Solace Organic Spa

Solace Team

Welcome to Solace Organic Spa,

We offer our guests a therapeutic, 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. Our therapists are all certified in their offerings and strive for excellence in their field of practices. 

Described as “a harmony of the senses” your experience at Solace is designed to help create a deep sense of well-being, balance and bliss. Our team of qualified professionals are dedicated to conducting their sessions with both attuned presence and outstanding skill and 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.


Mikayla Wilkin Solace Organic Spa Practitioner

Mikayla Wilkin

Certified Massage & Spa Therapist 

Mikayla completed the 700 hour Spa Therapy and Holistic Massage and Bodywork program in 2013 through the Vancouver School of Healing Arts where she was certified in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Deep flow, Joint Release, Hot stone and Reflexology. She is also trained on Solace Spa’s Signature treatments.

Passionate about holistic health and wellness, Mikayla finds fulfillment in supporting others to connect inward to release tension, opening pathways to healing and deep relaxation for body, mind and soul. Through her years of practice and fascination with learning about the systems of the body and the interconnected nature of emotional pain, stress and tension, she has come to see nervous system regulation as the key to unlocking the body’s innate ability to heal. 

In her sessions she is attentive, intuitive and present. Combining soothing rhythmic strokes interwoven with deeper pressure to target tension where needed,  she strives to create a unique and satisfying experience. She encourages mindful connection to breath for her clients to participate in deeper release, while also creating space for drifting off into blissful states of surrender. 

 An avid yogi, meditator, dancer and nature enthusiast, Mikayla finds healing through movement, breath, and assisting others to heal. She feels massage to be a meditative practice in presence, helping to build subtle awareness, proprioception, and holistic wellness through mind/body connection.  She looks forward to supporting you on your healing journey. 


Orion Prince - Solace Organic Spa Therapist

Orion Prince

Certified Massage & Bodywork Therapist

With a focused presence and an intuitive touch, Orion offers an integrative style of bodywork that includes several restorative techniques ranging from Swedish massage to Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Joint Release and Myofascical Release. Your session with Orion will take you through a highly personalized healing journey of mind and body. His approach focuses on the tension patterns in your body and aims at a customized session tailored to your specific needs and desired pressure. In a safe and comforting space, your body and soul can rest, renew, and reach a state of profound relaxation, deep release and tranquility. Orion is a Certified Bodywork Therapist and a graduate from Vancouver School of Healing Arts. Trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Myofascical Release, Joint Release, Reflexology infused foot massage, Indian Head Massage, Aromatherapy, Sports Massage and  Hot Stone Massage.


Sarah Satya Solace Organic Spa Practitioner

Sarah Satya

Certified Massage and CranioSacral Therapist

Sarah studied 5rhythms dance and the advanced level of Massage Therapy at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. She has also continued her studies of healing arts through studying and combining both Upledger and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki and Maya Abdominal Massage. Sarah is also trained in Solace Spa signature Therapies.

Born and raised in Quebec, Sarah learned early on how to navigate challenging experiences through expressive arts such as writing, dancing and painting. Her curiosity and hunger for life took her to the wilderness of the West Coast, where she found a sanctuary for her soul living on Salt Spring Island. As she deepened her relationship with art and movement, she uncovered profound depth, meaning and healing in these practices, especially when combined with nature. She feels blessed and honoured to share these healing practices with you and create healing spaces for you to soften into.


Kristin Thiessen - Solace Organic Spa Therapist

Kristin Thiessen

Certified Massage and Bodywork and Pre Natal Massage

Kristin finds deep satisfaction in the art, practice, and service of bodywork. Her goal is to provide treatments that are therapeutic for the body and nourishing for the whole system. Kristin is a graduate of the 700 hr Bodywork Therapy Program at the Vancouver School of Healing Arts. The style of massage she practices draws primarily from Swedish and Deep Tissue modalities, and blends elements of foot reflexology and joint release in an intuitive treatment that combines flowing rhythmic strokes with deeper, sustained pressure where needed, to release tension and facilitate deep relaxation. While working to nourish the the physical tissues of the body, she also holds space for the emotional and energetic body to flow into a state of harmony and coherence. She is also a Certified Holistic Doula and is certified in Prenatal Massage.


Julia Sevitt - Solace Organic Spa Therapist

Julia Sevitt, R. Ac.

