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Breath

How you breathe affects your emotions.  Rapid breathing often indicates fear, stress or anxiety, while shallow breathing can act a defense against feeling unbearable pain, and deep breathing can calm us down.  Managing our breath influences how we feel.  To ground yourself using your breath, take a couple of intentional breaths…in and out…..in and out…..in and out…… Then, inhale through your nose to the count of 4 allowing your breath to expand your lungs, ribcage and Read more…

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Grief, Self-Care & the Holidays

As we enter the winter holiday season, we may find ourselves experiencing the pain of loss, loneliness and sorrow. We may be consumed with thoughts of what we have lost and feel disconnected from the holiday bustle, music and social gatherings as we release deep grief.  Allow yourself to feel your emotions without guilt for grief is part of healing.  Invite yourself to receive the level of comfort and care that feels right to you. This Read more…

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Our Lymph System

The lymphatic system is part of both the vascular and the immune systems. It helps the body move toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. When lymph flow becomes sluggish (the result of stress, inflammation, poor diet, lack of exercise or surgery), toxins remain in our body longer. You may see puffiness, dull skin, dark circles, blackheads, or water retention, or feel tenderness and swelling around your lymph nodes. Healthy lymph flow is restored via manual Read more…

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Gua Sha Explained

Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese facial rejuvenation technique using a small stone tool to gently massage and stimulate specific energy points along the face. This protocol helps break up patterns of muscle and fascia tension, move chi (energy) stagnation, release toxins, and promote lymphatic drainage to reduce any puffiness. Gua sha boosts circulation and leaves your skin glowing! Cumulative benefits come from a series of treatments that will improve the appearance of the skin, Read more…

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Emotional Health and Skin Health

Are you aware that there may be a relationship between the health of our mind and the health of our skin? Just as our skin reflects the health of our physical body, it may also reflect our mental or emotional well-being. According to Harvard Medical School, psychodermatology is a growing field of research interest. It explores, among other things, the impact of our inner well-being as well as environmental stress on the skin. Our nervous Read more…

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Ageless Beauty

Ageless Beauty   This is a great read! David Wolfe, the well-known natural nutritionist, recently published “The Beauty Diet, Unlock the 5 secrets of Ageless Beauty”. He lays out his five pillars to ageless beauty: (1) eat for ageless beauty by choosing superfoods and superherbs, (2) remove as many toxins as you can from your skin, air, home, clothes, and water, (3) nourish your body at the cellular level with epigenetics by activating the genes Read more…

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Why Holistic Facials?

Holistic Facials Holistic skin care looks at the whole person. The well-being of our mind, body, and spirit is reflected in the state of our skin. If we are out of balance, this is reflected in the skin—our largest organ. Inflammation is our body’s response to an acute event and triggers our immune system to activate and protect us. Chronic inflammation, however, occurs when the immune system continues to respond to a threat and that Read more…

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Welcome!

  Welcome to the world of holistic skincare from Mindful Skin Studio! The radiance of our skin is a reflection of our inner physical health, emotional well-being, and lifestyle. I invite you to become more conscious of what you eat, how you think and your self-care. Most skin conditions are caused, in part, by inflammation. Inflammation stems from external sources such as environmental toxins, pollution, and product ingredients and/or internal sources including sugar, stress, hormones Read more…