Watermark resort opens spa

OSOYOOS, B.C. — Watermark Beach Resort launched its onsite Levia Wellness Spa May 3.

OSOYOOS, B.C. — Watermark Beach Resort launched its onsite Levia Wellness Spa May 3 and also announced the appointment of Kelsi Bissonnette as the resort’s new health and wellness coordinator.

Levia Wellness Spa brings a fresh approach to relaxation, with signature treatments themed around a ‘farm to treatment table’ concept that includes the use of fresh homegrown herbs such as lavender, rosemary, mint and basil in herbal foot baths and body exfoliants. Scrubs are custom blended in-house with pink Himalayan salt or raw organic sugar, and all Levia treatments incorporate the use of the ancient jade stone, which is believed to bring wisdom, balance and peace by relieving anxiety.

Levia is an eco-friendly spa that uses the organic Eminence products, which originated in Hungary in 1958 and continue to lead the way in biodynamic beauty. Staff will also compost organic waste from the spa using the Japanese method of bokashi, which uses anaerobic fermentation to break down waste into an odour-free mulch.

Bissonnette brings a holistic approach to fitness that caters to mind, body and soul. She has led Pilates and group workout classes for more than two decades, and for five years owned and operated Breathe Studio, in Osoyoos. She will oversee the 25 classes on offer, ranging from beach yoga in the summer to meditation, Pilates, spin, TRX and group fitness.