Sapphire Day Spa was founded in 2005.

Sapphire gemstones are steeped in symbolism as they embody sincerity, truth and constancy. They have long been called the “the celestial gemstone”, fulfilling dreams and promoting healing of the body. Throughout time sapphires have been worn by priests, kings, queens and those with a higher sense of their mystic powers, beauty and wonder. They have been used for centuries for body work, medicine and adornment.

The lotus flower represents true beauty, compassion, and the expansion of the truest self. The flower is said to have ten thousand petals, each opening to provide more depth and purity until reaching the moment of enlightenment.

The dome over the lotus flower in our logo represents a physical place in which this development and pursuit for happiness is possible. Sapphire Day Spa was built with the purpose of providing a place that allows healing and self awareness to happen naturally. All of our treatments support this goal of living a deeply fulfilling life.

Our logo has great importance to us as it is a constant reminder of our goal to provide a place in which your healing, growth, and development are encouraged and supported. We are sincere with our intent, truthful in our message and dependable.  Our spa is a place of natural beauty and warmth with a relaxing environment where you can find solace, rejuvenation and balance.

  • At Sapphire Day Spa our mission is to live in harmony with our environment without sacrificing comfort, luxury or style.
  • We are committed to providing constancy in the field of preventative medicine, the integration of body, mind and spirit and dedicated professional care.
  • As a team, we strive to adopt the principles of healthy living and to lead by example.
  • We wish to contribute to the expansion of happiness and peace.
  • We strive to provide a refuge where you are free to be yourself and can enter into a state of well-being and reflectiveness.
  • We care about community, the environment and helping people learn about the health benefits that we provide.
  • We care as a team about each other and seek to ensure that the experiences we create are received in an atmosphere of integrity, compassion and professionalism.


 

Please click on a staff member's name below to view their full profile.

Heidi Sherwood, Spa Owner, Ayurvedic Practitioner, MBA

Heidi Sherwood, Owner of Sapphire Day Spa, Victoria, B.C., Ayurvedic Practitioner As the owner of Sapphire Day Spa, I honour my responsibility of contributing to healthy minds, bodies and spirits within our community and in the region. It is my pleasure to provide a healthy environment for you.

As an Examining Board of Natural Medicine Practitioners certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, I have the privilege of providing health consultations and treatments to our clients. I am on the Academic Advisory Board for the Holistic Nutrition program at Pacific Rim Collage, a guest lecturer at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy, Camosun College and at Moksana Yoga Studio and a contributing writer for Yogic Way magazine. I have recently completed my MBA at Royal Roads University.

I believe that we have the ability to free ourselves from barriers and old patterns so we can become limitless, free and deeply connected to our purpose. I also believe that open-heartedness leads us to our highest potential.

I am passionate about change and possibility.

I am compassionate about people and our natural environment.

I am deeply rewarded by the effort made by our clients to transform their lives.

I am committed to my team and the field that I am privileged to work in.

My intention is to create a healing space where our clients feel welcome, are nurtured, and are provided with the opportunity to relax and let go.

I have always been intrigued with mind, body, spirit medicine, and I truly feel that I have come home to my purpose.

I feel grateful for our clients and our busy practice.

Welcome, may you find what you are seeking.

 

Lacey Ananda, Spa Manager

Sapphire Day Spa is proud to be a leader in spa therapies and wellness in our region.  I am honored to greet you as the Spa Manager. I have been with Sapphire Day Spa for over nine years and am continuously inspired by the transformations that I see take place every day. I have over twelve years of customer service and business management experience, and I understand the importance of consistency, integrity, and attention to each and every detail, which makes your experience with us completely rewarding.

I invite you to visit our unique sanctuary, and to allow our space to support you in your journey to health, happiness, and harmony. Our atmosphere is earthy, warm and nurturing, and our staff ideals and outlooks make this space feel like home. I am pleased to represent this business in the community and know that your next visit will provide you with a rewarding time out, a genuine smile and a little renewal for the rest of your day.

 

Brigitte Sullivan, Spa Coordinator, Guest Services

 

I have experience in event management, yoga retreat centre management, project management, communications, and marketing. My real joy, however, is in supporting and managing organizations dedicated to healing.

