Essential Oils

Upgrade Your Beauty Routine With The Best Essential Oils For Any Skincare Need

Updated on 28 July 2020 • 17 minute read
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Why you should add essential oils in your skincare routine

Essential oils (EOs) are highly concentrated plant extracts that are sourced from tree bark and resins, roots, leaves, stems, flowers, fruits, nuts, and seeds. 

They carry with them the plant’s essence and healing properties via numerous active compounds found in just one drop of oil. 

The therapeutic application of these oils is called aromatherapy

Aromatherapy can be applied to dermatology in the treatment of certain skin conditions such as dermatitis and eczema. 

If you’re currently dealing with these conditions it’s a good idea to talk to your dermatologist before using any EO topically. 

Using EOs in skincare products is nothing new, though. 

You’ll find that many of your favorite products contain at least some plant extracts, in one form or another.

This is especially true of natural skincare products, which are free from harmful and toxic chemicals and substances that often do more harm than good. 

EOs are commonly found in skincare products because they’re effective and they work for different skin types

Studies show that many of the active compounds in EOs can help to enhance youthfulness, fight infection, and deeply cleanse the tops layers of the skin. 

 

Many EOs have been found beneficial for combating stress and anxiety, increasing deep, restorative sleep, balance hormones, and fighting inflammation all of which contribute to accelerated and premature aging. 

The mind-skin connection is real – you wear your predominant thoughts, emotions, and moods on your face. 

You also wear what you eat, ingest, and expose yourself to on your skin. 

After reading this article you’ll know more about how to upgrade your own skincare routine by adding your own oils based on your individual needs. 

 

How EOs work to improve skin

What’s the largest external organ in the human body? 

Skin. 

It has three main layers: 

  1. The epidermis – This is the thinnest layer of skin and is considered part of the immune system. As such, the epidermis protects us from potentially harmful bacteria and other invaders. 
  2. The dermis – This is the thickest layer and it contains lymphatic vessels, hair follicles, pores, sebaceous (oil-producing) glands, sweat glands, blood, connective tissue, collagen, and elastin. 
  3. The hypodermis (subcutaneous fat) – The last layer is the protective layer that regulates skin temperature and transports blood and lymph fluid. Most of the connective tissue is also found here. 

 

The delicate skin on your face contains hundreds of millions of skin cells and bacteria that create a synergistic dance and flow. 

When there is an imbalance your skin will let you know by displaying blemishes, pimples, dry skin, uneven skin tone, rashes, etc. 

EOs can be a relatively low-risk way to address such imbalances. 

 

How certain EOs can affect your skin: 

  • Antiseptic qualities can help deeply cleanse your skin so you keep your glow burning brightly. 
  • Antibacterial qualities can help keep skin infections, rashes, and inflammation at bay. 
  • Anti-inflammatory properties can soothe redness, swelling, and blemishes
  • Circulation-activating effects help to increase blood flow and oxygen to your face so it can self-repair and self-regenerate. 
  • A high antioxidant profile helps your skin fight free radicals that are known to accelerate the aging process. 
  • Calming effects can not only help soothe inflamed or irritated skin, but it can also help to balance your mood and lower stress hormone levels, which contribute to skin quality and glow. 

 

The following EOs contain all or some of these beneficial effects. 

 

The best essential oils for dry skin

Dry skin can be the result of weather changes, underactive sebaceous glands, or even hormones. 

The following EOs are known to have a nourishing effect on the skin. 

You can add a few drops to your daily moisturizer or simply dilute them with a carrier oil like coconut oil or jojoba oil

 

  • Geranium oil
  • Jasmine oil
  • Sandalwood oil 

 

The best essential oils for oily skin

Oily skin is the result of overactive sebaceous glands. 

This can be the result of weather changes such as increased humidity, or hormones. 

These EOs can be used regularly to reduce oil production: 

 

  • Clary sage oil
  • Peppermint oil
  • Grapefruit oilhas an astringent and toning effect that can be drying to the skin. 

 

The best essential oils for sensitive skin

If you’re prone to skin irritations or reactions when topically applying any kind of beauty care, perform a patch test on your arm and wait 48 hours before applying to the face. 

If there’s no reaction, then you can proceed with these gentle essential oils

 

  • Lavender oil 
  • Roman chamomile oilavoid this one if you have a ragweed allergy. 

 

The best essential oils for acne-prone skin

If you’re prone to blemishes and breakouts your objective should be keeping your skin clean from bacteria and excess oils. 

