"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost
I choose the less obvious path in life because I knew in my heart, from reading this poem that the same would ring true for me. They are words I live by.
I grew up in suburban Chicago. I'm the middle child of 3 boys. As a teenager, I suffered from grade 3 acne. I tried accutane, using benezimicin, neutrogena acne products, astringents, and dry ice. What it did was dry my skin out, make me even oilier and I couldn't stand the feeling of products on my face because I was no longer used to having soft, hydrated skin.
At eighteen I began working at a luxe salon off Michigan Ave. The environment opened my eyes to the knowledge of self care & quality ingredients. After being exposed to the Beauty industry I decided that it would be my mission to have great skin and this is where my journey began.
In my heart, I knew this was my path and that I needed to do what it took. For a male in the skin care industry, this is most certainly taking THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED. That was 19 years ago. I now have held an Esthetics License for 12+ years and have been practicing Reiki for over 9 years.
Reiki is a Japanese Healing Art Form I had a "calling" to learn. I knew very little about it and had only experienced it once. It was an intuitive knowing that I choose to Honor and so I pursued it.
Reiki opened my eyes to the mystery of life, Reiki is life affirming. I have allowed Reiki to help me work through my past (anxiety, depression, anger, and ego), make peace with personal trauma, open my heart to others, step more fully into my own power and connect deeply with spirit. It's taken time to get here but it was worth it.
With this, I seek the beauty, knowledge, & wisdom of life.
My intention is to hold space using aromatherapy, music, and comfort within a luxury, lofted, treatment room where you may step more fully into the experience of wellness and deeper truth of self.
My passions include: skin science, organic and cosmeceutical ingredients, aromatherapy, energy work, and spirituality. These allow me to bring your skin and entire person into a more complete state of health and balance.
Good facials are magic at work. The ultimate goal is to raise your vibration and energy level enough so that your higher self (Soul self) may step in and bring clarity to you about your life. You already know everything you need to know about yourself, often times, we just need help accessing and remembering it.
This is why I do what I do.
Your Humble Guide