Welcome to Aum Spa
A-u-m is the eternal sound; the sound of the universe.
Aum spa is built on the ancient Ayurveda philosophy of the traditional Indian medicine.
Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word that holds a belief of medicine and healing. By breaking down the word Ayurveda, to its root words ie ‘Ayur- Veda’ we can gain a better understanding of this healing system. The word ‘ayur’ means life and longevity; the word ‘veda’ means pure knowledge.
Ayurveda is the oldest healing systems known to man and its origin’s can be rooted back to India 5000 AD. The holistic systems of therapy over time, has found its way to many countries and its place in modern medicine.
Ayurveda covers every aspect of the human mind, body and spirit; with its overarching focus on happy-healthy and longevity of life. This ideology can be seen Ayurveda practices such as early morning yoga, mid-day message, stress-release breathing exercises, dietary control and herbal medicine for skin care.
Thai massage is based on the old Indian teachings (2500 years AD) of Ayurveda and yoga. Additional influences have come from traditional Chinese medicine with its meridian system. Thai massage came to Thailand to conjunction with Buddhism and is called Nuuad Phaen Boran in the old writings. Nowadays, Thai massage is an integral element of the traditional Thai medicine, and it’s part of the popular Thai culture.
The Story-About Ying
As a child, my grandmother used to always ask me to step on her to reduce her back pain. At that time, I had no idea what I was doing nor did I understand the importance of massage then. It wasn’t until 2011 when I took a Thai massage course from the Toronto school of Thai massage, that I realized the importance of massage and that touching is healing.
Since then, I have frequently traveled to Southeast Asia to study the ancient healing arts, eastern wellness philosophy/theory and advance my techniques. During my travels, I fell in love with Southeast Asia due its rich history, architecture, vibrant culture and warm and friendly people. Following my travels, I began dreaming about opening my own Eastern themed spa, which would have the same ambiance as Southeast Asia and where clients would feel like they are on vacation. In order to stay true to the decor and ambiance of Southeast Asia, I have traveled to India and Thailand extensively to hand select the decor and furniture. As such, Aum Spa is built in the ancient Ayurveda philosophy of traditional Indian medicine and is inspired by the Hindu/Buddish temples and Mughal architectures as seen through my eyes throughout my travels. Not only do I want the space to look authentic, I also want to offer massage services at reasonable prices so that anyone can enjoy a massage at any time.
My grandmother had passed away over a decade now. I often wish that I knew what I now know, so that I could have given her the pain relief, love and comfort that she sought. Instead, I will now offer that same comfort, love and pain relief to my clients.
I’m a firm believer of self-healing. I believe our mind and body have the ability to heal itself. As a massage therapist, I’m here to guide you and share my knowledge with you so that you can heal yourself. I meditate and practice yoga often. I believe nature itself is the best physician.
I graduated from Royal Canadian College of Massage therapy with a diploma in Registered massage therapy. I’m also certified in Thai massage Level 1 and 2 from the Toronto School of Thai Massage. Relevant courses include Professional Thai Massage Teacher Training, stretch massage, Thai foot massage/reflexology, pregnancy and baby massage, as well as hot herbal compress and aromatherapy massage from Ong’s Thai massage school in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Furthermore, I have completed 200 hours of Yoga teacher training from Sri Kali, Goa, India. Sound Healing Therapy from Tibet Power Healing Centre, Dhramasala, India. I also obtained Ayurveda therapy training from Ayuskama Ayurveda Institute, Dhramasala, India.
Thank you, Ying,
Meet the team
Dr. Soosanna Kumary Chattu
(B.A.M.S., P.G.D.H.A., C.C.M.T.)
Dr. Soosanna Kumary Chattu is a registered Ayurveda Practitioner from Kerala, India and born in a family with strong roots of Ayurveda and Naturopathy. She has over 10 years of clinical practice experience and have worked in India, Middle-East and the Caribbean before joining at Aum Ayurveda and Thai Spa. Over the years, Dr. Soosanna has gained rich international experience working in over 5 countries and have treated diverse conditions such as Rheumatoid & Osteoarthritis, Allergies, Bronchial Asthma, Diabetes Mellitus; Digestive problems (Acidity, Indigestion, Ulcer, Irritable bowel syndrome & Constipation); Eating Disorders; Fatigue Syndrome; Fibromyalgia; Migraine; Obesity – Over Weight; Stress Management; Antenatal and Post natal care, Post-menopausal syndrome and other Skin and hair issues.
