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9 August 2019

This place is a hidden gem! Had an incredible spa experience including steam room, massage and a facial. Definitely coming back for more soon. RMT Isabella was amazing! Professional and experienced, hit all the right spots. Facial was relaxing, products were great and my skin looked glowing. Next time will be including a yoga class More...

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10 June 2019

Best facial I have ever had! Terrific ambiance, soothing atmosphere, and a real hidden gem. Francesca was truly amazing! She made me feel absolutely wonderful and relaxed. I would recommend her to everyone. I’m looking forward to my next facial with her. More...

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19 May 2019

Love! A hidden gem in the city :) I'm a spa addict and I'd say Laya is the best value for your money downtown. Pros: Hippy chic decor, spiritual experienced therapists, very reasonable prices and easy online booking option. Cons: Not huge, so not really a day spa where you could lounge and use hydro facilities for a couple hours (I don't like water, so this doesn't bother me). Also, they have a wide variety of alternative medicine options and "spiritual" inspired treatments, I'd recommend trying acupuncture, cupping or the healing energy massage. More...

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12 May 2019

Every class I've taken at Laya has been dreamy! Most recently I took restorative with Jules in the room upstairs next door to the main spa. There was a bright and peaceful atmosphere in the space. Jules paid close attention to each attendee and made sure we were all as comfy as could be in each posture. She even used her healing hands to help us settle in! I left feeling pure yoga bliss. More...

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9 December 2018

Best service and experience so close to home. Its truly such a surprise when you walk in as to how many amenities they have and variety of services for what appears to be a small space.

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12 November 2018

Great atmosphere and friendly people. Would recommend, and will likely go back for another experience.

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30 October 2018

Laura gives the best massages and reception is always so welcoming and sweet! Love this place :)

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21 September 2018

Always such a treat visiting Laya. I left feeling like the weight of the world had been lifted off my shoulders.  This place is a hidden gem. 11/10

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18 April 2018

Service at the reception was great! Had couples massage and both RMT were great. My rmt offered grapefruit juice but i didnt take it but my husband's rmt only offered water. Will come back for a treat but not often as price is more than usual Rmt places. More...

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30 March 2018

For our birthdays, instead of buying each other something, Gord and I treat each other to the spa.  His birthday is tomorrow so we spent a couple hours today at Laya Spa & Yoga (Queen Street W/Ossington Avenue).  It's in our 'hood and surprisingly, though we've walked by it about a million times over the years, we've never checked it out.The change room with lockers, towels and robes and the steam room is co-ed.  The steam room was 110F.  There is a bathroom that has a shower (we showered when we got home as we live so close).I had scheduled Gord and I (ie our massages were done in the same room) for a couple's 90 minute hot stone massage with a 15 minute facial massage added on at the end.  Lynn was my masseuse and she was amazing.  I didn't want it to end!  Gord's masseuse was Elena and he said she too was excellent.  The room was 29C.The spa is very serene and relaxing and the staff was very pleasant and nice.  We'll be back.  They also have yoga classes that we would like to check out. More...

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19 March 2018

This place is a hidden gem. I've past it a million times but only went for a treatment about a month ago for the first time. Staff are super friendly, AMAZING sweet tray you can nibble at while you wait for you appointment, and great prices. Kara C is the best - definitely see her for any waxing needs. More...

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5 March 2018

Had the herbal body scrub and it was HEAVEN. Laura is amazing! Super professional. On time. Relaxing. Great pressure. First half is a full body scrub down and second half is a massage. Done by an RMT so you can use benefits :) Will definitely be back. More...

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28 December 2017

I had a fantastic Shankara Facial with Holly. The space is small but very cozy and clean. I really enjoyed the products they used. I'll be back!

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28 December 2017

The customer service at this place is phenomenal! I go here for massages and waxing.The RMTs take good care of you and the waxers are attentive and great at what they do. I recently moved way out of downtown and made the mistake of trying another wax place [Fuzz] - and was punished for it with bruising along my bikini line. In over 10 years of waxing with Laya, this has never happened.I knew I HAD to go back to Laya and I wasn't disappointed when I did. My wax experience was awesome (dare I say, even relaxing) and I was treated like a valued client, not just an appointment to rush through.I will continue to go back here - the long drive is worth it! More...

