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


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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

Erica Johnson, RMT

Erica has over 3 years experience as a Registered Massage Therapist and has worked in various cliincal settings since graduating with honours from ICT Northumberland College in 2014. Her treatments are clinical in nature but she also believes relaxation should also be incorporated into every treatment as it is very beneficial. Her treatments incorporate Swedish Massage tecqniques as well as utilizing Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapies as needed. Erica believes in working with her clients to help achieve their wellness goals through massage, treatment planning and take home exercises to assist in healing and progress outside of the massage room.

Anna O' Neil

 Anna O' Neil, RMT

Anna's philosopy is that "hands can heal", she has a passion for helping others to achieve health and wellness. Graduating from ICT Northumberland College in 2017 she is excited to be joining a team of professionals that offer the best in treatments and educate clients on rehabilitiation. Anna utilizes deep tissue and myofacial release tecqniques in combination with swedish massage to achieve release of chronic muscle pain and stiffness. Her massage therapy treatments are effective at releasing tension but are also relaxing.

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