Hello! I'm Ashley Suzelis, a licensed Esthetician specializing in Holistic skin care. Welcome to the Forest of Youth, where 'Health is Beauty.' I invite you along a journey where you are the star. Here you will be pampered with the finest organic skin care, organic herbs, time-tested ancient beauty secrets and the latest in modern spa technology to nourish your mind, body and spirit and encourage the divine light in you to shine!
I offer customized facial and body treatments with a focus on attaining beautiful skin through enhancing health and balance. Aromatherapy, Acupressure, Reiki and relaxing music are used to bring a blissful state to encourage utmost relaxation and healing. I approach my profession from a Holistic point of view in which I educate clients on healthy products and offer dietary suggestions. I assess the concerns of my clients and help guide them onto a healthy approach to beauty. I believe that beauty comes from being healthy and that sometimes pampering can be the right medicine to get the healing process started.
I was raised on an organic farm with a mother who is a Natural Health Practitioner. Since I was a young girl, I was taught the importance of nutrition and preventative medicine. I was exposed to the benefits of treating illness with Homeopathics, Herbs, supplementation and diet. I have always had a reverance for Earth stewardship, Herbalism and organic farming. When I was 16 I had my first Reiki attunement and have since been utilizing and understanding it's healing potential with plants, animals and humans.
I became interested in studying skin care when I lived in Los Angeles and received my first facial while pursuing a career in music and acting. It was a stress-relieving and renewing experience that left me feeling empowered. I saw the benefits of organic skin care combined with facial massage and lymph drainage and realized it was important for my overall health and peace of mind. I struggled with acne, scarring and self-esteem issues during my adolescence and most of my young adult life.
I attended an AVEDA school to study Esthiology science with an Ayurvedic approach as well as Reflexology & Acupressure techniques and basic Aromatherapy. While in school I became aware of my chemical sensitivity and have since been continuing my understanding of the importance of skin care as a vital component to health and well-being.
I decided to open my spa practice after finding how very chemically sensitive I am. Being chemically sensitive makes me a great resource for others as I have found skin, body and hair care that are safe and effective for a healthy beauty ritual. I continue my education with the Association of Holistic Skin Care Practitioners where I attend the annual conference and learn from Master Estheticians, Naturopaths, Nutritionists and Master Herbalists. I became certified as an Herbal Medicine Maker in 2016 and completed Level 2 of Bach Flower Therapy training. I am currently studying Herbalism through Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine to become a certified Herbalist.
Now that I have learned how to care for my skin and regained my sense of self-esteem, I want to share my experience and knowledge with others. I believe that everyone has the right to feel lovely in their skin. I am happy to offer my talents and I am eager to educate my clients to attain the skin they've always wanted!