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Spa 10 and The Esthetician Mentor
San Francisco Institute of
Esthetics and Cosmetology (SFIEC)
Complexions Spa for Beauty and Wellness
REBECCA JAMES GADBERRY
University of California, Los Angeles
MARK LEES, PH.D.
Mark Lees Skin Care
ERIN MADIGAN-FLECK, N.M.D.
Tranquility Spa & Wellness Center
PETER T. PUGLIESE, M.D.
Circadia by Dr. Pugliese
Schmaling Education Group
& COMTA Commissioner
Skin Smooth Pro
JENNIFER WILD, DO
True U Esthetics
Yours in education,
Irecently had the pleasure of visiting Woodlands Spa at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, a beautiful, tranquil, earthy spa set in an even more beautiful backdrop, the Laurel Highlands. This area of Southwestern
I drove through the winding roads to reach the spa, I marveled at my
surroundings, which I later learned from director of spa and wellness Katlyn
Hatcher had a unique Native American heritage. The area had originally
been inhabited by the Shawnee and Ohio Valley tribes, and the resort was
named after Chief Nemacolin, who helped blaze a trail through the Allegheny
Mountains to allow settlers and military to move westward.
The spa itself is reflective of the nature that surrounds it, and
incorporating its Native American namesake and heritage is important
for Hatcher and her team. Native Americans are known for respecting
nature and its boundless gifts, and although they taught this lesson to early
settlers, I’m not sure today’s civiliation is taking the future of our country’s
landscape, and the planet for that matter, to heart.
This issue of Skin Inc. is dedicated to Mother Earth. It starts with the
gifts of nature on page 34, where Rhonda Allison reviews the most effective
spices and herbs for skin care. The conversation then transitions to nature’s
cure for emotional turbulence on Page 50, where Trish Green guides readers
through the history and application of Bach flower remedies. Of course, we
would be remiss if we presented a green issue without providing readers a
way to make their spa more earth friendly, so Alexis Ufland does just that
on page 62.
Although global warming has been scientifically proven through a number
of studies, political actions in the past few months indicate that the U.S.
may be reducing its efforts to counteract climate change. Regardless of
your political stance, don’t reduce your efforts—increase them. Give back to
Mother Earth by reducing your water consumption, reducing your energy
consumption, recycling, using eco-friendly materials in your spa and utilizing
products manufactured by companies who do the same. Ensure that the
nature we marvel at today, like in the Laurel Highlands, is still around for
future generations to enjoy. Nature gave us a gift, let’s not spoil it.