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About Ashgrove Spa

Values & Mission


Self care is a popular topic these days since people are often overworked and overwhelmed with information. Self care is about being selfish without the stigma. It’s okay to treat yourself!


Beauty and salon treatments are not just about outer beauty but inner beauty as well. Wellness and health starts from the inside and will have you glowing from the inside out.


Beauty should be accessible to everyone. All ages, shapes, and sizes are welcome. You should feel comfortable and relaxed just by being yourself.

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York Region’s Only Accredited 5-Star Spa

Ashgrove Spa’s setting in a century home on Main Street in Unionville is in stark contrast to the state-of-the-art equipment and treatment modalities that you will find inside. From a UV digital skin analysis, to radio-frequency that tightens your skin, you can expect the most safe, up-to-date and effective treatments, delivered in an unmatched ambience of comfort and relaxation.

Our Team

Lead by Ashgrove Spa’s founder, Marika Pelyvas, who is herself an internationally-trained esthetician, our team includes health and wellness professionals from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and right here in Ontario. As varied as their backgrounds, they each have been chosen for their skills and accomplishments in a variety disciplines, including esthetics, massage therapy, and electrology. It all combines to create the ultimate Day-Spa experience.


Professional Esthetician, Electrologist, Laser Technician

Born and raised in Poland, graduated from Teacher’s College in 1984. Kasia moved to Toronto and became an Esthetician from Skin Care Academy in Richmond Hill in 1999 with a diploma in esthetics and electrology and she has been with the Ashgrove team since. She has a wide variety of teaching experience with the Skin Care Academy, but her love for her clients stands the test of time. Kasia’s passion and drive has nurtured many Ashgrove clients throughout the last 18 years. Kasia also performs laser treatments for hair removal and skin rejuvenation.

Being a mother of two boys and a family dog keeps Kasia very busy, but she makes time for travel, reading, music and good food.


Professional Esthetician, Electrologist, Laser Technician

Selena was born in the beautiful country of Iran and speaks Farsi and English. Selena’s philosophy is that loving the way you look plays an integral role in one’s confidence and positive attitude.

She started her pursuit of esthetics by taking a course in Yorkville at Marvell Beauty School and first worked in a spa downtown. She joined Ashgrove Spa’s team in 2003 where she’s been ever since. Selena enjoys every minute of working with our Ashgrove clients. “Being in a tranquil environment like Ashgrove with my lovely colleagues makes serving our loyal guests so enjoyable and rewarding.”

Selena has a beautiful daughter and son, loves fitness, dancing and she enjoys cooking and entertaining.


Professional Esthetician

Andrea graduated from both the Esthetics Program at Zahava School of Esthetics in 2000 and Medical Esthetics at Byron College in 2016. She aims at ensuring every guest has a relaxing, nurturing, and rejuvenating experience. In her spare time, Andrea enjoys working out, spending time with her dog and cooking with her husband.


Professional Esthetician, Laser Technician

Claudia was born in Romania and moved to Canada with her family in 2001. Always having an interest in youthful vitality drew her to become an esthetician. She studied esthetics at the Toronto School of Esthetics uptown. Claudia joined our team in 2010. She is very passionate about helping people with their esthetic concerns. She’s a master of all; facials and body treatments, threading, waxing, pedicure, nails.

In her free time she enjoys being with her family and is most likely to be found outdoors camping. Her other hobbies include baking (between her and Fatima we have a hard time keeping trim!), cooking, spending time with her two children, doing Zumba, running and traveling.

Nit-Metta Wong

Professional Esthetician, Nail Technician

Nit is a graduate of the Protégé School of Esthetics and recently completed an Ayurvedic Head Massage Certification. Born in Thailand, she is fluent in English and Thai.

In her free time, Nit enjoys cooking and entertaining her friends and family.

Brenda Hee

Registered Massage Therapist

Clara Wong

Registered Massage Therapist

Clara started her career as a professional esthetician first and decided to continue her education; graduated as a massage therapist in 2012 from Wellspring College in Markham. Clara provides Swedish, relaxation, deep tissue as well as pre and postnatal and infant, hot stone, aromatherapy, trigger point and myofascial release, sports injuries, hot/cold therapy. Clara’s massage incorporates healing for both body and mind.


Registered Massage Therapist

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