Marie is an instructor of Deep Flow Massage, an alignment-based approach to deep tissue massage developed here in Vancouver (and now also taught in Montreal, France, Mexico and El Salvador). She has taught workshops in Vancouver, the Gulf Islands of BC and La Paz, Mexico. Check the workshop calendar for future Deep Flow Foundation courses taught by Marie.
After 10 years of assistant and then lead teaching at the Vancouver School of Bodywork & Massage (VSBM), in 2016 Marie assumed the role of Program Director for the Spa Therapy Program. At VSBM she continues to teach Integrative Bodywork, Hot Stone Massage, Hydrotherapy and Spa Employment Preparation.
Marie graduated herself from VSBM in 2005 from the 700 hr. Spa Therapy Program and continued training in Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Pregnancy Massage and most recently, Restorative Yoga at The Path Yoga.
In late 2005 Marie studied Thai Foot Massage and followed up with a trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand to study Level 1 and 2 Thai Massage at the International Training Massage School.
In 2007 Marie first managed and then owned the Sacred Stone Spa for 5 years in Tofino, B.C., until 2012 when she sold her interest and relocated back to Vancouver on a full-time basis.
Marie works part-time at Sense Spa at the Hotel Georgia, where she does massage in a 5-star environment. In partnership with Sense Spa, Marie offers Restorative Yoga to hotel & spa clients. Marie also leads a Restorative Yoga class at the Dharma Movement Company in Yaletown.
She’s available for private clients and regularly works with high-profile individuals in film, television, music, professional sports and the corporate world. However, Marie is down-to-earth as well as professional. She appreciates any client who is engaged with the process of massage and wants to receive next-level bodywork.
Whether in a classroom, retreat, spa or studio, Marie Salton brings extensive knowledge and skills to her passion.