Meet Our Team

At Urban Massage & Wellness we are dedicated to helping clients achieve a higher quality of life. We have extensive education and experience with a commitment to continue the learning process in order to provide the most current and innovative treatments

We have consciously designed our team of like-minded professionals to exceed your expectations in getting your body where it needs to be so you can live the life you love!

Nicole St.Laurent Owner/Manual Osteopath/RMT:

Completed a 3000hr Registered Massage Therapy program and then went on to gain her Diploma in Manual Osteopathy from the National Manual Osteopathic College in Red Deer, Alberta.

She believes in the holistic approach of manual osteopathy, finding that addressing the body as a whole delivers outstanding results for clients suffering from both acute and chronic conditions. Nicole enjoys seeing people reap the benefits of manual osteopathy & massage and is constantly looking to expand her expertise in all areas of manual therapy through further education. Maintaining a strong belief that manual therapy has the ability to stimulate the body’s own healing processes, Nicole is interested in working with clients who wish to be a participant in their own health.

“I feel like my passion & purpose have aligned and am incredibly grateful to be apart of my clients’ journey to function and wellbeing. There is nothing more fulfilling than helping someone move beyond pain and disfunction, allowing them to live the life they love! I look forward to many more years practicing in the profession that ultimately chose me!”

Manual Osteopathy | Paediatric Manual Osteopathy

Elizabeth Grosset RMT:

Elizabeth graduated with honours from MaKami College, where she acquired her 3000-hour Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy diploma. Elizabeth has been in good standing with RMTA since 2013 and has worked as a massage therapist in St. Albert for many years, building a client base that she loves to work with.

Elizabeth takes pride in providing education-focused treatment and a positive experience for every client. She believes the body is a fascinating machine and has always been interested in how she can help people lead a better life through her training.

Proud to be a mom of three not-so-little girls and a grandma to one amazing boy, Elizabeth enjoys relaxing in the Urban Massage & Wellness infrared-sauna and always finds a way to live her best life.

Sonia Van Der Vinne Manual Osteopath/RMT:

Sonia completed the Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy Program at MaKami College in 2017 and earned a diploma from the National Manual Osteopathic College in 2009.

Thanks to her commitment to multiple modalities, Sonia is able to help a broad scope of people with diverse conditions and with pain management. Her ultimate goal is to help people get back to doing what they love to do, and doing it pain-free.

Sonia appreciates being part of the positive work environment at Urban Massage & Wellness. She loves the outdoors, including hiking, camping, and running or walking with her dog.

Richard Luong RMT:

Richard graduated with top marks and at the top of his class from MaKami College’s Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy in 2017, where he now teaches Anatomy & Physiology. He also holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta and studies anatomy in his spare time to provide valuable information to his clients about at-home care and injury prevention. 
Over the years, Richard has been able to develop strong connections with his clients. He has a fine-tuned ability to listen, assess accurately, and cater to their needs. Richard’s clients leave their appointments feeling strong, healthy, and energetic, and with the education and ability to create a healthy lifestyle. His ultimate goal is to restore or enhance a client’s day to day activities and make achieving their goals a comfortable and pain-free experience.
When he isn’t helping some clients recover and prepare for fitness and sports activities, Richard is usually participating in his own. He works out several times a week and, when the Alberta weather allows, plays golf regularly.

Deep tissue massage | sports massage | The Graston Technique | rock taping | orthopedic assessment | Cyriax cross fiber friction | trigger point therapy | advanced neuromuscular techniques 

Jennifer Moore RMT:

Originally from the Annapolis Valley, NS, Jenn is a graduate of The Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and received her diploma in June 2013.

While attending school, she actively participated in a neurology clinic, as well as out-reach clinics for IWK cancer kids and Dalhousie theatre grads.

Jenn has an extensive background in voice and teaches voice lessons and musical theatre classes. She also directs and performs on stage. Aside from massage and voice (two passions which she combines by offering vocal massage), Jenn also has a love for horses, rock climbing, hiking, baking, and gardening.

*currently not available until phase 3 of Alberta economic reopening
**alternating hot and cold, with specific treatments for tendonitis, pain, migraines, sinuses

Samantha Wiggins RMT:

Sammy graduated with honours from the 3000 hr Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy Program at MaKami College in June 2018 diploma. She also received the Top Marks Award for her commitment during her schooling.

Sammy enjoys providing a sense of emotional and physical balance to her clients. Through massage, she is able to connect with others, reading their needs and adjusting as necessary to provide the best possible treatment.

In her free time, Sammy practices yoga and is a long-distance runner. She loves traveling, trying new foods, and meeting people from all over the world.

Emma Lawson, RMT:

Emma graduated at the top of her class in the Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy Program at MaKami College in 2019.

