About Us

We are happy to have served in Edmonton for 20 years! Voted Best Spa since 2016.

We are proud to continually provide more spa services and the best in skincare products. We also have a client lounge and steam room for your enjoyment before or after your treatment!

Want to come in with a group for a corporate gathering, bridal shower, baby shower, birthday party, or simply with friends to enjoy some time together getting pampered? We would love to welcome you!

Our Team

We are extremely proud of our commitment to provide experienced staff, high quality products, competitive pricing and excellent customer service. Meet our professional team below.

Anita Prysko


Anita has over 20 years of experience in esthetic, laser and electrolysis treatments, with a passion for skincare.

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As the founder of Urban Retreat, her focus is on making clients happy and building a skilled, friendly team. Anita loves spending time with her two children, family and friends, enjoys listening to music and staying active.


Anita is not currently taking new clients.

Jocelyn Langlois

Spa Manager/Esthetician/Laser Technician

Jocelyn attended the European Institute of Esthetics where she completed her esthetics training and Cidesco certification. She has since completed her Dermalogica expert status, microneedling certification, laser certification and her oncology esthetics certification.

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Jocelyn has been an Urban girl since 2014. She loves the field of esthetics because she enjoys sharing her knowledge, pampering her clients and getting to know her clients on a personal level. In her free time, Jocelyn enjoys expanding her education in the field of esthetics. She loves trying out new local restaurants or coffee shops and loves to travel. She enjoys relaxing in a hot yoga class or weekends at the cabin with her husband, her dog ( Phoebe) and her son!

Doris Lumsden

Office Manager

Doris joined the team in March 2012 with a variety of training and experience.

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Doris enjoys reading, flowers and music as well as spending time with family and friends.

Connie Lamaton

Registered Massage Therapist

Connie completed the Registered Massage Therapy course at Malaki College in 2010.

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Connie is passionate about what she does and believes that giving a massage, whether for providing relaxation or to help treat pain, is very rewarding. She looks forward to meeting you!

Michelle Bucci

Front Desk Coordinator

Joined the team in November 2015 and has attended many product line training courses and workshops and has more than 20 years of customer service experience. She loves to help women look and feel their best.

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Michelle studied at the University of Alberta and holds a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Sport Performance. She is passionate about people achieving their very best health and wellness in all aspects of life.

She loves to be active and spend quality time with her family and friends.

Crystal McIntyre

Registered Massage Therapist

Crystal joined the Urban team in July 2013 and is originally a Saskatchewan girl. She moved to Winnipeg in 2006 to train at The Massage Therapy College of Manitoba in 2008.

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Her 2200 hour curriculum had a heavy focus on sport and therapeutic based treatment techniques, which provided her with the quality massage education that she desired. From there she continued her outside education with a focus on prenatal massage, lower back dysfunction, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and repetitive strain of the shoulder girdle. Crystal’s 10+ years as a Massage Therapist have provided her with experience and insight into what will most benefit each individual client. Depending on the condition she may see fit to start your appointment with a musculoskeletal assessment to ensure we’re treating the cause of your discomfort, not just the symptoms.


Crystal is passionate about being a mother of two VERY young children and her current hobbies include play dough and story time. She also enjoys exploring the city and going on road trips with her family. She loves to eat and cook as well as finding new places to eat and share new foods with people.


Tuesday 1 – 9 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 5 pm
Thursday 1 – 9 pm
Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 9 am – 5 pm

Katie Ouimet

Esthetician/Laser Technician

Katie is from London, England and has been in Canada since 2011, joining the team in 2015.

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Katie took her training at the European Institute of Esthetics and enjoys taking care of her clients and making them feel their absolute best in every service that she does. Katie tries to advance her knowledge and techniques whenever she gets the chance with further training in all areas. Katie welcomes you to book a laser consultation to answer any of your questions and recommend a treatment plan for you. She looks forward to seeing regular clients and meeting new ones.

Lorie Clough

Senior Esthetician

Lorie graduated from the Cosmetology Schools of Canada in 1988 and has more than 30 years experience in the industry!

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Lorie also furthered her education and training in Reiki Level II (1997), Expert Dermalogica Skin Therapist (2008), Advanced Chemical Peel training, Image Skin Care (2009), Jan Marini Skin Care Ambassador (2016). Lorie enjoys learning and attending seminars and she is passionate about her clients’ concerns and the health of their skin and is always looking to further her education and be the best service provider for her clients! Lorie was nominated for Esthetician Of The Year in 1988 and received an Award of Excellence in 2012 from Image skincare. She currently specializes in skin care treatments as she has a keen interest in this field.

Wednesday 9 am – 5 pm
Thursday 1 pm – 7 pm

Michaela Prysko

Front Desk Coordinator

Joined the team in January 2017 and is familiar with the product lines and efficient with handling numerous situations at the front desk.