Over years of international travel, I studied multiple eastern philosophies in a variety of settings. It is during these travels that I first became acquainted with Ayurveda, and alternative approaches to healing the body, mind and spirit.

I bring with me a sincere devotion and commitment to supporting our guests in living a wholesome and balanced (“Sattva” in Sanskrit) lifestyle. My mission at Sapphire is all about cultivating a nourishing, grounding, and peaceful experience for each guest and I am honored to serve the needs of each guest. Behind the scenes, my work includes ensuring our team is functioning optimally and serving you to the highest standards possible.

Sapphire is truly one of a kind: the space, the team, and its commitment to healing. And I look forward to sharing it with you. Welcome.

 

Kristi McLeod, Spa Coordinator, Operations

Kristi McLeod, Spa Attendant

When I made the decision to move to Victoria from Calgary, the place that I had lived and grown up in, I knew that this would be a time of transformation and growth. With that, I knew I had to find a workplace that positive, like-minded individuals would surround me and I know I have found that and so much more at Sapphire Day Spa.

Having an education and background in teaching as well as restaurant management experience, I was expecting a learning curve coming into an unfamiliar environment. Within my first week I felt so incredibly supported and welcome that I knew I had definitely made the right decision to make a change. I have always felt that my purpose is to encourage individual’s growth and healing and as I am about to embark on a course in intuitive healing, I feel so fortunate to already be immersed in an environment that promotes methods of healing the body, mind and spirit.

I am so grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of the incredible Sapphire team and I look forward to seeing you at the Spa soon!

 

Loveica MacKenzie, Lead Receptionist

I am so happy to have joined the Sapphire Day Spa team as their Lead Receptionist. I moved to Victoria from the east coast to study tourism. During my time in school, I lived in Whitehorse, YT working as a Front Desk Agent, where I found a love for reception, greeting others and ensuring guests have a fantastic experience. After traveling Europe, I found my way back to the island where I have been fortunate enough to become a member of Sapphire Day Spa.

While I was unsure at first as to whether my tourism background would have a place here, I soon learned that Sapphire Day Spa is inclusive for people on all different walks of life. The staff here has greeted me with kindness and authenticity, just like they do with all of their clients. I know you will feel just as comfortable and at home here as I do when you come in for your treatments.

There is something truly special about the spa, which makes me so thrilled to be part of this team. I look forward to greeting you when you come in and being a part of your journey to wellness and relaxation. I hope to see you soon!

 

Nicole Wall, Lead Aesthetician

Nicole Wall, Aesthetician

 

I started my Aesthetics journey in Saskatoon, Sk. I made my way back to BC and eventually settled in Victoria 8 years ago. After 10 years experience (2 here at Sapphire), this spa is where I need to be to grow in my career and in life. I'm always looking to further my education and knowledge. Since starting at Sapphire, I have gained valuable knowledge of skin care and Ayurveda. I have extensive experience in foot care and nail conditions, and have completed the course to give me the designation of Certified Master Pedicurist (CMP). I have attended a diabetic foot care expo and webinars. In my spare time I enjoy seeking out new adventures, hiking, riding my motorcycle, and creating and repairing things with my hands.

 

I look forward to meeting you.

 

 

 

 

Scott Ryan, Lead Spa Therapist, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Ayurvedic Educator

Scott Ryan, Lead Spa Therapist, Ayurvedic Practitioner

 

I am really excited to be a new member of Sapphire Day Spa. Upon arriving I was so taken by the warmth, professionalism, skill, and care of the staff – together they have built a beautiful home for wellness and body bliss. I am honoured to bring my love and devotion for Ayurveda – the ancient, traditional medicine of India, to Sapphire Day Spa.

I’ve been a chronic student of Ayurveda since first discovering it through a cookbook – Ayurvedic Cooking For Self-Healing by Usha Lad and Dr. Vasant Lad in 1997. I went on to study with Dr. Lad in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and in Pune, India. I also studied Herbalism, Ayurveda for Health Care Professionals with David Frawley, Ayurvedic bodywork, Ayurvedic Pathology, and most recently Advanced Ayurveda Therapies in Pune, India. I have been a NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) registered Ayurvedic Practitioner since 2006. Prior to moving to Victoria my wife, Dalia, and I owned and operated Golden Lotus Ayurveda, an Ayurvedic Clinic and Yoga Studio, in Golden BC.

