Fall in love with your skin. -Jackie Van Ruler
From the age of 12, I have invested time in taking care of my skin. Growing up in Arizona, my mom and dad modeled the importance of hydration. They took water with them each time they left the house. It became normal for me to do the same.
In addition to hydration, my dad emphasized the importance of sunscreen and UV protection. As a teenager I would complain about it but I still wore sunscreen religiously. This habit has stayed with me into my adult life.
Even with healthy lifelong habits, as I accumulate more years on this beautiful earth, I am noticing signs of aging. With an intention to keep my skin healthy and elastic, I set out to learn more about how to care for my mature skin.
For the past few years, I would get a facial every three to six months. Between treatments, I would keep my normal skincare routine. With more free time during quarantine, I began to learn about holistic facials from my friend Amy. Last week, Amy treated me to a holistic facial using The Flow Method.
The Flow Method is the best facial I have ever experienced! Amy’s touch is so nurturing; I went into a deep relaxation similar to what I experience in Yoga Nidra and Guided Meditation. After a 90-minute treatment, my skin was glowing and smooth. I felt peaceful and restored.
The Flow Method and Gua Sha
The Flow Method, developed by Jackie Van Ruler, combines facial massage, reflexology, lymphatic drainage, and Gua Sha stones to improve circulation. Using light touch with the hands, The Flow Method lifts and tones the skin. The technique moves lymph out of the body and relieves tension in the face, neck, and décolleté.
Originally used for relieving stress and tension in the body, Gua Sha has recently made its way into the beauty industry. Gua Sha is an ancient technique that clears stagnation and changes the skin. Using natural stones and gentle strokes, it lifts, sculpts, and tones the face. The technique stimulates collagen production and improves how the skin ages. Together, Gua Sha and facial massage support the immune system and reduce inflammation.
Estheticians trained in The Flow Method use Gua Sha and facial massage to sculpt and contour the face. Clients experience a vibrant, healthy glow and brighter complexion. The Flow Method will help you “fall in love with your skin” by improving elasticity and reversing the signs of aging.
Benefits of The Flow Method
- repairs and rejuvenates the skin
- stimulates collagen production
- supports the lymphatic system, flushing toxins out of the face and body
- promotes blood flow, oxygen, and circulation in the skin
- stimulates the Vagus Nerve and parasympathetic nervous system, reducing stress and anxiety
- improves vitality
- boosts the immune system
- eliminates puffiness in the face
- smooths lines and wrinkles, especially around the mouth and eyes
About Amy Almeida
Amy is a certified esthetician offering Holistic Facials and Organic Skincare products in Parker, Colorado. She is passionate about holistic skincare because traditional protocols were damaging her skin. She believes that healthy circulation and moving lymph from the face, neck, and chest will nourish your skin keeping it vibrant, elastic, and balanced. If you live in the Greater Denver Area, submit your request to book with Amy using our contact form.To find a practitioner near you, visit The Flow Method website.