Meet Our Team
Nicole St.Laurent, Owner | Manual Osteopath | RMT
Nicole 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!”
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 two amazing boys, 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 2019.
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.
As of January 2022, Richard will no longer have set shifts. He will be picking up casual shifts from time to time as his busy teaching schedule allows. Please keep an eye on the online schedule if you would like to book in with him.
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.
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.
Jennifer McLaughlin, RMT
Emma McNally, RMT
Renata Serna, RMT
Leilane Bataller Bersabe, RMT
Linawaty is a collaborative therapist who works closely with her clients. She enjoys helping people connect more deeply with their health and wellness goals with well-rounded treatment plans. In addition to her work during treatments, Lina offers her clients strategies they can use at home to improve healing and stay energized.
After earning a Top Marks Award during her RMT training at Makami College, Lina joined the Urban Massage & Wellness team. Lina’s warm, positive energy fits perfectly with the atmosphere at the clinic, and she is an excellent source of knowledge and optimism for her clients and fellow team members.
When she isn’t working, Lina enjoys sharing some of her passions and hobbies with her partner and her son, including cuisine, cooking, and travel.
Brandy Godwin, RMT
Brandy is a second-year registered massage therapy student at Makami College and has completed the 2200hr requirement to be registered. Brandy feels privileged to be part of the wellness journey for her clients, allowing them to live a healthy, happy, and pain-free life. Brandy joined the Urban Massage & Wellness team so her clients could enjoy a welcoming environment, knowledgeable and extensively trained team members, and an environment where therapist and client education is a top priority.
Brandy is excited to be gaining hands-on experience and mentorship as she completes her education. Outside the clinic, she is very family-oriented and loves spending time with her children. They often enjoy activities like biking, hiking, reading, and camping.
Gomerfil (Grace) Demera, RMT
Providing high-quality massage therapy runs in Grace’s family, and the gift for healing and soothing others through massage therapy is a trait she inherited. Grace is a Registered Massage Therapist who earned her designation in Edmonton. She practices a wide range of modalities so she can adapt to her clients’ specific needs. She is trained in several specialized techniques, including Traditional Chinese Foot Massage, Abdominal Massage, TMJ Massage and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi techniques.
Grace has extensive experience in the hospitality industry, which is one of the reasons she is so skilled in providing a truly therapeutic and welcoming space for her clients. Her goal is to help people feel great at the end of the day, even after a long day of work. When Grace is not at Urban Massage & Wellness, she enjoys playing badminton and basketball, and singing and dancing.
Client Experience Coordinators
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 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.
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.