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28 December 2017

I've been going to Alexandra for a long time before she opened this place in Ossington. It became too far for me to walk there and then i moved across the atlantic so it's been too long since i've gone back. However, back I did go and the experience was still as great as every time i have gone. Although alexandra does not do the waxing anymore, the people who work there are just as clean and professional! i love using the use of hard wax! My girlfriend and i got all our waxing done, and then a massage. i believe i will need to make a trip out here everey time im back in toronto! More...

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24 December 2017

had a pre-holiday massage that included steam room use for 30mins. my rmt was amazing. staff wer great. they provided mini treat buffet by the lounge - mmm chocolate truffles was heaven after my service, they were out with grapefruit juice which came with service so i had calamancy instead. i loved that it was quiet not busy and had the change room and washroom to myself. i will definitely come back and recommend this place to others. More...

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5 November 2017

Having done the luxury hotel spa circuit in Toronto, and coming away underwhelmed by the quality of the actual massages. ..I sauntered over to this local gem and thought--"hey, maybe I don't need a huge space full of glitz and glamour to get the most out of a spa day--what's the point when the massage itself is lacking?!". I typically get the most feel-good massages in clinical settings, however sometimes that chiropractors office just isn't zen enough! Enter Laya Spa. The best of both. It is an intimate, earthy, exotic space that tucks you away into another world. I've had RMTs Lynn and Arica--both skillful and strong. I have back and shoulder problems and I know if I saw them regularly the therapeutic value would be life-changing. Looking forward to booking a romantic couples massage there in November. I'll save the fancy hotels for the dinner and cocktails after the massage :) More...

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14 October 2017

Love this place! You feel relaxed just by walking into the space. The facials are great. I love Noor! She's who I started going to a few months ago and I've kept going to her ever since. They also have a sauna to take advantage of before your treatment and everything just feels real and not pumped by superficial labels or products. More...

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12 October 2017

This place is quite far from my home but for as long as I live in Toronto, I will never give up this place! I go to Pauline for wax services and it is always such a pleasant experience (which is saying a lot because I get brazilian wax), all the way from the receptionist to the overall vibe to Pauline's professionalism.Would recommend to anyone!

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8 September 2017

Had an amazing experience at Laya, having visited for their signature facials. Had mother/daughter facials for 3 and they accommodated us together in a peaceful group room which was an added bonus to be able to enjoy the treatment together. Staff were friendly and skilled, and take special care to provide a memorable and relaxing experience. More...

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6 September 2017

Found this place on the fly during our drive up to Toronto in July because I wanted to surprise my hardworking, supportive hubby with a massage. Laura was so helpful and sweet in setting up a couples massage for me at the last minute, and constant communication with her was great. She was even more kind and beautiful in person!Our RMTs were Lynn J. and Jocelyn B. I don't recall which I had, but both my hubby and I agree that they were both great at locating and really working out the muscle knots and tension. The pressure was perfect. My hubby fell asleep during the massage, which is always a good sign that the RMTis doing a great job! I only felt the massage was lacking a little because I don't recall a lot of attention on my arms and the hands. I always look forward to the deep hand massage. We used the spa afterwards. It was way smaller than I anticipated, but it still did the job. The spa is also coed. I recommend! More...

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19 July 2017

Friends -- I love this spa. Sure it's small, but it's in my neighborhood, it's very clean, it's very charming, but most importantly, they provide quality services. Let me give you be the names of the people who have provided great services to me: Lynn Jankov-- RMT -- is amazing at massage. She hones in on knots and works them out She is great at adjusting her pressure to what you like. Dont be fooled! She may be tiny but she is strong! She is very attentive and adjusts her technique to what your body needs. For example, my hips were so tight that it hurt when she massaged them. Instead, Lynn stretched my hips and it felt amazing. The pain went away! I can vouch that Lynn "sees" with her hands. She is also incredibly sweet and has such a calming personality. Everything you want in an RMT!Pauline -- senior esthetician--  gave me the Shankara facial and it was an excellent experience. She has great technique. For example, not once did the towel on my face get cold as she wiped away cleanser, exfoliator, mask, etc. Her touch is gentle and confident. Her massage between treatments was just dreamy. She also adjusted the products she used during the facial based on what my skin needed. She knows what she is doing because I left with glowing skin that has stayed looking great since I got the facial two weeks ago. I will be back to see both ladies again soon. More...

