ALOHA! MY NAME IS
TUONG-VI GIANG :)
Sounds like “tongue-vee yang”.
I am a Facial Massage Therapist and Skincare Specialist via New York City. I practice facial massage—not facials—for skin health, balance and relaxation. I specialize in traditional East Asian therapies and advanced facial massage to provide a safe, holistic and non-invasive alternative for relaxation and facial rejuvenation.
My Vietnamese heritage along with my successful management of bipolar disorder has inspired me to help others through my love of massage and mindful practices. As an advocate for self-healing, I find joy in encouraging others to seek honesty in themselves to find their own beauty, which to me, is true beauty. My philosophy for skincare is very practical: simply bring awareness to yourself and only do what’s best for your skin and body.
After becoming a licensed esthetician in New York state and freelancing at different skincare studios, I was given a rare opportunity to travel the world.
I boldly seized the opportunity to travel around the world, and learned a wealth of authentic skincare techniques in over seven different countries.
During my travels, I was lucky enough to study in Paris with world-renowned facialist, Joëlle Cioccio. There, I received training and practice of Madame Cioccio's sustainable approach to respecting the skin’s ecosystem as well as her carefully examined knowledge of the epidermis.
Along the way, I traveled to my birth country of Vietnam, where I met Bui Quoc Chau, a noted professor and acupuncturist. He taught me the art of facial reflexology - a skillful manipulation of points in the face linked to body organs. I had the privilege of treating Vietnamese locals in Saigon with a wide-range of physical ailments and skin conditions.
Towards the end of my travels, I serendipitously achieved a life-long dream of mine: to study at the secluded monastery where Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist, laid his roots in the west. There, I lived and studied mindfulness with the nuns and monks to not only create peace within myself but for others. This experience along with my travels have tremendously shaped my life as well as my skincare practice to support others on their journeys.
Currently, I reside and work in Honolulu, Hawai’i from my studio located in Downtown/Kaka’ako and still continuing my education with Acupuncturists, Physicians, Dermatologists and Therapists.