Greetings! I’m Gillian and my cosy and sacred little space here in downtown Oshawa, The SPA on King (building built in 1923),  has been serving you since November 2005. For the past three years I have been living a vegan lifestyle, and as a result I strive to provide my clients with cruelty free and vegan options wherever possible.  The aim is to be a 100% vegan spa in the next year.  I am eco minded and do everything possible to protect Mother Earth.  I provide individualized care using Canadian made products wherever possible, aimed at assisting you to relieve stress, digging in to the bottom of the symptoms that are presenting themselves esthetically and heal from within. I believe in natural and organic skin care.  I know the best route to healthy skin is through meditation, hydration, sleep, nutrition and a good organic skin care routine. You won’t find me recommending anything that isn’t from Mother Nature herself. I’ll make us a tea, and we’ll connect through your treatments while you are relaxing and rejuvenating.

Call 905-743-0006 and leave a voice mail with your name and number – I will be sure to call you back as soon as possible. Your treatment time will be booked ahead which is why there are no walk-in appointments.

I am a certified Axiatonal Alignment Therapist, and incorporate my energy work into my spa treatments.  If you wish to have a single session of the AAT, you can inquire with me about that during your treatment.

Check out my WaySpa page. I am located conveniently within walking distance of many downtown businesses, near award winning restaurants and specialty shops, and The SPA on King is your perfect choice for a pedicure during your lunch break or for a few hours of relaxation time.

In August of 2006, I won the Essential Business Impact Award for initiative, growth, sales, and community connections, awarded by Essential Communications Ltd.

The SPA on King has been recognized for excellence in the health and wellness industry by receiving the

Top 50 Spas in Canada spAWARD.

The SPA on King was named one of spAWARDS

Top 50 Spas in
Canada for 2012.

  “Thank you spAWARDS! We are very proud of our small business. Each aspect of our spa has been thought out carefully and executed passionately; from the selection of our wonderful skin care lines, to the time and care spent on each client as an individual,  to the wonderful people we employ as staff.  We are very honoured to have received this award.” -Gillian da Silva, owner The SPA on King.

The “best of” spAWARDS were created to highlight the success and accomplishments of the top names in the industry. Striving to act as a guide for consumers, the spAWARDS categories were designed to help facilitate informed decisions when choosing a spa or health and wellness center.

The 2012 Canadian winners were selected from a pool of more than 500 potential nominations. Criteria for the awards include website creativity, ease in booking appointments, online reservations, gift cards or loyalty programs, innovative spa treatments, unique marketing programs and overall guest satisfaction.

Nominations for the spAWARDS are accepted from May through December, with winners announced in February and March.

“Winning a spAWARD is a remarkable achievement in this industry,” says Roger Sholanki, CEO of spa software company Book4Time.

“It shows you are a trusted brand with an innovative approach to business.”

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