The art of touch

Dr. Hauschka Facial Treatments

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Such tranquillity. No moving back and forth around you. No music. Simply pure, undivided attention. With hands that pay heed to people’s boundaries and yet still caress with deep-acting effect. But this is not a pipe dream. It is a skin care treatment from a Dr. Hauschka esthetician.

Her hands, two brushes and Dr. Hauschka products are all the Dr. Hauschka esthetician needs. Oh, and water, compresses and towels of course. But that is pretty much everything on the table by the treatment couch. And the dialogue between the esthetician and her customer, male or female, can begin: sometimes in the form of a conversation, sometimes just with the hands as they sense the customer’s needs through rhythmically breathing movements and sometimes using the lymph stimulation brushes.

The Dr. Hauschka esthetician naturally conducts the treatment following a precise workflow, which all Dr. Hauschka estheticians worldwide perform identically. This is ensured through regular training sessions. For example, each appointment starts with a foot bath. Deep cleansing and facial care with Dr. Hauschka masks, packs and conditioners naturally also form part of the treatments, as does a comprehensive skin care consultation: for men and women alike.

What makes the Dr. Hauschka treatments so unique is the rhythm of the strokes, the process of meeting and release, the rhythmic alternation between rest and movement, heat and cold. An interplay with the polarities that you find in our medicinal herb garden and when preparing the medicinal plants for our Dr. Hauschka products and WALA medicines.

Rhythmic movement is also at the heart of all Dr. Hauschka treatments in the form of lymph stimulation with brushes. The wafer-thin lymph capillaries play an important role in the removal of metabolic products and excess tissue fluid. The gentle caress and brush strokes of the Dr. Hauschka esthetician stimulate, relax and unblock the capillaries. The tissue’s self-cleansing function is activated. It detoxifies itself, allowing oxygen and nutrients to access the cells more quickly again.

How do we know all this? Elisabeth Sigmund, co-founder of Dr. Hauschka Skin Care, developed this holistic skin care treatment in Stockholm in the 1950s. In doing so, she combined medical and skin care knowledge and learned the technique of manual lymph drainage (the basis for Dr. Hauschka lymph stimulation) from Dr. Emil Vodder and his wife Estrid.

In 1971, Elisabeth Sigmund trained the first estheticians to use her method. Today, there are some 1,900 Dr. Hauschka estheticians in about 25 countries, who not only offer facial treatments and facial workouts but also body treatments and make-up.

Incidentally, many Dr. Hauschka estheticians believe that they have the best job in the world. And understandably so, don’t you think!?