Meet Our Team
Nicole St.Laurent, Owner | Manual Osteopath | RMT
Nicole is a highly trained and multi-specialized therapist and an accomplished mentor. She founded Urban Massage & Wellness in 2017, and through the clinic, has had the opportunity to grow personally and professionally while leading a team of talented therapists toward their own successes and accomplishments.
Nicole believes wholeheartedly in the holistic approach of manual osteopathy. She has seen how addressing the body as a whole delivers outstanding results for clients suffering from both acute and chronic conditions. Nicole has firsthand experience with the power manual therapy has in stimulating the body’s own healing processes, and as a result, she enjoys working with clients who are eager to participate in their own health and wellbeing.
*Thank you so much for all of your support. Unfortunately, I am no longer accepting new clients. I am passionate about providing an amazing experience to my clients and feel this is best achieved by not having an over booked schedule. -Nicole
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.
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.
***Sammy is currently exploring South America. We look forward to her return in the spring of 2023!
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!
***Emma is currently on leave. We will update with her return.
Jennifer McLaughlin, RMT
Renata Serna, RMT
Leilane Bataller Bersabe, RMT
Brandy Godwin, RMT
Brandy has completed the 3000hr Massage Therapy Program at Makami College. 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.
Pranee (aka Nena) Promlert - RMT
Pranee (or Nena, as she prefers to be called) graduated from Archways Massage Therapy School in 2020. She also had the opportunity to study traditional Thai massage while living in Thailand, a unique modality that brings many of her clients in regularly. Nena first came to Canada in 2007 and spent the next nine years splitting her time between Canada and Thailand. She now happily resides in St. Albert.
Nena became an RMT out of a desire to help relieve people’s day-to-day pain and provide them with a simple and enjoyable way to relax, meet their goals, and feel capable of anything. Getting to see and talk to different people every day is the part of the job that Nena enjoys the most.
When it comes to her personal health goals, Nena is proud of her commitment to regular stretching and improving her flexibility, which helps her provide the best treatments possible for her patients. When she’s not at work, Nena loves to spend time gardening.
Kyla Boldt - Student RMT
Kyla is a second-year massage student halfway through the 2200-hour Massage Therapy Diploma at MacEwan University’s class of 2023. She’s always been interested in the human body and the field of health studies. After Kyla felt the powerful effects of massage therapy for the first time, she knew she wanted to be able to give others the same healing experience.
Kyla’s favourite part of massage therapy is watching the progress of clients as they complete their treatment plans. She is very excited to offer therapeutic and relaxation massage at Urban Massage and Wellness clinic because of how calm and welcoming our location is. Kyla says she felt at home as soon as she walked in the door!
When she’s not at work or in school, Kyla enjoys spending time with her family at the lake, spending time with her friends, and walking along the river valley. She’s a strong advocate for self-care and enjoys a night of relaxation.
Atitiya Mis - RMT
Atitiya has achieved 2200hrs with distinction in the Spa Massage Program at the Alberta College of Massage Therapy (ACMT). Before pursuing massage therapy, Atitiya studied at the Rajamankala University of Bangkok, Thailand, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in International Business. She hopes to one day return to Thailand to study other forms of massage that she can bring back for the benefit of her Canadian clients.
Atitiya has always enjoyed receiving massages and the mental and physical release they can provide. Sharing that enjoyment with others is her way of giving back to those around her, and the satisfaction of relieving their pain and discomfort keeps her motivated. For Atitiya, massage therapy is the perfect balance between helping clients in a practical way while also satisfying her interest in anatomy and whole-body healing.
In her free time, Atitiya loves cooking, baking, gardening, and spending time with her family. Her Catholic faith plays a significant role in her life and continues to inspire her professional and personal goals.
Zachery Wong - Student RMT
Zachery is a recent graduate of the Alberta College of Massage Therapy (ACMT) Spa Massage Practitioner Certificate Program and is currently enrolled in his second year to complete his 2200-hour Massage Therapy Diploma Program to become a RMT. He is also certified in relaxation massage and Swedish massage.