These three oils can help: 

 

  • Tea tree oil – Is a powerful antiseptic known to help prevent bacterial infections and buildup.
  • Peppermint oil
  • Helichrysum oil

 

The best essential oils for pigmentation 

Hyperpigmentation can occur as a result of sunspots, age spots, and acne scarring. 

These oils can help: 

 

  • Lemon oil – This powerful citrus oil can have a clarifying effect and is chock-full of nourishing antioxidants, but beware that lemon oil can be phototoxic, which means that you may experience a reaction or pigmentation if exposed to direct sunlight. It’s best to apply all citrus oils at night and avoid sun exposure. 
  • Lemongrass
  • Carrot seed oil

 

The best essential oils for wrinkles 

Aging is the result of lost elasticity, wear and tear, oxidative stress, and inflammation of the skin layers and body. 

Oils that contain anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by fighting free radicals

 

  • Frankincense oil
  • Ylang-ylang oil
  • Rosehip oil – contains Vitamin c and fatty acids to help keep your skin youthful and moist

 

Don’t forget – EOs are highly concentrated and potent!

A little goes a long way. 

Always dilute with a carrier oil, lotion, or moisturizer before applying directly to your skin. 

Some popular carrier oils include coconut oil, jojoba oil, and argan oil

Only apply 1 drop of a specific oil to your face at a time. 

Be mindful of phototoxic oils like lemon, grapefruit, and orange. Use them with care and caution. 

If you experience an adverse reaction discontinue use immediately. 

 

How to choose the right high-quality EOs for skincare

There are many EO brands available in the market but unfortunately, most of them are either adulterated or diluted.

You don’t want to put any impure oils on your face as they can have the opposite desired effect. 

The only EOs applied to your skin should be of the best and highest quality and produced by trustworthy and reputable companies that stand by their products. 

 

Here are 7 fool-proof steps to help you choose the right oils for your skin: 

 

  • Look for certified organic therapeutic grade essential oils.  
  • Check that testing has been done.  
  • Research the company. 
  • Check the label.  
  • Check the price.  
  • Check the Latin name. 
  • Check in with yourself.  

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At Green Valley, we have developed an enlivening process which not only acts to beautify the skin–our precious outer coat–but allows the body’s natural systems to absorb nutrients, release toxic waste, and strengthen cellulose fibers for increased elasticity and resilience.

 

Lymphatic Massage:

Light flowing strokes over lymphatic byways with deliciously scented and detoxifying essential oils stimulate release of waste residue throughout the body. Improves circulation, breathing, and tissue resilience. Especially effective for improved metabolism, weight control, and depression.

 

Pearl Skin Polish:

A slimming treatment. Uses exquisite powdered pearls and fine sun-drenched sand to gently exfoliate and enliven the skin’s outer coat. Gentle compression alleviates bubbled, pocked-marked areas below the surface. Afterwards, bathing in frankincense, myrrh, and roses generates new cell proliferation to counteract the loosening effects of aging. Cleopatra never had it so good!

 

Sugar & Spice Body Sculpting:

Sugar & Spice and everything tight! A spicy sugar rubdown followed with a light compression wrap to induce bonding of fibrous tissues for a firm, defined shape. The final step takes an exotic turn–a silky bath in our Sea Grotto Room to relieve discoloration and blotchy patches over the skin.

 

Painted Desert Clay:

Eons ago, our desert clay was formed in a seabed, nourished by pure waters rich in mineral salts and ancient marine vegetation. As the warm, wet clay is brushed lightly over the skin, it delivers it’s precious nourishment to enliven a dull, lifeless body and mind. Allowed to dry and brushed away, reduces excess water weight and strengthens skin tone.

 

Rapunzel’s Secret Hot oil Treatment:

Rest in the spa garden beneath a willow tree while your head, neck, and shoulders are gently massaged with a special cream, scalp tenderly stimulated with fingertips, and a warm pack applied to the hair. While the pack works it’s wonders, you are encased in warm, subtle garden fragrance and lulled by soft breezes. Rehydrates, strengthens, and enhances manageability while detoxifying the hair shaft and scalp. You arise feeling as if a fairy godmother has brushed you with her magic wand, changing all the ragged places into a shiny new cloth.

 

Rolling Stones:

For thigh, buttocks, and midsection. Alternating between warmth and coolness, smooth lava stones move lightly over pocked or flabby areas, followed by a light compression and tightening fluid.

