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© 2009-2017 Skinovation Skin Care & Massage
301 Mid Valley Center, Carmel CA 93923 • 831.626.7546

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Since June 2001, Skinovation has enjoyed providing helpful treatments and a safe rejuvenating environment for our clients and visitors to decompress from life for awhile. We believe our work will have a calming and centering effect on our clients and we always strive for that goal. It is our hope the nurturing treatments will improve the quality of our clients’ physical, emotional and spiritual lives.

We believe every client should have focused, individualized attention to ensure the optimum
Skinovation experience. When needed, we are happy to share information about other specialists who can help with conditions out of our field.


Karen Patriquin has been practicing massage therapy since 1986. Her modalities include therapeutic, lymphatic, reiki, reflexology and shiatsu in private practice, hotel/spa (Post Ranch Inn) and as owner of Skinovation.

She is also a licensed aesthetician practicing skin care since 2000.



Skinovation has an educated, experienced and attentive staff of therapists offering a variety of techniques. Some use lighter pressure and others deeper according to your requests and needs. All help to work out the knots and built up tension you've been carrying, allowing you to 'float' out our door.


Skinovation offers a uniquely inviting, nurturing and serene oasis where one can leave – for a few instances – the harried worries of the world behind. Our contemporary Asian-styled treatment rooms offer peace and tranquility.

Our unscented, non-staining massage lotions hydrate and leave one’s body feeling soft and nourished. We feature Bio-Therapeutic, Jan Marini and Epicuren skin care products to help achieve healthy, balanced, glowing skin.


As a courtesy to the other clients and the therapist, if you are running late, please notify us as soon as possible so we may make the necessary adjustment in your schedule. We would appreciate you check in at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment. This is especially important on your first visit as you will need to fill out some paperwork.

Please notify us at least 24 hours in advance if you cannot keep your appointment. 50% of the fee will be requested if you are unable to give us 24 hour notice. No shows for gift certificates will result as forfeiture.

Returns must be made within 30 days of purchase and can be exchanged or have store credit toward purchase of any service of product. There will be no refunds.

If you are dissatisfied in any way with your experience at Skinovation, please advise the owner, Karen Patriquin, so the situation can be taken care of immediately.

Due to the serene nature of our facility and for their own safety and boredom factor, please no children under 12. Out of respect to yourself, we request that you please turn off your cell phone or simply leave it in your car. All appointment times are approximate.