Massage & Spa Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Emerald Earth Organic Spa Located?
Located in Valemount British Columbia, our spa is within the Best Western Hotel. You will find the spa on level two within the GYM / FITNESS CENTRE. Please make your way up there. If the door is closed, please be patient, we will open the door when ready for you, usually 5 minutes before your treatment time.
Best Western Hotel Address: 1950 Highway 5 South, V0E2Z0 Valemount British Columbia.
LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS : Emerald Earth Spa is a small owner run facility. Appointment spaces are limited so please book in advance. There is no receptionist, so it is best to book online via our secure booking platform. Want to get in contact with the spa? The best way to reach Sherrie is via email.
What type of Services are offered at the SPA?
We offer customized massage, organic facials, foot bliss therapy, hot stone massage, and spa packages.
We do not offer Registered Massage Therapy, Pedicures, Manicures or Waxing.
Can I claim my massage with my health benefit plan?
NO! Although our Spa Therapist has over 20 years of Massage and Spa experience, she completed her University Degree and Massage qualifications in Australia and is NOT a BC Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) in Canada. Our spa services are not covered under health insurance benefits, and no receipts will be issued for health insurance purposes.
Do you offer direct billing at the Spa? NO.
Am I able to use the hotel pool and hot tub facilities?
** PLEASE NOTE: Pool and hot tub facilities are temporarily unavailable from May 15th - June 15th 2022. Apologies for the inconvenience.
YES! All massage and spa treatments include complimentary access to the pool and hot tub facilities at the Best Western Hotel prior to your treatment. These facilities are available for spa guests between the hours of 10am - 6pm ONLY.
If using the facilities, please arrive 1hr early and check into the hotel front desk to gain access to the pool. Please bring your own water bottle, towels, sandals and robes for use in the pool facilities. Be showered and ready on level 2 for your therapist to greet for your scheduled appointment time.
Please note the use of these facilities is at the discretion of the Best Western Hotel Staff, please contact them for any pool related questions.
Can I bring my family or friends to use the pool facilities with me?
NO! Please do not bring anyone else with you to your spa appointment or to use the hotels pool and hot tub facilities.
What facial and body care products are used in the spa services?
Our own signature brand of Emerald Earth Natural Skincare is used in all spa treatments and available for retail purchase at the spa and online. Emerald Earth Natural Skincare is handcrafted by owner Sherrie Houghton in a private studio in Valemount BC. Products feature 100% natural and pure ingredients from the earth, eco friendly packaging and are luxurious high quality.
Can my friend and I have treatments at the same time?
NO! Please understand that I am only one therapist at the spa in one treatment room. I will be happy to book you one after the other, and there is the option to use the pool and hot tub facilities while to wait for each other.
Do you offer any discounted rates? YES!
10% Locals discount for resident of The Robson Valley including ; Valemount, Tete Jaune, Dunster and McBride.
VARDA Members discount 10% off spa services.
Please mention this at time of payment to receive your discount. Must show valid ID with local residential address/ VARDA membership. Discount is for spa services only, not retail products.
What is the cancellation policy?
We require 24hrs notice if you wish to cancel or reschedule your appointment. Please understand as a small business my time is valuable, your scheduled appointment is time I have reserved just for you. Our late cancellation fee is 50% of the treatment price. "NO SHOW" fee is 70% of your treatment cost. Cancelation/ No show fees will be charged to your credit card.
How do I cancel or reschedule my appointment?
You can do this online by clicking on the link on your original confirmation email. Or feel free to call us directly, we can help with this. Phone (250) 726-4068
How do I book a massage or spa treatment?
You can book directly online through our website booking schedule. If you can not find a time or date to suit your needs, or need help booking. Please call or email and I will be happy to help you book your appointment.
Please note: You will need a valid credit card to reserve your appointment time.
Do you accept walk in appointments?
NO! Our spa is not open for the general public to walk in, and I am available by appointment only.
How can I pay for the treatment?
We accept credit card, debit card and cash. You can pay in person after your treatment.
Is there tax added to the price?
YES! All massage and spa services are subject to 5% GST., which will be added at checkout.
Can I add a gratuity to my spa service?
YES! Gratuities are not included in your treatment price, but are much appreciated. You can add a gratuity to your treatment total upon payment.
What do I need to do before my massage?
To enjoy the benefits of the organic massage oils, spa products and for the comfort of your therapist please shower prior to arriving to your treatment. If you have any signs of illness please postpone your treatment for another time when you are feeling well. Your therapist takes care to sanitize all surfaces between treatments, and takes care in maintaining her own health and wellbeing.
Please do not consume drugs or alcohol prior to your appointment.
What do I need to do after my massage?
Relaxation and hydration are important self care post massage treatment. Drink plenty of water, rest and relax, and feel free to leave the massage oils, aromatherapies and skincare products on, they are hydrating and nourishing for your skin.