Ayurveda, to me, is much more than the science of the three doshas, rather it is a science which encompasses all life and teaches us a way in which to view the world and how to relate to the world around us. It not only helps promote health, wellness, and longevity, it also provides an understanding of the deeper levels of our being, such as the development of our talents, how to receive sustenance or wealth (including experiential wealth), joy of living, and self actualization. Through Sapphire Day Spa I am certain that you will find nourishment, relaxation, and true rejuvenation of the body and mind.

 

Melody Taylor, Receptionist

 

Melody is on leave as she completes her Master's a McGill University. She will be welcoming you to the spa again in 2018.

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I've spent the last few years getting my bachelor's degree in philosophy at UVIC. I specialize in epistemology, ancient philosophy and logical systems - I know, it's dense stuff but I love thinking about the world using alternate logical systems and organizing data. Now that I've graduated I'm spending my free time working on a thesis project - trying to break math, and designing a completely Aristotelean software system. Seriously.

I felt particularly drawn to the ancients and Eastern philosophy because of my family. My great grandma and late uncle Shishu both practiced Ayurveda in India. My uncle's support and interest in my studies meant so much to me. That's why I feel so blessed to have found a home at Sapphire. Being surrounded by people who are so open and loving and have a heart for learning and teaching makes me feel right at home. Anyone with questions about philosophy or about Hinduism are very welcome to ask me! I love talking about the things I've learned throughout my life. I look forward to welcoming you and to supporting your needs when visiting us.

 

Shannon Davies, Aesthetician, Spa Therapist, Ayurvedic Spa Practitioner

 

Hello and welcome

Please, take a moment to learn a little about myself. I am proud to say I have been a part of the Sapphire team for 9 years and have been doing what I love for 12 years now. I completed my Spa Therapy/ Aesthetics program at Blanche Macdonald Centre for Applied design and found myself making my move to the beautiful west coast shortly after. From the moment I walked through Sapphire Day Spas front doors I knew this was where I was meant to be and I'm still here!

I thoroughly enjoy every aspect of what I do offering my clients a wide variety of treatments and services that I provide. My interests in mind, body, spirit connection led me to studying Ayurveda for the last 8 years and I have incorporated the self-care and principles into my daily life. Have you ever had a treatment where it feels like time stops, or you feel so still and peaceful that all your stresses and worries fade away and you feel weightless? I gently guide you to step into our world and try an abhyanga massage or shirodhara or better yet both.....I truly believe you will find these treatments a great benefit to your overall health.

It is very important to me that my clients feel safe and comfortable while in my presence an that their needs and concerns are being met. I am deeply dedicated to providing warm, intuitive and sincere treatments. You will find me open, nurturing and present leaving you beautifully blissful from the inside out!

I look forward to meeting you, smile to smile!

 

Kenan Enyurekli, Spa Therapist, Ayurvedic Spa Practitioner

Relaxation, rejuvenation and balance are what you will find with me here at Sapphire Day Spa. Hosgeldingiz and welcome.

Since arriving from Turkey and making Canada my home, I have had the pleasure of practicing my art with the esteemed guests of Sapphire Day Spa. I have been practicing for 14 years.

After graduating with a degree in sports academia from Trakya University in Turkey, I completed my massage certification from Kadikoy Branch of Turkish Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. This education has allowed me the opportunity to travel throughout Turkey and Egypt where I focused on perfecting my skills in various massage therapy techniques such as Abhyanga, sports massage, Balinese, Lomi Lomi, cellulite treatment and Swedish.  Having been the owner of a Turkish Haman in Alanya Turkey, I learned the importance of holistic client care from the moment a reservation is made until the client leaves satisfied. I have been a massage practitioner for over thirteen years.

I believe in creating an ambiance that allows the mind, body and spirit to relax in order to let rejuvenation begin.  I look forward to welcoming you to Sapphire Day Spa.

