We had the pleasure of having a quick Q&A with our own resident massage and spa therapist, Chantal David:
Welcome Chantal. What kind of massage and spa services do you provide on Six Petals Retreats?
I provide relaxation massage treatments, sea salt scrubs, and detoxifying clay wraps. This summer I'll introduce the Universal Contour Wrap, hopefully in time for the Cortes Island Retreat in July! It's a HIGHLY effective compression clay wrap.
How long have you been practicing massage therapy?
I have been practicing massage and spa therapy for 11 years, since 2004.
What are the health benefits of the treatments you provide?
These types of self-care treatments provide many therapeutic benefits, allowing the body to heal itself. Massage improves circulation and brings increased oxygen to the tissues for repair. The minerals in both the clay and sea salt scrub stimulate a detoxification process as well as nourishing the skin itself.
What's your advice for someone before and after they receive a massage or spa treatment?
It is important to be well hydrated before and after any of these body treatments. This will help you achieve optimal results and support your body with the detoxification that occurs from your session.
Where are you currently based?
I'm currently based out of an incredible integrative medical clinic, North Nanaimo Medical Clinic in British Columbia, where we provide both naturopathic and medical care under one roof.
When you're not at your massage table or in the clinic, how do you like to spend your time?
In my free time I enjoy being physically active, working in my garden, preparing nutritious food, reading, learning, and cultivating healthy relationships with those I care about. :)
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