Solace Team

Welcome to Solace Organic Spa,

We offer our guests a holistic, natural and alternative approach for your journey to wellness, healing and a balanced state of health. We are focused on positive self nurturing, re-discovery and re-connection to your inner beauty.

Our service is offered with quality, kindness and compassion. Our goal is to create a nurturing and comfortable environment. We provide you with competent and professional care customizing each session to address your specific needs.

Described as “a harmony of the senses” your experience here at Solace is designed to help create a deep sense of well-being, balance and bliss. We are committed to being here for you and we are rewarded by giving you the most unique natural spa experience possible. Our team of qualified professionals are committed to the relaxation, rejuvenation and healing process of our guests, offering a selection of natural aesthetic, therapeutic and holistic services to create balance, harmony, and the most unique natural health spa experience possible.

Becky Pilon

Becky Pilon
Acupressure, Shiatsu, Massage and Spa Therapist, Yoga and Meditation

Becky is a Registered Acupressure Therapist, Shiatsu Therapist and a graduate of the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage. She is also a certified Yoga and Meditation Teacher and has completed her YTT in Rishikesh, India, in 2007.

Becky is passionate about creating a healthy balance in clients’ lives, either by relieving pain and stress or to simply obtain relaxation and wellness. Through Becky’s education she has found her niche in integrating these techniques in her practice along with many techniques to creating a massage that is individual to each client. She practices many different modalities of bodywork including deep tissue, joint release and relaxation massage, reflexology, shiatsu therapy, Indian head massage, hydrotherapy and is trained in our Signature Solace Organic Spa therapies. Becky believes these healing arts are very important and hopes to be a part of helping others attune to themselves, to find happiness in their body, mind and being, and looks very forward to getting to know you and working with you at Solace Organic Spa.

Joanna Tambakis

Joanna Tambakis
Massage and Spa Practitioner, Yoga and Meditation Teacher

Jo has been studying and practicing massage and bodywork for over 6 years. She graduated from The Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage where she learned several modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Joint Release, Aromatherapy and Hot Stone Massage. Her journey into Bodywork began several years earlier and was inspired by a dedicated yoga practice which led her to intensively study Thai Massage. Jo is also a Reiki practitioner, certified Yoga Teacher and a student of Ayurveda. Her background allows her to view a client from an anatomical and alignment perspective while also understanding that what is held in the psyche and emotions moulds an individual’s posture and movement, thereby creating tension or ease. Jo is also trained in the many signature Solace Organic Spa treatments.

Jo’s treatments are designed to clear blockages and create more space leaving you feeling grounded, centred and nurtured. In each session she will listen to your body’s unique needs and weaves a treatment that flows with strength and grace. Jo massages are both anatomically informed and intuitive with a knack for finding the “perfect pressure” to relieve tension while keeping the nervous system in a state of complete relaxation. She has a warmth and compassion that puts people at ease and creates the space for your body to heal. Jo looks forward to helping you restore wholeness in your Being and working with you at Solace Organic Spa.

Faron Gallier - Massage and Spa Practitioner, Yoga and Meditation Teacher at Solace Organic Spa

Faron Gallier
Massage and Spa Practitioner, Yoga and Meditation Teacher

Faron is passionate about the healing arts and began her studies with a 200hr yoga teacher training in 2014. She graduated from the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage where she was trained in Swedish, deep tissue, joint release, integrative bodywork, aromatherapy, Indian head massage, and hot stone massage. A recent addition to the modalities she practices is hawaiian lomi lomi massage, a style that uses long sweeping strokes that invites the receiver into a place of deep healing and relaxation. She believes that the more nourished and relaxed we are in our bodies, the closer we are to true peace, clarity, and love. Faron is also exploring somatic bodywork and loves to incorporate nervous system nourishment into her massages. She specializes in providing a massage experience that is highly intuitive, deep, and flowing. Faron is trained in the Solace Organic Spa signature therapies and looks forward to seeing you at the spa to help bring your body and nervous system into a state of balance and vitality.

Julie James, Owner of Solace Organic Spa, Salt Spring Island

Julie James

Julie is the heart and soul behind the creation of her life’s work Solace Organic Spa. She has enjoyed creating a beautiful, healing and nurturing space and curated spa treatments and products for guests and Solace Spa is her creative contribution to the world. She is a compassionate spirit and a solid and empathetic leader of her team and enjoys putting together individualized health and wellness and spa retreats. Julie’s approach is holistic, providing a complete experience aiming to have every guest feeling connected, pampered, healthy, glowing, relaxed and renewed. 

The creation of beauty is more than skin deep. Julie is an apothecary and aromatherapy artisan, product formulator and organic gardener! Her organic skincare and body care products celebrate the synergy between internal health and external beauty.

She has twenty years professional experience and is passionate about Spa Design. Creator of Solace Organic Spa and Formulator of Solace Organic Spa, Skincare & Essential Oil Products since 1997. Massage, Bodywork, Acupressure (2001) including Asian TCM, 5 Elements theory and somatic counselling, C.M.P. Certified Master Pedicurist, Professional Waxer and Tinting, Herbal Skincare, Reflexologist, Aromatherapy, Bach Flower Registered Practitioner, Ocean Stone Massage, Certified Yin Yoga Teacher. Health & Wellness Retreat Coordinator.

Currently on Sabbatical