 

Jamie Wright, Aesthetician, Spa Therapist

Jamie Wright, Aesethetician, Spa TherapistSapphire Day Spa has been a meaningful part of my life since I began working there eight years ago. I have made friendships at Sapphire with clients and staff that I will forever hold close to my heart. I left Sapphire to raise two crazy and delightful boys and I feel incredibly blessed to have had my time at home but love what I do for a living.

I am passionate about Eminence Organic Skin care and have been since I started working with the line in 2004. I will rave to anyone that will listen about the phenomenal results and ethics of this spectacular company.

I am known for my facials and pride myself in taking the service to the next level. I combine several modalities of spa therapy that I have learned throughout the years and genuinely just love performing the treatment.

I am empathic, perceptive and genuine and I allow that to shine with each service I do. I am very appreciative to work with such a dedicated and supportive team of people and I welcome you to visit us and see why we are known as the true, "jewel of the city".

 

Blair Coates, Aesthetician

Blair Chesal

Blair is now on maternity leave. We are excited to welcome her new addition to our Sapphire family.

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Have you ever had an experience that changed your whole life? The moment I found Sapphire something shifted. I was originally a client, but I knew it was destined to be a much greater part of my life. I have just celebrated my 11 year anniversary of practicing aesthetics, and it coincides with my 5 year anniversary of working at Sapphire. Advanced skincare is where my continued education is focused, and I understand skin care struggles as I have battled many myself. I want to set you up for optimal skin health, getting your regimen on track and keeping you glowing year round. When you visit me at Sapphire, whether it be for an expert and fast Brazilian, a transformative facial treatment or to shape and tint your eyebrows, you will receive my humour, intelligence and kindness.

Kindness, laughter and true beauty are everything to me. Let me share it with you.

 


 

Ashlee Truesdell, Aesthetician, Spa Therapist

 

I have been practicing Aesthetics and Spa Therapies for over nine years and am dedicated to promoting and living a healthy, happy lifestyle. I am very confident in performing waxing and tinting services. Since moving to Victoria four years ago, I have quickly built a wonderful clientele. It is so nice to see so many familiar faces at Sapphire and truly appreciate the trust and confidence that they have in me.

I try to make every waxing appointment as comfortable as I can. Making my guests feel relaxed and at home is very important to me and I set that intention with each service. I am knowledgeable and passionate about each service I am trained to do and invite you to venture out and try a new treatment with me. Providing facials using our organic skin care products is one of my favourite treatments to offer.

I am currently studying to become a Holistic Nutritionist and I hope to bring this growing knowledge into my treatments. I look forward to meeting you as you take a time out for yourself.

 

Carla Main, Aesthetician, Spa Therapist

Carla Main, Aesthetician, Spa TherapistAs a passionate, nurturing, individual, aesthetics and spa therapy came to me naturally. I've been in the Aesthetics and spa industry for over seven years and with Sapphire Day Spa since 2014. I graduated from the Academy of Excellence in 2009. My passion is to preform facials and body treatments. I'm recognized for having a firm yet soothing touch.

I'm a new addition to Sapphire day spa team. I've been very fortunate to work in such a beautiful unique sanctuary. I strongly believe that each of my clients should be treated as the only one when you are present enjoying the spa. I strive to care for everyone's individual needs. With my calming personality I like to leave my clients refreshed and peacefully renewed.  I love encouraging clients to take interest in there mind, body, soul, not only from a aesthetics/ spa therapy focus but also as a long term investment in your health and well being.

I was born and raised on Vancouver Island. I've been so blessed to have grown up around such a naturally beautiful place. In my spare time, I love to be one with nature, riding horses, fishing, hiking, and spending time with my family and friends.

I look so forward to meeting you!

 

Kayliah McKinnon, Aesthetician, Spa Therapist

I am so thrilled to be a new addition to the talented and vibrant Sapphire team. I graduated from the Aveda Institute 4 years ago and have been dedicated to developing and growing as a certified aesthetician and spa practitioner.

