100% HAND CRAFTED, WHOLE PLANT ORGANIC SKINCARE
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About Katherine Alamilla
Small Business Owner, Licensed Massage Therapist & Licensed Esthetician
Licensed in Virginia in Massage and Esthetics
Board Certified in Massage since 2007 by NCBTMB
Holistic Esthetician focused on slow beauty and green skincare
Holistic skincare has been a lifelong passion of mine and it is with great joy that I have integrated this practice into my work in restoring radiance and health to my clients’ skin. As a child, I was drawn to making natural concoctions in my mother’s kitchen, but when the time came to grow up, I headed to the corridors of New York’s financial district to make my mark as an investment banker. After long, stressful days at the office, I found comfort in the simple act of returning to my kitchen and creating my own skincare products. After the birth of my first child, I was forced to reckon with how unsatisfying my career path was, and I decided to pursue my lifelong passion in esthetics in 2004. To further my holistic education, a year later I graduated from massage school. After years of working in high-end spas, it has been a fulfillment of a lifelong dream to open Simply Skin, where I can practice my healing craft and deliver the most authentic, holistic experience to all of my clients.
I incorporate strategic thinking into my work, carefully tracking each session with meticulous notes to elevate the level of results for my clients. And while I enjoy the analysis part of my healing work, I hope my clients are restored by the soothing nurture and lovingness I emit into my treatments. I created Simply Skin with the intention of helping you shift your perspective and fully enjoy self care. There is no single path. My hope in this peaceful space is to nurture your unique journey and enhance your personal well being by providing you with relaxation and stress relief while we develop a trusting relationship.
My passion of creating potions in my kitchen extends into my practice as the body oils and balms I use for holistic treatments I create using organic oils and medicinal plants in a beautiful infusion. The ingredients I use are free from parabens, synthetic fragrances, endocrine disruptors, carcinogens, and GMOs. To this end, I have partnered with Laurel Skin to bring 100% whole plant, organic skincare to my practice to use during treatments, and I am beyond excited to share their deliciousness with you!
I strive to utilize my knowledge and expertise to help my clients achieve results and improve their overall well-being. I am certified in natural methods and techniques for skin health and rejuvenation, including: Vodder Lymphatic Drainage for Face and Neck, Kundan Metha Facial Rejuvenation, Advanced Techniques in Facial Gua Sha and LaStone Therapy.
I have also furthered my education as a massage therapist studying Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Prenatal Massage, and Sacred Stone Massage, and I am constantly searching for techniques to study and add to my practice.
After many years of being a massage therapist and having been blessed to give birth to five beautiful children, I am interested in working with women throughout their pregnancy to empower them to achieve the best pregnancy and birth experience possible.
During the pandemic I had the benefit of participating in a Clinical Herbalism course taught by Kat Maier of Sacred Plant Traditions here in Charlottesville, VA. I am excited to incorporate some of what I have learned during this time in my sessions and continuing my education.
I believe that regular self care including facial and massage, combined with a healthy diet and exercise, is essential to be the best of oneself every day. I look forward to helping you attain your skin and body care goals. Thank you for granting me the privilege of caring for you at Simply Skin!
"We will shine like gemstones in a crown catching all the color of the sun."
GET IN TOUCH
Simply Skin is nestled within Healing Hands Chiropractic. There is ample parking and we are wheelchair accessible. Book your appointment by calling 434.989.4736 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
3054 Berkmar Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22901