Registered Massage Therapist
Spa Experience Coordinator
Front Desk Attendant
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1730 Riverside Lane,
Courtenay, BC V9N 8C7
Toll Free: 1-877-703-4770
Sun-Wed: 9 am to 7 pm
Thu-Sat: 9 am to 9 pm
Jennifer, a 17-year experienced esthetician at Ohspa, attended Blanche MacDonald Centre. Hailing from Victoria, she is inspired by nature and is a great photographer. On top of performing esthetic services, Jennifer also does body wraps and relaxation massages.
Julia, one of our spa practitioners, has been an esthetician for 13 years. She moved from Nova Scotia to Whistler in 2011, then fell in love with the BC lifestyle. Having already finished a Bachelor of Business Administration in Halifax, she is now pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at North Island College. Julia is an advocate for overall health and wellness and believes in physical activity, healthy eating and of course plenty of laughter! Julia also is our Ohspa Brand Ambassador for the jane iredale mineral make-up line.
Lee has been in the Comox Valley for 23 years and has worked at Ohspa for many of them. Her esthetic experience is extensive, and she loves doing relaxation massages, body scrubs, manicures, pedicures among many other services. Mountain biking, hiking and kayaking are all things she loves doing in her free time.
Jessica was born and raised in the Comox Valley and went to West Coast College. She loves being outdoors and spending time with her beautiful children. Jessica has a wide range of talents including: relaxation massages, sports massages and mommy-to-be massages. She also performs many aesthetic services.
Tara, our lead esthetician at Ohspa, attended Gina’s College of Advanced Aesthetics in Waterloo, Ontario. Born and raised here in the Valley, she loves camping and spending time with her family and her dog Paisley. Not only can Tara complete a wide range of esthetic services but she also specializes in make-up applications and consultations.
Megan, our spa supervisor, also provides treatments for her clients (whom she calls her VIPs) on select days of the week which are almost always fully booked well in advance! She is originally from Port Hardy and attended school at Vancouver Island University. A resident of the Comox Valley for the last six years, she enjoys camping and gardening. Whisk and Valentine are her beloved cats, and to get even more cat time, she volunteers at Kitty Cat Pals every week! Megan also is passionate about ocean conservation and works part time with the Marine Education Research Society.
Meren, our spa supervisor, has been a key part of the Ohspa team since 2017. Our ‘Hostess with the Mostess,’ she has a lighthearted sense of humour that keeps the spa atmosphere positive and upbeat. On her days off, she enjoys decorating the interior of her beautifully picturesque home and hosting friends and family who regularly come to visit the Valley.
Renata is our Spa Manager and is hugely passionate about the Ohspa team and culture. After relocating from the lower mainland and enjoying a successful career in the airline industry, island life immediately stole her heart. In addtion to managing her dynamic staff and running a multi-faceted business, she enjoys exploring the West Coast, experiencing the solitude of nature and spending time with her friends and family.
Teresa was born on the East Coast and moved to Manitoba in during her high school years. Since then, she has slowly migrated her way to the West Coast where she relocated in the summer of 2019. Teresa loves the accessibility to nature hikes here on the Island and enjoys a variety of crafting including: sewing, knitting, and watercolor painting, to a name a few. With a degree in graphic design, she brings our spa look to a whole new level as our in-house artist!
Mílo is very proud of his Mexican heritage and has travelled there since he was a baby to visit family. He was born and raised in the Comox Valley with a fond appreciation for the West Coast Island community. In addition to speaking Spanish, Mílo has a passion for French. After studying at North Island College, he worked at a retirement community as a server for five years. Mílo then joined the Ohspa team and continues to enjoy serving clients and brightening the days of others with his amazing smile. Mílo is an ethical vegan as well as an environmentalist. His favorite parts about working at Ohspa are its commitment to being a green spa through its association with organizations such as GreenCircle and Éminence and the family-like energy of the staff.
