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Your Body, Your Ally

Fall – A time to return inward and reset.  Our body’s physical health is one of our greatest allies and often the one that is most neglected. Not only do we demand a lot from our body, but we also often neglect its needs (physically, emotionally, and spiritually). To help restore and enhance your relationship with your body we collaborated with Spiritual healer Amelie St. Pierre to bring you this month’s body nurturing Ritual Pedicure.

We expect our body to push through the demands of our lifestyle, which can include high levels of stress, nutrient deficient foods, exposure to high levels of made-made electromagnetic fields and radiation, lack of sleep etc.  And we criticize it if it doesn’t perform to the level we want, for example, when we can’t shed extra pounds, or look the way we want it to look.

 Amelie suggests working with Shungite and Sunstone gemstones. Shungite helps release old habits of destructive thoughts. It also restores the energy field and revitalizes the body.

Sunstone cleanses the energy body and Chakra centers. It alleviates stress and increases vitality.  It has properties that increase levels of joy and openness.

When the different aspects of the energy system are functioning optimally it is easier for the physical body to restore itself. If you are working towards improving your physical well-being, be sure to include energetic and emotional self-care as well.

Lotus Wei Radiant Energy Flower Essence:  This flower blend cleanses your body of toxins + wakes up your natural energy stores.  It increases vitality + strength and dissolves exposure to man-made electromagnetic fields + radiation from constant computer and cell phone use.  It magnifies powerful presence and provides energetic protection.  

Lemon and Eucalyptus Essential Oil blend:  Fall is the season associated with the lungs so we chose an essential oil blend which supports the respiratory system.  Breathe in inspiration and breathe out what no longer serves you.  Eucalyptus supports the respiratory system & soothes physical discomforts while lemon essential oil helps stimulate the immune system, ease stress & fight fatigue.

Our Ritual Pedicures include extended massage times, a warm facial compress and lots of TLC.

Book your Ritual Pedicure today at https://www.vagaro.com/wildflowerbeautybar

Our Ritual Pedicures are curate in collaboration with Spiritual Healer Amelie St Pierre of Liberate Your True Self, https://www.liberateyourtrueself.com  Visit her for a free personalized reading and have her select the best gemstone for you.


Facial Gua Sha Massage

Facial Gua Sha Massage Port MoodyGentle, restful treatments aren’t often equated to “effective” in the skincare world. In history many of us have been taught that aggressive treatments are the most effective ways to achieve dreamy skin but recently there’s been a movement toward gentler methods which approach skincare from a different point of view.

Enter Holistic Beauty. The idea is to treat the body, mind and spirit as individual units that function as a collective in order to achieve whole body well being and in the case of skincare, radiant, healthy skin. Holistic practices have recently been making waves in the beauty world but they are not a new convention.

Holistic modalities have existed for millennia – think Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine for example. In the advent of high tech face gadgets, harsh chemical peels and injectable treatments there has been a return to ancient beauty tools and practices.

Facial Gua Sha is one of the modalities that’s recently been attracting a lot of attention. Originating thousands of years ago in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Gua Sha has historically been performed on the body as a vigorous massage technique. In more recent history this treatment has evolved to include a much gentler practice on the face.

During the treatment a handheld board, often made of jade is gently pulled along certain energy points on the face. The treatment’s purpose is to move stagnant blood and improve the flow of Qi, the body’s vital energy. Doing so is thought to remove energetic blockages, revitalizing the body and thereby initiating the body’s innate ability to heal itself.

The benefits of Facial Gua Sha include:

• Increased skin radiance. As blood and lymph flow is encouraged the skin is nourished and detoxified resulting in a radiant complexion.

• Contouring and lifting of the face. As muscles are relaxed the face is easily shaped and contoured.

• Visible lifting and smoothing of the skin. As facial fascia is rehydrated and smoothed the skin is naturally lifted and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is diminished.

• A heightened sense of well being is achieved as the parasympathetic system is activated.

Facial Gua sha can be practiced at home however proper techniques must be established to ensure good results and avoid mishaps such as bruising or excessive redness. Visit us at Wildflower Beauty Bar to receive guidance from a certified gua sha facialist to show you how to effectively incorporate facial gua sha into your beauty ritual.


Reset and Restore Ritual Pedicure

Have you ever pondered on the little stressors in your life that drain and scatter your energy and focus? The daily or weekly irritants that occur but are rarely dealt with or which we learn to ignore.  Stressors can be the things we keep looking for, what we forget, recurrent conflicts, unfinished business, etc.  There is no time like the present to contemplate on these stressors and discard or reorganize the aspects of life, home and routine that contribute to stress.

