Halsa Spa

Halsa Spa, Vancouver: Address, Phone Number, Halsa Spa Reviews: 5/5

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HÄLSA Spa features 4 flotation therapy rooms, 2 custom private infrared saunas, and wonderful massage by Certified Bodyworkers. HÄLSA is the Swedish word for HEALTH and we're devoted to cultivating health on all levels of being. With a calming interior and efficient, friendly service, we seek to provide a sanctuary of sanity in midst of the urban landscape.
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Neighborhood: Kitsilano
Kitsilano is one of Vancouver's most transformative neighbourhoods. With a long history of coffee culture and poetry readings, its days of flower children and buskers may be long-gone, but not without leaving their mark on the number of organic restaurants and fair-trade cafes in the area. At the centre of Kitsilano ("Kits" for short) the almost idyllic expanse of Kits Beach offers the opportunity for a relaxed afternoon of beach volleyball or sunbathing. Along with the beachfront, nearby public pools and trendy street-beats have driven up the homeowners prices, making it a haven for stylish home goods stores, from design and furniture, to supplies and appliances. The multitude of both families and public spaces also make it a happening neighbourhood in the summer, when festivals and fairs take to Kits' streets.
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Tonya Cloutier
2 contributions
Jul 2021
I recently moved to Vancouver, about 4 months ago. I have chronic pain and a back injury and spent some time looking for services that would be a haven where I can relax and continue to heal. I was SO thankful to have come across Halsa, it is exactly that. I go to the sauna every other week and do Reiki sessions with Kendall. I cannot believe how healing and integral to my transition this place has been. They also have really good priced white sage and crystals if that is your thing. Definitely recommend as an oasis away from the busy city and demands of life!
Written July 1, 2021
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Hannah L
Vancouver Island, Canada1 contribution
Apr 2021 • Solo
My second 60min massage with Natalka and I’ll definitely be back again. Brilliant massage therapist, and in such a relaxing space at Halsa. I definitely recommend!!
Written April 10, 2021
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Claire R
Vancouver, Canada33 contributions
Feb 2021
I've had many massages, and the last two (at Halsa Spa) have been the best ever. So good. Love the float too. What a great way to end the week!
Written February 19, 2021
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Syra R K
Vancouver, Canada3 contributions
Dec 2020 • Solo
My second time floating and first time exploring the Ocean float at HÄLSA Spa. I was informed that it’s a different system than the Genesis (my first float experience). As I slipped my feet into the spa slippers that fit my feet perfectly, in that moment I felt deep resonance with the story of Cinderella. Isn’t it true after Cinderella’s foot fit the glass shoe, her true identity was revealed and her destiny finally unfolded in hope to be embraced by the protagonist? As I walked through the vestibule to arrive at the door of Ocean two room, I felt anticipation for what is to be revealed. I stepped into a space with a shade of purple light. In this purple shade of light I feel I can tap into the realm of imagination a bit more. As I stood under the shower in utter silence, I let the water rinse away any doubt that I may have in becoming the heroin of my own story. The session began with the gentle sound of music and I stood in front of the door making a vow to myself that what ever happens from here onwards I am in surrender. I opened the door and stepped into the water which felt a comfortable temperature to the skin. As I entered the unfamiliar realm , there are two squishy buttons, one on the left side for switching on/off the lights, the right one didn’t affect anything. I closed my eyes and felt the texture of the light button which was a bit course on the top than the one on the right which had a smooth surface. This allowed me to recognize by touch sense the difference between the light button in dark if I need the lights on. I held the handle which is on the left (when facing the door) and closed the door shut. The blue shade of light was soothing and I felt I am looking into a galaxy above- a blue Milky Way that is millions of years old but a witness to my many births on this planet earth. As I lay floating in the salty water which carried the weight of my body with such ease and grace enveloping me in its embrace - I felt weightless and formless. The music ended after few minutes of playing and the darkest of dark night took over. As I stared into this space of nothingness, I held on gently to the handle. This provided comfort in the beginning. Letting go off this handle simply meant I will drift into the unfamiliar realm and loose any sense of the space. Keeping in mind that the Ocean room is a bigger space than Genesis. A sensation arise and then thoughts followed - Why am I clinging to this handle? What is it inside me that is afraid? And what is it afraid of? What if I let go of what is familiar and let myself drift into the unknown? What if the unknown is the real? How do I know if drifting is better than holding on? As these sensations gently stroked my mind, I let the handle go - and gently drifted off into the deep darkness and silence. I lost all sense of the familiar space and to be honest it didn’t matter at all. As I closed my eyes and fulfilled the promise of surrender. I felt an utter pause within and outward. No sign of any movement and in that stillness, I drifted into a deep rest. After sometime I woke up with the same deep dark however the dark which was familiars day comforting. I felt a sense of courage and solace at the same time. Making my way slowly to the squishy button to switch on the light. As the blue lights came alive again, I held on to the handle again however this time to help myself raise from the loving embrace of the water. For everything has to come to an end. As I stepped outside the door into the shower, I heard the moon and the angels say something about the destiny and also “no more hiding.” The next few minutes I spent getting dressed, looking myself into my own eyes in the dressing room mirror - I affirmed to myself “I give you permission to be just you.” “ You are utterly worthy of love so now go ahead climb that mountain and cross that bridge.” Afterwards, with this sense of happiness I poured some hot yogic tea which is of course is complimentary and enjoyed a quiet comfortable seat at the lounge looking at the night sky from the glass wall.

