Amber Self, N.D.
Founder, Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Natural Health Professional , Licensed Aesthetician
Amber holds a Naturopathic Doctor License, Certified Natural Health Professional Certification and a North Carolina State Boards Aesthetic License. Originally her passion was in veterinary medicine where she attended college in Michigan completing pre-veterinary undergraduate Magna Cum Laude, on the Dean’s List, and an active member of the Math and Science Society.
Amber briefly attended the University of Georgia for veterinary medicine until her husbands job relocated them to Cary. She felt a need for a career change that would accommodate a more flexible schedule for her growing family. She has three children.
Her love of science and research brought her into this industry. She has a full understanding of product ingredients, new technologies and is results oriented. “I realized that in an effort to achieve fast results, clients are compromising the true health of their skin. You can achieve beautiful and healthy skin without destroying it in the process.
Amber specializes in all target and corrective treatments such as anti-aging, acne, pigmentation, sun damage and rosacea. She performs ULTHERAPY FDA approved Non-Surgical Lifting procedure, DERMAPEN (micro-needling procedure), corrective facials, enzyme peels, light and medium medical grade peels, LED photopulsation, ultrasonic Peels, microdermabrasion, VASCUTOUCH, a vascular blemish treatment and many more modalities.
Advanced Ultherapist (Ultherapy)
Master Aesthetician Certification from Eminence Organic Skincare and is certified in Eminence level I, level II, History & Theory, Eminence Advanced Hungarian Facial Techniques, Eminence Biodynamic, Toxic Skin Care, Microdermabrasion, Enzyme & Chemical Exfoliation, Jessner Peels, Natural & Organic Enzyme Peels, Acupressure facials, Vascular Blemish Treatments and Threading.
John Self, Co-Founder
John has played a pivotal roll in the creation and support of Bloom Skin Spa from the very beginning. He has worked alongside Amber in all aspects of sales and operations. In 2013, he joined Bloom full time, so that he could dedicate more time to the family business and their 3 children. John has 20 years of hospitality experience and has held management positions at the well-known Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa, and was part of the opening team of the Inn on Biltmore Estate in the heart of Asheville, North Carolina. Additionally, John has worked in the meetings and event industry at the Omni CNN Center, and various other Atlanta venues. He holds a Recording Arts degree from Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL. In his spare time he enjoys training for Ultra Marathons two of which have been 100 milers.
Prior to Raquel’s arrival to Bloom, she worked for 10 years in the
beauty and fitness industries. In her experience she found great
satisfaction in helping clients’ look and feel their very best. “My
love of working with people is what lead me into the Spa industry as an
Esthetician.” In Raquel’s spare time she enjoys spending time at home
with her two wonderful children.
Carmen (massage) LMBT #4377
Carmen began her career graduating from the North Carolina School of Healing Arts in 2003, specializing in Swedish and Lymphatic Drainage massage. After receiving her license, Carmen incorporated many more modalities including Sports Massage, Pregnancy, Deep Tissue/Trigger Point, and Aromatherapy. Carmen is also certified in Ashiatsu (deep pressured massage where the therapist is using his/her feet) and Yamuna Ball Rolling (an exercising technique using a ball that helps stretch muscles).
Camen's goal as a therapist, is to relax and renew the client as well as educate them on their own bodies, enabling them to enjoy a healthier lifestyle.
- Deep Tissue
- Trigger Point
- Lymphatic Drainage
- Yamuna Ball Rolling
Jeremy (massage) LMBT# 10079
Jeremy attended college in Massachusetts majoring in exercise science, and competed in Track and Field. He got hurt a lot, and this is where he learned the power of massage. He moved to North Carolina and managed restaurants for a while but wanted to do more, so he went back to school to work on his true love, the human body.
He attended Miller-Motte College in Cary. He excelled and received his degree with a 3.88 GPA. He specializes in Deep Tissue and Sports Massage, performs Swedish, Thai, and Neuro-structural Integration Technique. Other than working at Bloom Skin Spa you may find him gardening, running through the woods, or doing his new found love, yoga.
- Deep Tissue * can do very deep tissue*
- Sports Massage & Stretching
- Neurostructural Integration
Courtney (Front Desk Supervisor)
Courtney is a native of Virginia but lover of all things Carolina! She moved to North Carolina May of 2011, married soon after, and is a first time home buyer. Needless to say she is a go getter and is always ready for a new challenge.
Even though she is the youngest of all the Bloom Family she tries to maintain the smoothness and efficiency of this well-oiled machine. “I love greeting the clients and getting to know them while building a relationship, this is what makes us so different. We are not so much a client based company as we are a family based one. That is one of the many reasons why I love working at Bloom Skin Spa. “
Along with working at Bloom Skin Spa Courtney also volunteers for Hospice. She is currently enrolled in nursing school.