stepping inside Soothe Downtown Spa feels like coming home. the friendly and welcoming atmosphere creates the perfect setting for relaxing, reconnecting, and renewing. and that’s what Soothe is all about - making you feel good from the inside out while taking care of you, and the planet.
soothe offers a wide variety of services and treatments from manicures and pedicures, facials and body wraps, to makeup, waxing, and eyelash treatments. they offer amazing massages. clients have the option to book in individually, or in pairs or larger groups, perfect for dates and celebrations. and the services are accompanied by a perfect cup of tea in vintage cups and saucers.
fifteen years ago when Gloria Williams helped finance her best friend Tammy’s small spa, using her credit card, she never imagined that one day she would be the owner. it was a leap for the single mother, but when things came full circle Gloria put her energy, passion and ethics of caring for people and the planet into the business. she also hosts wellness retreats focused on yoga, hiking, massage, health and plant based nutrition.
Soothe is an eco-conscious, cruelty-free and vegan spa. Soothe carries the highest quality organic, eco-friendly products such as Eminence Organic Skin Care who plant a tree for every product sold. “organic products are important to us because we believe in enhancing your wellness naturally. our products are proudly free of parabens, animal by-products, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, harmful colorants and fragrances, mineral oils, petroleum, and other harsh cosmetic chemicals." Eminence uses ethically sourced ingredients, solar powered & biodynamic farming practices.
Soothe offers a natural, clean Canadian makeup line; Elate Cosmetics with refillable and biodegradable bamboo compacts - even the refill packaging is well thought out - with unbleached seed paper to plant and watch flowers grow! other eco-friendly examples are locally crafted natural shampoo and hair conditioner bars.
Gloria believes it is very important to support local business and loves being part of the downtown community. Soothe has featured a variety of local products over the years such as Esskin, Ossetra, Britaniola, Jacobean, Canadian crafted natural Elate make-up, and local pottery, jewelry, musicians CD’s and writers books have come through. the walls of the historic building that houses Soothe displays work of local artists, (presently featuring Keli-Ann Pye-Bashara, Paddy Barry, and others), which are available for sale.
the risk of investing into Soothe continues to be rewarding in many ways - and it proved to be an inspiration for Gloria’s talented daughter and business partner Skye Tostowaryk who has created a solid and exciting career in make-up artistry and special effects for film & television.