May 2nd & July 18 [Book Me]
Appointments are 60- Minutes
$35 Reserves you a spot and can be used toward any retail purchase of $75 or more following your appointment.
Authentic beauty is the expression of our inner vitality. True beauty transcends age or gender and comes from within. It is generated by a strong digestive system, healthy food, meditation/yoga, and anointing our skin with therapeutic oils. Collectively these practices maximize our ojas (inner vitality and essence) and make us look radiant.
During your private assessment with Monica, you will learn the current state of your skin from an ayurvedic perspective, and how it is related to your overall health. After your assessment, receive a mini facial and demo of the ideal ayurvedic products from Monica for your skin type, and self-care practices for both face and body.
Monica can make you a custom blend specifically for your skin using organic flower botanicals, essential oils, and powerful plant extracts. Our in-house blends for vata, pitta and kapha are also available.
Ayurveda teaches that we can observe the health of the internal body via the skin. The skin communicates doshic imbalance, and the level of ama (toxins) and ojas (vitality). Eczema, psorasis, chronic dry skin, are often symptoms that digestion is not working optimally. Vata imbalance will manifest as dry and cracking skin with tendencies toward depletion and premature aging. Pitta imbalance will manifest as inflamed and oily skin with tendencies toward rosacea and acne. Kapha imbalance will manifest as damp and congested skin with tendencies toward swelling and black heads. Ama (toxins) mixed with excess dosha can manifest as cystic acne and a host of other imbalances. Depletion, dullness and lacklustre skin are signs of diminished ojas.
In addition to topical oil applications, skin imbalances related to digestive compromise and doshic imbalance can be significantly reduced with a healing diet and stress reduction techniques (yoga/meditation).