Our holistic beauty center features skin care treatments and products from Switzerland’s Phytobiodermie. Phytobiodermie is a unique holistic method for beauty, based on the energetic principles of traditional Chinese medicine and the 5 Element theory and is also know as Energetic Skin Care.
Phytobiodermie has created a full line of skincare products for Face, Scalp, Body, and Bath. It received the Prize for Innovation at the Paris Beauty Show in April 1998.
Phytobiodermie is first and foremost a revolutionary method of looking at beauty and wellness. It aspires to anticipate, for each individual, the likely direction of the aging process and to help prevent its early aesthetic manifestations, as well as slowing down any established pattern.
Because the body is matter and energy, the unique Phytobiodermie method is based on the energetic principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) - the "Five Element Theory" (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water).
Phytobiodermie is the first to combine light-therapy and lymphatic drainage with the principles of Asian energy theory within the context of the aesthetics industry. It offers a comprehensive system of method, products and equipment based on the 5 Element Theory. Each Element is descriptive of seasonal and individual human energy patterns. Skin conditions and body shapes also follow the 5 Element Theory. For each there are products and protocols.
5 Elements Holistic Facial Services:
5 Elements Rebalancing Facial $80
Holistic Facial with Energetic Drainage (lymph drainage) $110
This facial combines the basic European treatment with a lymphatic drainage treatment, which will remove the toxins, waste material, bacteria and excess fluid. It is completely non—invasive and leaves your skin feeling and looking healthier and more vibrant. By adding use of energetic drainage to your facial, you will see even more dramatic results. Energetic drainage is a wonderful and beneficial pre and post surgical treatment.
Eye / Lip treatment - to plump and smooth fine lines
Add $15 to any drainage facial
Ascension of Energy – total lifting experience
Add $10 to any drainage facial Phyto Signature Balancing / Energizing Facial
5 color Clay Mask The 5—element color clay mask is applied to the clients face according to the faces’ reflex zones.
Add $10 to any Facial, Acne, or Back Treatment $65
Phytobiodermie skincare treatment on the back is perfect for men who work out and do yard work. It is also perfect for teens active in sports. Extractions are included.
The Phytobiodermie Method
IT IS SKINCARE BASED ON THE CONCEPTS OF ENERGY MEDICINES.
First, let’s appreciate the fact that in spite of what we might have been taught in school, the body is not simply matter (solids and fluids) but also energy—vital energy. It is called prana in yoga and Ayurvedic medicine, and Chi in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and by practitioners of Asian martial arts. This ancient concept is also a very modern one as it is now demonstrated by quantum physics. Progressive medical doctors have embraced this approach judging by the following quotes:
Deepak Chopra, M.D. in Grow Younger, Live Longer:*
“Your body isa field of energy, information, and intelligence…capable of perpetual healing, renewal and transformation.”
Richard Gerber, M.D. in Vibrational Medicine:**
“The physical body is actually a complex network of interwoven energy fields.”
The point is that, as stated by Gerber in the same book,
“If we are being of energy, it follows that we can be affected by energy.”
Therefore, with the right energetic tools and know-how, a practitioner can work on any body and skin problem at the level of matter (skin) like everyone else, but in addition work at balancing the vital energy flow of the customer. If working on matter and energy simultaneously, better results are achieved.
Energy medicine states that body issues have a root cause in vital energy imbalance, or blockage, of vital energy flow.
With the Phytobiodermie method, a spa practitioner can easily learn how to balance vital energy for better and faster results because the skin is a medium for balancing vital energy!
*Chopra, Deepak, and David Simon. Grow Younger, Live Longer: 10 Steps to Reverse Aging. New York: Harmony, 2001. Print.
**Gerber, Richard. Vibrational Medicine: The #1 Handbook of Subtle-energy Therapies. Rochester, VT: Bear, 2001. Print.
WHY is it so?...
Because of the following two major concepts:
- The body is not simply matter (solids and fluids) but matter and energy—vital energy, a carrier of information and intelligence to all cells of the body.
- The skin is a vital organ with reflexive properties. This is because all parts of the body are interconnected by vital energy. Reflex zones provide a telltale sign of what is going on within the body. That is why our body shape and our skin condition reflect the degree of wellness that we enjoy. As a result, indeed, "Beauty Is Health Made Visible." Reflex zones also provide a way to practice reflexology and to simply balance vital energy in spa treatments.
The body is not simply matter (fluids and solids), but also vital energy (prana, chi, ki). It provides vitality and intelligent information throughout the body. That flow needs to stay balanced. The body is an energetic network interconnecting all parts through pathways (acupuncture meridians), energetic centers (chakras) and energy fields. As a result, our skin—the largest organ of the body—is a reflexive organ providing telltale signs of what is going on within the body. That is why “Beauty is Health Made Visible!”* and why proper skincare is a key element in achieving and maintaining wellness.
An excerpt from the book, Energetic Skincare, Naturally!
"The skin as a vital organ cannot be excessively stripped, mechanically or with acids, injected with chemicals, cut, stretched and sewn, without consequences. Likewise, what you eat, drink, breathe, and how you exercise your body, or not, will have consequences on your health as much as on your skin. Skincare is caring for your entire body. That is why it is truly a holistic proposition. Anything else is a shortcut with potentially undesirable consequences."