Team Biographies | Whistler Day Spa

Team Biographies

The Spa: 

We are a small, but mighty, boutique day spa located in the heart of village village inside the Pan Pacific Village Centre Hotel.  We love to spoil our clients, and if you want to check out our trip advisor reviews you will see we offer some of the best facials and massages that our clients say they have ever had! Holy those are some raving reviews we love to keep true to! While we are a smaller location, and can’t offer the bells and whistle’s of a fancy relaxation lounge, what we lack in some amenities, we MORE than make up for in the quality of your service, and our prices.  You do however,  receive access to the hot tub, pool and sauna, so bring your suit, we’ll get you a robe and a locker so you can use the hotel facilities before or after your treatment. We look forward to meeting you and spoiling you rotten:)  Check out our last minute deals here, drop your kids at day care and come let us take care of you for a change!

Chelsea Menchetti/Esthetician / Beauty Therapist / Massage

Originally from Ottawa, Ontario Chelsea admires the abundance of activities and natural beauty of the West. A born professional who has been involved in the beauty industry since she was 14 years old. It was then that she discovered her love for the ever-changing trade.  Chelsea began her West Coast journey in Pender Island, working at a resort spa. However her amiable and social personality brought her to Whistler. Outside of work you’ll find her hiking, kayaking, camping or cooking delicious food.  Chelsea is Dermalogica trained and brings a wealth of knowledge to the team with her many years of experience. She also is offering Brazilian Sugaring, which is an all natural form of hair removal that is known for being less painful than waxing and helps reduce ingrown hairs. As you get to know her you’ll find that she is very mindful and focuses on providing the best care for her clients, and truly enjoys building relationships and getting to know you.

Jennifer Jackson / Body Worker

Back home in Ontario, Jen decided she wanted to become a massage therapist shortly after finishing her Bachelor of Kinesiology at university which she had started for her love and interest in anatomy and physiology. She has a blend of knowledge between Eastern shiatsu and Western human science. As a long time Whistler local you will find Jen outdoors in the sunshine landscaping or kayaking in the summer and snowboarding in the winter. After moving from London, Ontario to Whistler in 1994, it did not take long for Jen to feel like Whistler was her true home town. In the future Jen wants to focus on living in the now.

Natalie Miller/Body Worker

Natalie was born and raised in Hertford, England, and has been skiing from a tiny 18 months old. Ski instructing brought her to Whistler in 2008 and she has been calling Canada home ever since. Natalie’s passion for massage therapy began while working in guest services at another Whistler spa; she saw the joy and relief these massage treatments brought to the clients, and she knew she wanted to be the one helping them. Natalie decided to follow in her family’s footsteps, and in 2016 she graduated from Ocean Stone Therapy in Vancouver, and took the plunge into her massage therapy career. In early 2017 Natalie began working at the Whistler Day Spa, providing Swedish relaxation massage, and finally came full circle in her goal to care for and help clients.

Fiona Panagis/ Esthetician / Beauty Therapist / Massage

Fiona Joined us at the Whistler Day Spa in September 2017 from the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. She completed her beauty education at Ella baché college of beauty therapy, and has 6 years of experience in the industry, finding time for work between riding motorbikes, and exploring the outdoors. Under that motorbike helmet is a bubbly woman who has a life-long passion for make up, and a passion for making people feel good. She fell in love with Esthetics after her first facial and wants everyone to look and feel how she did that day. She’s looking forward to her first Whistler winter season and providing her Swedish massage and Esthetic services, she is now also available for Brazilian Sugaring!

Nathalie Gunzle/Esthetician / Beauty Therapist / Massage

From a little town called Provence in the beautiful South of France to Whistler in 2017, Nathalie has come a long way to share her 6 years of beauty therapist experience with her guests at the Whistler Day Spa. She loves the title Beauty therapist as she believes visiting a beautician IS a type of therapy, and from the age of 14 made the connection between beauty/wellness and happiness. Nathalie is trained in both Esthetics and Massage, including Ayurveda -of Indian descent, believed to remove bad energy and replace it with good as well as Lomi-Lomi massage, of Hawaiian descent, working into the muscle and involving a lot of elbow work (literally) for deeper results.

Jessica Deinum/Esthetician / Beauty Therapist

After several years in customer service Jess decided to take a dive head first into the beauty world. She was drawn from her home town of London, Ontario to Whistler by the snowy mountains.She enjoys the abundance of trails that she can hike with her dog Lola. Jess now has 5 years experience providing facials with an extensive knowledge of Dermalogica, and does all waxing services including Brazilian Sugaring.