Our Family in Wellness
'Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you'
Krysta and Sailor in Penticton, BC
Krysta was born and raised in Calgary where she pursued studies in ballet and contemporary dance. In 1993 Krysta migrated to the West Coast of B.C. to fulfil her passions, dancing professionally in Vancouver, New York and Europe before finding her niche in the healing arts.
In 2020 after some dramatic life changes, Krysta found her way back to sunny Alberta. Missing her vibrant, award winning massage business in BC, she decided to realize her vision of a holistic healing space where people in the community can gather, relax and restore. She came across the historic brick home in Cochrane and The Haven was born.
The Haven upholds strict Covid-19 cleanliness protocol to help you feel safe and stay healthy during your time with us.
The spa holds the Internationally recognized CIDESCO Sanitation Certification,
Krysta and her team of wellness professionals can't wait to welcome you into their home away from home.
'Krysta really cares about her clients and her community. Her smile and laugh are contagious. This is what sets her apart.
She is a light in this community and I have only heard nice things said about her.'
Owner, Certified Bodywork Practitioner, Yoga Instructor and Natural Beauty Treatment Specialist
Krysta has over 20 years experience and education in Manual Therapy, Yoga, Somatic and Dance and Movement Therapy. She danced professionally in Canada, the USA and Europe for 25 years prior to becoming a Bodyworker. She received her Certification as a Manual Therapist from the Vancouver School of Healing Arts in 2011, graduating with Honors at the top of her class.
Believing our bodies work as a unit, nervous system included, Krysta's sessions are an intuitive blend of Deep Tissue, Structural Integration and Relaxation techniques. Her massage style addresses the root of tension and pain in the body while simultaneously providing deep relaxation, soothing the nervous system which allows the therapeutic work to set in. Krysta has recently received her certification in Esthetics, providing holistic beauty treatments with organic products to empower men and women to feel their best from the inside out.
Clients are never rushed out the door, receiving their full time in treatment as Krysta does not believe in overbooking her schedule. She recommends that clients allow for at least a half an hour around their treatment time so they may relax afterwards. The Haven offers complimentary beverages and snacks to clients after their treatments: coffee, tea, sparkling water, homemade Kombucha, locally made treats and eventually wine- we are applying for a license to serve with the town of Cochrane. Our beautiful relaxation garden (or in the cooler months the porch/sunroom) is the perfect place to unwind and let your tensions go. Clients who purchase items at The Haven's 'Made in Western Canada' artisan retail boutique after their appointment receive 10% off regular priced items.
Krysta lives an active life and loves spending time outside with her rescue dog Sailor. Clients appreciate her sense of humor, her down to earth, no-nonsense attitude and her caring, patient approach to the healing process. She lives to help people and has spent much of her professional career mentoring new health and wellness practitioners. Krysta ran an award-winning massage center in New Westminster, BC for over ten years, holds a Professional Membership with NAMASTA (North American Studio Alliance) and looks forward to providing Cochrane with her unique style of therapeutic, relaxing and integrative massage while supporting Cochrane's wellness and small business community.
Sailor, The Haven Hound
Herrooo I'm Sailor, The Haven Hound and rescue doggo extraordinaire!
You might see me working hard to keep the prairie dogs from coming around, they aren't real dogs!
I'll greet you with a wag an a wiggle and if you give me one of mommy's homemade doggie treats I'll be your best friend fur-ever!
I love helping mommy work, she gives the best healing belly rubs and I do Zen-Dog really well!
I can hardly wait to meet you (bring snacks)!