Marie Salton is a massage teacher and practitioner working out of Yaletown, Vancouver, Canada. Marie has stayed at the forefront of contemporary massage techniques and draws from her varied local and international massage training.


Marie is an instructor of Deep Flow Massage, an alignment-based approach to deep tissue massage developed here in Vancouver (and now also taught in Montreal, France, Mexico and El Salvador). She has taught workshops in Vancouver, the Gulf Islands of BC and La Paz, Mexico. Check the workshop calendar for future Deep Flow Foundation courses taught by Marie.

After 10 years of assistant and then lead teaching at the Vancouver School of Bodywork & Massage (VSBM), in 2016 Marie assumed the role of Program Director for the Spa Therapy Program. At VSBM she continues to teach Integrative Bodywork, Hot Stone Massage, Hydrotherapy and Spa Employment Preparation.

Marie graduated herself from VSBM in 2005 from the 700 hr. Spa Therapy Program and continued training in Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Pregnancy Massage and most recently, Restorative Yoga at The Path Yoga.

In late 2005 Marie studied Thai Foot Massage and followed up with a trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand to study Level 1 and 2 Thai Massage at the International Training Massage School.

In 2007 Marie first managed and then owned the Sacred Stone Spa for 5 years in Tofino, B.C., until 2012 when she sold her interest and relocated back to Vancouver on a full-time basis.

Marie works part-time at Sense Spa at the Hotel Georgia, where she does massage in a 5-star environment. In partnership with Sense Spa, Marie offers Restorative Yoga to hotel & spa clients. Marie also leads a Restorative Yoga class at the Dharma Movement Company in Yaletown.

She’s available for private clients and regularly works with high-profile individuals in film, television, music, professional sports and the corporate world. However, Marie is down-to-earth as well as professional. She appreciates any client who is engaged with the process of massage and wants to receive next-level bodywork.

Whether in a classroom, retreat, spa or studio, Marie Salton brings extensive knowledge and skills to her passion.


Restorative Yoga

Each Deep Flow session is divided into three important stages:

  • Analysis: to establish overall needs, goals, and preferences as well as physical condition
  • Bodywork: massage, myo-fascial release, breath work, joint release, restorative postures
  • Educational Discussion: understanding the treatment and how to carry its effects into one’s lifestyle

In order to receive a treatment best suited to your needs, choose from the following options based on their applicability and your desired level of involvement: active or passive receiver.

Active Receiver

A client who:

  • Is looking for short term muscular relief or long term muscular or postural release
  • Wants to be cognizant of the effects the treatment is having in the body
  • Appreciates medium to deeper pressure as well as moments of restoration and integration

Treatment Suggestions

  • Deep Flow Massage
    (alignment-based deep tissue massage)
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Restorative Bodywork

Passive Receiver

A client who:

  • Is looking for a soothing environment and a nurturing massage
  • Wants to zone out perhaps even fall asleep within the session
  • Appreciates a light to medium pressure

Treatment Suggestions

  • Relaxation Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage

Length and Price

Studio Massage - at Marie's Yaletown Location

  • 90 minutes
  • $105.00
  • Recommended Length
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On-Site Massage - at Your Hotel Room or Location

  • 90 minutes
  • $225.00
  • Recommended Length
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Private sessions available.

Experience gentle, restorative yoga to transition you from your active day into a relaxed state. Explore how supported postures and slow transitions restore a resilient, regulated, and relaxed nervous system. This session is comfortable for beginner or experienced yogis alike. Marie offers a calm and nurturing energy.

Marie teaches group classes at Dharma Movement Company.

  • 60 minute Private class
  • $80.00 each
  • 1 - 2 people
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Deep Flow Foundation Program

The Deep Flow Foundation program teaches fundamentals of alignment in the context of manual therapy. Through the fusion of bodywork, alignment, and mindfulness students will learn to pinpoint tension and effectively relieve discomforts while developing the ability to create balancing, therapeutic and well-rounded treatments geared to meet clients’ needs on a multi-dimensional level.

Upcoming Workshops

Deep Flow Refreshers

Gather with fellow Deep Flow practitioners for an opportunity to review, refresh and get reinspired.

Open to individuals who’ve completed the Foundation Program, these night seminars take a look at one Deep Flow concept or technique to explore it at length.

Sessions will include a lecture, demo, massage exchange and also focus on biomechanic principles.

Upcoming Refreshers


Phone: 604.354.2559

Email: mariesalton@gmail.com

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Phone: 604.354.2559

Email: mariesalton@gmail.com