My name is Sharon Young.

Welcome to my Luxury Retreat Cocoa Heaven Holistic Healthcare Esthetics and Organic Spray Tanning.

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

I graduated from Newcastle College in the UK with a Foundation Degree in Complementary (Alternative) Therapies.  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 Holistic Spa & Organic Spray Tanning

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, 18 months ago, I have worked at St. Anne’s Spa, but I look forward to this opportunity to again branch out on my own, so that I can offer my unique combination of skills to my clients.

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 25 years experience in the field. I have personally trialled many products and I feel the organic product offered at Cocoa Heaven is the perfect product, it is organic, paraben and alcohol free 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 Whitby and Oshawa or you can request my mobile spray tan service. Please visit the tanning page on my website for more information.

I am situated in Oshawa and Whitby for treatments I am available on Fridays at Salon Ice.

My home studio is in Oshawa and I am available all week except Sundays and Fridays at this studio.

I offer all of my therapies and esthetics at Salon Ice in Whitby including my organic spray tanning.

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 Reflexology Association of Canada. 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 CHEQUE 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 cheque to Sharon Young. Any clients who are not present at the appointment location and time arranged with Cocoa Heaven, will be charged a minimum call out charge of $50 payable by cheque 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