The skin is the largest elimination organ in our body. It eliminates 2-5 pounds of waste every day. In Chinese medicine, it is known as the Third Kidney. It eliminates as much waste as the kidneys and bowels every day.
If the liver, bowels and lymph system back up, the skin becomes overburdened and sluggish, causing skin conditions. The thyroid can be a source of this back-up. If the thyroid is weak, it becomes more difficult to sweat, thus suppressing the skin from eliminating toxins, which causes the back-up in the lymph system.
The toxins are eliminated through the lymph system; it is one of the most vital systems in the body. It removes cellular waste. Known as the “house of the immune system”, it destroys disease-causing agents, which are then neutralized by the liver and expelled by the kidneys. Lymph vessels and nodes contain antibodies and immune cells called lymphocytes. It is also a carrier of nutrients. There are 600 lymph nodes in the body, 200 located in the neck. It is understandable why the lymph must be addressed in skin care treatments. The better your lymph system is at removing toxic substances, the clearer and more beautiful your skin will be.
A symptom of an immune reaction is inflammation. Many foods commonly consumed contain by-products that have the effect of congesting and inflaming the elimination system. Skin conditions are signs of this process. As the body attempts to eliminate these by-products, one may experience anything from dandruff, pimples, rashes, dermatitis to psoriasis and skin cancer. Inflammation results in rapid aging.
Dr. Hauschka products
I have chosen to use Dr. Hauschka products and treatments in my work. The manufacturer of Dr. Hauschka products uses only the purest, highest quality ingredients. They are healing, balancing, calming, strengthening and regenerating. They are food for the skin. Even the aromatherapy scents are chosen consciously to promote a sense of peace and equilibrium and serve as food for the psyche. The company is committed to doing what is best for humanity and the Earth.
Lymph stimulation is at the heart of Dr. Hauschka treatments. Using brushes and rhythmical hand movements, the Aesthetician awakens the lymph to move waste materials through the system, resulting in a healthier body and skin that is relaxed, clarified, enlivened and infused with a warm, soft glow.
The combination of high-quality ingredients, aromatherapy, and rhythmic lymph stimulation induces deep relaxation. A state of stillness and peace are achieved, allowing healing to take place. The skin is deeply cleansed, harmonized and balanced.
The treatments are very nurturing, de-stressing and rejuvenating. While I address the facial skin primarily, these are whole body treatments. The intention of this beautiful experience is to achieve an inner-outer balance within each person. Clients are often amazed at how their whole being is affected.
Ideally, it is best to receive these facial treatments every 4-6 weeks. As I get to know you and your skin better, I will be able to customize a regime of skin care and health treatment. The skin must be allowed time to regain balance as the body becomes more healthy. The principle of Dr.Hauschka is revealed in how we integrate the rhythm of receiving the treatments, ultimately, into our lives. “Rhythm is the basis for the order, and order is the basis for stability, predictability, and good health” (Awakening Beauty, the Dr. Hauschka Way).
Once the balance has been achieved, one can expect health and beautiful skin to be long-lasting. It is rewarding to see the stress melt away, and lightness and joy return. I have had the opportunity over the years to see these results occur at a deep level, both in my clients and in myself.