About Wildflower Beauty Bar
Your Skincare Sanctuary
treatments that transform your skin and your being
A note from Gretchen Oppenheim, founder of wildflower,
After working for years in luxury spas, I’ve witnessed first hand how the beauty industry is often more disempowering than it is empowering. After years of listening to clients suffer to uphold unrealistic standards for themselves, I now focus my work on teaching women how to view their beauty in a different way than what our culture promotes.
The truth is: the lines on our face are physical markings of emotions that have been held in the body. To soften lines, invigorate the skin, and boost radiance - long term- we have to go a little deeper. I’m passionate about teaching my clients how to see beauty through their own lens, to read the lines and markings of the face as a roadmap of a life lived rather than as flaws. And to make changes that can transform their skin long term by providing them with tools that they can use to achieve true, sustainable beauty ... which happens from the inside out.
“My mission is to infuse women with a sense of personal power around the meaning of true beauty.”
Gretchen Oppenheim, Founder of Wildflower Beauty Bar
After many years of following the cookie cutter ways of doing skin and nail care, I launched Wildflower as a sanctuary, to help women reclaim their own standards, and feel empowered in how they look after their skin and themselves.
I totally understand that as we age, it’s difficult to see wrinkles, pigmentation, signs of ageing, and breakouts on the face, especially in our perfectionistic culture. With holistic practices, transformation is not only possible but it can also bring even better results than the abrasive, surface oriented treatments offered at conventional spas. Likewise, clean beauty products are more advanced than ever before, so you don’t need to sacrifice your values to see amazing, glowing skin …often immediately.
It’s my passion to provide my clients with the education and tools they need for their unique skin and lifestyle needs. Each and every facial includes a variety of supportive practices such as facial reflexology and facial gua sha, alongside transformative, supportive skincare routines that dramatically rejuvenate the skin without having to turn to less sustainable practices like injectables or aggressive, ablative treatments. Don't get me wrong - there's a time and place for almost every treatment - no judgement! I’m here to show you supportive options regardless of which path you choose for your skin. With facial reading and explaining the mechanics of the skin as well as providing a personalized skincare routine, each treatment leaves my clients with the tools they need to see and feel what beauty truly is.
Are non-toxic skincare products as effective as the more aggressive skincare products I usually use?
Does holistic skincare really work? Will I actually see results with Gua Sha, Facial Reflexology, or natural products?
Absolutely. Non-toxic skincare vitalizes the skin without weakening it. The clean beauty brands we use cut out abrasive additives and unsupportive fillers so the skin is quickly brought into balance.
Yes. When clients are doubtful, I give them a gua sha treatment which shows the facelift they get from facial gua sha after doing only one side of the face. The comparison is always significant. We can use natural tools to transform our skin. Holistic skincare goes deeper than the surface, to really help women understand the emotions they are carrying, and patterns they’ve upheld in their lives, that are depleting them, and showing up on their face. All of the holistic tools I weave into The Facial support transformation- both on the inside, and out.
Will my skin worsen if I stop using the overly aggressive skincare that I have used in the past?
No. There’s a myth in the industry that the more aggressive you go, the better. This is untrue. For most skin types using aggressive, surface irritating treatments can be very depleting long term, and work against the ‘plumping’ effect you likely desire.
What if I have botox or fillers - is this treatment still for me?
What benefits will I receive from my treatment, in addition to actual skincare or nailcare?
Yes. And don’t worry, even though I’m all about the holistic treatments, I also recognize there's a time and place for almost every treatment. No judgement here! If you’ve had botox or filler, it’s best to wait 2-4 weeks before doing Facial Gua Sha; however, all of the other modalities I use will only enhance and complement your skin.
Every treatment is an invitation to sacred self care. You can expect to fill your cup by tending to not only your treatment needs, but also your deeper need to feel seen, heard, and supported. Wildflower is a sanctuary located in the centre of Port Moody where you can leave your day behind, and come home to yourself.
Our services are holistic beauty practices that support transformation, inside and out.
The Ritual Pedicure
Customized to your unique skin, The Facial includes transformative modalities like facial gua sha and reflexology, manual lymph drainage massage and a facial reading to help shift you and your skin to your most balanced, radiant state.
Every Ritual Pedicure includes a 15 minute upper back and shoulder massage, a lower leg and foot massage, a flower essence infused sugar scrub and an aromatic facial compress.
The Manicure includes a five minute hand and upper arm massage, cuticle care, nail buffing and application of our non-toxic polish.
The pedicure comes with a rose petal filled foot soak, five minute neck and shoulder massage as well as a foot massage + sugar scrub to bring comfort to your tired feet.
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