New owners at Spa 901

Laura Oleksow (L) and Jessica Riley (R) are the new owners of Spa 901.

Laura Oleksow (L) and Jessica Riley (R) are the new owners of Spa 901. — Photo courtesy Spa 901

On March 1, 2015, Laura Oleksow and Jessica Riley became the proud new owners of Spa 901 in Fernie, B.C. 

This duo both started working at Spa 901 in 2013, Oleksow as the director and Riley as an esthetician.They grew professionally with the spa and are thrilled about the opportunity to take it over as owners.

Spa 901 encourages their guests to come for a treatment and stay to enjoy the ambience for as long as they wish.

Among their services are body treatments, scrubs, massages and facials. To relax, a guest can enjoy the hot tub, infrared sauna and relaxation rooms.The spa also does esthetic services like waxing, manicures and pedicures.

In April, Spa 901 is introducing the Dermalogica brand. They will offer face-mapping, which is a skin consultation that gives a full analysis of a guest’s skin.

“We can actually change the appearance of the skin as opposed to just put on products," said Oleksow. "We want to dig down deep and see what's going on.”


Kimberly Shellborn

Kim is the editorial coordinator at Koocanusa Publications. She recently returned to the Kootenays after 15 years in Spain, where she taught English and got to know the food and wine regions of the country. When she’s not writing or taking photographs, she can be found showing her husband and two children all the backcountry trails that she longed for while in Europe. View all of Kimberly Shellborn’s articles

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