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About Ashgrove Spa

Values & Mission

Selfcare

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!

Confidence

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.

Inclusivity

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.

Marika

President & Head Esthetician

After moving to Canada with her family, Marika started her professional Esthetician practice in Toronto. She repeatedly visited her native Hungary and other European countries (Austria, France, Germany), to continue mastering her skills and she incorporated the traditional European techniques with new technologies to her practice.

In 1990 Marika moved her practice to Markham Ontario, which led to the opening of Ashgrove Spa in 1995. Ashgrove Spa was quickly a success and had a rapidly growing clientele. Known for her passion towards wellness, self-care and beauty, Marika has mentored many young estheticians over the last 25 years.

Today, Ashgrove Spa is a sanctum of carefree, luxuriant care for people who seek the well-being offered by skilled spa and therapeutic practitioners.

Kristina

Spa Director

Kristina was working with us in the past and just after her two gorgeous sons entered the school age, we were very happy to welcome her back to our front team again. Because she is holding an esthetician diploma, it makes our customer service team even more unique and knowledgeable. At this stage of her life, Kristina focuses on her family and having fun with her boys and husband.

Sophy

Spa Coordinator

Since joining the front desk team in 2017, Sophy has taken pride in ensuring clients and visitors are always welcome and that they leave satisfied with their spa experience. In her spare time Sophy enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children, hanging out with her friends, and travelling.

Natasha

Spa Coordinator

Natasha joined the Ashgrove Spa team in 2016 and has since become a wonderful addition to the spa as our Spa Director & Social Media Coordinator. When she’s not working at the spa, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and getting out into nature with her dog. Natasha also has a passion for holistic health & wellness, and beauty.

Kasia

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.

Selena

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.

Fatima Ali

Professional Esthetician

Fatima graduated from the Esthetic program at Seneca College in 1998 after becoming interested in the cosmetic industry. She joined Ashgrove Spa in 2011. Fatima has such a kind and gentle spirit; you will connect with her immediately. She loves helping people enhance their natural beauty. You’ll adore your skin after a facial or body treatment with Fatima.

Born in Pakistan, Fatima is fluent in English, Urdu, and Hindi. Her hobbies include reading, traveling, yoga and baking (she brings us the most delicious treats). Her passion, of course, is making people look and feel their very best.

Andrea

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.

Claudia

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.

Lingling

Registered Massage Therapist

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It all combines to create the ultimate Day-Spa experience.

We want to give you the ultimate experience in professional spa treatments and therapies. We value your comments and opinions. Sharing your experiences with us helps us to provide better services to you. Should you have a comment about your stay with us, please speak with me or leave a note with our receptionist. Your opinions are always treated with confidentiality and are very much appreciated.

Sincerely,
Marika Pelyvas, President & Head Esthetician

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