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13 July 2017

My mother and I came here for a day of relaxation and used the wonderful spa/treatment services Laya has to offer. After a bit of confusion at the beginning, the treatments itself were just what we needed. If you're looking for truly unique and invigorating treatments, this is the right place. However, what sticks with a client when recommending to a friend/family is that little extra, which here was lacking. My mother customized her treatment package from head-to-toe (literally) and was happy to pay the price tag that came with it. Five Laya Spa packages serve a light lunch, but because my mother customized her package, this extra is not usually included. My mother was at Laya from early afternoon till evening, paid $500, and even after I requested lunch for her, I was told they would not include it. I paid $24 extra (for a salad bowl) so that she wouldn't go through the day hungry. This does not leave a good lasting impression on clients, nor warrants for that 5-star rating. More...

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8 July 2017

Lovely spa. I've been for an Indian Head Massage and Mini Facial and they were amazing. Thank you to Kaitlyn and Holly for making my experiences so enjoyable and relaxing.

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27 June 2017

ProsLocationLayoutDesignMassageCandy in wait room lol StaffCons Cost but typical of most spasForgot to get my 10% off Aroma therapy (best to just get regular therapy) SummaryGreat experience, receptionist lacked product knowledge considering she was there for a year but she was nice. Beautiful spa and great location. It was a wonderful experience More...

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3 June 2017

I found this spot online and was looking forward to my visit. However, it completely exceeded my expectations! Not only does Laya offer treatments that most other spas do not (Indian head massage, back treatment, etc) which make it unique, but the service was fantastic. I was so pleased, I booked another appointment for the following week as I checked out from my first visit. Highly recommend this awesome spot! More...

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26 May 2017

Looking for a relaxing experience? Laya Spa & Yoga is the place to go. They offer a variety of treatments - I went in for a deep tissue massage (ouch! ). I really enjoyed my experience, mainly because of the customer service and the environment. Everyone I interacted with was very accommodating and kind. The staff here go above and beyond to make the experience special for all their clients. My massage went quite well, however, it was not as relaxing as I had hoped - whether that's my fault or not, I don't know. My body was quite sore going into the massage due to stress on my legs from running. I asked for the treatment to focus on that area but the massage was more of a full body massage. They don't specialise here in sports recovery treatments, so perhaps that is why I didn't get exactly what I expected. Overall though, if you are looking for a general massage or any other type of treatment, Laya Spa & Yoga will do the trick! More...

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25 May 2017

My skin has never looked better since going to Alice. I was a skeptic about getting facials at first and now I am a believer that facials really do work. There is no other place I would rather go than to Laya Spa. Thank you for making my experiences memorable. More...

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23 May 2017

Treated myself on my birthday for a prenatal massage in a spa atmosphere and I must say I think I had one of the best massage experiences at a spa.  Given my prenatal ailments my body needed a lot of work and I was very fortunate to have Michelle provide services for me. She provided the perfect balance of treatment that my body very much required and a relaxing touch that embodied what I was exactly looking for on this day. She was very professional yet super down to earth and even gave me some tips to help me with my physical ailments. The very moment I walked in I felt such good energy at this place. Don't be fooled by the appearance of a small space because the decor, cleanliness and overall positive energy at Laya is what impressed me. I was even slightly late but the staff were very gracious with me. I am looking forward to returning this time for a facial post baby. Definitely a place to check out! More...

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9 May 2017

An absolutely beautiful and therapeutic space to have any spa treatment done or to practice yoga or meditation- all the staff are fabulous, accommodating and professional.