 

Cleopatra’s Rejuvenating Bath:

This bath works to tighten and firm skin tone as it smoothes and softens surface cells. Special additives bring excess fluids up from subcutaneous levels, gently dissolving surface debris to stimulate new cell growth and moisturize, soothe, and reduce swollen places. Leaves the body feeling light and glowing. Contains rich, purified milk, wild honey, and precious oils to mend and beautify.

 

Pedicure:

If your tires feel flat, let us change them! As you rest, we’ll relieve the pressure on your feet and legs, polish away callouses, trim your nails, and restore your bounce and spring. Includes warm beeswax treatment with reviving, antifungal essential oils and nail buffing. Relieves aching, prickly feet.

 

Natural Manicure:

Rest your hands in a cocoon of heated beeswax to moisturize and soften the skin. After a pressure point massage for hands, wrists, and elbows, we groom the nails and shine them with powdered pearls. We do not include polish, polish remover or acrylic nails because toxic fumes endanger the respiratory and other systems.

 

we also offer Waxing and Coffee & Cream indoor bronzing

 

Sea Clay Ultra-Cleansing:

Enlivens, brightens, refines skin texture, leaving tissues soft yet firm. Uses ancient sea-bottom clay with naturally-occurring salts for a complete spectrum of mineralized elements needed by the cells to operate at an optimum level. Special lubrication agents protect against harsh elements such as sun and wind.

 

Age-Defying Enzyme Replacement:

Uses the enzymatic action of the highest quality genuine pearls reduced to a fine powder and unprocessed wild desert honey to rehydrate and resurface upper layers, balance acid conditions to alleviate inflammation, redness, rough or dry conditions and combat bloating..

 

Cinnamon Sugar Uplift:

Uses a carbon solution that quickens the action of botanicals, enabling them to assemble and deliver nutrients while leaving the facial cells inert and receptive. Begins with a deep cleansing polarized light treatment which also seems to decrease wrinkling, brown spots, and other conditions related to the aging process. Followed by our uplifting cinnamon sugar compound. A non-surgical uplift.

 

Chinese Restructuring:

To define bone structure and mend the face where it seems to be broken. Uses accupressure, tapping, brushing, and gentle skin rolling to buttress the infrastructure for strength and flexability.

 

Back Facial:

Clears blemishes and roughened patches with polarized light beam, gentle exfoliation, mineralized clay mask and hydrating fluid.

 

Face Paint for your Lifestyle:

By Annalee Allred, whose wizardry in creating a finished canvas for the part of you that shows has been sought after by clients throughout the spa world. Her skills will guide you in selecting and applying cosmetics professionally with the subtlety or boldness that suits your personal preference, your unique facial planes and coloring, or for special occasions.

 

Individualized Skin Care Regimen:

This session addresses personal skin care concerns and is designed especially to practice daily at home. Includes special cleansing, brushing, and accupressure techniques to keep facial skin clear, firm and youthful appearing. Let our facialist show you how to brush away the years.

 

Wardrobe Makeover:

Basic wardrobe plan tailored to you–for clothing and accessories that work together, fit and say what you want them to say. Also special purpose wardrobe for job interviews, business meetings, gala evenings, traveling, etc. evaluation of wardrobe needs, body build, physical assets, life style, and clothing budget.

 

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Aesthetics

Look your best at any age

No longer does aging gracefully have to include looking older.We can provide a wide array of treatments both non-surgical and surgical to help you look your best at any age. Guests will receive the finest medical care and pampering in the private surroundings of Green Valley Spa.

 

List of Available Non-Surgical Aesthetic Procedures

 

Body Contouring

SmartLipo

LipoDissolve

Synergie Cellulite therapy

Tummy tuck

Body wrap

 

Vein Treatments

Endovenous Ablation

Sclerotherapy

Laser vein Therapy

EVLT–varicose vein treatment

Phlebectomy

Laser closure of spider veins

 

Age Related Defenses

Quicklift Face Lift

Eyelid Surgery

Cryo-Therapy

Microdermabrasion

PhotoFacial

Skin tighening

Laser acne therapy

Photo facial

Surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures.

 

Injectables

Botox

Juvederm

Radiesse

 

Skin Tightening/Wrinkle Reduction/Laser Treatments

Micro Laser Peel

Neck, full face, triceps, stomach, buttocks

Laser Hair Removal

 

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Signature Treatments

 

Our renowned Signature Treatments are designed here and not found elsewhere – they not only act to cleanse toxic overload that prevents our natural systems from absorbing nutrients, but reduce deteriorating conditions that accompany the aging process, leaving the skin (our largest eliminative organ) smooth, hydrated, receptive, and porous, allowing the elimination of excess waste fluids and gases to occur.

