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

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.

ELIZABETH GROSSET
SONIA VAN DER VINNE

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.

**Alternating hot and cold, with specific treatments for tendonitis, pain, migraines, sinuses
JENNIFER MOORE
Samantha

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!

 

EMMA LAWSON
LEILANE BATALLER BERSABE

Leilane Bataller Bersabe, RMT

Leilane is an RMT and reflexologist who is skilled in various modalities, including Swedish massage, therapeutic massage, deep tissue massage, reflexology, Thai massage, hot stone massage, and pediatric massage. Leilane’s drive to help people heal and relax is continuously encouraged by positive feedback from her clients. She appreciates every opportunity to meet and help new people, often welcoming them back to the studio like friends and family.
 
Leilane enjoys spending time with other motivated and knowledgeable therapists who share her passion for wellness. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, watching basketball, reading, painting, watching movies, and listening to mellow music. 

Renata Serna, RMT

Renata graduated with honours from the ACMT program. After discovering her passion for medicine and the human body at a young age, she has trained extensively in massage therapy and several other medical fields. She has worked as a pharmacy technician and RMT, and now, she is pleased to join the Urban Massage & Wellness team to help clients heal, feel great, and succeed in their wellness goals. 
 
Renata enjoys the people and atmosphere at Urban Massage & Wellness. In addition to her Canadian training and experience, she has trained in massage therapy in the Ukraine. In her downtime, Renata enjoys reading, swimming, hiking, and spending time with her family.
RENATA SERNA

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. 

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. 

BRANDY GODWIN

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. 

Khaled (Jason) Al Kountar, MANUAL OSTEOPATH | RMT

Jason is a graduate of Makami College and completed hi Manual Osteopathic training in  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.

Lee-Anne Cunanan - RMT

Lee-Anne has completed 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.

Zachery Wong - RMT

Meet Zachery, a multi-faceted individual with a 10+ year background in graphic design and business management. Zachery brings an artistic eye, an upbeat attitude, balanced with an ENTP personality type (known for discovering hidden patterns and seeing the bigger picture), all while providing an easy-going and welcoming environment for his clients.

He is a 2022 graduate of the Alberta College of Massage Therapy (ACMT) Spa Massage Practitioner Certificate Program and a 2023 graduate of the (ACMT) 2200-Hour Massage Therapy Diploma Program and is now a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) as of June 2023. Certified as a RMT, by the Canadian Massage and Manual Osteopathic Therapists Association (CMMOTA), Zachery is able to help clients unwind and de-stress through the power of relaxation.

As a strong believer in the interconnectedness of all things, Zachery’s ultimate goal is to help individuals discover healing solutions within themselves, realigning their mind, body, and spirit. With Zachery, known for his gentle approach to massage therapy, you can relax and feel confident that you are in good hands.

ALEXAS (AKA LEX OR LEXI) SPIERS - RMT

Alexas (you can call her Lexi or Lex) has completed MaKami College’s 3000-hour Advanced Massage Therapy Program. She was a proud MaKami Champion in her first year of study. While she completes her 3000 hours as a student RMT, Lexi is qualified to practice Swedish massage, relaxation massage, and treatment massage therapies.

Lexi has always enjoyed helping others. For her, massage therapy is a rewarding experience because it challenges her to use detective skills, knowledge about body mechanics, and healing work to help clients through their treatment progression. Lexi loves being a massage therapist because she is always learning new ways to connect with her clients and help them achieve their wellness goals. The warm and inviting atmosphere, convenient St. Albert location, and the opportunity to work with like-minded team members are what Lexi loves about working at Urban Massage & Wellness.

When Lexi is not working her massage magic, you can typically find her embarking on an adventure in the great outdoors, spending time with family, whipping up a new recipe, or practicing self-care and working on her personal growth.   

Haruna Inatsu - RMT

Haruna completed the 3000-hour Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy program at MaKami College in Edmonton.  

Haruna’s passion for natural wellness and healing is what led her to pursue training in massage therapy. Her favourite part of the work is helping clients feel great, both physically and mentally. She believes that finding the balance between physical and mental wellness is the core of finding happiness in life. The welcoming atmosphere and positive environment at Urban Massage & Wellness are what Haruna likes most about working at our St. Albert clinic.

Originally from Japan, Haruna lived in Montreal before moving to Alberta. She is pleased to offer communication in Japanese as an option for clients. When she’s not working, Haruna loves spending time with her daughter and pets (one dog, one cat, fish, and birds). She especially enjoys taking her dog to the city’s off-leash parks to experience both nature and fresh air.

Mariam Poh Chai Ling - RMT

Mariam’s career as a Registered Massage Therapist began as a personal passion. She started out giving massages to her family members and friends. It wasn’t until her older sister asked her if she’d consider massage as a career and told her about a training program at Makami College that Mariam realized she could turn her skill into a full-time profession. She graduated from the massage therapy training program at Makami College in 2015 and still loves what she does.

The best part of the job for Mariam is seeing her clients and providing massage treatments that suit their ailments, whether it’s a sprained ankle, twisted wrist, or general aches and pains. She takes pride in doing her best to heal clients so they can get back to doing things that they enjoy without pain.

Mariam enjoys working at Urban Massage & Wellness because of the friendly, warm environment. She enjoys how the practitioners help each other and share techniques, encouraging continuous learning. When she’s not providing massage therapy treatments to her clients, Mariam loves to bake and cook in her free time.

Client Experience Coordinators

ROCHELLE ST LAURENT

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.

DARLEEN MCCOLMAN

Hailee Scriven

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

Avery Nelson

Avery is one of our enthusiastic client experience coordinators. She finds joy in chatting with clients when they walk through our clinic doors, and one of her favourite parts of working up front is that every client she sees greets her with a smile.

As Avery kicks off her Bachelor of Science at MacEwan University, she will be working toward her ultimate goal of switching to the nursing program. In her free time, Avery enjoys playing volleyball and badminton, soaking up the sun with her dog, and heading to British Columbia to take in some summer hikes with her family. She can also be found shopping, trying out new restaurants, and meeting new people along the way.

RONDA MELO

Ronda is one of the friendly faces you will see when you walk into Urban Massage 
Wellness. As one of our client experience coordinators, she is dedicated to ensuring your appointment booking process and in-clinic experience are positive and uplifting. Ronda appreciates the calming atmosphere, friendly team members, and genuine care for clients at our warm and inviting massage clinic.

When she’s not at work, Ronda loves volunteering at the food bank and using her skills and expertise in hairstyling and cooking to help people in need. She is happy to give people free haircuts and bake for those who could use a hand. Her proudest accomplishment is raising bright, curious children with her loving husband.

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