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Michaela attended the University of Alberta, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in biological sciences and a minor in psychology. Starting in September 2024, she will pursue Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster, BC. In her free time, she enjoys exploring local cafes and sandwich shops, as well as hiking and other outdoor activities.

Did you know that Michaela is a world traveler? Don’t hesitate to ask her about her favorite destinations!

Brooklyn Giese


Joined the team in 2021 after graduating from Eveline Charles Academy Advanced Esthetics Program.

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I love working with all aspects of Esthetics and helping others love the skin they’re in. My passion for knowledge in the dynamic, ever-changing skincare and beauty industry ensures that I stay informed with the latest technologies and cutting-edge ingredients in skincare, which I love to share with clients. As a self-professed “glow-getter” I continue to enjoy searching for the best in must-have beauty items and services. In my free time, I like to read, travel, and spend time with my dogs and cat.

Stephanie Whittle


Stephanie is an esthetics graduate from Lakeland College and joins us from Newfoundland. She has always been passionate about the self care industry and believe that taking care of yourself is essential for taking care of others.

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In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys reading, organizing and exploring her new home!

Caitlin Boulter


Caitlin is a graduate of the European Institute of Esthetics with over a decade of experience as an esthetician. Caitlin lives a very active life with two daughters and a husband keeping her busy around the clock. As a seasoned esthetician, quality service and having satisfied clients is her number one priority.

Ashley White

Front Desk Coordinator

Ashley is from Newfoundland. She has a background in Office Administration and Customer Service. She loves to chat and get to know the customers. In her free time she loves to go for hikes with her Husband and Daughter and enjoys watching scary movies.

Gierica Cacho

Registered Massage Therapist

Gierica graduated from Makami College in 2019 with a 3000 hours massage program. She provides professional tailored treatments for each client to address their concerns. Gierica’s goal is to help clients relieve pain, tension, and have a muscle-stress free lifestyle.

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In Gierica’s free time, she loves painting, learning new languages, and traveling!

Amoy Silburn


Amoy is a graduate of the European Institute of Esthetics. Her favourite services are pedicures, waxing and facials

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In her spare time, Amoy enjoys catching up on her favourite tv series, trying new foods and spending time with friends.

Lorea Cardinales

Spa Assistant

Lorea is our spa assistant. You can catch her every Saturday helping our estheticians with tasks around the spa, like cleaning and laundry.

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Lorea is currently in her first year at University of Alberta studying business. While she’s not studying, she loves to paint or play with her dog, Rocco. Going on road trips with her family and camping is one of her favorite activities!

Amandeep Kaur

Esthetician/Laser Technician

Aman completed her Esthetics diploma in 2015 in India and worked there for over 5 years.  She was always keen to learn more, so she came to Canada in 2021 and studied aesthetics and permanent hair removal from Gordon Robertson Beauty academy in Montreal; she also worked in a very reputable salon before joining the Urban Retreat team.

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After living in Montreal for 2 years, Aman decided to move to Edmonton. She really enjoys it here and is planning to stay forever! Aman really loves putting a smile on people’s faces, she likes when she knows she can help people with their insecurities and how they look, both with her services and positive attitude. Makeup is Aman’s favourite thing to do, but also likes facials and hair removal. In her spare time she loves trying new makeup looks and spending time with her husband. Aman love comedy shows, reading books and cooking.

Danielle Arbour-Neagoe

Front Desk Coordinator

Danielle joined our team after working for a large corporation for several years. She is loving working for a locally owned business and enjoys all the customer interaction. In her free time she enjoys practicing yoga, trying new restaurants and having family dinners.

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A fun fact you may not know about Danielle is that she enjoys travelling with her husband but does very little research on destinations prior to – she prefers to learn/explore on the way.

Darlene Josephson


Darlene graduated from Avante-Garde College of Esthetics and Electrolysis, in 1998, in Regina, Sk., and received the following diplomas: Esthetics, Pedicurist, Manicurist, and Commercial Makeup Artistry. She was self-employed, while earning a Body Sugaring Specialist Diploma, Gel Nail Technician Certificate, and have continuously upgraded her skills and knowledge. Along side of being self-employed, Darlene worked part-time, as a Beauty Specialist in a leading department store, staying current with Beauty products and market trends. Darlene has worked with many Skin Care lines.

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In 2007, Darlene had a strong calling from the mountains, and went to work at luxury resort spas. She attained a vast array of knowledge and hands-on-experience, working with guests, therapists, products and techniques from all over the world.  This was the experience of a lifetime!
In 2018, Darlene returned back to the city, and is currently studying reflexology part-time. Darlene is very passionate about the world of Esthetics and Beauty, and life-long learning. Working with a results-driven Skin Care line, like Dermalogica, is fabulous, and so rewarding to witness clients, attaining the results they are looking for.  Darlene is “Committed to Excellence” and continually strive to provide clients with her best.  Darlene’s career is very rewarding because she works with clients and treatments, from a therapeutic approach, helping them to relax and feel great inside and out!







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