It’s a day spa unlike any other. After an entire day of traveling to the foothills, walk through the doors of Harmony Skin and Body Wellness and your senses will be filled with calming and healing fragrances. Tranquil music plays in the background, relaxing you into a state of bliss. Celebrating their three-year anniversary this summer, Harmony Skin and Body Wellness at the Executive Air Park in Cameron Park is a true haven for natural beauty, massage, waxing and other healing modalities. The ambiance is pristine, peaceful and captivatingly first-class. Included in the spa is a lovely seating area with soothing herbal tea that awaits you.
Esthetician-from the French “to beautify, " is practice in the enhancement of beauty. Estheticians are a crucial part of the salon and spa industry as they perform facials, hair removal and other body treatments, including massage. Estheticians may customize facials by cleansing, performing skin analysis, exfoliation, deep cleansing, lymphatic drainage massage, relaxation massage, masking, toning and moisturizing. Estheticians help to increase circulation, stimulate lymphatic systems, nourish skin, increase firmness and elasticity, remove toxins from tissues. At Harmony, Owner Linda Bowers offers 22 years of expertise as an esthetician. Harmony has a clear and compelling mission to provide an exclusive fusion of skin and body services that meet the needs of the foothills. They utilize only state-of-the–art innovative and holistic products and services. Before she opened Harmony, Bowers worked long hours at another day spa in Placerville. She envisioned she could do better, and created a space that is completely devoted to healing and truly caring for the men and women of the foothills.
Because the skin is the largest organ of our bodies, it should be well cared for. The skin protects us and keep bacteria out while allowing in nutrients and oxygen that are vital to our health. Because stress and hormones as well as the basic environment we live in has such a damaging effect on our skin, Harmony revitalizes the skin and is here to assist you with prevention, anti-aging and skin damage reversal. They offer many services with only the best products available. This is not a “cookie-cutter” approach. The estheticians diagnose your skin type and customize the products and procedures you need. Their specialists have the knowledge and the training to help you with all of your skin care needs. Each and every person has different skin and it is exposed to different environmental conditions. Only a skin care specialist can recommend the products and treatments that your skin requires to look its very best. Many of their satisfied clients that are accustomed to the offerings of spas throughout the world have said their time at
Harmony was more than they had ever hoped for: not only rejuvenating, but also life changing. With so many day spas in El Dorado County, why would someone want to patronize Harmony? “We are committed to results and excellence, ” explains Bowers. “These values are important to us. For this reason, we are an ever evolving work in progress striving to meet our continuous emerging high standards while taking a fresh approach to wellness and beauty. ” At Harmony, they honestly look forward to providing you the utmost personalized care and service in their stress-free studio, bringing you harmony from within and without.
With the goal of offering their clientele an alternative to what more main-stream day spas galleries are providing, Harmony strives to present fresh, relaxing and rejuvenating experiences for their clients. This has been a constant guideline and principal strategy since its inception in 2003. Moreover, there are topical oxygen treatments at Harmony to exfoliate and kill bacteria. 98.9% of pure oxygen is delivered to the face with the use of a hand atomizer. Their lam-probe machine utilizes radio frequency to remove skin tags and small unsightly benign skin growths. Microdermabrasion is a simple cosmetic procedure provided at Harmony that is designed to safely exfoliate the outer epidermal layer of the skin, removing dead, dull skin cells to reveal the fresh, younger-looking skin beneath. Pure, sugar-fine mineral crystals gently sweep away the damaged surface cells, encouraging the skin's natural renewal process so radiant, refined skin can shine through. The procedure is quick and painless. And, while just one treatment may produce results, additional treatments are desirable and recommended to attain - and maintain - the dewy complexion desired. In microdermabrasion, a wand is run over the skin, creating an air-pressured vacuum which acts as a mini-lymphatic drainage system to remove toxins from the skin as well as firming up the skin’s collagen for an instant anti-aging effect. Developed more than a decade ago in Europe, microdermabrasion crossed the Atlantic in 1998, gaining popularity at an astounding rate.
Today, it's one of the top non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the U. S. , enticing millions of women every year with its magical skin-rejuvenating effects. By removing the damaged top layers of the skin, microdermabrasion can literally help undo the ravages of time. After just one treatment, it can diminish fine lines and wrinkles, fade age spots and superficial sun damage, refine enlarged pores, equalize skin tone, and stimulate circulation. Overall, the effect is much like turning back the clock to restore the silky soft skin of younger years. Bowers is one of the regions leading estheticians with several years of microdermabrasion expertise.
Skin peels are a popular service at Harmony, too. Typical results from performing a peel every 2-3 weeks and maintaining the skin with daily exfoliators and skin growth factors include a more youthful and radiant appearance, noticeably smoother skin, softer and more evenly pigmented skin. Fine lines, large pores and acne scars become less noticeable.
It is vital that you use a moisturizer and sun protection when treating your skin with exfoliator and peel acids. Harmony offers a full line of Rhonda Allison products such as highly developed and effective moisturizers designed specifically to compliment the exfoliation and peel process as they are oil-free and free of the harmful chemical additives found in traditional creams that can block pores and cause chemical irritation. They also feature Jan Iredale mineral cosmetics. One of the best services they provide is their permanent make-up for the eyes, brows and lips. They use a SofTap procedure after numbing the area with a special cream so you do not feel any pain at all. In fact, many clients fall asleep during this relaxing process. Imagine going through summer without having to worry about your make-up melting. It’s also good for sports such as swimming, and for those allergic to cosmetics andor have tearing eyes. It enhances your natural beauty without a fuss.
Plus, waxing is another Harmony specialized service. They wax and design brows, lips, chin, full facial, legs, arms, underarms, back, shoulders, bikini and Brazilian waxing so you can always look and feel your very best. Thankfully, because Harmony believes in tranquility in all of their diverse services, they offer the most gentle products and technology for waxing. In addition, Harmony is very active in the community and contributes to many charities such as Suicide Prevention Education Action Resource (S. P. E. A. R. S) and CASA. Harmony also offers special services that many people don’t know about. This includes new lash extentions, South Seas spray tanning and gentleman’s facials, back treatments, waxing and deep tissue massage. They even provide make-up artistry for weddings, proms, or other special occasions with make-up that is good for the skin.
Offering a special promotion for their anniversary this summer, in August there is a 10% discount offered to new clients.
They are located in The Executive Air Park on Cameron Park Drive near the airport. At Harmony, their aim is to enable you to both see and experience the beauty of yourself. See for yourself the magnificent results of your own natural beauty as it comes to life. For more details, call 677-3777 or visit www.harmonyskinandbody.com.
Connie Werner Reichert is an award-winning publicist and freelance journalist. The former Sacramento newscaster and radio personality (Connie Synclair) is celebrating her 12th year in business. President of Write Side Up Freelance Writing, Publcity & Travel Journalism, Connie may be reached at Connieis@pacbell.net or at 530.277.4560.