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 (Link here), she decided to realize a grander vision of her holistic healing space where the local community could gather and relax. She came across the historic brick home in Cochrane and The Haven was born.
At The Haven clients are never rushed out the door, receiving their full time in treatment as Krysta does not believe in overbooking her or her practitioners' schedules. She recommends that people allow for at least a half 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 and locally made treats. Cochrane Coffee Traders has roasted a special blend for the spa we are excited to offer and in time we will also be licensed to serve so you may enjoy a glass of wine after your treatment. Our beautiful relaxation garden (or in the cooler months our Yoga Studio/Meditation room or 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 all regular priced items
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, Somatics 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. Her former business of ten years 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. Her Aesthetics Professional is certified in both regular and Medical esthetics, providing holistic 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 with her partner and their 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 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
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)!