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 Natural Awakenings Lancaster-Berks

Restoration Spa: Personalized Services Bring Out Inner Beauty

Oct 26, 2012 10:20PM ● By Audrey Cantor


Restoration Spa, in Lancaster, emphasizes personalized service in a boutique environment and offers facials, massages and other body treatments. “We honor each person’s inner beauty, combining aromatherapy and state-of-the-art technology to deliver a treatment that is relaxing and therapeutic,” explains owner Rose Linkens, a licensed and internationally board-certified esthetician and body worker. “Every service and treatment is customized to meet individual needs,” she adds, “and based on a strong foundation of therapeutic methods and products, including only the purest essential oils in massage oils and aromatherapy products, which form the foundation for every spa experience.” Though many salons offer treatments using scented oils, Restoration creates custom blends for every client.

Linkens comes from a lineage of face and body care experts; her family owned one of the very first day spas in Philadelphia, and her mother, Kay Acuazzo, was an international educator who helped pioneer the concept of the spa as a dedicated space to experience healthy beauty in the United States.

During the 1980s, Linkens developed an interest in natural healing and aromatherapy, the art and science of using plant extracts for health and beauty enhancement. She traveled to study with some of the field’s great masters, such as Shirley Price, in England, and Marcel Lavabre, in France, and was the first American esthetician to receive an international aromatherapy certification from Comité International d’Esthetique et de Cosmétologie (CIDESCO), an international association of beauty therapy that offers prestigious credentials. For much of her career, Linkens taught advanced facial and body techniques throughout the U.S. and Europe.

The boutique environment of Restoration Spa is tranquil and comforting, with private, one-on-one spaces for every client. Each licensed spa therapist specializes in one or more areas of natural healing, and clients can choose from three levels of facials: signature, rejuvenating and therapeutic. Facials are customized for skin type, including acne, aging, pigmented and highly reactive, with emphasis on aromatic compounds to heal skin conditions. Expert skin services include scar revision, depigmentation and eye, lip and hand treatments.

Massage and body treatments also incorporate aromatherapy. Specialties include Swedish massage and shiatsu with hot stones; Reiki; lymphatic drainage; Indian head massage; myofascial release; herbal compress therapy for the back and neck; and an aromatherapy slimming program. Linkens’ newest offering is the Detox-Box, a full-body detoxification package that can be used at home or in combination with an infrared sauna to cleanse the body at several levels and aid overall health and weight loss.

Location: 233 N. Duke St., third floor. Appointments required and can be booked online. For more information or an appointment, call 717-290-1677 or visit