Acupuncture, Shiatsu, Massage & Spa Therapist

Julia Sevitt is a registered Acupuncturist with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture of B.C and a certified Shiatsu Therapist.  After completing an undergraduate degree in Women’s studies and Environmental studies she felt deeply called to deepen in her own healing journey.  This began through her own yoga and meditation practice and led her to her studies at the Shiatsu School of Canada where she completed a one year massage program after which she completed three years of acupuncture studies at the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Victoria B.C. 

Julia has been working as an Acupuncturist, Massage and Shiatsu Therapist for the past 15 years.  She brings her knowledge of eastern medicine and a compassionate heart to all those she treats.  She has a deep appreciation for the complexity of the human body, mind and spirit and has a deep reverence for the multiple pathways that can bring us into deeper healing.  She believes that healing is an inherently creative and participatory process.  She seeks to reunite the person with their own body’s innate ability to heal by being actively involved in one’s own healing journey by offering a blend of hands-on techniques including deep tissue massage, Shiatsu, Thai massage, cupping, gua sha and Solace Spa Therapies.  This innovative, integrated approach helps clients to relieve their pain, cultivate their vitality, deepen their relationship with themselves, and ultimately to manifest their unique individual potential.

 


Julie James - Solace Organic Spa

Julie James

Acupressure, Reflexology, Aesthetics & Spa Therapist, Spa Owner 

Julie is the heart and soul behind the creation of Solace Organic Spa.  She has enjoyed creating a beautiful, healing and nurturing space with innovative curated spa treatments paired with organic aromatherapy skincare products providing a ‘harmony of the senses’ for you to experience, aiming to have every guest feeling connected, pampered, healthy, beautiful, relaxed and renewed. 

She is a compassionate spirit and a solid and empathetic leader of her team. Julie enjoys giving specialized treatments to her clients as well as teaching Solace Spa therapies to her staff, curating the overall client experience as well as designing the spa menu, wellness packages and aromatherapy product line. Her organic skincare and body care products celebrate the synergy between internal health and external beauty and the true healing essence of organic aromatherapy in harmony with Nature. 

She has over twenty three years professional experience and is passionate about Spa Design. Creator of Solace Organic Spa and Formulator of Solace Organic Spa Skincare & Aromatherapy Products since 1997. Certified Dr. Hauschka Aesthetician. Certified Acupressure with the Canadian Acupressure Institute in 2001 (including Asian TCM, 5 Elements theory and Hakomi somatic counselling), Holistic Facial Specialist, Certified Deep Flow Massage and Holistic Bodywork, Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Certified Reflexologist, Certified Cupping and Gua Sha Facialist, C.M.P. Certified Master Pedicurist, Certified Professional Wax Technician, Certified Lash Lift and Tinting, Aromatherapy, Certified Yin Yoga Teacher, Qigong and Tai Chi student. 

 


Meghan Moroz - Solace Organic Spa Hostess

Meghan Moroz

Spa Hostess & Aesthetics

Meghan moved with her family to Salt Spring Island in 1993. During her younger years she had an aptitude for horses and pursued riding and competing in dressage and cross country competitions and eventually retiring her horse to the therapeutic society. She has many years of experience in sales, bookkeeping and aesthetics. She enjoys weaving and is also an employee of the Jane Stafford School of Weaving. She has joined the team at Solace Organic Spa as our hostess, receptionist and spa product sales as well as she will be offering spa pedicures and manicures. She looks forward to meeting you for your next visit.


Ajra Rose Doobenen

Spa Hostess & Reception & Design

Ajra looks forward to using her skills as an Industrial Designer, B.A. Industrial Design, a graduate of Emily Carr University to work at Solace Spa in various ways as well as connecting with you to help with any of your spa bookings questions and reception needs. 


Maia Solace Organic Spa Practitioner

Maia Colquhoun

Spa Hostess and Massage/Bodywork Practitioner

Maia has called Salt Spring Island home for 6 years. She will be around the spa as your hostess and preparing the hydrotherapy circuit for you as well as she also offers treatments. Born and raised on the West Coast, she loves nature and being close to the sea. Maia is trained in Rebalancing Bodywork, which is a fusion technique that originates from a variety of massage modalities such as Esalen, Feldenkreis, Rolfing, Alexander Technique and Cranio Sacral. A typical session with Maia consists of joint release, deep tissue and gentle acupressure and cranio sacral. Maia looks forward to seeing you at the spa!

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