About


Medicinal Skin offers a unique approach that is more than skin deep. It’s total wellness for the skin, body and soul. Medicinal Skin will always evaluate and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. Our holistic background, years of experience and beautiful, effective products combined with a caring, safe and intimate space to fully relax and renew. We also collaborate with other health professionals to bring optimal health, wellness and beauty.

From left to right : Valerie, Holly & Helen

From left to right : Valerie, Holly & Helen

Holly Arrindell, Owner of Medicinal Skin is a licensed esthetician and massage therapist in Connecticut and New York. Born and raised in England, Holly attended East Surrey College and graduated with a Beauty Therapy diploma in 1991. After working in London, she came to America in 1992. Holly continued her education and graduated from Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in 1996. Since then, Holly has worked at some of the top spas in Connecticut and New York, including Noelle, Oasis, Edamame Maternity Spa and Great Jones Spa. After more than two decades working in wellness and beauty, Holly has found a passion for holistic health, blending massage and skin care to enhance natural beauty. This union makes her treatments truly relaxing and more than skin deep. 

Native Ridgefielder Valerie Albanesi Swenson is a skilled esthetician who specializes in all aspects of skincare. Educated at Marinello Beauty School in Fairfield, CT, Valerie focuses on peels and micro-dermabrasion, has many years of experience and a loyal following. Valerie became Reiki I certified and is excited to incorporate this into her facials to bring balance to her therapies. 

Helen Klosson is a licensed massage therapist, CT licensed and practicing since 2011. Born in Taiwan, she grew up integrating Eastern and Western approaches to health and wellness, which she brings to her massage sessions. Helen's integrative approach is based on the idea that not just one massage is right for every person or can solve every concern. Using a variety of techniques, every part of the body can be targeted and addressed with its own approach. Helen brings awareness to the mind-body connection, taps into the client's inherent ability to heal and contributes to improvement in overall wellness.