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Emergence Skin Care Studio Helps People Love Their Skin

Sep 30, 2021 09:31AM ● By Sheila Julson
Emergence Skin Care Studio owner Rashell Brunner became interested in the field of esthetics while trying to improve her own skin. As a former educator of autistic children in schools, she now educates people about their skin at the business she opened in 2012.

“I’ve always been interested in the biology, chemistry and physiology of the skin,” says Brunner. “I listen to what my clients tell me—and to what they don’t tell me—about their skin. While they are talking, I observe their skin and listen to what their concerns are, and what results they want.”

Emergence Skin Care Studio offers customized facials including the ReZenerate nano facial, massage and bodywork, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, waxing, lashes and brow work, body wraps and holistic detox services such as infrared sauna, wraps and ionic footbaths.

“Each client is their own special self. I never do one-size-fits-all facials. Each one is personalized at each appointment, for every single person,” Brunner emphasizes. She notes that autumn is an ideal time to do repair work on the skin due to summer sun exposure, which can dry out skin and leave a buildup of dead skin cells. Clients also have less sun exposure after receiving facial services during the fall season.

Brunner hears misconceptions about services such as chemical peels or microdermabrasion. “The words ‘chemical’ and ‘peel’ can scare people, but it’s all about educating the client.” Peels can contain ingredients such as natural floral and fruit extracts that help stimulate, exfoliate and tone the skin. “I think a missing component in my industry is that clients aren’t educated about what to expect.”

Emergence Skin Care Studio offers full-body waxing for women, and brow cleanup and back waxing for men. Body wraps include the slimming detox body wrap with 27 natural ingredients, which Brunner says pairs well with the infrared sauna. The sauna heats the body’s core. The wrap is then done on a heated table inside a heated room, allowing the body to shed toxins and absorb the natural ingredients of the wrap.

Because people have stayed home more often during the pandemic, Brunner observes that some have neglected themselves or used do-it-yourself care rather than have services professionally done. Now they’re playing catch-up to bring their skin back to where they want it to be. She also sees people that never took time to care for their skin, but the isolation set them on new paths toward self-care.

Brunner praises the energy of her staff and the positivity they radiate to each client. “It’s uplifting, and it’s part of our relationship with our clients,” she says. “We make a commitment to each client to journey with them from where they are when we meet them to where they want to be. We partner with them, and that is an incredible experience for us.”

Emergence Skin Care Studio will host their 10th annual open house from 1p.m. to 3p.m., on October 17, 2021. All attendees will be entered into a drawing for door prizes every 15 minutes during the event. There will be free food and beverages, along with free mini-services, including paraffin hand treatments, chair massages and group reiki sessions. The studio’s essential oils expert, a doTerra representative, will be available to talk about the benefits of essentials oils. There will be buy one, get one at half-price specials. “This is our day to give back to the community,” Brunner says.

Emergence Skin Care Studio is located at 119 Oakridge Dr., in Mountville. For more information, call 717-419-4766 or visit

Sheila Julson is a freelance writer and contributor to Natural Awakenings magazines throughout the country.