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4 May 2017

I currently reside in New York and recently planned my best friend's bachelorette. I stumbled across Laya Spa & Yoga and I'm so delighted that I decided to book them for our group. Our experience was absolutely wonderful! I did majority of the planning via phone calls and each of the girls were so incredibly helpful! They customized a package for our group with a group yoga session and individualized treatments! On the day of, we went to a yoga session with Aless at an off site location. The yoga session was relaxing and most importantly enjoyable! We were able to do yoga to destiny's child as per request by our group and it turned out fantastic! We also got a complimentary uber to the studio where we each got individualized treatments. I opted to get a massage and it was fantastic. Our group loved the experience and I could not have been happier. In particular, the bride to be was so impressed and had a great time! Just wanted to thank all the staff at Laya Spa & Yoga for such an incredible experience! We were pleased with all their services and how accommodating and friendly all the staff was! I truly appreciate how much effort went into booking our event. I will continue to recommend Laya Spa & Yoga to our family and friends as the service was outstanding! More...

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4 April 2017

Went to Laya for the Monday and Wednesday special. Shankara facial for $65. I was greeted immediately by the super friendly receptionist. She took my coat, gave my sandals, and offered water while I filled out the consent form (for my first visit.) I had Vanessa provide my facial and she was awesome. The entire experience was incredibly relaxing. She did a skin analysis and chose products based on my needs. The exfoliation was so thorough and she does a great job really massaging your face while she performs each step. The best part is that while some of the steps soak in or dry, you get a head/neck/shoulder massage and also a foot scrub and massage! Heavenly. For $65, it's like multiple services in one. Total time around 1hour 10min. Will be back! More...

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29 March 2017

was at Laya today and the experience exceeded my expectations from the second I got there. The receptionist greeted me within seconds and sat me down to fill out the forms after offering me some water. Shortly after, my RMT took me to this huge, beautiful room to give me the best massage I've ever received! She made sure to ask what were the trouble areas and made sure me and my baby bump were comfy!The Shankara facial I received was amazing! Being an esthetician myself I didn't expect to be blown away - but I was. The foot scrub and foot massage during the mask was the perfect bonus. Everything about the spa is amazing. Attention to detail; yoga/indian inspired decor; the wonderful smell; just the all around energy.I will recommend this place a million times over and will definitely be back More...

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15 March 2017

Had a great experience. Booked an appointment for an Indian head massage, the massage therapist knew what were he doing and he explained the process in details.

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28 February 2017

Had a lovely, relaxing, experience today. Elena did the salt scrub and Roberta did the Ayurvedic pedicure. Going on a Tuesday meant it was quiet and I had most of the facility to myself. Such a treat. I enjoyed the ginger tea and grapefruit juice as well. I'd never gone for a steam before and it was jarring at first. However, it quickly felt as therapeutic as it should, though (due to my personal comfort level / heat tolerance) I had to step out a couple of times, which gave me a chance to refill my water cup. I called it quits when the temperature reached 105F but again, that was my choice. I look forward to returning! (The location is very convenient, too.) More...

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11 January 2017

I treated myself to a heavenly facial with Tracey, taking advantage of their special (Shankara facial on Mon & Wed for $65). The whole experience was pure joy, from the slippers and ginger tea they welcome you with to the soothing music and essential oils in treatment room. The facial was so relaxing and the products smelled incredible. There was even an unexpected and totally welcome foot scrub and massage while my mask was drying. Tracee is wonderful! Think I may need to make this a monthly date with myself! I walked out floating More...

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27 December 2016

Amazing experience. The space is so beautiful and zen. Started my massage with a 30 min eucalyptus steam with some delicious flavoured water, then had an amazing 90 min massage with Michelle. It was the perfect combination of relaxation and pressure to work out knots. Ended with a fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. PERFECT More...

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11 December 2016

Great location and lovely little space for yoga and spa treatments. The service was great from the time I booked to when we finished. My boyfriend and I came for a couples massage and our RMTs were superb. We also had a complimentary steam which really topped the whole relaxation experience. The only thing I felt like the space lacked was a relaxation or lounge area in between treatments. Also I wasn't able to redeem my 10% check in discount because it's not valid for RMT services which I only found out on the day. Otherwise a lovely little city spa. More...

