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 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.

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
JENNIFER MCLAUGHLIN

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.

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
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. 

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. 

BRANDY GODWIN

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. 

Susan Jeske - Student RMT

Susan is a second-year student with Honours with Distinction in the Spa Massage Program at the Alberta College of Massage Therapy (ACMT). Her general interest in health care led her to the field of massage therapy, and since becoming a student RMT, she has found great satisfaction in the many opportunities there are to help others.  

What Susan loves most about working at Urban Wellness & Massage is the beautiful, clean, welcoming, and positive environment and team. Susan is passionate about helping people enjoy the little things in life, and massage therapy is the perfect way to offer practical health benefits to clients. Susan enjoys seeing the look of complete relaxation on her clients’ faces when they come out of a massage treatment. 

When she’s not helping her clients relax and rejuvenate, Susan enjoys visiting the mountains, hiking, travelling, and going on road trips—especially in the warm summer months. Susan enjoys listening to books on Audible, so be sure to ask her what she’s reading when you see her! 

Atitiya Mis - Student RMT

Atitiya is a second-year massage student who achieved Honours 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.

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.

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
JESSICA KORMYSH

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. 

Abby Christensen

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 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

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