Our face is different from the next person – it reflects our health and wellbeing and tells our life story. It is a map of our life that shows how have we integrated our experiences over time. Research suggests that we can read other people’s faces in terms of age and health to give a personal measure of attractiveness.

The aim of this service is initially to develop a Personalised Skincare Routine. Ongoing consultations are complimentary to my regular clients to help them tailor their skincare products and therapies to seasonal changes in skin.

Personalised Skincare Consultation (60 mins) £160, either in person or by Zoom call.

 

Online questionnaire

Prior to any consultation I ask you to complete a questionnaire looking at your skin, current skincare, medical history, lifestyle and factors that influence your purchasing decisions. I use this information to establish what skincare products and routines would suit you best, taking into account your lifestyle preferences and individual budget.

Personalised skincare consultation includes

• Skincare consultation focusing on recommendations of skincare brands with superior efficacy, appropriate for your skin type, concerns and lifestyle.
• Hands-on skin diagnosis and introductory facial treatment [not for SKYPE or phone consultations]
You will receive your Personalised Skincare Programme by email within three days of our discussion.

Testimonials from my clients

“I have visited Katerina for treatments for two years, in order to try to work on specific problem areas of my face and improve the overall appearance of my skin. She is not tied to one brand and therefore can recommend suitable products based on price and performance, rather than sticking to just one brand’s range of products. Katerina has been trained in various types of massage and can select suitable techniques depending on the treatment required. Also she can provide targeted treatment dependent on the specific facial zone to be targetted.

Visiting Katerina on a regular basis also encouraged my commitment to a routine of daily skin care and regular massage treatments which over time provides benefits. Finally, Katerina has a deep knowledge of the science of skin care products and the skin itself, which very few practising therapists actually have and I think she provides a unique service because of that.”

JSE, age 51, Sales Representative

“You spoke knowledgeably about the products and I was comfortable that you knew what you were talking about – this is a great positive over someone at a beauty counter. You were independent and recommended a range of products – again another advantage over a beauty counter. The samples were really useful so I could feel and see the products for myself. You gave comprehensive advice which has had a positive impact on my skin and changed the way I cleanse it.

I have recommended you to friends as I have changed my skincare routine and it has definitely improved. The issue for me is time and even booking… in advance is a challenge and always left to the last minute. I think that may be an issue for a lot of working women as even weekends are often booked up.”

EPK, Marketing Agency Director

Tailored massage case study

Before the treatment

Deborah, aged 44, lives by the sea and worries about the north east winds taking toll on her facial skin. She has become interested in healthy lifestyle due to a chronic health problem and prefers to use natural skincare products where possible. The facial massage approach to anti-ageing appeals to her. She likes to relax by spending time with friends and family.

Preparing for the treatment

Deborah’s treatment started by slowing down – gentle breathing and exercise to release head and neck tension with lavender oil. Our specific area of concern was her forehead and eye zone and we discussed sleeping patterns, water intake and early morning meditation. Bringing the attention to the treatment, Deborah was snuggled in blankets and followed the touch and movement of my hands on her face.

Immediately after the treatment

Given the gentle nature of her facial skin, after cleansing we tailored the 20 mins of Chinese Booster massage to her eye area, frown and smile lines, and the forehead. To relax all tension in her face, we followed with 40 minutes of Anti-ageing Continental massage working with light circle and horse-shoe movements, zig-zags and tapping. A light grape seed based peel to brighten the skin preceded the 60 minutes of Japanese Facelift and hydrating mask to enhance the radiance of her face. Application of serum and moisturiser finished the treatment.

Before and after direct comparison

Please note the visibly plumper cheeks, brighter and more open eye area and reduced frown lines (vertical) and worry lines (horizontal) on her forehead.

Deborah said about the treatment:

“I found the facial massage very relaxing. It’s quite a vigorous technique and you can feel that it’s doing you and your face good. I could feel it waking up my face, freeing up lymph and energy blockages. I thought my face looked more toned and alive afterwards and the lines less pronounced. The facial reflexology aspects make it more than a facial – it feels to be working on a deeper level and I felt more energised afterwards. Katerina has a lot of intuitive insight and she adapts the techniques to suit you rather than a one size fits all approach.”