Learn which botanicals work best for your skin. Avoid the chemicals from over-the-counter, pre-packaged products. All products used are plant-based and selected for certified organic and fair traded when possible for superior results!
Lyn is a licensed, experienced aesthetician. She uses her knowledge of science and plants to provide you with factual information on skin care and natural botanical products.
Unwind in a natural environment of glowing candles, soothing sounds of nature and natural instruments, subtly diffused oils, all prepared especially for you.
Most spas use premade cleansers, toners, facial masks, etc. from a package. Often they contain synthetic ingredients and preservatives. GSS uses fresh produce and certified organic herbs, oils and other ingredients for the best, healthiest facials that leave your skin radiant and refershed.
No GMO's, synthetic pesticides or chemical additives, certified organic may cost a little more but the difference is worth it.
GSS supports local farmers and vendors by purchasing products that are certified fair trade.
Many products contain harmful contaminates. that negatively affect marine life. GSS seeks those products that are good for you and our oceans
GSS is doing its part to cut down on landfill waste by using biodegradable gloves, wood mixiers, recyclable packaging, and more. Sugaring pastes and facial ingredients are all biodegradable and safe for the environment.
Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms are audited regularly to verify that farmers are complying with the Standard's comprehensive requirements, which require continual improvement on the journey to sustainable agriculture.
Jamie is a Licensed Aesthetician and Certified in Gua Sha facial techniques
Jamie graduated from Columbus High School, in Waterloo, IA and received her Associates (AA) Degree from Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, IA. While finishing her degree at Hawkeye, Jamie also attended Capri College at the Waterloo campus. She completed her degree in Esthetics, covering facial anatomy, esthetic practices and techniques, facials, body sugaring and reflexology. She advanced her facial studies by becoming certified in Gua Sha facial techniques, an East Asian facial technique using special smooth facial stones to improve circulation, encourage lymphatic flow, and help smooth away fine facial lines.
Come meet Jamie at the GSS Facial Forest. Put up your feet, relax, and prepare to be pampered in an enchanted version of a secluded Iowa woodland!
Experience an amazing Gua Sha facial for yourself. Feel the stress disappear with every soothing stroke.
Sink into deep relaxation with every movement of the Kansa Facial Massage.
Add a hand or foot reflexology treatment to any facial service and you'll leave relaxed and renewed from head to toe!
Lyn received her B.A. in Anthropology with a minor in Biology as a McNair Scholar from the University of Northern Iowa. Her research interests include ethnobotany, paleoethnobotany and indigenous healing practices. She has presented her research on Tracing Ancient Healing Practices Through The Hibiscus in Buffalo, NY, College Park, MD, and Madison, WI. Lyn received 1st place for the Mary Ann Bolton Undergraduate Research Award for her research project.
Lyn received her education in aesthetics from LaJames International College in Cedar Falls, IA and is licensed in Iowa. She is certified in reflexology and full-body sugaring. She opened the Genesis Studio Spa in downtown Waterloo, IA in 2013 and moved to her current location in 2019. Lyn and her husband, Joel, live in Waterloo, IA. They have two grown daughters and 8 grandchildren.
...and having to deal with a monthly period makes it even tougher. Imagine if you weren't told what to expect or what to do when it comes. Who would you go to? For many, they turn to the school nurse or counselor for guidance and supplies.
For decades, many girls did not have access to feminine supplies like tampons, napkins, etc. during menstruation. When we learned about this, we thought it was a newer problem. Shockingly, it's not.
So we decided to do something about it. We formed the Red Petals Program to ask for donations from you, our clients, and everyone interested so that we, and other businesses willing to do the same, can get them to middle and junior high school nurses and counselors for distribution.
To provide young girls with hygienic products for menstrual cycles and support programs that help educate proper feminine hygiene.
We don't use overpriced products with synthetic ingredients or high-priced, invasive machinery. Just good-for-you, good-for-the-earth products & services backed by science.