Her athletic background has given her insight into the specific stresses we put on our bodies in everyday life, and Emma is enthusiastic about using various modalities and techniques to fully relieve that stress. She focuses on a full process of assessment, treatment, education, and home care to ensure her clients get the best possible massage experience. She appreciates the energy, passion, and experience of the professionals at Urban Massage & Wellness.

When she isn’t at work, Emma can often be found outdoors with her dog or enjoying gardening, hiking, snowboarding, and fishing. She also loves to cook and explore new recipes!

Jennifer O’Neill, RMT:
Jennifer is a skilled RMT who works with clients of all ages; her youngest client is just eleven years old. She completed the 3000-hr Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy program at MaKami College in 2017. Jennifer combines massage and stretching techniques to provide her clients with a well-rounded treatment plan, and her massage style would be characterized as one of subtle intensity. 
Jennifer’s passion for sports has inspired her to help athletes of all ages achieve their health, recovery, and preparation goals. She spent most of her younger years in competitive swimming and baseball. Her goal was to swim for Team Canada, but a serious back injury sidelined that dream. However, the knowledge she gained from that period of her life translates perfectly into her work. 

When Jennifer isn’t giving clients what they need to push harder and be successful, you can find her spending time with her two energetic sons. She loves being with her family, living a healthy lifestyle and planning exciting adventures.

Therapeutic Massage | Orthopaedic Assessments | Pre/Post-Event Sports Massage | Trigger Point Therapy Pre/Post-Natal Massage | Joint Manipulation & Mobilizations | Relaxation Therapy

Dannielle Steven, RMT:

Dannielle received a Top Marks Award for her completion of the Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy diploma program at MaKami College.

For Dannielle, listening to clients and understanding their needs is an essential component of the healing process. She understands the deeply transformational powers of massage therapy and feels inspired when she sees clients come in smiling because of their improvement. Always seeking new knowledge, Dannielle plans to continue her education in specialized modalities such as advanced myofascial cupping, TMJ, and Rapid NeuroFascial Reset – just to name a few!

Outside of Urban Massage & Wellness, you may find her at the gym, at the ski hill in the winter, running on the trails in the summer, or biking, hiking, camping, or fishing. She also has two cats and a beautiful garden.

Teri Dawson RMT

Teri Dawson, RMT:

Teri is a graduate of the two-year diploma program at MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy and is registered with the Canadian Massage & Manual Osteopathic Therapists Association.

Teri is always inspired by the progress her clients make in achieving their goals. This has motivated her to gain more knowledge in complementary modalities. She’s currently enrolled in extra courses specializing in oncology massage, orthopedic massage, and kinetic massage.

When she isn’t gaining new knowledge and skills to provide her clients with more options, Teri enjoys exploring the beautiful Rocky Mountains in Alberta and BC with her children and husband. She also likes to stay closer to home, relaxing with her senior dogs in her backyard oasis.

Jennifer McLaughlin, RMT:

Jennifer graduated at the top of her class in the Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy Program at MaKami College in February 2021.  She is also a certified group fitness instructor and her commitment to being a community-minded wellness advocate is clear.
For Jennifer, listening to the needs of her clients is essential to developing the best approach for treatment.   She understands the benefits and healing powers of massage and will provide the best possible service she can, to ensure a better quality of life for her clients.  Jennifer is passionate about expanding her knowledge and experience to help her better understand the human body and treat her clients, which is why she consistently pursues continuing education.
Jennifer is known as “mom” by three amazing kids. She enjoys sending time with her family, the outdoors, physical fitness, healthy eating, travel, and being around people.
Jennifer McLaughlin Student RMT

Emma McNally, RMT:

Emma McNally was born in Belfast, Ireland, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in Psychology. She moved to Canada in 2007 to raise her family of three boys. Recently, she decided to begin a career in massage therapy, knowing the essential role it plays in leading a healthy and fulfilling life. Emma is currently passing with distinction in her Advanced clinical massage therapy program at Makami college. She has recently received  her 2200 hrs designation and volunteers as a student mentor at the college. 
Emma is dedicated to a healthy lifestyle for herself, her family, and others. She has helped plan and coordinate a healthy home-cooked hot lunch program for her kids’ school, and can often be found hiking with her family and dog, biking, and practicing yoga. Emma looks forward to using her knowledge, skills and commitment to continuing education to enhance and enrich her clients’ general health and sense of wellbeing.
Jennifer McLaughlin Student RMT
Braelyn Bogdanov Client Experience Coordinator

Jenna Lang, Acupuncturist:

Jenna is a Registered Acupuncturist and budding herbalist. She graduated from the Acupuncture Program at MacEwan University in 2016 after completing the Holistic Health Practitioner Program.