To help you with this task, spiritual healer Amelie St. Pierre of Liberate your True Self recommends Fluorite and Jade.  Fluorite helps bring to order what is chaotic and disorganized. It also helps with decision making and concentration which can be difficult when trying to let go of material things or ideas around what ‘should’ be.

Jade helps to bring peace and harmony to structures, including physical, material, emotional, and intellectual.  It assists with releasing negativity and provides you with the resourcefulness and wisdom needed to adjust your environment. It brings inspiration and helps us solve problems through the dream state.

Fluorite and Jade gemstones encourage a higher ideal for ourselves and our lives and facilitate the accomplishment of this vision.

In the Ritual Pedicure you will also find:

Lotus Wei Radiant Energy Flower Essence – Blended with Pomegranate flower, Jade flower, Naval orange blossom flower and Red clover this cleansing and protective blend helps restore radiance, vitality, strength + balance while offering revitalization after travel or excessive wifi exposure.  It stimulates sensuality, warmth and presence while protecting you from taking on other people’s stress or emotions.

Lavender Essential Oil – A soothing and nerve calming essential oil known to restore the nervous system, reduce restlessness and improve sleep quality. Helps to ease mind, emotions and spirit.

Liberate Your True Self ‘Zen Garden’ Ritual Tea – A relaxing blend of herbs to induce a sense of calm and peace.

Our Ritual Pedicures include extended massage times, a warm facial compress and lots of TLC.

Book your Ritual today,  https://www.vagaro.com/wildflowerbeautybar

Our Ritual Pedicures are curated in collaboration with Spiritual Healer Amelie St. Pierre of Liberate Your True Self, https://www.liberateyourtrueself.com Visit her for a free personalized reading to help you select the best gemstone for you.


Joy Ritual Pedicure

The soulful, sun filled days of Summer are upon us and in the spirit of the season our Ritual Pedicure for July is meant to inspire JOY

For most people warm weather and sunshine bring a certain happiness, softening and opening the heart to make more room for joy to seep in.

When joy is prevalent and the heart is open and free from walls of protection, relationships form more effortlessly and abundance flows more easily.  An open heart, joy, peace, and abundance all go hand in hand.  It’s less about striving for joy and more about allowing yourself to feel joy in the present moment.

To help you increase your sense of joy and to soften your heart, July’s Ritual Pedicure features Sunstone and Rose Quartz gemstones.

Sunstone – a wonderful gemstone to increase joy, warmth, and open-ness. Sunstone encourages self-care and helps to restore personal power. 

Rose Quartz – helps to open the heart and encourage a more harmonious and receptive state.

Essential oil of Geranium – The positive, uplifting scent of geranium essential oil is said to calm the mind and restore emotional balance while ironing out irrationality and discontent.  The gentle, feminine quality of geranium essential oil helps one to take a moment to celebrate all that is. 

Lotus Wei Wild Abundance Flower Essence – The essences of peony, jasmine, gardenia and white water lily help one celebrate the divine beauty, abundance and magic in everyday life.

Liberate Your True Self herbal tea blend, “Serendipitea” ; A delightful blend of herbs to put a smile on your face.  Drink with joy any time of day to invite little miracles into your life.

Call today to book your Ritual or book online, https://www.vagaro.com/wildflowerbeautybar

Our Ritual Pedicures are curated in collaboration with Spiritual Healer, Amelie St Pierre of Liberate Your True Self, https://www.liberateyourtrueself.com  Visit her for a free personalized reading to help you select the best gemstone for you.


Facial Reflexology now available in Port Moody

Facial Reflexology Port Moody

Facial reflexology is now available at Wildflower Beauty Bar!

We have added Facial Reflexology (aka Dien Chan- Multifrelexology) onto our menu of holistic facials and our clients are loving it.

What makes Facial reflexology different from our existing holistic facials?

Facial reflexology gives us a way to hyper- personalize your facial treatment as well as provide you with simple yet effective ways to manage your skin between visits.

Your skin is a reflection of your internal world.  The manifestation of a skin condition is your body’s way of communicating an internal imbalance.

Have you ever wondered why you have recurrent breakouts or pigmentation in a certain area on your face?

Or why you have more pronounced winkles in one particular area than another?

Facial Reflexology gives us a way to map out and discover the origin of your skin conditions so we can treat them accordingly and help bring your skin to its most balanced, radiant state.