I am excited to be working with organic and ethical skin care lines such as Eminence Organic Skin Care, Jane Iredale and SeaFlora. I would love to introduce you to my nurturing touch in a facial or offer you advice on natural beauty solutions to meet the needs of all types of skin. I will also find great satisfaction in creating brows customized to enhance all face shapes.

One of my passions is traveling and through my adventures, I have had the privilege of studying and experiencing different traditions of massage including Swedish and Thai. I recently came home from a life-changing trip to India which re-invigorated my passion of Ayurveda and yoga. I am pleased to share my knowledge and passion for health and wellness and find ways for you to incorporate the ancient wisdom into modern living.

My goal as a practitioner is to create a space for relaxation and transformation that will help facilitate the emergence of your inner beauty, permitting you to express it on every level - from the inside out.

I look forward to your visit.

 

Bethany MacGillivray, Aesthetician, Spa Therapist

I am so excited to be continuing my career with the Sapphire team, I look forward to giving excellent high end services and nuturing you. I have been an Aesthetician and Spa Therapist for over 7 years, I got my start in the industry training at the Aveda Institute of Victoria and have never looked back.

I love making my clients feel at home and bringing them ultimate relaxation. My goal is to help you forget about day to day stresses and help you be present with your mind and body. Facials and body treatments are a great way to relax and nurture your skin and is what I am most passionate about. Since I have been in the industry for 7 years I have also become a very fast, efficient waxer and love to pamper hands and feet.

I was born and raised in Victoria and love what this beautiful city has to offer, there is so much to explore in such a small place. I love to travel and I have been lucky enough to go to places where the culture is so different, although every time I come back home it makes me appreciate Victoria even more.

I look forward to seeing you in the future.

 

Dalia Yanai, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Spa Therapist

Dalia Yanai, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Spa Therapist

 

I started my path in Holistic health in 1999 with a certification in Reflexology, soon after a year-long trip to India, where I started meditating. Over the next few years, I became interested in Yoga and Ayurveda. After completing a study course in Ayurvedic Medicine in Israel (my home country), I went to study with Dr. Vasant Lad, at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM. This is where I became immersed in Ayurveda and Yoga, trained as a 200 hr certified Yoga Teacher, and met my husband, Scott. I moved to Canada in 2006 and together with Scott built a Yoga Studio and an Ayurvedic clinic in Golden, BC. Over the years I also became a Birth Doula, taught a full schedule of Yoga classes and Ayurveda workshops, and trained in Ayurvedic bodywork, as well as Swedish and Deep-Tissue Massage. I worked as a Spa therapist at the beautiful Radium Hot-Springs, and just recently I had the absolute pleasure of going back to India for some more training in Ayurvedic therapies.

In my practice I enjoy helping people feel comfortable in their bodies, and become more aware of - and connected with - all the different parts of who they are.

Scott and I just moved to Victoria from Golden, and I love being so close to the ocean. I enjoy hiking, swimming, gardening and traveling the world. I look forward to connecting with you at Sapphire Day Spa.

 

Denise Hoag, Aesthetician, Spa Therapist

Whether this is your first visit to Sapphire Day Spa or are a returning guest, I welcome you with an experience that will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. I am passionate about sharing my love of spa therapy and aesthetics and take great pride and care in every service I offer ranging from waxing to relaxation massage. I have been a practitioner for over 10 years and have gained an in depth understanding of skincare and can provide valuable insight to many concerns that may be a challenge to you. Supporting our beautiful facials treatments are natural, ethical, and organic products which I proudly stand behind. I believe in cultivating peace and harmony into your life, however you choose to find it. When you arrive at Sapphire, I will meet you where you are at.

Surrounding myself in nature, with all the gifts it was to offer, you can find me at one of the many beautiful beaches Victoria has to offer, with my loyal sidekick, my dog Sitka.

 

Denise Osmond, Aesthetician, Spa Therapist

Denise Osmond, Spa Therapist

I have been an aethetician and spa therapist for 7 years and truly love what I do. My favourite services are facials and body treatments. But, by far, all my services are special in the sense that I love treating others. I am an energetic, good natured and have dreamed of being in the spa industry since I was a little girl.

