Glossary of Terms

KANSA WAND
A wooden handled, bronze capped, antibacterial tool designed to stimulates collagen production, smooth fine lines & wrinkles, and leave the skin glowing & ‘alive’. The Kansa wand effects the bio-electric magnetic field of the body, bringing up and clearing toxins from the skin. It re-energizes at a cellular level for optimal skin cell renewal.  Applied to the palms in circular motion it calms the nervous system. This effective tool is used to unwind & release longstanding chronic stagnation and tension. The results show a rejuvenating effect on ones’ appearance and outlook.
 
GUA SHA & CONTOURING STONES
Butterfly Rose Quartz:  A butterfly-shaped stone that soothes sensitive skin irritated by certain products, a warmer climate, or prolonged sun exposure. It’s excellent for post-extractions and following an enzyme peel. This stone calms the nervous system and gently directs lymphatic flow, producing a cooling effect.
 
Rose Quartz & Jade Mushrooms:  These mushroom-shaped stones are applied to the skin to produce a cooling effect, diminish puffiness around the eyes, and reduce sinus congestion. They are used to massage along the cheekbone and jawline to reduces tension in the targeted muscles of the face.
 
Aventurine Heart Stones: These heart-shaped stones are used for defining the jawline, contouring a sagging neckline, and reducing deep lines on the neck. Targeted work at the base of the skull melts tension in the neck and shoulders.  The stones are applied to the forehead to smooth deep lines between the eyebrows, to erase a furrowed brow, and to diminish ‘angry’ frown-lines.  Aventurine opens the receiver to release a fixed expression, an idea or mental hyperactivity (over-thinking).  The skin is radiant and results show a softer, less anxious expression.
 
CHAKRAS & HEALING STONES
A group of natural gemstones used to align energy centers and deliver a sense of harmony to the body/mind connection:
  • 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)
 
BASALT STONES
The ‘laying on of stones’ is a centuries old practice in which smooth heated stones are applied directly to the skin during a body massage. The stones assist in warming the oils that penetrate and melt tension in the muscles. They are tucked beneath the shoulder blades during a facial for a deeply relaxing effect, and can be placed over the belly and lower abdomen for post-partum recovery, or to relieve menstrual or digestive discomfort. 
 
SOUND BATH HEALING
At the end of each session a Tibetan bronze singing bowl resonates over the client and signals the receiver to awaken. The vibrational energy that is produced is coupled with the sounds of chimes that intensify its sound frequency. The session closes with the clear ring of Tibetan cymbals positioned over the crown chakra. 

 

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.

LILITH'S WAY: INNER PEACE ENERGETIC HEALING: Chakra alignment, aromatherapy, and Reiki healing techniques used  to attune the mind, body, and spirit connections and bring inner peace to the receiver.