For as long as I can remember, I was always enthralled by the beauty of essences and simplicity of their bottles. As a teenager, I found pure, soft and beautiful skin to be more attractive and more fascinating, than any garment. Intuitively, I did everything necessary to protect and nurture my skin.
After a life-changing illness in 2003, I began to question the ingredients of care and cleansing products. Understanding that change within the skin comes from both external and internal influences, my passion for natural skin care was reawakened. Not only for the product itself, but the packaging, the casing, its roots, stem and story.
I started to research the best possible products for my skin, as I travelled around the world as a photographer, collecting oils and essences that would contribute to my ever-increasing demand for natural cosmetics. My primary interest was in the skin as it ages. How do we protect and respect this unique organ, without smothering it in conflicting, and questionable ingredients?
Thus, I decided to go into education as a beauty therapist, with a focus on dermatology, learning more about the skin and its function. As I trained, the manual therapy became my passion.
After two years of training as a certified beautician, with various internships under my palms, I travelled to many countries, furthering my education on the differing massaging techniques, embracing and learning new cosmetic philosophies.
In combination with Lymphatic drainage, the Mukabhyanda, the sensual, effective hand movements of the Japanese Kobido massage, the use of the Kansa Wand, and the face cupping method of therapist Mariona Vilanova, I merged my own flowing methods of massage.
It is the greatest affirmation and compliment, to me, to witness how my customers reveal themselves, being deeply relaxed, revived, rosy and refreshed, after a treatment.