Sonia Donaldson (RMT)

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Sonia has graduated from Okanagan Valley Collage of Massage Therapy in 2002. She started in Sun Peaks in the winter of 2002-3 offering massage therapy to the resort visitors and locals. Sonia has since taken various courses in Yoga, Thai massage, Hot stone massage, Core stabilization, Pelvic complex analysis and foot massage techniques. She often will use her body weight ( by using her feet) to stretch fascia, gently knead muscle, give large compressions, and to use in combination with muscle energy techniques and traction techniques.

Sonia started the spa in the winter of 2004-5 within the village. She has taken courses every year in spa development and has attended many seminars in spa operations and business. Sonia enjoys the quiet, private mountain views from her treatment room. She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, skiing and snowboarding and visualizing the next exciting step in life.

Aino (Orthopaedic and Sport Massage Professional – Service Manager)

Aino

Aino is a senior team member at Sun Peaks Spa going on her fourth year this winter. She specialises in areas of Therapeutic, Sports ,Relaxation Massage, Eminence Organics Facials as well as Pedicures and Manicures and as the Service Manager.

Aino joined the Sun Peaks Spa team in 2013 from Finland. She graduated from Sport Massage Institute of Finland in 2006 with a Further Qualification for Therapeutic Massage. With her education she has attained specialised training in MSDs, Sport injuries and their treatments, as well as kinesiology and sport taping and stretching.

To compliment her practice, Aino has continued her studies and completed a Level 1 Aesthetics Certificate in 2013 in Canada. As a member of Sun Peaks Spa team Aino is also dedicated to continuing her education, knowledge, and experience with Eminence Organics Skin Care training with them twice a year.

On her free time Aino loves to stay active outdoors with her dog Harvey, hiking, cross country skiing and snowboarding.