Holistic Beauty in Brisbane


Throughout history and in modern times, beauty has been looked at as how attractive one’s physical bodies look. Through many trends, this varies from time to time.  In today’s era, such things as social media, pop culture and Hollywood have led this perception to get out of control.  As a culture we are being told what beauty should look like and these ideologies are taking over.  The idea of what beauty looks like has become distorted and manipulated and we have a world that is drowning in self esteem issues. Much of the youth of today lack self love, appreciation and respect for their own bodies and beauty.  Beauty comes in all different forms, and is something I strongly believe in and like to encourage with my clients. We do not require to be told by cosmetic companies, fashion labels, celebrities, influencers and the media what makes us beautiful. Instead it should be how we feel in our own skin and body. You see it is all perception.

I appreciate raw natural beauty, which is why at Bayside Beauty you will see some more holistic beauty treatments at practice.  Even the non holistic services I try to simply gently enhance my clients natural beauty. I not only offer holistic beauty services but my approach in how I interact with my clients is quite holistic also .  At Bayside Beauty you are never just another number or face that walks through the door.  My personal approach in how I run my business is important to me and I believe that it positively affects my clients.  Every interaction with another person is simply an exchange of energies.  I try my best to have my interactions be positive and meaningful so that my clients feel seen, heard and honoured while they are in my salon.

What does holistic beauty mean?

Holistic beauty means treating the whole person; mind, body and spirit.  It is a beauty concept that connects our outer appearance to our everyday habits, lifestyle, and well-being.  I was in search of how I could assist my clients in feeling wholefully beautiful.  I searched for a treatment that would go that step further and give my clients connection. Connection to others, connection to oneself and connection to the universe.    When you feel a disconnect, most people experience sadness, loneliness, anxiety, stress and often depression. Human connection is very important and vital to me and I believe it is what drives humanity.  I went in search and found the crystal facial treatment.  When I discovered a trainer that offered crystal facial training in QLD I knew it was what Bayside Beauty needed.  

During my unique crystal facials you will experience all connections; mind, body & spirit. The best part is that you will definitely still also have the beauty benefits of a regular facial.   The crystal facial will remove congestion, tone skin and muscles of the face, improve microcirculation and stimulate chakra healing utilising warm and chilled stones. A full hot and chilled crystal massage facial treatment with aspects of lymph drainage, acupressure and European facial techniques are implemented to deliver a truly blissful experience. It is a facial that not only gives you incredible visible results but helps to balance your body, mind and soul through harmonising the chakras with the diverse range of crystals and the energy healing used within the treatment.

Energy healing is a gentle, non-invasive technique that helps in restoring harmony to the chakras and balance within the human energy system using touch. Touch is used to clear, balance, and energise these fields and as a result, promote healing and improved physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.  I use Reiki techniques, crystal healing and a Brazilain toe tap techniques throughout my energy heal. 

What are chakras?

Chakras are the concentrated energy centres of the body. We have major and minor chakras in our energetic body systems. We have 7 main chakras which are known as the Crown chakra, Third eye chakra, Throat chakra, Heart Chakra, Solar plexus chakra, Sacral chakra and Root chakra. These chakras interact with the body’s ductless endocrine glands and lymphatic system by feeding in good energy and disposing of unwanted energy. When a chakra is not functioning properly it may mean it is blocked or unbalanced.  This negative state is where illness is more prone to manifest.  Although there are many everyday things that can aid to keep our chakras healthy, there are also things such as crystal facials/chakra heal with a trained energy healer as myself that will help massively with the overall health of your energetic body.

Why crystals?

Since ancient times crystals have been used in many traditions and cultures as a form of healing.  Crystals come from nature and are created from minerals deep within the earth.  Our earth itself is a giant mineral (85% crystal). Each crystal has a unique vibrational resonance and therefore with unique healing properties.

Energy is drawn into and passes through, in and around a crystal. In order to release its energy and healing properties a crystal needs to be stimulated in some way. In the case of a crystal facial it is through body heat and each crystal used is given an intention or programmed throughout the service.

Why get a Crystal facial?

With so much going on in our world and individual lives, it’s very easy to get caught up in all the stress and negativity. Self care is vital to oneself. You can exercise self care through many things. A crystal facial is a form of self care that you can feel good about, knowing that is not just superficial. Yes, your skin will look and feel amazing but the inner glow you will leave with will nourish your soul. Caring for your wellbeing should be important to you especially when we are living in such a fast paced superficial world. I am so privileged to be able to perform these facials and help make a change in my clients lives.  I always recommended that you get a crystal facial every 6 weeks to get optimal results and to keep your chakras balanced and healthy.

Adriana Alvarenga

Bayside Beauty Therapist & Owner