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4 May 2016

I had a wonderful 1.5 hour facial with Alessandra (the owner of the salon). She was very thorough in explaining the process. Accompanied with the facial was a head, shoulder, neck and foot massage which was phenomenal. The best part was the special pricing $60 (on mondays and wednesdays only). The whole experience was topped off with a delicious grapefruit juice as well. I have booked my second appointment already! Its a great place and I would highly recommend it. More...

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15 March 2016

I've been meaning to do this for awhile, but life got in the way and now I actually have a chance to do this review.I love this place! I received a Brazilian wax, a manicure and a pedicure last summer. It was the best treatments I have ever received! I will be back very soon for a facial, as I have heard they are excellent. The place had a very relaxed aura in there, not like usual places where there's people yelling back and forth, doors slamming, ect. It's a very relaxing environment. The one thing I love about this place is the ladies take their time. You don't feel rushed, and you automatically relax when you begin your treatment. More...

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13 December 2015

Laya spa is fantastic! The atmosphere was immediately relaxing, I loved all the extras they provided (tea, truffle, slippers, juice) and the staff were attentive and friendly. My Indian head massage was wonderful, I felt truly de-stressed after my visit. My reason for not giving 5 stars was that I thought it was a little pricey but otherwise a great experience. I definitely recommend, I have started saving to come back! More...

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27 November 2015

I had a very good massage with Jocelyn today. I've had hundreds of massages due to pains with my upper back and IT band and I felt that Jocelyn had more expertise than the average RMT I've had. I'd definitely return, but I find the price to be a bit above average (that's why this is only a 4-star review and not 5). More...

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26 October 2015

Words dont express how great this place is.  I get the Ayurvedic facial from Alexandra whom is absolutely amazing at what she does.  Right from walking into the place you feel a sense of relaxation due to the incense of burnt palo santo.  The hot steam room is one of the hottest steam rooms I've been to in the city and comes complimentary with some services.  It's a small place but it has all that you need. Awesome customer service and very reasonable prices in comparison to other spa's in the city.  For what you get and the time that they spend on you it's well worth the price.  Facials are geared to your personal body and or skin type.  They try to use all natural products which is great for people with sensitive skin.  I wanted to be greedy and didn't want to tell people about this hidden gem but i'll share the joy!  Check it out for yourself you won't be disappointed. More...

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27 September 2015

I booked the Ayurveda facial with the senior aesthetician, Alessandra. It was originally supposed to be a mother's day present, but got delayed. I decided to still make it happen. My mom had been stressed I thought that it was a good time. Prior to the appointment, my mom was still tense and I really wanted her to relax as we were spending the day together. When she came out of the 90-min appointment, she looks totally different, happy, relaxed, and was ecstatic with her facial, that she found very enjoyable. I had previously taken her for other facials, but she said this was a unique and special experience. I met Alessandra after the facial, and she was such a genuinely pleasant woman. I would love to go back for  the services myself in the future. The receptionist there, Holly, was also super nice and exceeded my expectations with her customer service. Even while I was waiting, she offered me a seat in the lounge with slippers (they have really nice acupressure slippers), tea, water, etc. The atmosphere in the place was also ver nice. As soon as I came into the place, I noticed it had a great relaxing energy. I was relaxed just sitting there. Overall, I was very pleased with the experience and the customer service. More...

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5 August 2015

great mani/pedis, very clean spa and a warm welcoming environment

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25 July 2015

Phone receptionists were nice.  Took a moment to make an appointment.  Pedicure was decent, decent paint job.   Had the signature facial. ... Includes a massage foot massage and upper body massage - bonus!  It needed with a glass of fresh squeezed grapefruit juice.   Lovely.   Facial includes fresh cucumbers on the eyes, and a aloe mask (from live plant) to soothe skin after extraction.   Lots of applications.  I lost count.  One con.... No facial steamer, Only hot towels.   I would recommend to anyone...my skin looked amazing afterwards.   Note.. My friend had a facial too, super sensitive skin...she like hers as well. More...

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