All services include access to the spa’s amenities including use of the eucalyptus steam room and the hotel’s rooftop pool (May to October)
Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver’s West End, pHresh Spa + Wellness Club is proud to offer massage therapy with Registered Massage Therapists.
Do you suffer from any of the following?
- Tight muscles or painful joints
- Low back or neck pain
- Headaches or TMJ
- Shoulder or wrist pain
- Postural weakness and discomfort
- Injuries sustained in a car accident
- Stress, tension, anxiety, or depression
Your treatment will begin with a comprehensive consultation and assessment to determine what type of massage treatment is best suited to your needs. All treatments are performed in a relaxing, quiet and comfortable setting with padded, heated massage tables.
Get the most out of your massage therapy treatment! Warm your muscles, detoxify and relax before your massage with a private session in our infrared sauna.
RELAXATION MASSAGE uses smooth, gliding strokes. The primary purpose will be to help you relax, and your therapist will use a lighter pressure. During a relaxation massage there is less emphasis on working out serious adhesions or knots in the muscle tissue and the therapist won’t push your pain limits in order to get the muscle to release. Health benefits include calming the nervous system, promoting a sense of well-being, improving blood circulation and stimulating the body’s lymphatic system, which carries away waste products.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. It is extremely effective for chronic pain, tight muscles and sports related injuries.
SPORTS MASSAGE is typically done before, during and after personal training sessions and athletic events. The purpose of this technique is to prepare the body for peak performance, to drain away fatigue, to relieve swelling, to reduce muscle tension, to promote flexibility and the prevent injuries.
MYOFASCIAL RELEASE – Fascia is connective tissue that runs throughout your body. It covers muscles, bones, tendons, nerves, etc. Essential for a healthy operating body, myofascial release ensures adhesions and chronic tight muscles are released.
MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE – The proper functioning of the lymphatic system is critical to our body’s ability to drain fluids, detoxify, regenerate tissues, filter out toxins and foreign substances, and maintain a
healthy immune system. The lymph system’s action can be hindered or stopped, however, due to fatigue, stress, lack of physical activity, emotional shock, cold temperature, infections,
swelling, age, chemicals or food additives. Manual lymph drainage works to recirculate lymphatic flow, activate fluid circulation, and stimulate the functioning of the immune system.
CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY is beneficial to those with head, neck or back injuries resulting from an accident. Another area of principal effectiveness is with stress-related dysfunctions. Insomnia, fatigue, headaches, poor digestion, anxiety and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction are just a few examples.
60 min $110 | 75 min $130 | 90 min $150
Add a 30 minute Infrared Sauna to your treatment for only $15
Add a 30 min Symphonic Hydrotherapy tub for only $20
Brenda St. Louis/RMT
Brenda has been a practicing Massage Therapist since 1996 and continues to add more tools to her kit of possibilities. She is fascinated by how brilliantly we can twist and turn our bodies out of ease. She knows the benefits of both deep tissue and the subtleties of cranial sacral therapy. She sees the body contribute to health and wellness. Her approach to the body has always been multi-faceted. Brenda has had years of experience working with athletes, especially dancers and runners. After graduating in Ontario in 1996 from the D’arcy Lane Institute, she continued her education with numerous other modalities: upledger’s Cranial Sacral Therapy, St.Johns’ Neuromuscular Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Myo-facial Release and Access Enegy Techniques. Brenda is a consummate traveler and has lived and traveled in Asia for over 6 years. She has explored the numerous healing arts throughout Japan, Korea, India and Thailand, adding to her tool kit of healing possibilities along the way.
Recognizing a fascination for massage and wellness led Ellery to pursue a career in Registered Massage Therapy. His passion for massage and fitness has given him the opportunity to provide massage therapy at numerous sporting events like the Nike Human Race, Iron Man and most of all, the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. He believes in the powerful effects of Registered Massage Therapy and uses this towards his higher goal of helping others.
Massage Therapy has changed the way Jessica views herself and lives her life. Massage Therapy has an amazing way of connecting your body with your mind, taking you away from your stress, and fostering the environment needed for rejuvenation. She loves that her work is so rewarding and makes a tangible difference in the lives of the clients she treats.
As a Yoga instructor and Massage Therapist Jessica looks forward to helping you achieve your individual health goals, whatever they may be. Jessica has a special interest in Women’s health, including healthy breast treatments, pre and post natal care.
In her spare time Jessica enjoys Running, Paddling, Snowboarding, Yoga and the company of Dear Friends. She is also an equine (horse) massage therapist!