I grew up in Nanoose Bay and spent a few years in Edmonton where I graduated from Marvel College. From there I moved to Waskesiu, Saskatchewan for spa work at Elkridge Resort. After spending some time there, I realized that I missed beautiful Vancouver Island which has led to my return.

I was absolutely thrilled to accept this position at Sapphire Day Spa. The moment I met the staff I felt a sense of calm and serenity. Being surrounded by beauty and calm is important so that I may pass that energy onto my clients. I love to visit nature, I hike, camp, fish and love to go river swimming. I work out at the gym, as fitness means a great deal to me. Healthy body, healthy mind! Please come and visit me at Sapphire Day Spa for a treatment that you won't forget!

Warm regards, Denise

 

Eric Van Der Wekken, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Eric Van Der WekkenI graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria and have been developing a busy practice in Victoria ever since. I enjoy using a variety of styles and techniques to provide my patients with a blend of relaxation and therapeutic benefits.  With an interest in sports massage, neck, shoulder and cervical spine treatments, I have an interest in developing preventative care treatments with patients to avoid long-term, acute conditions.

Outside of practice, I am an avid disc golfer, kayaker and love to be on the water or out in nature. I find being outdoors and keeping active to be the best way to maintain optimum health and provide balance.

I look forward to meeting you.

 

Andrea Feesey, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

I've been an Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) since 2007 after completing the compressed 2-year program at CDI College in Ottawa, Ontario.

Since that time I've spent years honing and developing my skills at massage clinics, sport venues, and the Westin Ottawa Spa. I've worked with athletes in the NHL, NFL, CFL, NBA; triathletes, national rowers and rugby players. My non-sport massage special experiences include: volunteer work with anorexia/bulimia sufferers, and clients and Veterans with PTSD, amputations, shrapnel, and deployment injuries. My massage strengths vary widely - from relaxation, therapeutic and deep tissue massage, to sport treatment, rehabilitative massage, and chronic pain treatment. I combine many massage techniques to provide a safe, effective, relaxing and therapeutic treatment; I believe in a balance which calms the mind and reduces toxic stress, while treating the muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia, so you leave feeling refreshed, rebalanced and realigned.


Outside of the spa I enjoy spending time with my young daughter; you'll find us spending time together exploring this beautiful city and taking in all Victoria and Vancouver Island have to offer!

I look forward to welcoming you warmly to our beautiful, serene and therapeutic Spa.

 

Stephan Dahan, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

I have been fortunate enough to have practiced this beautiful art of massage for 9 years. I have completed over 3000 hours of training including the Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. I have worked in several cities across North America doing what I love!  I feel so fortunate to belong to a field of work that allows me to help facilitate healing on a daily bases, and continue to grow as a therapist as well as a person of compassion.

My focus is geared towards each individuals specific needs as well as a global approach that incorporates full body relaxation and tranquility. I look forward to your visit.



 

Jody Stadler, Spa Therapist

Jody Stadler, Spa TherapistI am blessed to be a part of this beautiful and gifted team at Sapphire.  I humbly bring to you and this warm and soothing space, ten years of experience as a Registered Massage Therapist in Alberta.  My treatments are influenced by and infused with touches of Reiki, Thai Massage, Relaxation Massage and Deep Tissue massage.  I have trained in Doula work, and am grateful to have spent a great deal of experience with prenatal massage.  My strong hands are ever ready to relieve your stress...to soothe your pain and discomfort with a firm, even deep touch.

I sincerely believe that it is my sacred purpose to channel compassion and healing to you through touch.  I am presently enriching this purpose as I wholeheartedly study Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at Pacific Rim College right here in this beautiful seaside sanctuary we call Victoria.  I envision a beautiful melding of this ancient, holistic and multidimensional medicine with my passion for massage.  My dream is that women's holistic health be the heart of my practice.  I am filled with unwavering compassion for all living things and for our earth, and I am devoted to growing and learning both as a human being, and as a practitioner.  I believe this growth to be ever evolving and infinite.

My intention is to be present with you during your time with me, to provide empathy, warmth and a deep sense of relief and well-being to you with each and every treatment.

