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Local Spa Earns National Recognition

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Achieve Wellness Spa was awarded the title of Top 25 Spas in Canada at the 2019 Canadian Spa and Wellness Awards in Toronto on November 4.

The Canadian Spa and Wellness Awards recognize those who go above and beyond for their clients, providing consistently excellent service and delivering a high standard of luxury. Achieve Wellness Spa in Fort McMurray and Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont in Banff were the only two Alberta spas awarded at the event.

“It’s a great honour to receive this award and have our business recognized on a national scale,” Alethea Austin, co-founder of Achieve Wellness Spa, said in a release. “Our commitment to wellness and providing our clients with a superior spa experience is unwavering and this recognition is a testament to it.”

Achieve Wellness Spa offers a combination of disciplines- from traditional spa treatments to physical therapy to mainstream medicinal services. Founders Alethea and Tom Austin started Achieve Wellness Spa in 2014 with the goal of fixing a broken industry. Their vision puts client needs at the forefront, prioritizing well-being over profit.

“We believe in providing essentials for a healthy body, inside and out,” said Tom Austin.

Today, Achieve Wellness Spa employs over 50 people across two locations. This number is expected to increase in 2020, when new locations open across Alberta. Those interested in learning more about how they can open an Achieve Wellness franchise can do so at


Emma Carter is a Fine Arts student at the University of Victoria, majoring in Writing and Theatre. She was born and raised in Fort McMurray, but considers the west coast to be a second home. Emma is grateful to the community of Fort McMurray for igniting her passion for the arts, and is grateful to be able to share her work in the place she calls home.