXIFIER

 75 minutes  $160 

Modern living exposes you to UV damage, pollution and blue light radiation - all of which wreak havoc on healthy skin. Under normal circumstances, the lymphatic system can efficiently clear out waste and toxins, helping to keep the damage under control. This is a very detailed - oriented facial that focuses on ridding the skin of pollution and stresses that congest the pores and age the skin. Prepare for detoxification and purification with dual exfoliation and masks. All pores are examined and what needs to be extracted will be with the most gentlest approach. 

Powerful Professional Ingredients used:

(important for anyone with allergies to the following)

Mushrooms

One skin care ingredient that is getting plenty of buzz (and for good reason) is mushroom. Mushrooms are adaptogens - a type of plant that helps the body adapt to changes and restore balance. Reishi mushroom is one of the most famous. With more than 400 bio-active compounds, this mushroom has powerful regenerative, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that are beneficial for the body and skin.

Microgreens

Another favorite is microgreens. These miniature plants, which include broccoli, radish and clover sprouts, harbor four to six times more nutrients than more mature plant varieties. They are brimming with vitamins and minerals that boost skin - and body - health. All of these nutrients are extremely important for skin, eyes and fighting cancer and have all sorts of benefits associated with them.

Birch Water

Birch trees contain this powerhouse sap packed with electrolytes, flavonoids, amino acids, proteins, enzymes and vitamins. The “nature’s sports drink” for its ability to replenish the skin and optimize its health. Consumed as a beverage in northern Europe and China for centuries, birch water can now be found in skin care products due to its powerful hydrating and antioxidant properties.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is well-known for its countless skin care benefits. This potent antioxidant is essential for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues - including the skin. Natalie tells us: “Vitamin C is an incredibly effective nutrient for your body and an all-around savior for skin care. It’s been found to help prevent UV damage, reduce pigmentation, reduce inflammation and boost collagen production in skin.” Since the body cannot produce it on its own, one of the best ways to deliver Vitamin C benefits is through topical skin care.

Clay

Clay is another skin care ingredient that has powerful detoxifying properties. Clays help to detoxify the skin and draw out impurities and oil from its surface. You can think of clay like a magnet: Its negatively charged particles attract positively charged impurities such as toxins and bacteria and pull them from pores. For clients who are struggling with oily or acne-prone skin, this ingredient can work wonders to clear impurities from their complexions.

MYOFASCIAL RELASE FACIAL

 50 minutes  $120 

The "FACE LIFT FACIAL". Is a posture enhancing facial. Not only will you look younger but you will feel more refreshed. Posture is greatly affected by receptors in the joints and muscles in your upper neck region, this facial will help resposture through release .

This facial contouring dramatically improves lymphatic drainage, not only having detoxifying and graceful aging affect, but also a positive influence on overall health. Hints of cranial touches an myofascial release techniques addresses issues from décolleté to the scalp.

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GUA SHA FACIAL REFLEXOLOGY

 50 minutes  $120 

This is an ancient technique renowned for its ability to help smooth fine lines, promote blood flow and rejuvenate the skin. A shaped tool made of rose quartz is used to massage the skin, working with the fascia to release stagnation, toxins, muscle tension and tightness in the face.

MOMMY TO BE BELLY FACIAL

 45 minutes  $110 

Pregnant belly facials can moisturize the skin. Excessive dryness is a major issue for many expectant moms. These types of facials can be great for restoring hydration. They can also be great for women who suffer from unpleasant pregnancy aches. If your pregnant physique constantly feels pain & stiffness, belly facials may be the way to go. These facials can keep skin dryness at bay. They, in turn, can also help prevent stretch mark development. This belly facial includes a sugar scrub, lightening & brightening blueberry mask, bright skin mask, & a coco butter calming belly massage.

FIRE AND ICE FACIAL TREATMENT

 60 minutes  $185 

Using elements of heat and cold, this type of facial appears to brighten, smooth and tighten, resulting in photo-ready skin. 

This facial features a mix of hot, stimulating products like our Blueberry Detox Peel and cooling Stone Crop Masque to make the complexion glow

Heat or stimulation is applied to the skin to help increase blood flow and circulation. The warming sensation is then followed by a cold treatment with cooling products (or even ice or cold water), which helps reduce any inflammation or swelling in the skin.

The FIRE: 

 A blend of spicy ingredients. Hungarian Herbal Mud Treatment and our Lime Stimulating MasqueIngredients like paprika, nettle and cinnamon are added to hot masks to stimulate the circulatory system and encourage cell turnover so new, young cells come to the surface. 

The ICE:

While spicy ingredients produce the feeling of warmth, cooling ingredients such as peppermint, menthol, cucumber and tea tree can also produce an icy sensation on the skin. These ingredients help gently soften the skin while reducing the appearance of redness and inflammation. You can find peppermint, tea tree and cucumber in our Clear Skin Probiotic Masque

DRY SKIN BRUSHING

 45 mins $40.00  

Can be performed prior to a massage treatment or as a single session.

Everyone can benefit from full body dry brushing. This amazing health and beauty routine has been practiced for years in Eastern Medicine. Variations of skin brushing have been practiced for thousands of years, across many different cultures. In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, it is referred to as Garshana. Full body dry brushing is a simple treatment that can have amazing health benefits. It can remove impurities from your skin and improve circulation in your body. The treatment involves a thorough brushing of the skin all over your body using a clean brush with firm, natural bristles. During the treatment I will brush your skin with sweeping and sometimes circular motions, beginning at your feet and working in the direction of your heart.

The treatment requires a firm touch in order to receive the benefits; however it should not be painful. Similar to a full body massage, you should feel free to advise if you prefer a gentler or firmer touch. I appreciate having the chance to adapt the treatment to your specific needs and preferences. Immediately after treatment, your skin will feel alive and invigorated. You will also notice that your skin is softer to the touch, due to the exfoliating effects of the body brushing. The more you repeat the treatment, the more benefits you will receive. Body brushing can help to stimulate various processes in the body that will improve your overall health.  Session will end with an organic green tea body spritz.

Benefits include:

  • Promotes circulation and improves blood flow to all parts of your body

  • Stimulates glands to keep churning out oils and hormones, which will help your skin become properly moisturized and detoxify your body

  • Increases lymphatic flow to move fluids within your internal systems, absorbing various toxins and flushing them out of the body

  • Awakens nerve endings which elicits a relaxation response through your central nervous system and decreases muscular tension

  • Tightens skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite

  • Improves skin tone and clarity