Energetic Skincare: an Introduction

The most efficient skincare products and spa treatments yielding superior results work both at the level of matter (skin or body shape) and of energy (vital energy). That is logical knowing that the body is both matter and energy. Authentic energetic skincare requires genuine energetic products.

Only natural products have vital energy. High grade essential oils have a multiple of the vital energy of the plants they come from. Further, blends of essential oils can be selected for their inherent capacity to balance vital energy.

PHYTO5 follows the formulation principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The PHYTO5 products achieve energy balancing according to the five elements of TCM. The five aspects of vital energy are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water.

The Skin

The Skin has been well studied yet it still remains somewhat misunderstood. It is traditionally seen as a complex tissue made of three major layers: epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis.

The epidermis, the outside layer, is mostly an accumulation of dead cells. During the time of one cycle of the moon, the epidermis is entirely renewed.

There are about twelve pounds of skin on an average human body. Its thickness might vary from half a millimeter to a few millimeters, depending on the part of the body. An eyelid is thin like a piece of paper, but heels can be thick like the soles of shoes.

The skin harbors an enormous amount of blood vessels, nerve endings, fluids and tiny oil glands. A square inch contains millions of cells to be fed and oxygenated and whose waste needs to be eliminated. Eventually, dead cells must make room for new ones.

In TCM, skin is viewed with great reverence. It is more than a barrier between the inside of the body and the outside environment. It is linked to the organ function of Lung (i.e. a breathing/eliminating function) and consequently, to the energy of the Metal element, but there is more.

Your skin is particularly important because it is a reflexive organ that provides important telltale signs of what is going on within your body. Any skin problem re-occurring in the same area is an indicator of your health condition. Your skin’s role as a provider of natural early warning signs can help you maintain or achieve an improved state of wellness and vitality.


Because of the tight network of energy channels within the body, there is a direct connection between your skin, organs, and hormonal glands. Specific areas of your skin over your entire body are where specific organs or hormonal glands reflect their condition. They are the reflex zones for the organs, glands, and their corresponding functions.

Many people are aware of, or have experienced, reflexology in the form of a foot treatment. A reflexology-trained therapist can massage the bottom of your foot with great results of both relaxation and energy balancing, but few people know that the same can be achieved by working on other parts of the body that are reflex zones as well.

The face is particularly convenient as it is a place that regroups all major energies. The trained esthetician will analyze your skin and its condition(s) in a refreshingly new and entirely holistic way.

The additional benefits of reflexology can be included while doing a facial. It is how the energetic root cause of many skin conditions can be addressed.

It is interesting that doctors in naturopath—therapies that rely entirely on natural remedies—and other medical professionals, increasingly seem to share an enhanced view concerning the importance of the skin. Indeed, it seems that when the embryo goes through the process of separation of tissues, as they start their specialization, tissues that form the envelope of the body come from the same ones that specialize as the nervous system and the brain. 

Because of the way the skin reacts to what occurs both inside and outside the body, some holistic practitioners see the skin as a sort of external brain, capable of providing a large amount of psychosomatic information. Not only are physical factors manifested on the skin but emotional ones as well.

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