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 is a certified reflexologist, a Reiki master, and an amazing healer. She is also trained in Chakra Balancing.
​Katie is a Holistic Nutritionist and Reiki Practitioner with a degree in Psychology.
She loves providing a relaxing, healing atmosphere for clients at Alma.
She is very grateful to plug into her passions of natural, healthy living & helping others feel good.
She does this through heart-to-heart connections at the front desk, Reiki energy healing and "Inner & Outer Glow" facials, combining healing modalities to enhance your beauty and positively radiate inside out. Click here to learn more.
Connect with Katie to nourish and balance your body, mind and soul.