Book your Facial Reflexology treatment today or try it as a 15 min add on to any of our other facials. Get in touch with Wildflower Beauty Bar, your local holistic facial experts in Port Moody today.


Take Action

We are entering the second half of the year and very soon the summer equinox. This season is about the nurturing of our dreams and is a time for taking action. This month would be helpful to reflect on where you are in relation to the aspirations you had for the year. Have you been moving forward consistently or are you still dreaming and wishing? Clarity and courage sometimes only come as we step forward. There is never a perfect time to step into it. Created in collaboration with Spiritual Healer, Amelie St. Pierre of Liberate Your True Self, this month’s Ritual Pedicure is designed to help you take action with the infusion of Mookaite and Picasso Jasper gemstones.

Mookaite is helpful in bringing peace and calm when embarking on new life experiences or moving forward with our goals. It allows rigid patterns of thought to be dissolved and can assist you in making the right decision at the right time. Picasso Jasper stimulates creativity and promotes the energy of courage to manifest one’s desire. 

Lavender Essential Oil is a powerful Essential Oil for keeping you motivated. With uplifting & relaxing properties, Lavender will put you in the mood for progress.  Lavender is also great for relieving anxieties & stress that may be holding you back from reaching your goals.

Lotus Wei Game Changer Flower Essence Blend – A blend of Giant Spider Lily, Date Palm flower, Banana Blossom and Pink Primrose will help align you with effortlessness, simplicity + lighthearted action. Game Changer promotes Rapid growth, creativity + spaciousness of mind.

Liberate Your True Self herbal tea blend, “Serendipitea” ; A delightful blend of herbs to put a smile on your face. Drink with joy any time of day to invite little miracles into your life.

Book Your Ritual Today! https://www.vagaro.com/wildflowerbeautybar
Our Ritual Pedicures are curate in collaboration with Spiritual Healer Amelie St Pierre of Liberate Your True Self, https://www.liberateyourtrueself.com Visit her for a free personalized reading to help you select the best gemstone for you.


On Awakening Your Inherent Talents and Gifts

This month our Ritual Pedicure focuses on awakening your inherent talents and gifts.

April’s Ritual focused on planting seeds of growth and this month’s Ritual works forward from that theme.  Allow the seeds planted and nurtured in the early Spring to bloom and inspire new life.

The stones featured in this Ritual are Carnelian and Apatite.

These stones bring a boost of vitality, creativity, and courage awakening inherent talents and stimulating extrasensory skills and the Soul’s gifts.

Carnelian increases this work on a physical level working through the Sacral Chakra, while Apatite stimulates the Throat Chakra to promote the expansion of the Soul’s strength within the body.  Both gemstones support the manifestation of one’s goal through increased perception and aligned action.

Lotus Wei Inspired Action Flower Essence:  Flower essences of Firestar Orchid, Euphrasia, Chandelier Succulent and Red Bird of Paradise help enhance motivation, productivity + follow-through while increasing drive, clarity, insight, inspiration and decisiveness.  This blend helps inspire innovation and creativity.

Bergamot and Orange Essential Oil blend:  Bergamot essential oil is said to provide protection, prosperity, and happiness and helps to boost inner confidence and inner courage, by igniting trust in the Divine. Orange essential oil stimulates circulation, and helps combat fatigue and lethargy.  Orange essential oil is said to awaken the heart energy to comfort and love.

Enjoy this joy stimulating scent during a warm facial compress.  

Liberate Your True Self Ritual Tea, Elevated Journey.  Fortify yourself with a cup of this powerful blend of herbs which promote energy and stamina.

Our Ritual Pedicures include extended massage times, a warm facial compress and lots of TLC.

Book your Ritual today,  https://www.vagaro.com/wildflowerbeautybar

Our Ritual Pedicures are curated in collaboration with Spiritual Healer Amelie St. Pierre of Liberate Your True Self, https://www.liberateyourtrueself.com Visit her for a free personalized reading to help you select the best gemstone for you.


On the meaning of Holistic Esthetics

In the holistic approach to skincare we address that the external world reflects the internal world.  The body is seen as a whole entity with connecting parts working together to sustain body, mind and spirit.  As such, your complexion is a reflection of what is happening inside the body.  Qi, blood and lymph must be free to flow in order to maintain and sustain life.  Energy and emotions must be addressed and balanced in order to avoid problems and imbalances in the mind, body and thereby skin.