 

Pearl Skin Polish – $120 for 50 min.

 

This treatment uses rare powdered pearls, fine sun-drenched sand, and extracts of wild desert plants to dissolve dead, flaky residue and other debris that collects in and around the skin cells, preventing infectious matter from settling inside the tissues. Leaves the skin porous, allowing elimination of excess waste fluids and gases. Gentle compression alleviates bubbled, pocked-marked areas. Bathing in frankincense, myrrh, and roses generates new cell proliferation to counteract the loosening effects of aging.

 

Waterfall Head and Scalp Therapy – $120 for 50 min.

 

As warm water flows down the back of the head and over receptor points, its gentle movement calms and yet quickens scalp, cleansing away waste residue. Stills conscious thought, lowers brain-wave activity, and rejuvenates reflex response centers for increased mental and physical mobility (very popular with sports enthusiasts).

 

Desert Clay Body Mask – $120 for 50 min.

 

Removes residue underneath surface layers with poultice-like action, allowing noxious gases caught in the subcutaneous levels to move up and out through the surface. A light brushing technique brightens, firms, and increases skin flexibility and tensile strength.

 

Medicine Wrap – $120 for 50 min.

 

Not your ordinary herbal wrap! Our wraps are heated in an aqueous solution of wild desert plants growing in the crevices of local mineral-rich sandstone, selected for purifying properties. For truly effective results, the therapist adjusts the heat during the process, preventing body temperature from rising too high and necessary moisture level from depletion. This thermal technique heightens cellular activity for detoxification – melts away aches and pains through back and shoulders, elbows, and knees. Aids in releasing excess fluid held in the tissues.

 

Sugar & Spice Body Sculpting – $120 for 50 min.

 

Sugar and Spice and everything tight! A spicy sugar rubdown followed by a light compression wrap to induce bonding of fibrous tissues for a firm, defined shape. The final step takes an exotic turn: a silky bath in our Sea Grotto Room to relieve discoloration and blotchy patches over the skin.

 

Seven Heavens Aromatherapy – $120 for 50 min.

 

All seven levels of human experience are present in the frequency patterns of the Seven Chakra Centers and corresponding lateral pulse points. This treatment uses seven pure essential oil blends, each carefully designed to resonate with the oscillating pattern of each chakra. Techniques include light movement over each chakra point and gentile extension, rotation, and rocking to activate lateral points. Strengthens the muscles, brightens the mind, and opens the heart. Combats anxiety and emotional turmoil in general.

 

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Green Valley Spa Treatment Menu

 

At Green Valley, we have developed an enlivening process which not only acts to beautify the skin–our precious outer coat–but allows the body’s natural systems to absorb nutrients, release toxic waste, and strengthen cellulose fibers for increased elasticity and resilience.

 

TAKING THE WATERS

Pre-Treatment Bath $10

Like bathing in ancient sea water! A few minutes is all it takes to loosen muscles and quiet the mind in preparation for each treatment. Leaves skin resilient, smooth and receptive. A perfect place for color therapy to work its wonders! You will find any massage treatment more beneficial with a pre-treatment mineral bath. Please Pre-Schedule at the Spa reception desk and arrive 15 minutes before treatment for your bath.

 

SIGNATURE TREATMENTS

Seven Heavens Aromatherapy $105

All seven levels of human experience are present in the frequency patterns of the seven chakra centers and corresponding lateral pulse points. This treatment uses seven pure essential oil blends, each carefully designed to resonate with the oscillating pattern of each chakra. Techniques include light movement over each chakra point and gentle extension, rotation, and rocking to activate lateral points. Strengthens the muscles, brightens the mind, and opens the heart. Combats anxiety and emotional turmoil in general.

 

Pearl Skin Polish $105

A slimming treatment. Uses exquisite powdered pearls and fine sun-drenched sand to gently exfoliate and enliven the skin’s outer coat. Gentle compression alleviates bubbled, pocked-marked areas below the surface. Afterwards, bathing in frankincense, myrrh, and roses generates new cell proliferation to counteract the loosening effects of aging. Cleopatra never had it so good!

 

Sugar & Spice Body Sculpting $105

Sugar & Spice and everything tight! A spicy sugar rubdown followed with a light compression wrap to induce bonding of fibrous tissues for a firm, defined shape. The final step takes an exotic turn–a silky bath in our Sea Grotto Room to relieve discoloration and blotchy patches over the skin.

