Crown/Sahasrara (Light Amethyst, Clear Quartz)
- Third Eye/Ajna (Lapis Lazuli, Deep Amethyst, Flourite, Sapphire)
- Throat/Vishuda (Turquoise, Aquamarine, Blue Calcite, Sodalite, Blue Sapphire)
- Heart/Anahata (Malachite, Emerald, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Watermelon Tourmaline)
- Solar Plexus/Manipura (Citrine, Amber)
- Tantien (Belly Button) Swadistana (Amber, Carnelian, Orange Aventurine)
Sacral Chakra, Swadistana (Carnelian, Pearl)
- Root, Base, Mulahadra (Red Jasper, Red Agate, Smoky Quartz, Garnet, Hematite, Black Tourmaline, Obsidian)
- Bindu "Body of Light" Energetic field / Neutralizing/ Protection (Selenite, Labradorite, Black Tourmaline)
ADVANCED SKINCARE TERMS:
MICRO-CURRENT (wave-therapy): A device that mimics the body’s natural electrical energy and is used to reeducate and tone facial muscles. It improves circulation and increases collagen and elastin production.
LED THERAPY (light emitting diode / photo-rejuvenation): A device used to reduce acne, increase circulation and improve the collagen content of the skin. It is used for deeper product penetration, and rapid cell renewal and healing. Different colors of light will produce different effects on the skin. Microcurrent combined with light therapy can be even more effective.
HIGH FREQUENCY (also called Tesla high-frequency or Violet Ray): An apparatus that uses an alternating current. There are no infrared or ultraviolet rays in high frequency. The violet light emitted through a glass electrode is used post-extractions and is ideal for acneic skin. Different types of electrodes and light are used in High Frequency. The Blue/Violet Ray I employ helps oxygenate and heal the skin, and has a germicidal effect that eliminates harmful bacteria associated with acne.
ULTRASONIC: A metal spatula-like tool that produces mechanical oscillations. The vibrations, created through a water medium, help cleanse the skin. One side of the spatula pushes water into the skin and pushes out debris from the pores (a gentler form of extraction while also hydrating to the skin). The other side of the spatula can be used for deeper product penetration and is a very effective technique in delivering a firming eye-treatment.
ENZYME PEELS / AHAS (alpha hydroxy acids): These are mild, light peels that use acid derived from active enzymes, sugar cane, lactic (derived from milk), malic (apples), or tartaric (grapes) acid, that affect the pH balance of the skin. They penetrate the corneum and loosen the bonds between the cells. This light superficial peel is a way of removing excess accumulation of dead cells from the corneum layers of the epidermis. Light peels are non-invasive and non-aggressive in nature and are designed to treat the surface of the skin.
CLEARING SERUM: Pores need to be reset, especially if “super foods” have been used in excess on the skin. At first the skin drinks in these anti-oxidants and feels great. Overuse of these magical serums, however, eventually leads to congestion of the pores. A clearing serum dissolves and resets the pores for optimal health, so the skin can breathe again. A follow-up treatment is recommended especially if you’ve been using these products for more than a year. The clearing serum used in my treatments is the proprietary blend of Emma Graves, Master Esthetician and Certified Herbalist. It contains vitamin C, pearl and silk powder, and diatomaceous earth (a fine powder made from the sediment of fossilized algae), and is followed by a brightening mineral mist that leaves the skin feeling refreshed, renewed, and silky smooth.
HERBAL STEAMER: My herbal steam uses the addition of a variety of health promoting flowers and herbs to enhance the experience of a facial steam. Your lungs receive healthful benefits as you inhale, and your skin is nourished and revitalized by this relaxing herbal steam.
EXFOLIATION: Exfoliating the skin uses mechanical or chemical substances. Mechanical exfoliants have a gritty texture that rubs away the surface dead skin cells. This type of exfoliation usually happens during the steam. Chemical exfoliation uses enzymes and acids to loosen the bond between skin cells.