Vancouver Wellness Studio has opened a spa at The Waterfront Vancouver, expanding from its downtown clinic.
The spa, which opened in November inside the AC Marriott Vancouver Waterfront Hotel, is being promoted as offering complete relaxation, rejuvenation and holistic health care.
Kendall Hagensen spent a decade dreaming up her first Vancouver Wellness Studio location at 800 Franklin St. after being diagnosed with a chronic illness at age 20.
“I started envisioning a place that was different where people could come and get a different experience — a much-needed different experience in health care — and where we could really treat and help prevent chronic illnesses and everything in between,” Hagensen, owner and founder of Vancouver Wellness Studio, told The Columbian.
She built the company’s business plan as she pursued bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology. And in September 2016, she opened Vancouver Wellness Clinic with a team of six or seven people. Now with her second location, the team has expanded to 20.
The waterfront location takes a holistic integrative medicine approach to a spa, said Hagensen.
“We didn’t want to create a second location that was a replication of the clinic,” she said. “We wanted to expand and do something different where the locations can actually work seamlessly in partnership.”
The journey to opening up a second location has been a surreal one for Hagensen.
“The thing I’m really most proud of is the team that we’ve built and the way that we serve our community,” she said. “Our providers are so passionate about what they do, and they really care about getting people healthy and getting them to their goals.”
Spa services include naturopathic consultation for skin and hair, nutritional IV therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, infrared sauna, cosmetic facial acupuncture, signature facials, microneedling, platelet-rich plasma treatments and hair restoration.