(With Renay, owner of Rayne Spa)
August is starting off with high energy at Rayne Spa on the Danforth in Toronto. My own experience has been an uplifting and a positive one performing 20 minute massage on the rooftop patio on this sunny afternoon. As a massage therapist I have enjoyed a variety of clientele that have come to see me about re-energizing their backs, necks and shoulders with these brief yet powerful treatments while enjoying the outdoors. All of the local businesses and clients can benefited coming here for cool refreshment and some well-earned pampering. Unlike many places I have worked in this unique organic spa caters to the wellbeing of the clients, staff, and environment. It’s a win win situation here at Rayne Spa and I look forward to lending my hands in the coming months to my favorite neighborhood and spa on Toronto the Danforth.
Today I was thrilled to find an article by "Neighborhood Living" that talks about Rayne Spa, giving it a well deserved review:
"With an interior as restful as its name, Rayne Spa is the latest addition to Danforth’s spa scene … and it certainly raises the bar. A beautiful four-storey reno on an old building near Broadview has transformed this space into a restful oasis. With a sunny deck for lounging, and multiple floors of cleanly designed treatment areas, Rayne Spa will satisfy anyone who is looking for a touch of luxury. A water wall on the main floor, dark wood cabinetry and calming music set the tone from the moment one steps in the door.
This is no ordinary spa, and the woman behind it all, Renay Loucaides, explains that after a whirlwind month to get things ready, she’s enormously happy with this new chapter in her life. An aesthetician by training, Renay worked for MAC for years, starting in make-up and finishing in a top corporate position. From there, this busy mother of two young girls went to Apple, where she was responsible for 200 employees and, later, to Victoria’s Secret.
Her immersion in the business world gave Renay first-hand knowledge of what women need to keep them going. “These amazing companies, particularly Victoria’s Secret, helped me to understand that girl power is really based on strong self-esteem. I love the thought of pampering hard-working women so they are refreshed and ready to face their busy lives.”
A life-long resident of the Danforth neighbourhood, Renay’s community involve- ment doesn’t stop at the doors of the spa. As well as sponsoring corporate events – a reward party for employees or a girl party for grads – Rayne Spa also offers spa days to organizations like Nellie’s, so women in all circumstances have the opportunity to be pampered.
In every way, Renay has been able to express her values and promote her lifestyle choices in this “dream come true” venture. She’s aiming to have the business green certified and, apart from the eyelash extensions, all her products are organic or vegan, even the nail shellac, which will be available soon. The staff – knowledgeable, well-trained veterans Renay has known for years – share the same level of commitment to exceptional care and quality.
Renay opened the doors to Rayne Spa on April 1 of this year to a warm Danforth welcome, and the lovely aesthetic of the spa and its focus on organic replenishing treatments have already made it a neighbourhood destination." (Source)