My name is Sharon Young.

Welcome to my Luxury Retreat Cocoa Heaven Holistic Healthcare & Integrative Medicine Practitoner & service available in Esthetics and  Speciality Spray Tanning.

I immigrated to Whitby, Ontario from the UK in 2011.

I originally trained as a Massage Therapist in the UK in 2008, I then chose to enhance these skills and further help my clients with a Degree in Integrative Medicine further encompassing their health and wellness in a more holistic perspective.

I graduated from Newcastle College in the UK with a Foundation Degree in Complementary Therapies & Integrative Medicine.  Its a qualification which is not available here in Canada.  The training was very intense and in depth.  It required me to research and train in health and wellness practices to treat the person as an individual as opposed to a diseased body.  Clinical Trials and Journals were observed and researched to give validiation that these therapies are beneficial.  Governed by the industry rules in the UK, I regularly keep my skills updated and add CEU’s and case studies to my portfolio.  In my continuing development as a professional therapist, I’ve become a certified reflexologist (for more information about RAC see here), reiki master, and certified aromatherapist, blending and making my own products with the use of pure and organic essential oils.  Also a holistic nutritionist and use a European approach to beauty.  Using Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine practices and committed to delivering the very best in Beauty and Holistic Wellness Services.

Sharon Young - Owner of CocoaHeaven Holistic Spa & Organic Spray Tanning

Sharon Young – Owner of Cocoa Heaven Holistics Beauty and Spray Tanning & Owner of Cocoa Heaven Canadian School of Holistic Training.

In 2008 in the UK I formed Equilibrium Holistics, a successful therapy, beauty and tanning business. Many client testimonials from my time there can be viewed on the reviews page or can be viewed at  

Since coming to Canada, I have worked at St. Anne’s Spa, Salon Ice, Theresa Touch to name a few whilst working on building up my own private clients too.    I now mostly work out of my home studio in Oshawa where I can offer my unique combination of skills to my clients. I have also set up my own training school at my home based studio.

As a certified Clinical Aromatherapist, I do all of my own essential oil blending and make many of my own products, Aromatherapy is a specialist area and you can find out more about aromatherapy here.

I am a Skincare Consultant having been educated to level 4 in the Ageing and Physiology of the skin. I incorporate my expertise as an Aromatherapist to help treat skin complaints in a completely customized, and natural way.  My degree thesis included a paper on treating dermatitis (eczema) with the use of natural and organic ingredients as opposed to steroid creams.  A very interesting and enlightening subject!

I graduated to Reiki Master/Teacher in July 2011. Reiki is a fabulous Japanese energy treatment that is very relaxing and designed to realign the physical, emotional, and mental energy body for better health and balance.  More information on reiki can be found here.  If you are interested in training to get your First OR Second Degree Reiki you can contact me for more information on this training.

I also love my work as a Professional Spray Tan Technician, I have over 30 years experience in the field. I have personally trialled many products and I feel the product offered at Cocoa Heaven is the perfect product, it is free from chemical preservatives and parabens, it is odourless, last for 7 -10 days and gives the perfect shade of brown to match your natural skin tone. I DO NOT OFFER ORANGE OR STREAKY TANNING! I pride myself on my experience as a spray tan technician giving you the best before & after care, for a perfect result EVERYTIME.  I wear this product myself so I am very familiar with the process and best maintenance strategies.  My spray tan service is available in Oshawa at my home studio.   Please visit the tanning page on my website for more information.

My home studio is in Oshawa and I am available all week except Sundays.   I also sub-contract to the Beauty Institute Canada in Ajax should you wish to book an appointment in Ajax

Spray Tanning is also available on other days of the week again by pre arranged appointment.

**All of my qualifications can be viewed upon request.

I am a fully qualified and insured therapist and a member of the International Institute of Complementary Therapists and Atlantic Coast Assocation of Reflexology Therapists, Association of Indian Head Massage Practitioners, and the VTCT.  My school of training has its courses approved with the IICT. As a practitioner we uphold a strict code of ethics which can be read here.


Cocoa Heaven only uses essential oils sourced and selected from around the world, by experts with over 30 years experience, ensuring that essential oils come from only the finest crops.  Strictly controlled quality analysis and evaluation, maintains that each essential oil is selected for purity, aroma, and efficacy. Naturally sourced from known botanical species.

**Payment Terms are by CASH OR CREDIT CARD ONLY payable to Sharon Young at Cocoa Heaven.

**Certain treatments may require a patch test 48 hours prior to treatment. Treatments for those under 16 years must have written consent from a parent/guardian.

**All cancellations must give 24 hours notice or the client will be charged $50 payable by etransfer to Sharon Young. 

NB: Cocoa Heaven uphold strict professional and ethical standards. Any explicit or sexually suggested remarks or advances will result in immediate termination of client services. You will be liable for full payment of scheduled services should this issue arise

Sharon is now offering training in many of her therapies if you wish to boost your income or start a whole new career or just need a little bit of spiritual guidance please don’t hesitate to contact me.  Sharon holds her Award in Education and Training and teaches through her own Holistic School Cocoa Heaven School of Holistic and Beauty Training and also teaches Certification in Reflexology through Footsteps School of Reflexology.  See training Website for more details