We are happy to have served in Edmonton for 15 years! Voted Best Spa since 2016.

We are proud to continually provide more spa services and the best in skin care 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

Owner/Director

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.

Amanda Kotylak

Esthetician

Amanda graduated her esthetics course in May 2016 from Eveline Charles Academy.

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She loves making her clients feel relaxed and pampered. Amanda enjoys working with skincare – not only will you feel relaxed from a facial but you will leave with knowledge about how to prolong your treatment results. Gel polish manicures and pedicures are also on her list of favourite services. In her downtime, Amanda loves going to the gym and exploring new areas to go kayaking.

Connie Lamaton

 Registered Massage Therapist

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

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She 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!

Doris Lumsden

Office Manager

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

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

Jocelyn Phillips

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 and her oncology esthetics certification.

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Jocelyn loves the field of esthetics because she enjoys pampering her clients and helping them feel their ultimate best about themselves. In her free time, Jocelyn enjoys expanding her education in the field of esthetics. She loves trying out new restaurants and recipes. She loves relaxing in a yoga class or weekends at the cabin with her husband and family.

Kaitlin McLaughlin

Registered Massage Therapist

Kaitlin graduated from Grant McEwan University’s Massage Therapy 2200-hour diploma program in 2010.

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She offers Therapeutic and Relaxation Massage including Pre- and Post-Natal Massage, Sport Massage and Lymphatic Drainage treatments. Since graduating she has worked in spas, multidisciplinary clinics, gyms, and oil and gas camps all around the world. Kaitlin spends her off time practicing yoga, meditating, swimming and enjoys movies, art and theater. Kaitlin’s own journey through pain and sports injuries has shaped the therapist she is today. She continues to study new modalities to evolve as a therapist and is excited to be at Urban Retreat helping her clients meet their health and wellness goals!

Kalina Brunelle

Esthetician/ Laser Technician

Kalina graduated from the Alberta Academy of Aesthetics in 2009.

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She is extremely passionate about her job and takes great joy in making her clients’ spa experience as wonderful as she can and maintaining lasting relationships! Kalina specializes in waxing & customizing brows to each clients’ unique face and she also does manicures, pedicures, facial treatments and laser. When she is not at the spa you’ll find her hanging out with her fiancé and furbabies, sewing or cooking.

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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She 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. She 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.

 

Hours:
Tuesday 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday 11 am – 7 pm
Thursday 9 am – 5 pm
Friday 1 am – 9 pm
Saturday 9 am – 5 pm

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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She 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! She 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.

 

Hours:
Tuesday 9 am – 1 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 3 pm
Thursday 3 pm – 9 pm
One Saturday per Month

Makayla DeContie

Esthetician/CoolSculpting Technician

Makayla recently graduated from the International Academy of Esthetics where she received her diploma in esthetics and her ITEC certification.

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She is passionate about esthetics and skincare and is always eager to learn and enhance her knowledge and skills. Makayla enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching movies, being outdoors, cuddling with B.B. her cat and checking out local events.

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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She enjoys her studies at MacEwan University and has a passion for sciences. Her hobbies involve hanging out with her friends and cuddling with her kitty Moe. She likes to visit cafes with Sianne and binge-watch Netflix. She also loves hiking and other outdoor activities such as caving.

Rebecca Bland

Front Desk Coordinator/ Make up Artist

Joined the team in January 2018 and is an experienced freelance makeup artist who has worked in the industry for over 8 years.

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Her hobbies include skincare, beauty, and makeup. For fun she loves to hang out with her puppy!

Rowena Pascual

Esthetician

Joined the team in April 2018 and has more than 9 years experience and training in being an esthetician.

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She enjoys cooking, watching movies, shopping, doing facials, and music of any kind. She loves to spend quality time with her children and family and to travel.

Samantha Ursel

Front Desk Coordinator

Joined the team in September 2016 and has more than 14 years of customer service experience and a customer focus certificate.

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Learning about skin care treatments and being able to try new products are a few of the many things Samantha enjoys about being a part of the Urban Retreat team! As a spa receptionist, she looks forward to building relationships with clients and hearing about their experience. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors and participating in various activities such as camping, hiking, and kayaking.

Sandra Power

Registered Massage Therapist

Sandra joined the team in August 2004 and gets great satisfaction from being a Registered Massage Therapist.

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Knowing that she can help people is a great privilege. When she’s not at Urban Retreat she enjoys hiking to the ends of the earth, smacking a golf ball into the woods, reading a good book, and laughing with family and friends. Words that Sandra lives by … I may grow old, but I won’t grow up.

Sianne O’Toole

Front Desk Coordinator

Sianne joined the team in October 2017 and has received internal training.

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She enjoys going to cafe’s with friends and co-workers, experimenting with food and eating foods she has never tried before. She loves exploring, traveling, trying out new looks and watching comedies.

Stephanie Chavis

Esthetician

Stephanie joined the Urban team after graduating from the Alberta Academy of Aesthetics in 2012.

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She takes great pride in making clients feel their absolute best, relaxed and beautiful. Stephanie enjoys performing a variety of treatments to enhance the mind-body wellness of her clients. Specializing in advanced foot care, Stephanie recognizes the impact regular foot care has on our overall well-being. She also enjoys creating well-defined, beautifully arched eyebrows, knowing that a professionally shaped brow is crucial for framing the face properly. Body treatments are another passion of Stephanie’s, relaxing the client’s mind and body through the application of Beauty Through Balance products in a tranquil environment. Stephanie’s favourite aspects of working at Urban Retreat are the amazing clients and her coworkers. The therapeutic value of a career in esthetics drives her passion for the industry stating that “There is no better job than making men and women feel their best.”

Theresa Prysko

Microblade Technician/LPN

Theresa’s has joined the Urban team since August 2017 and has a background in Nursing. She is passionate about creating the perfect brow to suit each individual client.

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She brings a professional manner, thorough assessment throughout her procedures, and undivided care and attention to her practice. She holds Microblading and Brow Sculpting certifications from The Esthetic Institute in Calgary where she is also currently working on her Permanent Make-Up certification. When Theresa is not at Urban Retreat she is working as a nurse, riding her motorcycle and spending time with her family. Theresa is available Monday to Thursday evenings after 5:00 pm and on occasional Saturdays.

Pamela Adams

Esthetician

Pamela hails from the green Isle of Ireland. She has over 10 years experience in all aspects of esthetics, specializing in skincare and brow shaping.

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An Official HD Brow Stylist (advanced brow shaping), she believes brows should look natural yet defined. She also does threading for more sensitive skin. Pamela has completed Dermalogica’s Skin Care Expert program. Having suffered from acne as teenager, she is big on educating others to understand their skin itself and not just products.

 

Having worked as a make up artist in Ireland, Pamela specializes in occasion and bridal makeup. She enjoys keeping up to date with current trends in the beauty and makeup world. In her spare time she loves to explore the great outdoors of Edmonton and do yoga.

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.

 

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

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