At The Parkside Spa, we've specially chosen a fantastic group of individuals to offer our guests the absolute best services possible. The Parkside Spa team is made up of a full range of talent. We are so proud to have distinguished experts in Registered Massage Therapy, Reflexology, Pre-Natal Massage, and Esthetics. We invite you to come and meet our team!
Faye Baligod, Reflexologist
Faye has always had a passion for health and wellness. She first learned the art of massage therapy while living in Singapore. She graduated from the school of Holistic Academy of Reflexology and worked in Singapore for two years practicing foot reflexology. In 2006, Faye moved to British Columbia to continue her career in the massage therapy field. She has been practicing massage therapy for the past twelve years, specializing in reflexology with a Level 3 National Skilled Recognition. We welcome you to come and visit Faye for an ancient style reflexology treatment for healthy feet and a happy life.
Karen Dawson, Registered Massage Therapist
Karen is a Registered Massage Therapist in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC) and a graduate of Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic in Toronto, ON.
Karen endeavours to relieve pain and discomfort and decrease stress and tension through taking the time to assess the needs, objectives and specific concerns of her clients. She integrates traditional Swedish Massage with trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, joint mobilizations and myofascial release to treat the origin of her clients’ problems, not just their symptoms.
In addition to relaxation massage, Karen has experience working with sports injuries, pregnancy related discomforts, breast cancer, post-surgical scar tissue, overuse injuries, anxiety and stress related conditions and a variety of other musculoskeletal disorders.
Ian Mason, Registered Massage Therapist
Ian graduated from Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic, Toronto, in the summer of 2006 and has happily been practicing massage ever since. After recently moving to Victoria, Ian had the good fortune of joining the team at The Parkside Spa, where he is excited to continue practicing.
Eight years of clinical practice has afforded Ian a great amount of experience in treating all sorts of injuries on all types of people, including prenatal and perinatal women, dancers, yoga and pilates enthusiasts, athletes of all types, and individuals who have developed chronic pain as a result of no specific injury.
Seven years of spa experience has helped Ian refine and perfect his skill in the art of relaxation massage and stress reduction, something useful for everyone.
Devin Singleton, Lead Spa Therapist
With five years in the industry, Devin enjoys performing tranquil facial and rejuvenating body treatments. Speed waxing and the detailed craft of brow threading is her main expertise. Her artistic eye and friendly personality ensures her clients are well taken care of and leave with the best brow shape for their features.
Her favorite product is Éminence’s Hungarian Herbal Mud.
Sabrina Zezza, Spa Therapist
Sabrina has always been passionate about health and wellness. While practicing esthetics, she earned her Certificate of Holistic Nutrition and is currently working on her Diploma. She is delighted to be working with Éminence Organic Skincare products and has a full body approach to skincare. Always interested in natural health, she considers the constitution of each individual and strives to balance and restore. A treatment with her will leave you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and revitalized. Her favourite ways to nurture are through facial and massage treatments but she greatly enjoys all services.
Nicole Trudeau, Lead Spa Therapist
(Currently on Maternity Leave)
Nicole has a passion for rest and relaxation. Providing others with this kind of experience is very rewarding for her. She has been a practicing Spa Therapist for sixteen years. Her career has taken her many places, and she is so happy to have found The Parkside Spa. She loves working with Éminence Organic Skincare and loves performing facials and body treatments. With a passion for holistic healing, she is always learning. Come and make an appointment with Nicole, she looks forward to treating you soon!
Laura West, Spa Therapist
(Currently on Maternity Leave)
Laura has been with The Parkside Spa since the fall of 2013. She is a member of the hotel’s green committee and takes pride in being able to offer guests eco-friendly and organic treatments. Her passion is with skincare and performing facials. She recommends trying The Parkside Blend for a full body and mind rejuvenation.