I am so excited to be finally doing my first post here on the Chamber website. I am all about shopping locally. Not only do I love giving money to my friends instead of big corporations, I am increasingly impressed by what the Island has to offer. I truly believe if you spend money in your community it comes back around. Using photography as my medium I really wanted to start preaching about all the great resources we have right here on the Island. My first post is about Shelly. She is a fabulous massage therapist located right here in Ganges. Her space is cozy, private and she is such a pleasure to spend time with. I was drawn in by her recent winter specials but her reflexology really hooked me in for the long term! – Billie
Here is a paragraph written by Shelly. Thanks for taking the time to do this Shelly, wonderful to have your personal words.
I’m Shelly Silva, a certified Massage Practitioner and Reflexologist. In 2007 I graduate of the Spa Practitioner Diploma Program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy.
I have over a decade of professional experience, although I’ve been giving treatments for much longer. I actually started dabbling in reflexology when I was nine years old! There was a foot reflexology chart in our home and my sister and I would sit on the couch together and find the reflexology points on each other’s feet! I’ve loved giving and receiving reflexology treatments ever since.
For those who don’t know about reflexology, the entire body is mapped on the feet. When a specific point on the foot is triggered, it stimulates the corresponding body part to function in an optimal way. Plus, having the feet worked on feels soooooo good!
I also offer massage treatments, from deep tissue to lighter touch. With the goal of relaxation, tension relief, or both. The focus of my treatments is more than just treating muscular aches and pains. It’s about creating a comfortable space where people feel at ease to truly let go and relax. It’s in that deep state of relaxation where the real healing happens.
I have a special interest in supporting moms, allowing them to be on the receiving end of nurturing touch, as they’re often the ones giving their energy to look after others. To help make my services more accessible to the hard working moms in our community, I offer Mama Mondays on the last Monday of each month, on a sliding scale of $40-$90 for a 60min session.
I truly love helping others and spending meaningful time with clients in the treatment room. Somehow the most wonderful people find their way to my massage table and for that I’m so grateful.