As a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy and a former competitive athlete, cyclist. John has experienced some of those challenges of life and sport participation that unbalance the body and lead to seeking therapeutic assistance to regain the previous state of health, or activity. John aims to facilitate the healing process and will work with you to restore pain-free state of well-being, a therapeutic approach whether through 'deep tissue' massage, sports massage or maintenance massage.
John’s treatments aim for restoration of pain-free movement within each individual need’s. John’s approach will incorporate his educational, athletic and therapeutic experiences from SFU Kinesiology, NCCP Sports Science Coaching, Cycling Specialty and West Coast College of Massage Therapy RMT program and as a former member of the BC Cycling Team into a medically sound treatment.
Treatments include thorough Swedish massage, with along with a variety of techniques or approaches that best suit the client’s condition. Including mentionable: Armand Ayaltin’s Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy, Dr. Travel’s trigger-point therapy, Jim Bilotta’s soft-tissue release, variety of orthopedic and soft-tissue techniques, and perhaps even gentler, lymphatic and or Diane Jacob’s dermoneuromodulation techniques for peripheral and superficial nerves.
Marlene started her massage career in Alberta. She completed her education in 1992 and has been a member of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada Association in good standing ever since. She opened her first healing clinic in Stony Plain, Alberta and has owned or managed spas in Spruce Grove, AB, Summerland, BC and Manzanillo Mexico.
Marlene is known for her deep tissue massage. Working together with local physicians and chiropractors, her clinic in Stony Plain gained wide recognition. Marlene then opened a Healing Spa in Spruce Grove, AB revolving around Hot Stone and Lastone. Here she introduced Sea Flora natural seaweed based products for health and beauty to her spa.
In 2010 Marlene made a decision to move to Manzanillo, Mexico for the winters, where she was in high demand by vacationers looking for an educated and certified massage specialist and lived in Summerland, BC during the summers. After managing and working in a spa in Summerland for three years, Marlene founded Sea Escape Massage and Wellness providing Natural Healing modalities. Marlene is still an active member with the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada in Alberta.
Christine comes to us with over 10 years of Office Assistant experience.
She did her practical work for the Nail Specialist course alongside our Head Esthetician, Anja while studying her theory online through Aglaia Esthetics Distance Education. We are happy to report she is now a Certified Nail Specialist as of November 2018 and is excited to take on new clients! Manicures and Pedicures are not just for the Summer months! Book yours today!
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Mark has been trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point and relaxation massage. Mark enhances the well being of his clients through safe, qualitative and caring therapeutic touch. He can help you relieve stress and ease pain through either relaxation or deep tissue work.
Amanda is a registered massage therapist, and graduate of the 3000hr program from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy. She has experience working with athletes, prenatal care, chronic pain management, headaches, motor vehicle incidents, and post surgical care. Her focus is on return to activity through pain reduction and restoration of range of motion.
Amanda's treatments are tailored to the individuals needs, and the appropriate therapeutic intervention. They are often targeted, focal treatments that utilize Swedish techniques, trigger point release, joint manipulations, passive/active stretching and neurodynamic work such as nerve glides for irritations of peripheral nerves. She hopes to further her education by pursuing a Bachelors of Health Science, and neurodynamic focused continuing education course. When she is not treating however, you're likely to see her with a coffee in her hand.
Anja is a certified esthetician and massage practitoner. She has been in the industry for over 20 years. She enjoys treating people to both medical grade and relaxation facials as well as various body treatments.
She uses a combination of deep tissue and soothing relaxation massage, focusing on relieving facial and cranial tension.
Anja loves building strong relationships with her clients as it enables her to choose the best treatment for their skin in the most relaxing atmosphere possible.
"It's important to me to help people feel as confident and beautiful outside as they are inside"
Currently my favourite service to offer is prenatal massage. As an aspiring Doula, I truly enjoy nurturing and pampering moms to be!