Meet the Team

Paresha, Owner and esthetician 

I'm originally from India and i came to Canada in 2005, after i got married. I earned  Bachelor of commerce in India, as well as s degree in Fashion Designing.
I did my Esthetics Diploma from Marca College, in  2009, and have been practicing  upon graduation.
I've been working at Alma since March 2012.
In 2011, i was working at Yonge/Lawrence and one day i was doing massage and i felt a bit tired. After administering tha massage, i continued to do a Pedicure, and upon opening an OPI nail polish bottle, i became nauseous. I soon found out I was Pregnant. I had no choice but to continue working at the  same location till 8 Months gestation, and I continued to think its not good for me and my baby to work in a Toxic environment.
During my mat leave i was looking for Natural Work Place in Toronto; then came up Alma Natural Spa. When i came to  Alma for my interview, i was awe of how there were no strong fumes,  as well zero use of Acetone.
Katie and Laurie did my interview and i got this opportunity to work at Alma. I was very lucky to find this place, and to work in a Natural and Non-Toxic environment. After 5 years, Katie decided to sell the establishment and she offered me and my husband takeover of ownership in October 2016.
From the 1st November, 2016, i have proudly owned this place - ALMA."

Katie, Founder

Katy is in manufacturing & operations in the pharmaceutical & beauty industries. She created Alma in 2011 after relocating here from the States. Her passion is challenging people to consider to new ideas & encouraging them to explore what speaks to them to bring happiness, health, abundance into every aspect of their lives.

She was passionate about creating a space where: (1) people don’t have to worry about whether or not the products being used or breathed are safe (2) quality services & perfect hygiene are almost taken for granted since they’re the core of what we do (3) busy people can get the R&R they need without spending hours at the spa (4) you can have a great conversation or relax on your own (5)it is unpretentious and people feel comfortable (6) we have a positive impact on everyone who walks in the door (7) it feels more like a community of awesome people than a stuffy spa (8)people want to keep coming back!

mind body spirit practitioners

MARDA
Marda is a certified reflexologist, a Reiki master, and an amazing healer. She is also trained in Chakra Balancing.
Connect with Marda to nourish and balance your body, mind and soul. She loves providing a relaxing, healing atmosphere for clients at Alma.