I have been casually studying and incorporating CranioSacral Therapy, the work of Dr. Upledger, into my Massage Practice for 20 years. CranioSacral Therapy belongs to a unique family of massage modalities. After my episode with a “frozen shoulder” recently I retired from deep muscle-work and have actively pursued my education in CST.
Most manual modalities are very technique-oriented. The therapist assesses the situation, and then applies a technique to help address it. This was true for me as well but I have always been interested in the healing arts and the spirit-soul-body connection. I’d say historically speaking I’ve infused western-style massage with a more esoteric, God-centered healing ministry.
While CST can be done as technique, at its core it is much more of a process-oriented modality. The work is about following and supporting the healing process of the client and their inner wisdom.
What I uniquely bring to the treatment session is a faith-based sense of our Creator’s wisdom and how that flows through my hands. How it is received is the work and intention of the client/recipient.
The therapist does this not by doing anything, but by being a witness and being present in the moment with what is happening in the tissue. The therapist acts as a resource to the client’s inner wisdom, and the body heals itself, it was created to do so. CST is much more about being with than it is about doing to.
Impartial: They do not take sides, especially between the part of the client that wants to heal and the part that is reluctant to make a change.
Nonjudgmental: Have no judgment of the client no matter what issues are brought up.
Ego-subordinated: The session is about the client, not the therapist.
Unconditionally present: Paying attention in the moment, as best one is able.
Infinitely patient: Release will occur when it is ready, not before.
While I don’t claim to be an “ideal therapist” my intention is to be in the moment, respecting the clients process, and bring who I am gifted to be as an individual to each session with the intention of creating a safe place and of seeing the client receive healing.
Star Brows in now located in the Pismo Beach Business Center at 330 James Way in the Native Beauty Studio Suite 140. Parking can be challenging at times, I park in the Overflow Parking Lot on the map below. It leads down a woodsy path right to our door!
Star Brows has been in the Five Cities area for over 10 years now and our new Pismo location is the best, customers love our little hideaway spot. I offer the same Luxurious Spa Services and Eyebrow Couture as I always have and there are a few perks too! Native Beauty Studio is comprised of 4 industry professionals doing business so you can bring a friend and each get a Facial, Waxing, or Microblading (semi permanent Eyebrow design). I cant wait to see you at the Spa! xo Linda
Stock up now at Star Brows on OSEA before it’s gone. Make room on your shelf for the pure skin science of DERMAQUEST.
Contact me to get recommendations on replacement products. I think you’ll agree we’ve made a change for the better. See you at the Spa! Linda
Advanced Skincare Treatment Upgrade
I’ve been using DermaQuest in my Facials for years and now they are on our shelves just for you! Like many of you I’m becoming increasingly aware of the signs of aging on my skin and they are leaders in advanced results-driven formulations.
” Our Philosophy and Mission is to provide physicians and estheticians globally with innovative, relationship-based products and services of the highest quality to support excellence in skincare practices.” Founder & Chemist Sam Dhatt
Attention Locals!! Mention this post and receive a DermaQuest Enhancement with any Facial.
Some of their proprietary ingredients include:
Hyaluronic Acid (HA)
An essential hydrator for everyone’s skin! Each molecule of hyaluronic acid can hold 1,000 times its molecular weight in moisture. It is known for its hydrating properties along with its natural delivery into the skin. Being one of the most valuable ingredients in skin care DermaQuest has incorporated this active into 90% of its product line to provide increased smoothness for plump, hydrated skin from the inside out.
The SkinBrite Collection is formulated with some of the most advanced skin brighteners to date! Each formula is uniquely created with many different tyrosinase inhibitors to stop the melanogenesis process in multiple steps giving you the most illumining skin tone results. ChromaBright imparts the latest in skin brightening technology to effectively correct pigmentation and un-even skin tone. DermaQuest has incorporated this innovative ingredient into all the SkinBrite products.
Plant Stem Cells
Advancements with stem cell technology have continued to provide more powerful and effective marine derived and botanical plant stem cells in the skin care market. DermaQuest combines the latest generation of plant stem cells to reduce pigmentation, fine lines, and protect the skin from environmental damages. These plant stem cells contain all the active molecules of the plant to effectively address multiple areas of concern. Sea Fennel, Edelweiss, Gardenia, and Lilac plant stem cells are incorporated into some of the most advanced anti-aging products included in the Stem Cell 3D collection.
Made up of essential amino acids, these active ingredients are small yet powerful to drastically change the skin! Peptides are key anti-aging ingredients that reduce fine lines and wrinkles, promote collagen, reduce inflammation and brighten skin tone. With new peptides being discovered every year they are considered to be an active ingredient that will continually change and advance with time.
Is one of the most essential nutrients for the body and is a key component to maintaining healthy glowing skin. Vitamin C is an active ingredient that brightens and tightens the skin. Keeping up with cutting edge technology we have incorporated the latest lipid soluble form of vitamin C, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, in our superior formulations. The most stable form of vitamin C with three times better penetration than L-Ascorbic acid! Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate can be found throughout the DermaQuest line and is most concentrated in C-Lipoic products.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Beta Hydroxy Acids have been around for many years and continue their strong stride in being very effective performance ingredients to treat a wide array of concerns. These key hydroxy acids promote an increased cell turnover to reveal luminous new skin cells at the surface. While providing a quicker cell turnover rate AHA’s/BHA’s impart multi functional qualities to improve skin texture, decrease pore size, reduce congestion, moisturize, and promote collagen.
DermaQuest brings you the highest grade micronized minerals in all of our sun protection products. Zinc and Titanium are utilized for their superior UV ray protection and pro-longed broad spectrum coverage. ZinClear SPF 30 offers you clear and tinted versions leaving the skin protected yet covered with a flawless finish. Minerals are safe, effective, reduce inflammation, and are designed to be used on all skin types especially sensitive and acneic!
