Meet Our Team

Relaxation shouldn’t be complicated. We take this principle to heart, which is why we opened Victoria’s first holistic health spa and tea bar. Below is the team that believe in the simple way to a healthier life.

Sachiko_HeadshotSachiko

Manager and Practitioner

Services Offered: Reflexology, Thai, Essential Oil and Shiatsu

More than a decade ago after finishing my BSc., I traveled to Thailand and India to pursue my passion, yoga and massage. Ever since then, I’ve worked in Japan and Canada at various studios and spas, always learning and apprenticed talented teachers and trainers.

Now being a mother of two young girls, my life revolves around them, seeking a fine balance between a mom, a wife, spa therapist/manager and yoga instructor. It’s not easy but I enjoy every minute. I know first hand being stressed can manifest in many different issues in the body. My wish is to help the body relax so it starts to gain it’s natural ability to heal and recover. 9 Elements Spa offers the perfect services for that!

Favourite Quote: “What goes around comes around”

Cassie_HeadshotCassie

Practitioner

Services Offered: Reflexology, Essential Oil and Shiatsu

I’ve been interested in holistic health since my first tai chi class over 20 years ago.  While still a professional classical singer I took a shiatsu course for my own health, not knowing where it would lead.  After many years of continued singing and traveling throughout North America and Europe, I was thrilled to get back to my massage training at the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage, where I received both my certification in shiatsu and my spa therapy diploma with honours.

Now settled on this gorgeous island where we are so blessed by nature’s gifts, I love helping people connect to their senses, their bodies and breath through therapeutic massage.  9 Elements is a tranquil and restorative space with a wonderfully caring and respectful team – I look forward to taking a breath from life’s frantic pace with you here.

Kail_HeadshotKali

Practitioner

Services Offered: Reflexology, Thai, Essential Oil and Shiatsu

For as long as I can remember, I have always been curious about the body-mind connection and the healing process of the body. Born and raised in France, I first studied chemistry for 4 years. At the age of 21, I had an urge for travelling leading me to New Zealand where I attended a 10-day silent meditation course and decided to focus on caring for others through massage and bodywork therapies rather than with the help of chemicals.

Fast forward 6 years later, I have now been calling British Columbia my second home where I offer a variety of techniques such as Shiatsu, Thai massage, Reflexology, Relaxation massage, as well as Myofascial Release therapy. I find happiness in making others smile and laugh, helping them find relief from pain, and providing them support for their overall health and well-being.

As an avid dog lover and outdoor enthusiast, if you don’t see me hiking to the top of mountains or going downhill on my snowboard, you will find me hanging out on the beach with friends, staring at the sunset with the biggest smile on my face.

Favourite Quote: “You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” – Robin Williams

JeriJeri

Practitioner

Services Offered: Reflexology, Thai and Essential Oil

I have spent many years in the fitness industry, first as a group exercise instructor and then personal trainer. I eventually found my way to yoga, where my interest in the mid-body connection and holistic healing grew. I obtained an MA in yoga and certification as a yoga therapist. Along the way, massage therapy became a natural adjunct in my pursuit to help people move towards better health. After 30 years in California I recently moved to the island, falling in love with the natural beauty and pace of life. I am still involved in the fitness industry and love to travel.

KumikoKumiko

Practitioner

Services Offered: Reflexology

I came to Canada in March 2016 to learn English. I was an ESL student and went to school for 10 months. After graduation, I was looking for a job in Victoria. Then I found 9 Elements Spa. I have enjoyed giving massages since I was a little child, which I often gave massages to my great grandmother. Being a hair stylist back in Japan, I am used to offer head and neck massage. Because I like to give massages I’ve taken many massage courses. My expertise is head, neck and shoulders. My wish is to help others relax and promote their well being.