Last week and this week I had the pleasure of taking a course on botanical facials. Fate intervened and we had to move the last day of the class to a few weeks from now. So I shall have to wait a little longer to experience the full treatment and figure out what I which elements to incorporate into my own practice.

I always find classes interesting. Seeing a different perspective and teaching style is always fascinating. Meeting new people is also great! This particular class is mostly full with several of us who took the skin care class last fall. The one other student is someone who works with acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine.

Much of the beginning was review from what I’ve been studying over the past couple of years. It was a great way for me to reinforce with myself how much I have actually achieved in the past few years. A great reminder for those days when you feel like you are just spinning your wheels! Another portion of the class has been about learning how different areas of the face correspond to different parts of the body and analyzing how you can support areas of the body by treating the face. It has been very interesting and having someone in the class with a background in traditional Chinese medicine has given us additional information and food for thought. I’m looking forward to finishing off the class in a couple of weeks!