 

Painted Desert Clay $105

Eons ago, our desert clay was formed in a seabed, nourished by pure waters rich in mineral salts and ancient marine vegetation. As the warm, wet clay is brushed lightly over the skin, it delivers it’s precious nourishment to enliven a dull, lifeless body and mind. Allowed to dry and brushed away, reduces excess water weight and strengthens skin tone.

 

Herbal Wrap $105

Thermal technique heightens cellular activity to melt away aches and pains through back and shoulders, elbows and knees.

 

Waterfall Therapy $105

As warm water flows down the back of the head and over receptor points, its gentle movement clams and yet quickens scalp, clearing away waste residue. Stills conscious thought, lowers brain-wave activity, and rejuvenates reflex response centers for increased mental and physical mobility.

 

BODY WORK

Revitalizing Massage $105

Smooth even strokes calm, purify and release tension, leaving tissues light and free. Resculpts a tense, tight body into one that moves freely and performs without effort, feels relaxed yet invigorated, awakened, alive, and sooo content!

Sports Massage* $105

For all-over toning and tension release, to stimulate metabolic rate for increased circulation, respiration ratio and tensile strength.

Ultimate Massage (100 min) $210

Make your favorite treatment last even longer (100 minutes).

 

Neural-Muscular Massage $105

Specialized techniques and trigger-point pressure releases constricted or aggravated muscle groups throughout body, such as shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees.

 

Neural Repatterning $105

Extension, rotation, and energetic massage techniques repattern the neural relay systems to break down old habits and attitudes, allowing for rapid reflex responses and decision-making.

 

Oriental Shiatsu $105

Accupressure massage developed in Japan. Applies firm but not acute pressure to specific points in the body to stimulate and unblock “meridians” (pathways through which life energy flows).

 

Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Massage* $105

Therapist uses soft inner arm in rhythmic movements to create a dance of long gliding and stretching strokes–hands, fingertips, knuckles and elbows for deeper pressure. Soothed with the luscious scent and sounds of the Aloha Islands and the traditional Hawaiian healing motions, your body will fall into deep contentment and pure delight.

 

Steaming Stones* $105

As smooth warm stones glide over the skin to dissolve tense, tight tissues within, sweet smelling grasses activate the olfactory system to combat emotional distress and the muffled cadence of native drumming lulls the busy mind into a blissful state of sweet surrender and rest. Highly requested.

 

Full-Body Reflexology $105

Reduces shoulder and back pain, headaches, and increases stress resilience. Stimulates the circulatory and nervous system, thus synergizing and toning the entire body. Thoroughly works feet, ankles, hands, shoulders, neck, ears, and scalp.

 

Lymphatic Massage $105

Light flowing strokes over lymphatic byways with deliciously scented and detoxifying essential oils stimulate release of waste residue throughout the body. Improves circulation, breathing, and tissue resilience. Especially effective for improved metabolism, weight control, and depression.

 

Duet Massage (2 Therapists) $210

Two therapists treat you to the modality of your choice.

 

Couples Massage $210

Now you and your partner can enjoy a private aromatic bath together, followed by a double massage performing the modality of your choice. Also available in the privacy of your room.

 

In-Room Massage (Suites Only) $175

 

*Treatment offered in 50 & 100 min. sessions

 

FACIALS

Sea Clay Ultra-Cleansing & Exfol. $105

Enlivens, brightens, refines skin texture, leaving tissues soft yet firm. Uses ancient sea-bottom clay with naturally-occurring salts for a complete spectrum of mineralized elements needed by the cells to operate at an optimum level. Special lubrication agents protect against harsh elements such as sun and wind.

 

Anti-Aging Enzyme Replacement $105

Uses the enzymatic action of the highest quality genuine pearls reduced to a fine powder and unprocessed wild desert honey to rehydrate and resurface upper layers, balance acid conditions to alleviate inflammation, redness, rough or dry conditions and combat bloating.

 

Cinnamon Sugar Uplift $105

Uses a carbon solution that quickens the action of botanicals, enabling them to assemble and deliver nutrients while leaving the facial cells inert and receptive. Begins with a deep cleansing polarized light treatment which also seems to decrease wrinkling, brown spots, and other conditions related to the aging process. Followed by our uplifting cinnamon sugar compound. A non-surgical uplift.

 

Chinese Restructuring $105

To define bone structure and mend the face where it seems to be broken. Uses accupressure, tapping, brushing, and gentle skin rolling to buttress the infrastructure for strength and flexability.

