Frequently Asked Questions for Swallowtail Skin Therapies

What is Reiki?

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."... Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

What is Metaphysics?

Metaphysics is the belief that energy is in everything. I follow Louise Hay's teachings about healing the body by understanding the metaphysical language. Our body communicates to us through ease and comfort and pain and discomfort which leads us to disease.

What are Chakras? and Chakra balancing?

Chakras are energy centers in the body. There are 7 major chakras in the center of the torso, neck and head. There are over 120 chakras throughout the body. 

Chakra balancing is the process of restoring a harmonious flow of energy across your chakra system. When your chakras are balanced, you will feel relaxed, centered, grounded, energized, and aware.

During a session I ask specific questions and check the organ expression on your face to learn if the chakra is balanced or imbalance either overactive or inactive. I proceed with specific essential oils and a customized meditative mantra to balance your chakras. 

Why do you focus on Energy Healing in your facials?

I focus on energy healing in my facials for a few reasons. Your face is a map to your emotions and your organs experience with those emotions and life situations. Yes topical treatments like masks and exfoliants will do their job. And what about the recurring break outs? What about the early signs of aging? The organs are expressing themselves and I guide you to support your overall well being. I give my clients the opportunity to undo some early signs of aging or dark spots by changing their diet, reactions to stress, relationship traumas. Some of these lifestyle habits formed when in childhood. And through Reiki and Ho'oponopono meditation a client can clear those wounds and life a more fulfilling life. Energy healing and topical treatments create better results. 

What is AromaTouch Technique?

doTERRA's AromaTouch Technique is a clinical approach to applying essential oils along energy meridians and visceral contact points of the back and feet to help stimulate and balance sympathetic and para-sympathetic nervous systems of the body.

I use 8 specific essential oils on specific zones of the back and feet. You will feel relaxed and rejuvenated after this session. 

What is a Ho'oponopono session?

A Ho'oponopono guided meditation session is 60 minutes of meditation specificaly guiding a client to the source of pain, trauma or limiting belief and out of that trauma to create a new belief and life pattern. We tend to re-live childhood traumas in relationships, professionally in the attempt to collect evidence to prove it a 'Right' concept or to have a breakthrough and release regret. Unfortunately, we may not have the tools to have the breakthrough on our own. Ho'opononpono is the tool that supports us to release the regrets and have a breakthrough.

Clients and I will simply saying I love you, thank you, I'm sorry, Please forgive me throughout the session. 

What products do you use and recommend?

I use a variety of facial products from the following brands:

doTerra, NuSkin, Edens Garden, Dermalogica, Aprirori Beauty,

I also recommend, Beauty Counter and Lather.

Mall brands to look for Clarins, Shishedo and Origins

Do you offer packages?

Yes I offer packages. Buy 5 services and get the 6th free. These are great gifts and are completely transferrable. Share with your family and friends a gift from Swallowtail Skin Therapies. 

Elizabeth Contreras was born and raised in Southern California. She has lived throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties, speaking to women and men about how to acheive their skin care goals through meditation, forgiveness, and making healthy decisions. She is Licensed Esthetician through California Barbering and Cosmetology since 2014.

Elizabeth is also a Certified Practioner of Reiki, Ho'oponopono, AromaTouch Technique.

She is eager to connect with more women and men and support them through self discovery.