At Dancing Hands Massage and Healing, therapist Melissa Brown has found a way to combine two of her great passions: bodywork and world cultures. These passions have a way of informing and enriching one another, as was the case when Melissa's expertise in bodywork allowed her to travel to Africa to practice therapeutic massage.
Today, Melissa can most often be found at her own relaxing studio in Victoria. Regardless of where she is physically, she can always be counted on to think outside the box. Aside from traditional modalities such as deep-tissue and Swedish massage, Melissa practices a technique of structural integration known as Hellerwork. Invented by Joseph Heller, this dynamic technique incorporates penetrating bodywork with movement education and dialogue designed to help clients better connect with their bodies.
Since 1977, Paul Christopher, RMT has completed more than 20 marathons and has been an Ironman triathlete twice. Naturally, he's had his fair share of sore muscles, and he draws on this personal experience while treating clients in his massage practice. After studying at Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy, he became a registered massage therapist in 1997. In addition to soothing athletes with sports and deep-tissue massage, he promotes relaxation by using Swedish techniques.
Ocian of Ocian Flo doesn't view herself as a massage therapist or energy healer, but rather an artist. One of her chosen mediums? Sound. Rather than making music, however, she has taken a more unique approach, furnishing her practice with a sound-healing table. It plays tones at ultralow frequencies, and the vibrations therapeutically resonate through clients' bodies. To complement those treatments, Ocian also offers chakra-based energy healing and traditional massage, designed?like the sound-healing table?to facilitate harmony throughout the body.
Whether through peels, facials, or nail treatments, the staff at Iris Day Spa makes it their goal to instill beauty and confidence in their clients. Amino acid anti-oxidant peels and anti-aging facials help brighten the skin and reduce blemishes such as wrinkles and age spots. A wide assortment of manicures and pedicures—think shellac, gels, and paraffin treatments—ensure a classy set of digits. And as outer beauty is stoked by attentive treatments, so too is inner peace cultivated by expert hands; therapists offer relaxing and therapeutic massages to render stress as absent as a roll of coins at a magic convention.
Fluid Day Spa might get its name from the in-house bubbly bathtubs, whose candlelit waters keep loose rose petals aloft. Or perhaps it refers to the inky red wine and champagne that deepens the relaxation of its spa treatments. Or, maybe it's a reference to the way muscles feel after a massage, soak, or scrub. Maybe it comes from the spa's curvy architectural lines, which undulate through the facility, but whatever the reason, it's clear "Fluid" is a fitting moniker. Treatments range from manicures to Botox, but every single service takes place in a soothingly low-lit treatment room.
From the natural soy candles that flicker in treatment rooms to the natural-fiber linens atop their massage tables, Calixica Holistic Spa Boutique shows that their dedication to their clients’ well being matches their dedication to the earth’s well being. Every service at the spa is 100 per cent organic, including the facial services that they tailor specifically to men and women’s skin. Calixica Holistic Spa Boutique also offer aura readings and healing services, as well as counseling.