A Bit About Me

and My Treatment Philosophy

Let’s start by saying that I love what I do! After years in the corporate world it is such a pleasure to own my own business. Not a day goes by that I don’t have a deep sense of gratitude for this new path.

I opened Facing Grace in the winter of 2005. My first space was located in beautiful Ladd’s Addition. From the beginning the business was wildly successful.  Much of the support came from the neighborhood. Since I also lived there, I found a strong sense of community. As my business grew I was seeing people from all over the city.

In 2009 I fell in love with a new live/work townhouse located in the Woodstock neighborhood. I was able to build out the space and create a lovely urban oasis that my clients really love. You won’t find yourself sitting next to three other people in spa robes. It is just you, me, and the treatment that awaits.

From the beginning my focus has been on honesty, personal service and providing each client with a wonderful experience. Many people are using too many products and spending too much money on their skin. Often this creates skin that is dehydrated, congested, sensitized and doesn’t look its best. I take a holistic approach to skincare that not only includes the products you use but diet and lifestyle choices.

Over the last ten years I have received advanced training from the International Dermal Institute in Los Angeles, earned a certificate in Ayrurvedic face massage, and attended conferences and workshops. I am constantly reading to keep abreast on the latest advances (and scams) in skincare. Many a beauty myth has been kicked to the proverbial curb at Facing Grace!

When I began Facing Grace, I didn’t fully realize what an intimate business I was creating. Developing a relationship with a client is profound, and touching people is a privilege. My clients range in age from 12 to 86 and continue to provide me with inspiration. I never knew how much I would learn about life, aging, beauty, and grace. It really puts a wrinkle into perspective.
—Patty Matheny

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