Philosophy

Welcome to Anam Cara...

My reasons for being in this industry are much different now than they were when I began twenty four years ago and I truly feel that the journey I've been on has been Divinely lead.

 

I originally chose Esthetics as a career for personal reasons. I suffered from cystic acne and because of my skin I had low self esteem.  I wanted to find a way to get off of the harmful medications I was taking! Acutane and Tetracycline have terrible side effects and I was already starting to see signs of them.

Shannon Hall

I began having regular skin care treatments from a local Esthetican and my skin began to clear up and my self esteem returned.  I also enjoyed the ambiance in her home based setting and looked forward to the gentle music, candles, cozy blankets and her personal touch.  She said something to me I'd never forgotten.  She told me she could do her job 24 hours a day.  Who says that about their work!

I was looking for something that I could feel inspired about everyday

My government job at the time was mundane and lacked passion.  I was looking for something that I could feel inspired about everyday, so I enrolled in Esthetic College at the Academy of Excellence.  There I learned the practical and theoretical steps of how to become a good Esthetician.  The fine detailed work and artistic application resonated with me! Even more however, I enjoyed the clients and building meaningful relationships with them...I had discovered my true passion!

 

When I opened my own spa, I wanted to create and provide a place where women and men could come to be treated and feel comfortable.  I wanted the space to be intimate, safe, comfortable and relaxed.  I wanted people to feel safe enough to let go and share what was on their hearts and hear their souls speak!  I wanted a sacred space.

Once I began to hear the hearts and needs of my clients,

I realized that I could offer something more.

Once I began to hear the hearts and needs of my clients, I realized that I could offer something more.   A solution to their pain, emotional hurts or struggles. I could give Reiki Treatments along with my Esthetic Services!  I knew Reiki would be a compliment to any services because each service required touch.

 

I stumbled upon Reiki by going through my own personal life struggles and it was when I had reached a very low point in my life as a single mom, stressed out with a sickly child and dealing with feelings of anger and frustration from my own circumstances that I decided to go on a spiritual retreat and pray.  I was lead on this spiritual journey to find balance and healing and it is there that I had discovered the  benefits of Reiki.  The practice helped my mood, anxiety and physical distress.  So I continued to take my levels of learning and then I offered it as an added service to my Esthetic menu.

 

As I opened up my heart to the spiritual and universal life force energy, I found that I was not only providing sacred space of comfort, but a place of healing as well.  This is now my true reason for being in this industry.  So many of us want to feel good about ourselves, but the real healing comes from the inside and radiates out.  The polish and the pretties are an added bonus!  I still take great efforts to help you look and feel your very best!  However, from experience, I know that we can only be happiest when we are whole.

 I take great efforts to help you look and feel your very best!  However, from experience, I know that we can only be happiest when we are whole.

My passion is to walk with you one manicure, pedicure, facial or Reiki Treatment at at time and to be a vessel of LOVE that touches not just your skin, but your soul.  I want to share the secrets of joy and love with you that I have learned, and continue to learn because of my own personal battles and struggles.  Truly each one of them has been a GIFT!

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -

they must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

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