Zachery has always wanted to pursue massage therapy since high school and now that he is achieving his dream, he doesn’t regret a thing! He loves the freedom and flexibility within massage therapy to focus on the skills that work best for him, allowing him to be at his best for his clients. While Zachery is working hard both at school and at the clinic, he also enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and watching movies.
Urban Massage & Wellness is a beautiful space to work in and he loves the friendly, easy-going people. Zachery also has a background in graphic design and business management and is a firm believer in the interconnectedness of all things. His ultimate goal is to help you find solutions of healing within yourself to realign your mind, body, and spirit.
- Student RMT
- Swedish Massage
- Chair Massage
Lee-Anne Cunanan - RMT
Lee-Anne is a second-year student in the 3000 hours Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy program and Makami College. She was a Makami Champion for both semesters of her first year. Lee-Anne was drawn to massage during the COVID pandemic. As a busy professional working three jobs, Lee-Anne benefited from frequent massages; this encouraged her to learn more about massage so she could benefit others in the same way.
Lee-Anne loves having a job in which the atmosphere promotes relaxation and self-awareness. Being a massage therapist helps with her general well-being and practicing the “power of now”.
When she’s not at work, Lee-Anne enjoys spending time with her two cats, Oliver and Magnus. She loves watching true crime documentaries on Netflix to unwind and she’s a huge foodie; in fact, Lee-Anne is also a trained cook. When she isn’t at the clinic or at home with her cats, she loves a good road trip.
Veronica May Canaman - RMT
Veronica is a second-year student in the Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy program at Makami college. She has achieved an Award for Excellence for top Marks as well as the Makami Champion Award. Serving others has always been a passion of Veronica’s and massage not only lets her help others but also provides the opportunity for continuous learning, something Veronica considers essential for self-development.
Veronica finds massage therapy to be a rewarding career, with every appointment being an opportunity to improve someone’s health in well-being. She also likes the challenge that each body is unique and requires personalized treatment. Veronica loves Urban Massage & Wellness for its welcoming, supportive, and caring environment for clients and therapists alike. She is incredibly grateful to be part of such an amazing team led by a truly knowledgeable and compassionate person.
In her free time, Veronica likes to spend time with her family in the community. She is a dedicated mom to a big fur baby and an active little girl. They like to go on walks in their community and ride bikes, but especially love summer activities like camping and swimming. Veronica is also an Early Childhood Supervisor and enjoys working with children and their families.
Khaled (Jason) Al Kountar – RMT
Jason is a graduate of Makami College and will have his MOCC (MOT) by February 2023. The primary reason why he decided to pursue massage therapy training was his desire to help others feel great and improve their health. He enjoys interacting with his clients the most and seeing their progression from treatment to treatment. To do his job well, Jason uses the relationship between physiology and psychology. He is interested in helping his clients work with both the structure and function of their muscles and bodies for overall health improvement. Jason finds Urban Massage & Wellness to be a modern clinic that is very forward-thinking with exceptional planning for the long term. The clinic is clean and professional and values the results of teamwork.
Jason is interested in sociology and anthropology as well as biochemistry. He also enjoys reading, travelling, sports, and music.
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.
Abby’s favourite part of working at the Urban Massage & Wellness clinic is getting to know the clients and learning all about massage therapy from the team of therapists. She feels right at home in the calming environment alongside friendly, motivated people.
Abby is active in sports, often taking on leadership roles. She plays volleyball and, after playing ringette for eleven years, has now become a ringette coach for younger students. When she’s not at school or work, Abby loves the outdoors. She looks forward to going to the lake with her family in the summers, where she enjoys waterskiing and relaxing in the sun. Abby’s greatest moments are spent travelling and spending time with friends and family.
Hailee is part of the uplifting atmosphere at Urban Massage & Wellness, welcoming clients into the clinic and wishing them well as they head back out feeling rejuvenated. She enjoys seeing the immense positive impacts of therapy in real-time, both physical and mental.
Hailee loves working out at the gym regularly, finding many ways to stay active after being a competitive cheerleader for six years and coaching for two. She also enjoys exploring new ideas and paths, including a recent interest in Tarot and astrology. Family-oriented at heart, she can often be found spending quality time with her nephews