Urban Retreat


Providing the best in massage therapy treatments in Halifax since 2005 with individual care and expertise to enhance your physical and mental well being.


Do you know about our Loyalty Rewards Program?

Your loyalty should be rewarded. After you receive 5 (1 Hour) Massages your 6th one will always be 50% off! It's our way to say thank you!

Why Urban Retreat Massage?

  • We are conveniently located in downtown Halifax.
  • We offer Direct Billing for Bluecross, Greenshield ,Great West Life, Chamber of Commerce Health Plan, Manulife, Sunlife,Industrial Alliance, Johnston Group,Cowan Insurance, and we provide receipts for all the rest.
  • Our experienced team of Registered Massage Therapists and our Physiotherapist provide each client with expertise and individual care.
  • Our tranquil environment is designed to help you relax and unwind.
  • We consult, treat, educate and promote the benefits of massage therapy while working in conjunction with other health care professionals.

Our Services

We offer Swedish Massage, Hotstone Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki as well as Physiotherapy Assessments and Treatments.

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Our Team

Angela MacDonald Angela MacDonald, RMT

Angela is the owner/operator of Urban Retreat Massage Therapy located on Spring Garden Road. She has been practicing since 2003 and uses a variety of techniques to help treat tissue dysfunction including Deep Tissue Therapy, Myofascial Release Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Reiki, and Swedish/Relaxation Massage. » More about Angela

Erin Sutherland Erin Sutherland, RMT

Erin Sutherland, RMT is a graduate from ICT Northumberland College class of 2013.She specializes in Sports Massage, and Deep Tissue Therapy and hopes to further expand her therapeutic skills. She also has experience with Myofascial Release, Pregnancy Massage, and Suikodo. » More about Erin

Jason Wong Jason Wong, PT

Jason Wong, PT graduated in 1997 with his physiotherapy degree from Dalhousie University located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has an interest in orthopedic physiotherapy and sports medicine and his clinical practice has included continuing care centers, hospitals and private practice. He has trained and worked in the field of physiotherapy across Canada and in the United States. » More about Jason

Shelby Westhaver, RMT

Shelby has three yeats experience as a practicing RMT since graduating from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2014. Her treatments consist of using intuitive deep pressure to achieve results comfotably. She has a personal interest in emotionlal and holistic health, also teaching Reiki and can add this into treatments as needed. Shelby puts alot of heart into her work and is commited to helping her clients achieve the best results

 Carrie Dowling, RMT

Carrie has over eleven years experience as an RMT and recently joined our team as she moved to Halifax after working in many high end spas. Her treatments are medium to deeper pressure that are ultra relaxing. Carrie incorporates myofascial release and soothing swedish tecqniques into each treatment that puts you at ease while reducing muscle tension and discomfort.

Sonja Dunham Sonya Dunham, RMT

Sonya's journey into the world of natural healing began when she was recovering from an injury. During a Massage Therapy session, she realized the power and potential of this healing art, and her passion was born. Soon after, she begun her studies. She graduated from ICT Northumberland College in 2010 and has been performing massage therapy treatments ever since. She has worked with clients from all walks of life, helping them to maintain and improve their mobility and comfort level and assisting them at reaching their health goals.» More about Sonya