Qi is the vital energy constituting the human body.  In relation to skin health, when energy is imbalanced or stagnant it can add to the physical signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation or lack of vitality.  If blood flow is imbalanced or stagnant it can lead to devitalized skin, blotchy skin or rosacea.  If lymph flow is stagnant it can lead to dull, grey skin, acne/breakouts, and puffiness.  With different modalities such as facial mapping, facial gua sha, facial cupping, and so much more to come we can address you and your skin as one interconnected being.  With our holistic approach to beauty we aim to empower you with the knowledge of what is happening just below the skin so you can make more informed decisions regarding your skin’s care and deepen your connection to true beauty and well being.

Book one of our holistic facials today to experience holistic beauty for yourself! 

https://www.vagaro.com/wildflowerbeautybar


On Planting Seeds of Growth

This month’s Ritual Pedicure focuses on planting seeds of growth.

Spring is a time of renewal and I find that this applies not only to the seasons but also to our lives.  Leaving the cave of winter hibernation and introspection we re-enter the world with renewed energy and a fresh outlook.

The featured gemstones in this month’s pedicure are Shiva Shell and Snow Quartz.

Shiva shell contains powerful sacred geometry that represents the flow of life and the universal knowledge that what is within and what is without are one and the same. Meaning that your life is a representation of your inner garden. And so springtime is a good time to contemplate on the seeds (thoughts, emotions, activities) you are planting in your inner garden and make a conscious effort to nurture the seeds you want to see grow.

Snow Quartz will help with bring mental clarity so you can contemplate the thoughts and emotions you are watering in your inner garden. It also teaches patience which is needed when we have a desire to grow and take a different direction. Snow Quartz has a softer feminine energy which can help you tap into the intuitive aspect of yourself and flow with ease in that new direction instead of forcing things to happen.

Lotus Wei’s Game Changer flower essence blend: This powerful blend of flower essences rebalances one with effortlessness, simplicity and lighthearted action.  It encourages rapid growth, creativity and spaciousness of mind.

Rosemary essential oil: A highly revered essential oil for enlightenment. This essential oil has a stimulating, invigorating and refreshing aroma that will uplift you.  It is thought to provide good luck and protection.

Our Ritual Pedicures include extended massage times, a warm facial compress and lots of TLC.

Book your Ritual today,  https://www.vagaro.com/wildflowerbeautybar

Our Ritual Pedicures are curated in collaboration with spiritual healer Amelie St. Pierre of Liberate Your True Self, https://www.liberateyourtrueself.com  Visit her for a free personalized reading to help you select the best gemstone for you.

 


On Rest, Gentle Care and Beauty

Facial treatment Port Moody

Often times restful, gentle treatments aren’t equated to “effective” in the skincare world. In history many of us have been taught to believe aggressive treatments – high concentration acid products, frequent exfoliation & deep peeling for example, are the most effective ways to achieving dreamy skin but I’d like to share that they are not.

There is much to be said for a gentler approach that allows the body to go into a state of deep rest, the parasympathetic mode, or rest and reset mode.

Ever wonder why your skin looks amazing after a relaxing holiday? It’s the rest and the release  of stress that vitalizes the body and enlivens the skin.

We spend a lot of our days in stress mode; Busy “doing” and working all day long which causes a lot of wear and tear on our bodies. In stress mode the body’s digestion is slowed,
hormone production is unbalanced, and increased oxidation and inflammation, the root causes of skin aging, wreak havoc on the body. Entering a calmer, restful state is extremely beneficial for skin health and your general state of well being as it is in this mode that the body can repair itself. It’s in this mode that the body can re-balance and do the work it needs to do to stay vital rather than just fighting to sustain itself.

Our massage focused facial treatments are designed to help you enter this deep, relaxed state while also physically and energetically fine tuning your skin.

Benefits of facial massage include:

  • Increased skin radiance. As blood and lymph flow is encouraged the skin is nourished
    and detoxified resulting in a radiant complexion.
  • Contouring and lifting of the face. As muscles are relaxed the face is easily shaped and
    contoured.
  • Visible lifting and smoothing of the skin. As facial fascia is rehydrated and smoothed
    the skin is naturally lifted and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is diminished.
  • A heightened sense of well being is achieved as the parasympathetic system is
    activated.

This is how true radiance is achieved and more importantly maintained. This is where deep
and lasting skin transformation happens.

Facial massage is part of all our skin treatments. At time of treatment we will address your skin
concerns and provide you with a customized skincare plan.

Book your facial today! Call us or book online.


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