Marlene (Owner) - Massage & More

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!

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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John - BC RMT

Christine - Office Assistant / Social Media Specialist / Nail Specialist

1070 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton 236-422-0047

Kathie - BodyTalk & More

Anja - Massage / Esthetics / Aspiring Doula

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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.

Kathie's career in health and wellness began in 1976 as a fitness instructor and trainer. A broken leg turned out to be a blessing in disguise that focused Kathie on the healing arts allowing her to heal and return to the sports she so enjoyed. Kathie is now trained and certified in a variety of holistic modalities, including the BodyTalk method. These modalities allow her to look at the whole person – at the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual levels.

Kathie's diverse and extensive experience as a fitness instructor and the extensive physiological knowledge she brings to the body mind connection has made her an effective holistic practitioner. Kathie is certified in BodyTalk,
Reiki – Usui Method, Strength training – Body Training Systems, Pilates and Yoga.