As the founder and CEO of Total Glow, Terrie is inspired by an enduring passion to find the highest quality, most healthful and environmentally sound skin and body care solutions available. With more than 17 years of clinical and holistic experience, she has comprehensive, advanced esthetics training and is a Licensed aesthetician, certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor and Ayurvedic aromatherapist.
Having experienced a myriad of issues with her own skin, including grade IV cystic acne, hyper-pigmentation, rosacea, and sun damage, Terrie has always been determined to find real solutions. Her personal quest led her on a path to find a healthy way to restore her skin health so she could look her best. Today, she is committed to helping her clients achieve similar results following a more comprehensive approach.
*Terrie offers areola re-pigmentation for cancer survivors free of charge based on financial need. Please call for details.
When you come to Total Glow for treatment, you are entering an environment of total commitment to you. Terrie Absher Kochman, our founder and Sherpa, has implemented every measure to ensure each step of your journey is met with complete attention to detail.
Terrie trains every provider in the practice for months before allowing them to treat patients. This ensures each provider has “the touch” with each client, not only providing excellent results, but also making each patient as comfortable as possible.Read More
Terrie’s path started in a clinical setting where she gradually integrated nutritional and holistic aspects she followed at home. The positive results she noticed at the time led her to become more interested in a holistic approach as well as clinical methods. She continued her education in advanced coursework throughout her career with excellent results and knew there was more to offer.
The turning point for the conception of Total Glow occurred after some challenging personal losses. She experienced first hand how the mind, heart and body are connected when her wellbeing was compromised in ways that appeared unrelated at first glance.
Her experience in holistic practices and determination to find a way to improve her health and restore a sense of peace and positivity resulted in her exploring more concrete options.
Terrie knew at this point she wanted to go above and beyond self-learning, so she would have the credentials and necessary education and training in Ayurveda to bring what she learned back to her practice.
Terrie gravitated toward Ayurveda because it is the oldest healing science that is still applicable today. It addresses the whole body and mind as well. It integrates detoxification and rejuvenation treatments for all ages and genders including extensive anti-aging protocols while supporting emotional and spiritual health.
These practices help restore the imbalances we experience from living our lives with our everyday stresses or bigger challenges. Her return to school to become licensed in the practice of Ayurveda changed Terrie’s life profoundly far beyond what she expected.
It renewed her whole body health, optimizing the vibrancy and glow of her skin and most of all, restored a sense of peace and happiness and positive energy.
Terrie's personal experience resulted in her firm belief that providing nourishment for a healthy body, peaceful mind and positive contented spirit is the foundation for both beautiful skin and a happy healthy body. Toward this end, she employs this holistic approach in her practice, focusing on the total wellness of each person as a unique individual.
She subscribes to the quote “Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Taken”. No two individuals are alike and at Total Glow we honor the differences.
When she’s away from Total Glow, Terrie most loves to spend quality time with her family (which includes their two cats and two dogs). Terrie and her husband, Jim, enjoy the outdoors, creating new plant based dishes, baking, and catching up with her son and daughter, Aaron and Aliza. She is personally committed to an ethical and sustainable lifestyle. Most of all, she enjoys being able to bring these values into her business by providing an ethical wellness experience without compromising complete luxury.
“This isn’t a job with a finite beginning and end; often this is an ongoing commitment to an individual to provide the best specific care, whether for preventative measures or to address ever-evolving concerns. I don’t know any other way to deliver on the trust that is placed in us except to view a client like a valued family member. In this case, personal attachment to the outcome is a positive.” – TERRIE ABSHER KOCHMAN
“You are not a drop in the Ocean, You are the Ocean in a drop.” – RUMI
Updated September 22nd, 2020
Hello from Total Glow,
It's time to get your skin and whole body back on track and healthy, toned and glowing!
Total Glow MD is open per San Mateo County's guidelines. We are providing all services including our expert skincare services with the exception of Hydrafacials and a few other facial treatments that are currently restricted. Our Wellness, body toning and muscle sculpting, injectables, IV's and more are still available! Try our new exclusive proprietary treatments for a jumpstart to get back that healthy glow.
We have implemented Covid-19 guidelines for our Team and for your health and safety that go beyond standard compliance.
Once you've secured your appointment, please follow our guidelines:
Thank you for being on time as we stagger our appointments. We have added large breaks between our appointments as well for treatment room checkout, and product replenishment. This also provides time to complete the surgical grade sterilization process after each and every appointment.
With four Hydrafacial machines in our beautiful treatment rooms and medical suites for body and facial procedures as well numerous other modalities available, we will do our best to get you in promptly.
We hope to see you soon and help you get a total glow from head to toe!
Thank you so much for your support!