My name is Christine Servello and I am the proud mama of Gateway Facial Therapies. I have been in the skincare industry and a practicing licensed Esthetician for 20 yrs. I graduated from Christine Valmy in NYC in 1998 with the basic knowledge of the traditional European skincare technique. I have since then been blessed to have had the pleasure to work and train amongst some very talented and knowledgeable women.
I was always into health and wellness and as a teenager, I was lucky to have beautiful skin thanks to mom's amazing genetics. To be honest, it wasn’t so much skincare that drove me to become an Esthetician.
I had my first facial when I was 19. It was a gift from my best friend Melissa. I remember laying on the bed in a tiny room in this woman’s house and as soon as she put her hands on my face I knew that this was what I wanted to do. It was the way her hands felt, gliding over my face with different scents and textures. I remember dozing in and out and it just being so heavenly. I was so relaxed yet rejuvenated at the same time. What I had just experienced, was a feeling I wanted to recreate for others. I didn’t know it then, but it was an inner knowing that this was a calling that went far beyond rubbing yummy products on client's faces.
I was to hold space for others to have a sense of connection to something greater. To feel held and at peace. To offer a way to nurture, replenish, and restore their being. My practice is more of a holistic approach as I believe the skin reflects the inner body. What we put into our bodies on top of physical and emotional stress is detrimental to the health of our skin. Being the largest organ, what we put on it is equally important as it is absorbed into our system. I believe plant medicine is powerful and effective. Products without synthetics, preservatives and harmful ingredients are my choices for skincare.
I am also a level 2 Reiki practitioner and have incorporated light energy work into all my facials ever since my attunements. I work with the energetic body to open up space, facilitating the movement of blocked and stagnant life force, assisting the body to function properly and recharge on a cellular level. Along with massage for deep relaxation, crystals, and tuning forks allowing us a deeper understanding of our human experience by connecting our creative passionate nature with our inner seeing and knowing.
Combining my extensive knowledge of skincare with a passionate belief that the emotional and physical body are interconnected, I work with the WHOLE body.
It is an honor to serve you, hold space for you, and share Divine love and light with you <3