She has expertise in providing Panchakarma (detoxification and rejuvenation therapy including Abhyanga, Shirodhara, Swedana, Nasya or Shirovirechana, Netra Basti, Kati Basti, Uro Basti, Shiroabhyanga), Udvarthana, Navara Kizhi, Pizhichal and Kalpa (coconut scrub).
Dr. Soosanna is also a PhD candidate in Public Health and has always emphasized the application of interdisciplinary knowledge in managing medical conditions especially chronic Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) by highlighting the role of primordial prevention, health promotion, and primary prevention activities. She has conducted numerous Ayurveda workshops, Ayurvedic cooking classes and Nutritional advise for the patients on diet control and weight management regimens (for Diabetics, Hypertensives, Obesity and Cancers).
Dr Soosanna is also an expert in providing beauty therapies, Ayurvedic hair spa services, Ayurvedic facials and skin care formulations. She has great experience in providing handmade formulations such as authentic Ayurvedic teas, herbal cleansers, body oils, Ayurvedic super drinks for boosting immunity and enhancing the overall health and well-being. She has published over 20 research papers in international peer –reviewed journals and have travelled over 17 countries.
Dr. Urvashi C. Badola
(B.A.M.S., P.G.D.H.A., C.C.M.T.)
I am Dr Urvashi, an Ayurvedic Practitioner keenly devoted to spreading the message of Health and Wellness through Ayurveda and Natural way of living with 12 years of working experience.
I started my journey of learning Ayurvedic Health Sciences in the year 2006 in the holy city of Haridwar from one of the oldest and most renowned Ayurvedic College in India, i.e., Rishikul Govt. Ayurvedic P.G. College, Haridwar. It has been a journey of self-realization
Prior to moving to Toronto, I’ve worked at Himalaya for 5 years (One of the leading herbal brand in India), and while doing so I’ve attended several National & International Seminars on Ayurveda and presented scientific papers in about 10 such seminars and published articles in many national level Health Magazines, published interview on Indian National Television, and newspaper articles in leading Hindi Newspapers.
I am very passionate to spread the message of Ayurveda to the world. The concept of taking the body, mind and soul in the treatment and to look at eastern wellness is my compassion.
Now looking forward to spreading health and wellness to the western world in Toronto.
My name is Nelli. I’m a Thai massage practitioner and Hatha Yoga teacher. I’m from Hungary but have been living in different countries for the past 13 years, currently in Canada. 10 years ago while living in Mexico I gained interest in spiritual practices, because I had suffered insomnia and anxiety due to my previous hectic lifestyle. I found peace and healing through breathing techniques and meditation practices. My curiosity made me search for different holistic options that allow me to heal myself and help others. My first training was in Reiki, which had a great impact on me. However, by nature I am more of an active person so I knew when I was introduced to Thai massage it was my path to get on. I believe Thai Massage is more than just massage, rather it is a very efficient way for energy to move, flow and work through the body. I took a 300 hour training at The Toronto School of Thai Massage in 2014 and have been practicing it since. I like to incorporate some Reiki into each Thai Massage session. My other passion is yoga. I am a 200 hour yoga teacher registered by Yoga Alliance International and have been blessed to be teaching since 2016. I am specialized in Hatha yoga and my classes include asana practice, yoga nidra (guided relaxation), pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation. When I am on the mat I’m home and mi casa es tu casa 🙂
I will ask you to work with me, using conscious breath work focusing on letting go of what is not serving you anymore. Allowing your own self-healing powers to activate through the harmony created between your body, mind and spirit.”
Thank you, Nelli.
Our Mission and Vision
At Aum spa, we strive to bring you a total experience of the Eastern spa environment.
We put the wellbeing of our customer and staff first. We believe happy staff equal happy customers.
To achieve this, we remain a family oriented business with a heart to provide a high level of customer service at affordable prices, so anyone can enjoy these ancient healing arts.