It is my privilege and deep honor to be a part of your path to wellness. My healing hands await you...

*See our Promotions page for two specialized treatments with Jody.

 

Yara Corvid, Spa Therapist

I feel honored to be part of such a talented, compassionate, and loving group of healers. From the very first time I walked through the front door, team members and clients alike have welcomed me with open arms and I continue to be left in awe at the generosity of spirit that fills Sapphire. Thank you so much for including me in this vibrant space.

To this team I humbly contribute a ten year RMT (Alberta) practice where I focused on in-home perinatal care and family health. My clients ranged from 0 to 94 years of age and I was privileged to support this diverse population via birth, postpartum, and bereavement doula work, Cranio-Sacral and Lymphatic Drainage techniques, a variety of energy healing modalities including Reiki and Integrative Chakra Therapy, and Swedish, Hot stone, Traditional Thai, Sports, and Deep tissue massage.

My treatment style has morphed into a unique combination of the above modalities and is often quite active both during the session and with regards to homecare suggestions. Each session is tailored to address your needs and meet you right where you are that day. I firmly believe many of our life challenges can be better addressed, if not outright alleviated, through more joyful movement. My intention is to work with you to find out what will bring you the most success on your healing journey.

Moving forward, I am focusing my future practice towards supporting a wider range of women’s health topics and offering a more holistic approach with my treatments. To that end, I will be attending programs in phytotherapy, spygerics, herbal wisdom of both Eastern and Western lineages, pelvic floor health, menses and menopausal support and furthering my studies of the somatic emotional connection (the idea that emotional energies affect change in the physical body just as physical energies (i.e. injuries) do) and the release of that energy for further and deeper healing.

I look forward to collaborating with you. We hope to see you soon!

 

Kirstin Purslow, Spa Therapist

As a recent graduate from West Coast College of Massage Therapy, I am eager to start my career at Sapphire Day Spa. I am a strong believer in preventative care and stress management when treating various    chronic and acute conditions. With my clinical knowledge, compassion, warmth, and attentiveness, I believe that I can create a safe and comfortable healing space for your treatments.

Some of my passions include; creating art of all different mediums, yoga, feeding the people who I love and being surrounded by nature here on the beautiful west coast.

My goal as a therapist is to empower you, allow you to create a stronger connection to yourself, and to be fully present and attentive during our time together.

I am blessed to be surrounded by such a warm and beautiful environment, and staff here at Sapphire, I look forward to sharing this space with you.

 

Kyle Hilliard, Spa Therapist

My name is Kyle Hilliard and I have been studying massage for just over 2 years. I am a recent graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT) and am currently awaiting the opportunity to write my provincial board exams to become a Registered Massage Therapist.

I felt a strong call to massage therapy because it combined my love of working with my hands, and my passion for helping people. I pride myself on the personal and safe space I create for my clients regardless of their gender, race, sexual orientation, or religious beliefs. We are all human, and we all deserve to be loved and respected.

I am here for you on your journey of healing to help you be one with your body, mind, and spirit. I look forward to working with you.

 

Fairen Berchard, Receptionist

Fairen Berchard, Receptionist

 

Fairen is one of the warm faces that greets you in the spa.

Full biography to come.

 

Luna Fisher, Spa Attendant

Sending a warm welcome to all!

I am a recent graduate of Chinese medicine and acupuncture from Pacific Rim College. I am beyond blessed to join the beautiful Sapphire family and follow my passion and purpose as a healer and helper, in a nourishing, healing sanctuary.

With a background in reiki energy work, yoga, Taoist philosophy and mindfulness practices, and as a current healthcare practitioner, I value and truly know the importance of Being in a holistic, calm, supportive, safe space and nurturing environment, as a key element in your wellness journey. I am on the road to becoming a licensed Acupuncturist, and am ecstatic to share the restorative gifts of “acubliss” with you in an Ayurvedic oasis that works in the realm of mind, body and spirit as one.

I currently work behind the scenes to ensure the smooth running of daily activities within the spa. I am grateful to play my part within this incredible team, so you may fully enjoy the serenity and rejuvenation power of the wonder that is Sapphire Spa!

 

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