"He who works with his hands is a labourer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist."
~St. Francis of Assisi
Marina is a Registered Massage Therapist (inactive as of January 1st, 2019), Aromatherapist, Aesthetician and Spa Professional with over 13 years of experience and training in the luxury spa industry. She has worked as a lead therapist, educator, treatment and protocol designer, aromatherapy and product formulator, and in private practice.
She has created aromatherapy product collections and bespoke scent branding for a variety of corporate and private clientele including the Ritz-Carlton, Toronto and Vintage Hotels Group. Her aromatic creations have reached the corners of the globe and have even been enjoyed by A-list celebrities.
Marina’s work as both an aromatherapy formulator and therapist have enjoyed several media mentions, including Elle Canada magazine, Toronto Life magazine (the “City’s Top 15 Beauty Guru’s”), and Air Canada's EnRoute magazine (coined as "Canada's aromatherapy rockstar"). Her unique treatment protocols have been incorporated into a variety of luxury spa settings.
Marina’s studies embody an international scope, including traditional Indian Ayurvedic practices, Esalen-style bodywork, Thai massage, European aromatherapy and skin care methods and niche Anthroposophic techniques in addition to a solid foundation in medical sciences and therapeutic Swedish applications.