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Our Family in Wellness
'Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you'
-Misty Copeland

 

About The Haven

The Haven is the vision of Krysta, a Calgary native and The Haven's Owner/Bodywork Practitioner who ran a vibrant, award winning massage business in New Westminster, BC for over ten years (Link here). In 2020 she moved back to Alberta to be closer to her elderly, recently widowed mother. Wanting to realize a grander vision of her previous business, she came across the future spa's historic brick home and The Haven was born. 

The Haven is a customer centered business. Clients are never rushed out the door, receiving their full time in treatment as Krysta does not believe in overbooking hers or her practitioners' schedules. She recommends that people allow for at least a half hour around their treatment time to allow for optimal relaxation. The Haven offers complimentary filtered and re-mineralized water, coffee, tea, sparkling water and locally and homemade treats for client enjoyment. We have partnered with many local businesses to bring specially created bath products, soaps, candles and coffee. 

 

 Our beautiful relaxation garden (or in the cooler months our glassed in porch/sunroom) is the perfect place to unwind and let your tensions go before or after your treatment.

The Haven is also pet-friendly, clients who cannot leave their dogs alone at home are welcome to bring them along to treatment.

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

The Haven is dedicated to the memory of Krysta's late mother, who passed away suddenly in January, 2022.

A portion of proceeds of all sales in our retail boutique as well as all sales of The Haven's Strawberry Rhubarb jam are donated to various animal charities in her memory.

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.'
-Michele Dropulic
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Krysta, Owner of The Haven

Certified Bodywork Practitioner, Yoga Instructor, DOG MOM and Natural Beauty Treatment Specialist

Krysta was born and raised in Calgary where she pursued studies in ballet and contemporary dance.  In 1993 she migrated to the West Coast of B.C. to fulfil her passions where she danced professionally in Canada, the USA and Europe for 25 years prior to finding her niche in the healing arts as a Bodyworker/Manual Therapist.

 

Krysta has over 20 years experience and education in Manual Therapy, Yoga, Somatics and  Dance and Movement Therapy. She received her Certification as a Bodyworker/Spa Therapist from the Vancouver School of Healing Arts in 2011, graduating with Honors at the top of her class. Her former business of ten years, Momentum Bodywork and Massage, won the prestigious New Westminster Chamber of Commerce Award for Business of the Year in 2017 and the Quality Day Spa Award for Best Day Spa in New Westminster in 2020.

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. She also has training in Holistic Esthetics, providing beauty treatments with organic products to empower men and women to feel their best from the inside out. 

Krysta lives an active life and loves spending time in nature, running, cycling and paddleboarding. She is also a 'Dog Mom' to her rescue pup Sailor, who frequents the 'Spaw' periodically. Clients appreciate her sense of humor, her down to earth, no-nonsense attitude and her caring, patient approach to the healing process. She loves to help people and has spent much of her professional career mentoring new health and wellness practitioners. Krysta is presently training to be a Thai Yoga Massage Therapist and is excited to providing Cochrane with her unique style of therapeutic, relaxing and integrative massage while supporting Cochrane's wellness and small business community

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Mandy
Certified Aesthetician and Dog Mom

Mandy holds a certification in Medical Aesthetics from The Maritime Art Institute of Holistic Esthetics. She has been working with skin since 2006 and her focus at The Haven is relaxing Facials, Manicures, Pedicures, Brows, Lashes and Relaxation Massage. Her passion is skincare and you haven't had a facial until you've booked with Mandy!

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her two Huskys and is training to become a Birth Doula.

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Julie
Certified Aesthetician and Bunny Mom

Julie has a wide range of experience in the spa industry, graduating from Loyalist College's Esthetics and Spa Management Programme in 2018. After graduation she began working as an Aesthetician at the prestigious Willow Stream Spa at the Banff Springs Hotel prior to joining us at The Haven. Julie is highly accomplished in making connections with her clients and is passionate about sharing her knowledge with them to achieve their skincare goals.

Julie is passionate about organic lifestyle and holistic wellness. She is excited to be utilizing Seaflora Skincare, our skincare product line which is certified organic to food grade levels. We are very excited to have her as part of our wellness team!




 
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Melissa
Certified Bodywork Practitioner and Dog Mom

Melissa is a nurturing and intuitive bodyworker whose intention is to meet every-body with full presence. She aims to maintain a holistic and collaborative approach with her clients to prioritize comfort, care, and connection. Her massage style dually serves as both relaxing and therapeutic, drawing on practices primarily from Swedish, Myofascial Release, and Deep Tissue modalities. With a strong understanding of anatomy and the ways tension and stress manifest in the body, you can expect to experience a highly personalized session specific to your needs and desired pressure. Melissa is a graduate of the 700 hr Bodywork Therapy Program at the Vancouver School of Healing Arts. She views this career path as one of lifelong learning and is working towards increasing her skills and experience with continued education.

Born and raised in lower mainland, B.C. Melissa now calls Calgary her home. In addition to practicing bodywork, her commitment to wellness and service has also found expression through supporting households with cleaning and organizing. When not offering healing touch at The Haven, or caring for homes in Calgary, she enjoys spending time in nature with her Husky, sharing a good meal with friends, and practicing yoga at her local studio.

Melissa feels honoured to be practicing at The Haven and looks forward to connecting with you. 

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Hannah Geswein
Registered Massage Therapist and Cat Mom

Hannah is a graduate of MaKamie College's 3000 Hour Registered Massage Programme. She transitioned from a career as a Dental Assistant in 2020 and has not looked back since. She is passionate about wellness and is excited to be working at The Haven with a team of like-minded wellness professionals.

Her specialty is Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage and enjoys being able to blend a clinical approach with individualized care and a bit of pampering, working alongside her clients to improve their overall health and wellbeing.
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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 (watch your shoes I'm a shoe-stealing love bug) 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)!

Just kidding...did you click on the button?
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