Shannon attended the West Coast Collage of Massage Therapy in Victoria BC after completing her diploma in the Spa Practitioner program. Shannon moved to Australia for eight years were she enjoyed working at Hopewood Health Retreat where she became the lead trainer in the spa department. She also worked in the health department with the osteopath and naturopath where she learned wonderful techniques to add to her wide range of modalities. Shannon truly understands the importance of bringing an hour of calm into your day, especially as we live in such a fast-paced and stressful world. She looks forwards to giving you an amazing Ohspa treatment!
Alice joined the Ohspa team in the spring of 2019. A highly motivated, enthusiastic individual, she performs her massages with alacrity and a truly unique style. Her hands are like knot hounds, seeking and smoothing out all the tension in your muscles. She is a voracious reader. Probably a bit of an over-exerciser. A forest walker. Energetic and (at times) funny, Alice provides an exemplary service.
Casey is part of our front desk team. She’s an island girl and is the mother of four amazing children. She enjoys the balance of home and work and is an outdoorsy girl. She loves interacting with our clients and creating an amazing spa experience for them!
Lydia was originally born in Prince George, and has been living in the Comox Valley since the age of five. Being outdoors has always been a huge part of her life, and this is the perfect place. She moved to Vancouver for seven months to study Nail Technology at Blanche Macdonald Center. She now specializes in natural and artificial nail treatments and she hopes to go back to school to continue to learn new skills. She hopes to provide all her clients with an excellent experience to keep them coming back.
Trevor Wall was born in Thompson, Manitoba and grew up in a small town called Melita. He has been at Ohspa since November 2015 and specializes in relaxation massages. Trevor loves being healthy and enjoys staying active and working out. He loves playing badminton, biking, water sports, doing renovations and spending time at his family cabin.
Dana was born and raised in the Comox Valley. She attended the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria, BC and is currently in school doing some upgrading towards her nursing degree. Dana specializes in relaxation massages, sports massages, and body scrubs. Dana describes her massage style as slow deep pressure.
Courtney grew up in Port Alberni and moved to the Comox Valley two years ago. Courtney is a Spa Experience Coordinator with us and is also in her second year of business school at North Island College. In her spare time, Courtney enjoys hiking, being outside and playing with her two cats.
Debra was born in Campbell River and has twenty-five years of experience in aesthetics. The highlight of her career was when she had the opportunity to do aesthetics on a Hollywood movie set. Debra can do many services such as waxing, manicures and pedicures, facials and even relaxation massages.
Mahayla was born and raised in the Comox Valley and attended Alberta Academy Aesthetics. On her downtime, Mahayla enjoys biking and doing yoga. Mahayla specializes in relaxation massages, sports massages and hot stone massages but also performs some aesthetic services as well.
Jessica is from a small area called Pictou County on the east coast. She moved to the Comox Valley almost three years ago and joined our team in September of 2016. She brings her ten plus years of customer service and hospitality experience to the Ohspa Team. Jessica graduated from the Nova Scotia Community College Tourism Management program in Stellarton, NS with the Board of Governors award for excellent grades and outstanding community involvement. She still enjoys being involved in the community and is a member of the Old House Hotel & Spa Success Committee.
Rebecca has been in the Comox Valley for just over a year and resided in Port Hope, Ontario before moving. Although she loved Ontario, Rebecca has always wanted to move to British Columbia and decided that the Comox Valley was the perfect place to begin her journey. Rebecca lived in Ottawa for four years and took the Criminology & Criminal Justice program at Carleton University. Rebecca enjoys travelling, working out, hiking and spending quality time with her golden retriever named Diego.
Courtney started as a nail technician in 2008. She decided she wanted to be able to service her clients more so put herself through aesthetics school in Red Deer at MC College. Courtney has continued to take classes to grow her product and technique knowledge. Manicures and pedicures have always been her passion and because of that Courtney now collects nail polish. She recently moved to Vancouver Island to be with her mom and it has been an incredible experience.