Gua Sha: A breakdown.

” First off, Crystal, how I even pronounce that?” Gwa-Sha. It sounds odd, but it’s really magical. Gua Sha is a form of Chinese medicine that facilitates healing and fluid movement by “scraping” the skin. There are many different tools that can be used on many different areas of the body. The tools are shaped …


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About Me

Welcome !! I’m Crystal, a state licensed and medically trained Esthetician living just outside of Des Moines, Iowa.

I have been practicing Esthetics since 2006 . I have worked in many settings over 11 years including a winery resort, an organic spa and apothecary, a wax boutique and a dermatology office.

I briefly considered an RN program. I really wanted to inject and this is the only way ! So, I worked as a Certified Nurse’s Aide on a Critical Care unit to get experience.  I decided that Esthetics is my gift and I’m now pursuing skincare full time.

I have a degree in Biology. This assists me in thoroughly understand the physiology of the skin and to better serve my clients. Currently, I am specializing in couture waxing services, lash enhancements and corrective skincare.

I live with my fiancĂ© and my teenage daughter. We have two black cats, Percy and Sweetie and a lab mix named Bonnie. Aside from skincare, my heart also has room for good coffee, sustainable living and live music !

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