All these extreme races and high temperatures may have you looking for some recuperating and relaxing care. The ladies at Reflection Esthetics and Massage Therapy are registered and certified to mend your worn muscles and rejuvenate your esthetics. Renee Brunel is a Registered Massage Therapist and Leah Hill is a BC Licensed Esthetician.
Both ladies operate out of the Inside Out Fernie Wellness Centre on 2nd Avenue. The walk up the stairs leads to a cool welcome area with natural décor and vaulted ceilings with exposed trusses and relaxing music. Down the hall is a Naturopath and Summit Massage.
Brunel’s clients keep her busy with rehabilitation and sports related deep tissue massage but she offers relaxation too. “A common myth is men think they don’t need to take of themselves, yet they give proper maintenance to their vehicles,” said Brunel. “I always knew what I wanted to do (for a career). I’ve been massaging my friends and family since I was seven years old.”
With happy clients, referrals and word of mouth have created a loyal cliental. “We form relationships with our cliental. I want people to be happy and make them feel better,” said Brunel. They put in the effort to research their client’s questions if they don’t already have the answers.
Although waxing and pedicures are the popular menu items, Hill specializes in facials, which are her love and passion. After a skin consultation, each facial is specially made for each client depending on their skin’s needs.
“Skin is the largest organ on the body so if I wouldn’t eat it, I wouldn’t put it on my skin,’ said Hill. “There is more attention to detail with the Hungarian style of facial massage techniques.” Hill uses Eminence, an organic skin care line from Hungary.
“The products do smells so good you do want to eat them though,” said Brunel. “Leah gave me a body wrap with hot towels so I would understand her products and it was the best two hours of my life.”