Jenna is passionate about expanding her knowledge and experience to help her better understand and treat her patients, which is why she consistently pursues new educational paths. In her final year of school, she had the opportunity to complete an internship at Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Zhengzhou, China. Here, she experienced firsthand how acupuncture and herbal medicine can be used in a hospital setting with excellent outcomes for patients.

Jenna has also taken courses in Motor Point Release for acute and chronic injuries for neck, shoulder, hip, and low back pain. She has a special interest in acute and chronic central nervous system ailments, including mental health, mental and emotional difficulties, and addictions. To gain more knowledge in treating these conditions, she completed courses in Scalp Acupuncture and Acupuncture Detoxification Specialty (NADA). She is also currently working toward becoming an accredited clinical herbalist, which will allow her to balance theories of traditional Chinese medicine with western herbals.

When she isn’t absorbing new information and challenging herself to learn more, Jenna can be found spending time with her two dogs, a Lacey-Aussie shepherd and Minnie-husky mix.

Roswitha Soepenberg, RMT:

Roswitha has completed the 3000hr RMT program at Makami College, where she received a certificate of distinction for overall performance as a champion of the college. She is passionate about providing care and helping people feel their best in all ages and stages of life
Over the years, Roswitha has had the opportunity to work in various sectors as a business sociologist. She enjoyed helping people adapt through change and thrive within the workplace. Her experience with people in this role gave her insight into just how many people experience stress on a daily basis. This encouraged her to pursue additional training that would allow her to help people on a deeper and more individual level. After receiving her doula certification, she felt it was time to expand her skills into massage therapy.
Meeting and working with others is energizing for Roswitha. She enjoys coming into the welcoming environment at Urban Massage & Wellness, which puts her in the right headspace for helping clients relax and heal. She also enjoys relaxing outside the clinic, often spending time painting, hiking, cross country skiing, reading, and gardening. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, children and her dog.
Jennifer McLaughlin Student RMT
Braelyn Bogdanov Client Experience Coordinator

Howl Jenkins (Craig Newbery), RMT:

Howl completed his massage training at Makami College and loves being a part of Urban Massage & Wellness. Howl is multi-talented and comes from a strong background in the culinary arts. He helped successfully launch three restaurants and was head chef for two of the three. After practicing yoga for many years, he also gained his yoga teacher certification to help others learn and enjoy regular practice.    
One of Howl’s greatest strengths lies in relationship building. He primarily wanted to join the Urban Massage & Wellness team because of the people, some of whom he met in school. He was also looking for an environment that prioritized learning, which is another reason Urban Massage & Wellness is a great fit!
When he isn’t working on his massage therapy skills and learning new modalities, Howl is busy hanging out with the coolest 6 year old in the world. Always on the search for new adventures, his latest obsession is climbing. He spends a lot of time dusting his fingers at climbing centres around the city.

Client Experience Coordinators

Nadia Van Der Vinne Client Experience Coordinator

Rochelle St Laurent :

Rochelle is a client experience coordinator at Urban Massage & Wellness with a strong background in medical settings. She has completed her Medical Administration Diploma and often seeks out natural healing methods. Rochelle’s main goal is to contribute positively to the calming and welcoming atmosphere of the clinic. When she isn’t working, Rochelle enjoys spending time with her son and family, camping, or nurturing her newfound love of plants. 

Darleen McColman:

Darleen is one of our talented client experience coordinators. She gains great inspiration and fulfillment from being part of a team of people who are completely dedicated to helping those in need of relief, whether from physical or mental/emotional challenges. Each time she comes in, she looks forward to seeing clients walk out feeling better than they did coming in.

Darleen is a graduate of the Academy of Learning-Computer Business Applications in London, Ontario. She is also a wife of 33 years, a mother to two brilliant boys, and an avid hockey fan. When her time isn’t occupied with these great loves, she enjoys the quieter side of life, finding joy in music, crafting, and gardening.

Braelyn Bogdanov Client Experience Coordinator
Sara Hungerford Client Experience Coordinator

Jessica Kormysh:

Jessica is currently completing her Grade 12 year at Sachs High School, with big plans for her first year of post-secondary. She is currently enrolled in the geomatic engineering program at NAIT for the Fall 2021 semester.

Jessica knew she wanted to join the Urban Massage & Wellness team as soon as she walked in the door. The friendly and relaxing atmosphere had an immediate effect on her. She enjoys interacting with all of the staff and clients throughout the day, and her ultimate goal is to leave a positive impact on every person she encounters.

Despite loving her indoor work environment, Jessica also loves to get outside as often as possible, heading to the lake in the summer months or to the mountains with her snowboard in the winter months. Jessica has played high-level sports throughout her life, including volleyball, but also spends plenty of time relaxing with her friends and family.