 

Back Facial $105

(add $15 for vitamin C application)

Clears blemishes and roughened patches with polarized light beam, gentle exfoliation, mineralized clay mask and hydrating fluid.

 

ENERGETICS

Cranio-Sacral Therapy (100 Min) $210

For chronic pain, headaches, learning disabilities, to assist emotional stability, recommended following surgery or traumatic injuries, this gentle technique restores energetic flow to lighten and revitalize blocked areas. Often a transcendent experience.

 

Aura & Chakra Analysis $105

Using the science of BioFeedback, Color Therapy and Energy medicine measure, analyze and display an accurate representation of your current emotional energetic state.

 

Sound & Light $105

Medicine of the future–in our specially-designed chair, the resonance of sound, stone, color and scent combine to broaden and deepen your everyday perception, allowing access to the higher mind where troublesome concerns are resolved peacefully without upset or confusion. Treatment is individually programmed for each client.

 

Reconnection Therapy $105

A new and very powerful high frequency energetic modality that carries light and information from Higher Consciousness. It works very deeply at a quantum, inter-dimensional level to facilitate balance and healing of body, mind, and spirit,

 

HEAD, SHOULDERS, KNEES & TOES

Foot Grooming w/Reflexology $85

If your tires feel flat, let us change them! As you rest, we’ll relieve the pressure on your feet and legs, polish away callouses, trim your nails, and restore your bounce and spring. Includes warm beeswax treatment with reviving, antifungal essential oils and nail buffing. Relieves aching, prickly feet.

 

Hand Grooming w/Reflexology $65

Rest your hands in a cocoon of heated beeswax to moisturize and soften the skin. After a pressure point massage for hands, wrists, and elbows, we groom the nails and shine them with powdered pearls. We do not include polish, polish remover or acrylic nails because toxic fumes endanger the respiratory and other systems.

 

Waxing (call for pricing)

 

Rapunzel’s Secret Hot Oil Treat. $105

Rest in the spa garden beneath a willow tree while your head, neck, and shoulders are gently massaged with a special cream, scalp tenderly stimulated with fingertips, and a warm pack applied to the hair. While the pack works it’s wonders, you are encased in warm, subtle garden fragrance and lulled by soft breezes. Rehydrates, strengthens, and enhances manageability while detoxifying the hair shaft and scalp. You arise feeling as if a fairy godmother has brushed you with her magic wand, changing all the ragged places into a shiny new cloth.

 

Body Bronzing w/Pearl Exfoliation $105

 

PERSONAL STYLE

Face Paint for Personal Style* $65

By Annalee Allred, whose wizardry in creating a finished canvas for the part of you that shows has been sought after by clients throughout the spa world. Her skills will guide you in selecting and applying cosmetics professionally with the subtlety or boldness that suits your personal preference, your unique facial planes and coloring, or for special occasions.

 

Individualized Skin Care Regimen* $85

This session addresses personal skin care concerns and is designed especially to practice daily at home. Includes special cleansing, brushing, and accupressure techniques to keep facial skin clear, firm and youthful appearing. Let our facialist show you how to brush away the years.

 

Wardrobe Make-Over* $85

Basic wardrobe plan tailored to you–for clothing and accessories that work together, fit and say what you want them to say. Also special purpose wardrobe for job interviews, business meetings, gala evenings, traveling, etc. evaluation of wardrobe needs, body build, physical assets, life style, and clothing budget.

*Offered by appointment only

 

PERSONAL SESSIONS

Body Structure Consultation $105

This evaluation determines your physical and metabolic type. Body composition analysis provides information that will establish a nutritional and exercise plan best suited to you. (test time–55 minutes).

 

Sports Psychology Coaching $105

Sports psychology introduces you tot he skills and strategies used by successful athletes and others to remove psychological obstacles and maximize capabilities. Provides improved focus, increased self confidence and enjoyment. These skills and strategies become powerful strategies for living and working in flow.

 

Personal Meditation Guidance $105

Special techniques for relieving stress and anxiety induces inner quietude so necessary to today’s busy world. Learning to control tension in the muscles and attention in the mind brings healthy stamina and balance to cellular activity, heart rhythms, brain waves, and access to higher consciousness.

 

Personal Life Coaching $105

Provides the wisdom, expertise, and support for you to discover, design, and live your best life. Collaborating with you to clarify your challenges, leverage your gifts, and make powerful choices, the life coach focuses entirely on your success and happiness. The uniqueness of life coaching at Green Valley is the opportunity to continue the collaboration and support even after you return home.