I would like to mention that I absolutely loved my both float experiences Genesis and Ocean. Also I loved the order of which I experienced them シ The spa is a wonderful sanctuary and I absolutely in love with the floating.
Written December 20, 2020
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Tricia E
Vancouver Island, Canada2 contributions
Jul 2020
The facilities are immaculately clean and the owner is very genuine and helpful. There is a private meditation room you can book in addition to the sauna and float services. I also like their shampoo and body scrub.
Written December 8, 2020
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Chrystal Leigh
Vancouver, Canada3 contributions
Aug 2020
Halsa offers the perfect environment to relax and escape. I highly suggest booking a massage with Kendall Brunner, she is a very intuitive healer and incorporates energy healing with massage. The staff has always been kind and helpful and the building itself is very nice.
Written August 29, 2020
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resortmuse
Vancouver12 contributions
Aug 2020
Love this oasis in the heart of Kitsilano. Beautifully tranquil, great staff and relaxation beyond compare. Thank you Halsa!
Written August 3, 2020
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yoyo
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Lacey’s 90 minute integrative massage was out of this world. A masterful blend of clinical and intuitive with attention to subtle energy. I selfishly almost didn’t write this review, thinking I could keep her a secret. She’s that good!
My girlfriend had a 90 minute prenatal massage with Natalka and was also very happy with it.

The spa is really lovely too, chic and modern with a soft spiritual flavor and healing atmosphere.
Definitely worth a visit!
Written February 23, 2020
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skeenyvr
Vancouver, Canada38 contributions
Nov 2019
I was given a gift certificate for my birthday so booked a 90 minute massage with Eva. I picked her specifically from the list of body workers as she is described as a muscle ninja who deals with chronic pain - just want my aching body was in need of.
Wow - it was truly the best massage I have ever had. Eva asked a lot of questions about my areas of pain and muscle stiffness and knew exactly which spots to work. She also provided some great suggestions on what I can do at home to work out the knots and areas of long term soreness in my hip, lower back and leg. The atmosphere at Halsa is calming, the staff is lovely and and it's great to find a local spot with such high calibre body workers. I will definitely book another massage with Eva.
Written November 11, 2019
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hartdvancouver-
Vancouver, Canada11 contributions
Nov 2019
This was my first time visiting Halsa Spa, after looking at various positive reviews on TripAdvisor, I can certainly say that this won't be my last visit to this wonderful place of relaxation!

After being served some flavoured tea before my treatments, the first part of my visit was using the float pool Ocean Cabin, which is a well-sized rectangular pool to move around in throughout the 90-minute period. You float on your back - after having experienced this a month ago in the Dead Sea in Israel, I had an idea of what to expect. A shower is outside the chamber and in your own private room. Music was calming and overall, it was a nice and pleasant experience. The spa gives you earplugs to wear, which is highly recommended.

The second part of my visit was an out-of-this-world massage by Ben, who greeted me warmly and gave a full body massage for 60 minutes with total professionalism and strong but gentle hands! I almost fell asleep a few times and didn't think about anything at all while having the treatment. I'm sure the other massage experts are just as wonderful as Ben was! I could barely get up from the table after the massage ended - that's how relaxing it was!

Finally, I relaxed in the infared sauna, which was nice...your own private sauna room with the shower outside of the sauna but in your private room - it is necessary to cool off several times during the 60-minute period. It was a wonderful and soothing experience!

Thank you very much, Team Halsa!

Written November 9, 2019
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