Urban Retreat Body & Skincare Centre is a gem of a business nestled conveniently in the Wolf Willow Shopping Centre in Edmonton’s beautiful west end. It is a wonderful place to relax and be pampered and no matter which of the products or services you partake in, you are sure to leave the premises a more beautiful and radiant you.
Complete your long work week with a relaxing facial or massage from the Urban Retreat day spa. A professional facial from this spa can reveal younger, healthier looking skin. Skin treatments from Urban Retreat Body & Skincare Centre can help keep your skin looking young and fresh. Stop battling with your daily aches and pains and head to this spa for an effective massage treatment. They specialize in relaxing massages as well as therapeutic ones.
Urban Retreat offers a wide range of cutting-edge services that include a variety of spa packages, massages and body treatments. It’s the ideal place to go for laser hair removal, facials, peels, manicures, pedicures, waxing, makeup application and more. Founder and director Anita Prysko has also brought in a doctor who specializes in Botox and fillers in response to client requests.
Anita has been in the esthetics business for over 14 years and she is dedicated to providing the best possible service for her clientele. She has surrounded herself with a highly skilled group of professionals at the centre. Urban Retreat employs 10 estheticians, 3 registered massage therapists, laser technicians and 4 client care support personnel.
“We provide a warm and welcoming ‘retreat’ with friendly and accommodating staff who go above and beyond to make sure your experience is the best you can get in the city,” explains Anita. “Customers should choose Urban Retreat because we are a customer driven business. Our estheticians and therapists are punctual and professional and want to make sure you leave happy.”
Anita is proud of the Urban Retreat and rightly so. After her early days working at a salon, she developed a home-based business in 2003. She ran it for several years while simultaneously starting a family. Both grew quickly and eventually Anita decided to take a chance and launch Urban Retreat Body & Skincare Centre in its current location at 6841 170 Street, in the heart of Wolf Willow Shopping Centre.
“It was a little bit scary taking that risk and it was a huge learning curve for me being an employer,” Anita says. “But it’s turned out to be really good. I have such an amazing staff of career-oriented ladies.”
Urban Retreat Body & Skincare Centre has gradually expanded its location, taking over more store space to meet the growing demand for their aesthetics services. Now the business offers six shiatsu massage pedicure chairs, space for a couple’s massage, a client lounge and a steam room. “Come in to relax before or after your treatment,” invites Anita.
All of the behind-the-scenes activity keeps Anita very busy. “I used to work a lot in the business,” she says. “But it’s nice that I have such an amazing staff that I can tell my clients to go see and they know they are going to receive the same great service.”
“We have a wide range of exhilarating services and exceptional products to choose from,” notes Karen Petrovic, Guest Services.”This summer, the must haves are pedicures — not only do they pamper your feet, but our spa pedicures pamper your legs too!”
Over the years, Anita has noticed a huge growth in the number of male clients. “It used to be that guys would come in for a massage and the occasional waxing before a holiday,” she says. “These days, they are coming in more often for skin treatments, manicures and pedicures.” Anita explains that most men who visit her business are initially introduced by their wives or girlfriends the first time, and now some have started coming in more frequently than their partners.
“We are extremely proud of our commitment to provide experienced staff, high quality products, competitive pricing and excellent customer service,” adds Anita.
They now have the capacity to host shower events, birthday parties, corporate gatherings, bridal and baby as well as seasonal get-togethers. If your group, club or simply several friends want to enjoy some time with one another getting pampered, Urban Retreat would love to welcome you!
“We are excited about the changes that we have made and look forward to showing you all that we have to offer,” concludes Anita.
Urban Retreat is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 am – 9 pm and on Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm. To book an appointment call 780.481.2414 or email email@example.com. For a complete menu of services visit myurbanretreat.com.