here i am

behind the treatments

kate rhodes photography

more than two decades ago i had barely passed my second year of university and left with zero desire to go back. no idea where to go next, my younger sister had just started school to become a stylist and the esthetics program looked like fun. that was it. i was in. i found it, applied and started within 48 hours. done.

since that day i have worked in five star spas like The Spa at the Chateau Whistler, and in little ones like the organic spa i was the proud owner of for 8 years. in the beginning it was all about the products, but over the years i began to notice there was only so much i could fix on the surface of the skin. in 2005 i went back to school for holistic nutrition. being able to work with all of the body systems was instrumental in healing my client's skin.

between holistic skin care and nutrition therapy, most of my client's skin was glowing! and then, i noticed that there were still a few that still weren't healing completely. enter reiki training and life coaching. acne on the throat that wouldn't clear up completely, vanished once the throat chakra was cleared and journaling prompts were used to speak their inner truths.


body, mind and soul. the skin is the largest organ of our body. all three pieces need to be in balance. from this work, i created my energetic healing facials. most recently adding facial reflexology as one more tool to support my clients in their healing.


working with women for the last 20+ years has been an honor and a gift. hearing their stories, working with their skin, helping them heal...i love it. i wouldn't change a moment of it. not only have i been allowed to support them, i have learned so much about myself and grown into a better version of me through them. grateful and humbled to have been a part of their stories, and have them be a part of mine.

"I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then."

~ alice in wonderland