I grew up in Houston, Texas, and loved every minute of it. I worked hard through college, mostly in restaurants, but always wondered what life was like outside my big, beautiful state. Feeling restless, I sold everything I owned and moved to Costa Rica in 2002 where I lived on the Nicoya Peninsula for 2 years. After being involved in a serious motorcycle accident, I began physical therapy, weekly yoga classes and receiving regular massage. I discovered the benefits of massage were more than just feeling good. The scar tissue on my leg began to diminish so quickly and I knew it was something I wanted to incorporate into my life regularly. I came back to the United States and researched massage schools, Utah College of Massage Therapy was at the top of the list.
After studying massage in Salt Lake City for a year, I ventured to The Low Country to visit one of my brothers. The moment I saw the sunset over the marsh, I knew I was home. I packed up a truck and headed to Charleston in 2005. I began working at a downtown spa almost immediately and loved treating clients from athletes with injuries to those in need of a relaxing massage. After one year, my interest in skin care piqued when I began to have issues with my own skin. I studied at Trident Technical College in 2007 and became licensed by the end of the year.
Skin Help Studio opened in 2012 and I have treated many skin types and conditions, from acne and sensitive skin to those with concerns of aging with sun spots and wrinkles. My goal is to help alleviate these issues with quality products and the knowledge of how to care for these issues with gentle but effective treatments. I love getting to know my Mount Pleasant and Charleston neighbors by helping them learn about prevention, protection, and reducing inflammation.
I am committed to my own continued education of products, techniques and the latest peels. I attend conferences annually from our local Carolinas to regional conferences across the United States. As part of my experience, I’ve been honored to treat to the Olympic speed skating team in 2005 with sports massage pre and post event.
Rhonda Allison Skin Care is my favorite product line because they use only pure, fresh, natural, quality-driven ingredients that deliver results with no dyes, artificial coloring, or artificial fragrances – essential oils and the scent of the plant extracts are the aroma of the product. All preservatives are essential oils, plant derived, or safe FDA approved ingredients.
Absolutely the BEST spa experience I have had! I utilize Micki for facials, waxing and massage. It is so nice to have someone handle all of those services who understands YOUR skin, sensitivities, desires and preferences. She is professional, easy to work with, flexible and an expert in her field. You will leave feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and gorgeous! Don't we all want some of that in our day! :-)
I just had a back to back massage and facial from Micki...this was an incredible birthday present! Micki is a fantastic massage therapist and esthetisian, and she is very attentive to the unique needs of her customers. Even thought I fought it, I felt comfortable enough to take a bit of a nap. Thank goodness I woke up in time for the facial, which was marvelous! I'll be back!
Skin Help Studio is by far my favorite place for "me" time in all of Charleston! Micki is extremely knowledgeable and always very professional. She provides a relaxing and calm environment where you really can just turn off the world! The overall experience is absolutely refreshing. I highly recommend Skin Help Studio whether you're in need of a facial, waxing or massage- Micki provides the highest quality services!!
I highly recommend Micki for a facial or massage. It was very relaxing and my skin feels wonderful. She is very professional and her touch is nothing short of magical. The Rhonda Allison products she used on my skin were gentle and left my complexion glowing. I look forward to my sessions here.
This was literally the best facial that I've ever had. Micki was very thorough, and my skin feels and looks amazing! She made sure to go over my skin type and information prior to using any specific products, and explained the products she was using prior to applying them. She also had some great recommendations about my skincare regimen, and I could tell she is very knowledgeable about her field. I would highly recommend her, and I will definitely be going back!
Micki just gave me an amazing facial today! I have been to three or four other estheticians over the years, but this was the best facial I've ever had. The massage was such a benefit, especially in my neck area - Wonderful! I will recommend her to everyone without hesitation and I will be back!! Thank you, Micki.
Micky is terrific! She always does a wonderful job. I would not go anywhere else. I have very sensitive skin and she knows exactly how to treat it! Love her!
I've been going to Micki for over 2 years now and thoroughly enjoy every facial. She does a great job using hot and cold towels to help the products do their jobs, gives great massages when other estheticians sometimes just leave the room, is very nice and polite and creates an atmosphere of relaxation. I have no reservations about recommending her services to anyone interested in a great facial!!
Micki is an amazing esthetician. She understood what my skin needed and help me to re-freshen. She did a great head and neck massage that was the cherry on Sunday. I would recommend her to anyone.
I've been going to Micki regularly for over a year. They have literally SAVED my face! Their treatments and products are magical and have cured me of years of acne woes and skin fluctuations. I go every 4 weeks like clockwork and it pays off! My skin has never looked better! AND, it does not cost an arm and a leg!!!