 

Heart Centered Counseling $105

Investigate choices to conciously respond to fear that creates stress in everyday living and the unexpected.

 

WATER WORKS $40

Sports Bath for Heavy Minds/Muscles (30 mins)

 

Antidote-for the-blues Mineral Bath (30 mins) $40

For lack-luster conditions within and without. Quiets a restless mind and lifts the spirit. Designed to release toxic-waste matter held within, lightening and brightening both tissues and mood. Helps to disperse troubled thoughts, aching head and heart, bringing relaxation and peace. Contains apple pectin, wild honey, sea salts, powdered pearls, and uplifting essential oils.

 

Cleopatra’s Rejuvenating Bath (30 mins) $40

This bath works to tighten and firm skin tone as it smoothes and softens surface cells. Special additives bring excess fluids up from subcutaneous levels, gently dissolving surface debris to stimulate new cell growth and moisturize, soothe, and reduce swollen places. Leaves the body feeling light and glowing. Contains rich, purified milk, wild honey, and precious oils to mend and beautify.

 

Water Shiatsu $105

This treatment takes place in chest-high warm water and involves both pressure point massage and a series of lengthening movements. Each session is not only a massage, but a powerful experience that allows many healing “shifts” of physical, emotional, and spiritual levels.

 

Flotation Repatterning (2 therapists) $210

Your body’s innate intelligence guides a team of therapists working in waist-high warm water, freeing your body to move freely into positions it needs to release blockages and restrictions caused by physical and emotional pain. Profound treatment leaves you feeling peaceful and centered, like being born anew.

 

INTUITIVE THERAPIES

Inhalation Therapy $125

Based on research into the importance of the olfactory system by Nobel Prize winning Axel & Buck. More of our human genetic structure is attributed to smell than any other sense except the immune system.

 

Intuitive Reading $150

During this private session, Marissa Morin uses her extra-ordinary gifts to map the energetic system and detect blockages or irregularities. We suggest you prepare a list of questions to bring with you to your session.

 

NATIVE AMERICAN THERAPIES

Shaman Card Reading $105

Utilizes the sixth sense for uncommon insight into the panorama of your life as it unfolds before you.

 

Shamanic Journey $105

Repetitious beat and cadence of native drumming moves ordinary awareness deep into the inner heart where hidden, latent knowledge and talents are held, experience is processed, and animal symbols are discovered and explored. Powerful practice for evolvement of the conscious state (individual meditateve journey).

 

Energy Balance $105

Clear and harmonize your being, that you may become an open channel walking between earth and sky, giving to the earth as she in return empowers you with her vital energies essential to health and well being. Opens and activates the chakra system ( energy centers).

 

Light Works $105

“Revolutionary Quantum Light Therapy”

Gwen facilitates the work of Marcell Vogel with an exquisite rainbow of crystal light pulsing from crown to base. Gently opens and revitalizes chakra system, stimulates flow of quantum energy throughout physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies.

 

Labyrinth Work $105

The labyrinth is simply a tool that you can use to live a more satisfying life. It draws the spiritual seeker or the simply curious. It can be a place of prayer and meditation, or rest and reflection. While walking the path you may gain insights into ways you should change those parts of your life that are not working. The path can be a catharsis to purge oneself of anger or grief, or enhance the creative process to provide solutions to questions involving your job or your relationships.

 

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Aesthetic Services

Not your ordinary beauty salon

Natural therapeutic treatments, neither chemical-based nor intrusive

 

The skin is like a coat the body wears to keep it safe from damaging effects of the outside environment (harsh sun rays, wind, caustic airborne chemical, etc.) It serves as an important eliminatory organ for metabolic waste, to keep body temperature within normal range, and as a primary transport station for the senses.

 

Here, we have developed an enlivening process which not only acts to beautify the skin—our precious outer coat—but allows the body’s natural systems to absorb nutrients, release toxic waste, and strengthen cellulose fibers for increased elasticity and resilience.

 

By ultimately reducing deteriorating conditions that accompany the agin process, they are designed to significantly reduce wrinkles, dry skin, age spots, bloating, and firm flabby areas to deify bone structure.

 

Our external applications are organic in nature, based on desert plants and mineralized salts gathered locally and prepared here in our laboratory. They are freshly compounded before each treatment to insure the aliveness we require. The expertise of our trained therapists has been developed over many years for true effectiveness.

 

After all, wherever we find aliveness, we see beauty.