Powerful antioxidants generate healthy cell renewal and acts as a cellular bodyguard for our skin. Essential for all skin types they protect our skin from free radical damage that our skin encounters on a daily basis. Co-Enzyme Q10, Idebenone, Alpha Lipoic Acid, and Green Tea Extract are widely used in DermaQuest products to give your skin an enhanced safeguard against environmental radicals.
These gentle enzymes act as Pacman on the skin to digest the dead surface skin cells. Papaya-Pineapple and Pumpkin Enzymes provide gentle yet visible results to reveal a more youthful glow. When used in a daily regimen other active ingredients have the ability to penetrate into the skin to provide quicker skin care results.
LITTLE TREATMENTS = BIG CHANGES
GET AHEAD OF WINTER SKIN AND SAVE 20%!
SCIENCE MEETS NATURE IN THESE HIGHLY ACTIVE SERUMS AND GELS
DESIGNED TO IMPROVE YOUR SKIN TONE, TEXTURE, AND TOTAL HEALTH
Absorb Mattifying Serum Real deal oil control for a shine-free face all day. Look glowy, not shiny. This lightweight treatment is powered by oil-controlling botanicals like burnet and cinnamon that absorb excess shine and balance sebum production. A concentrated dose of sodium hyaluronate keeps skin moisturized, no oil necessary. Wear under makeup or alone to keep your skin fresh and matte all day.
What it does:
• Controls excess oil production
• Gives skin a fresh, matte look
• Hydrates with the oil-free moisturizing properties of hyaluronic acid
Power Peel Refining Glycolic Acid Gel Brighter skin is just below the surface. Reveal your radiance with this gradual serum peel. This carefully balanced cocktail of glycolic acid and soothing aloe vera dissolves dead cell build-up, uncovering the fresh and glowing skin below. Used regularly, it helps refine uneven skin texture and kick-start cell turnover, bringing dull skin back to life.
What it does:
• Dissolves dead skin and build-up
• Reveals brighter, fresher, more radiant skin
• Smooths, softens, and refines skin texture
U Turn Firming Peptide Serum Turn the age train around. Youthful skin doesn’t have to be a thing of the past with this peptide packed, age-fighting serum. Infused with a combo of firming peptides, age delaying vitamin C, and nourishing flax extract, U Turn Peptide Serum helps soften the appearance of lines while activating cell turnover for a firmer, smoother look.
What it does:
• Softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
• Helps protect skin against aging factors
• Gives skin a firmer, smoother look
C Power Antioxidant Vitamin C Serum This super-powered serum does it all—brightens, fights aging, gently exfoliates, and protects. The key to its multi-tasking power lies in a potent complex of antioxidant vitamin C and lactic acid, which work at the molecular level to give skin a firmer, brighter look. L-tyrosine, an essential amino acid, joins forces with vitamin B5 to soften the look of fine lines.
What it does:
• Brightens the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone
• Delivers age-fighting antioxidants to the skin
• Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Hydrate Super Moisture Serum A cool sip of water for thirsty skin. This lightweight gel serum is enriched with two types of sodium hyaluronate—powerful moisturizers that can hold 5,000 times their weight in water—to quench dryness and give skin a plump and juicy look. Sodium PCA and green tea prevent dehydration and nourish skin with antioxidant protection.
What it does:
• Deeply infuses the skin with quenching moisture
• Supports healthy collagen and elastin
• Softens, smooths, and gives skin a plumper appearance
My favorite gifts are Spa Services and jewels from Heather Gardner Malibu so that’s what I’m offering you for Valentines thru 2/17/2018!
You’ll enjoy a 90 min. treatment which includes an Exfoliating Facial with a Light Acid Peel, Massage with Aroma Therapy & Hot Towels and $25 toward the Jewelry of your choice for $150 ($39 savings)!
See you at the Spa!
December’s Double Rewards make Star Brows’ Bodycare the best deal ever! xo Linda
GREEN CLEAN Let the green get you clean. This invigorating daily wash uses the natural benefits of pine essential oil to clean and condition the body while refreshing and energizing the mind. Bladderwrack contains sea minerals that nourish and cleanse the skin of toxins that cause dryness. A touch of glycolic provides a gentle exfoliation, leaving your skin smooth and renewed.
Your next “ah ha” moment is only a shower away. 8oz. or 3 piece Travel Kit $32
Your body needs hydration as much as your face does. Triple Splash is a unique liquid that uses Sodium Hyaluronate to provide superior hydration and lock in moisture. Eucalyptus Oil and Hydrolyzed Protein Solution are added to help tone, firm and strengthen. Increase the effectiveness of any lotion to improve your skin’s overall health and appearance.
Don’t just moisturize your body, hydrate it. 8oz. or 3 piece Travel Kit $32
This ultra-rich body lotion provides maximum moisture and leaves your skin feeling soft, nourished and conditioned. A unique infused botanical water with 15 cold pressed plant extracts, natural emollients, vitamins and pure essential oils instantly improves, protects and prevents dryness. Refresh your body and energize your mind with this one of a kind antioxidant rich lotion. 8oz. or 3 piece Travel Kit $32
*Available 11/27/2017 until 12:00a.m. at www.starbrows.com/gift-certificates/
We all love Heather Gardner Jewelry and her collection at Star Brows!
At Christmas I always manage to score a new piece for myself!! Have you made your Christmas-wish-list?
This year I’m doing an adult or children’s Swarovski Crystal Bracelet Gift-With-Purchase with Heather Gardner Jewelry!!!
Heather will be launching a Kid’s Line soon with her little girl Autumn as inspiration, we are beyond excited – watch for more!