Throughout my career in luxury day spas, medical spas, surgical centers, doctors’ offices, and wellness havens, one of the most consistent things I have noticed in the aesthetic and wellness world is that spa owners and practitioners are often the last to invest in self-care. Incredibly gifted, highly motivated, and deeply self-aware, spa providers are usually natural caregivers that spend vast amounts of time, money, and energy tending to the needs of others.
It is incredibly difficult to balance these responsibilities while running a wellness business full-time. Many providers find they lack fundamental support to someone very important – the self.
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Kristen N.M. Johnson is an award-winning registered nurse, licensed aesthetician, and co-owner of The Eclipse Spa in Westminster, Maryland. With over 10 years of experience in the luxury spa industry, Johnson is passionate about creating an incredibly unique and indulgent experience for each client. She specializes in the development, education, and implementation of innovative treatment protocols. She holds advanced training and certifications in holistic and integrative health, microneedling, clinical skin care and treatments, nutrition, facial cupping, gua sha, hot stone therapy, advanced chemical peels, cosmetic injectables, facial reflexology, and is an usui Reiki master and teacher.