 

Facials

Though all our facials are cleansing, hydrating, and restructuring to a remarkable degree, each will vary according to the particular activity needed to achieve the most beneficial results for each client. Therapist will begin with an assessment of facial tissues and adjust the treatments to meet individual skin conditions and concerns.

 

Sea Clay Ultra-Cleansing – ($115 – 50 min. / $230 – 100 min.)

Enlivens, brightens, refines skin texture, leaving tissues soft yet firm. Uses ancient sea-bottom clay with naturally-occurring salts for a complete spectrum of mineralized elements needed by the cells to operate at an optimum level. Special lubrication agents protect against harsh elements such as sun and wind.

 

Age—Defying Enzyme Replacement – ($115 – 50 min. / $230 – 100 min.)

The enzymatic action of the highest quality genuine pearls reduced to a fine powder and unprocessed wild desert honey rehydrate and resurface upper layers, balance acid conditions, alleviate inflammation, redness, rough or dry conditions, and combat bloating.

 

Cinnamon Sugar Uplift – ($115 – 50 min. / $230 – 100 min.)

A carbon solution quickens the action of botanicals, enabling them to assemble and deliver nutrients while leaving the facial cells inert and receptive. Begins with a deep cleansing polarized light treatment which also seems to decrease wrinkling, brown spots, and other conditions related to the aging process. Followed by our uplifting cinnamon sugar compound. A non-surgical uplift.

 

Chinese Restructuring – ($115 – 50 min. / $230 – 100 min.)

To define bone structure and mend the face where it seems to be broken. Uses acupressure, tapping, brushing, and gentle skin rolling to buttress the infrastructure for strength and flexibility.

 

Back Facial – ($115 – 50 min. / $230 – 100 min.)

Clears blemishes and roughened patches with polarized light beam, gentle exfoliation, mineralized clay mask, and hydrating fluid.

 

Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes

We do not include polish, polish remover or acrylic nails because toxic fumes endanger the respiratory and other systems.

 

Foot Grooming With Reflexology – $85 – 30 min.

If your tires feel flat, let us change them! As you rest, we’ll relieve the pressure on your feet and legs, polish away callouses, trim your nails, and restore your bounce and spring. Includes warm beeswax treatment with reviving, anti-fungal essential oils and nail buffing. Relieves aching, prickly feet.

 

Hand Grooming With Reflexology – $65 – 30 min.

Rest your hands in a cocoon of heated beeswax to moisturize and soften the skin. After a pressure point massage for hands, wrists, and elbows, we groom the nails and shine them with powdered pearls.

 

Rapunzel’s Secret Hot Oil Treatment – ($115 – 50 min. / $230 – 100 min.)

Rest in the spa garden (weather permitting) while your head, neck, and shoulders are gently massaged with a special cream, scalp tenderly stimulated with fingertips, and a warm pack applied to the hair. While the pack works it’s wonders, you are encased in warm, subtle garden fragrance and lulled by soft breezes. Rehydrates, strengthens, and enhances manageability while detoxifying the hair shaft and scalp. You arise feeling as if a fairy godmother has brushed you with her magic wand, changing all the ragged places into a shiny new cloth.

 

Buff And Bronze – ($115 – 50 min. / $230 – 100 min.)

“Finally we have the solution!” 100% natural indoor Bronzing! After buffing your skin with pure lavender and fine mineral salts until it glows, the incredible Sun FX Tanning Solution is professionally applied according to your skin tone. Tan will develop over the following few hours.

 

Adventures In Self Discovery

“Our visual presence always talks and is one of the most overlooked but significant expressions of our personal power and uniqueness”

 

Face Paint and Personal Skin Care – ($115 – 50 min. / $230 – 100 min.)

Our face paint artists, whose wizardry in creating a finished canvas for the part of you that show, will guide you in selecting and applying cosmetics professionally with the subtlety or boldness that suits your personal preference, your unique facial planes and coloring, or for special occasions. This session also addresses personal skin care concerns, including special treatments for acne, dry flaky skin, and wrinkles as well as brushing and acupressure techniques to keep facial skin clear, firm and youthful appearing.

 

Costuming With Intent – ($115 – 50 min. / $230 – 100 min.)

Dressing ourselves is an invaluable tool to communicate who we are and what are our intentions, whether it is authority, professionalism, friendliness, or warmth. Whether or not we are aware of it, the colors and shapes that engage our vision create powerful impulses toward attraction, excitement, fear or repulsion. Consultation includes design elements that relate to your authentic personal qualities.

 

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