The Urban Spa is planting its feet firmly in the sand and stating it’s purpose for all to see. What we do is so unique, we had to invent a word: PERCEPTIONAL
Perceptional is defined as a Personal and Exceptional Spa Experience. That’s what The Urban Spa stands for.
There are 3 components to our purpose.
- Personal: The Urban Spa doesn’t just provide services, we personalize all of our services.
- Exceptional: The Urban Spa strives to make every visit exceptional. That doesn’t mean good, doesn’t mean great, it means EXCEPTIONAL. We want to make an impact on your life!
- Experience: The Urban Spa no longer offers services, we offer experiences. Every encounter with our clients leads to an experience. We’ve invested heavily to make sure The Urban Spa provides an experience like no other. From the free Nespresso lattes, to the curated music experience to the world menu only offered at The Urban Spa, we strive to be PERCEPTIONAL.
To experience our “Perceptionalness” (another word we invented) call us at 705-741-1212 or book online.
Located on the main floor of a beautiful historic building in the most historic parts of Peterborough (East City) The Urban Spa has served over 13,000 guests who have trusted us with their health and wellness since and we strive daily to being different and making a difference.
MEET THE URBANATORS
Urbanator [ur-buh-ney-ter] NOUN: An Urban Spa team member dedicated to giving you, our guest, a perceptional spa experience every time you visit.
Jennifer Cowey, Level 3 Lead Esthetician: “I have lived in the Peterborough area my entire life and am proud to live and work in beautiful East City. I have been joyfully serving my esthetic clients for over 10 years and I believe I offer a wealth of knowledge as well as personal and professional experience to make each treatment special and unique to the individual. I believe our education doesn’t end with graduation, so after receiving my esthetics certificate from Fleming College I have continued learning a variety of new skills including medical esthetics, various skin care line and spray tans. My career has taken me from spa parties for special occasions, to community events like Be a Goddess and even doing runway makeup for some of the major wedding shows in Peterborough. When asked what my favourite service is, I always say it changes with the seasons or event, but really I just love doing them all and am really excited to be continuing my career with The Urban Spa” See some of Jennifer’s work here or make a reservation with Jennifer online.
Mataya Spellman, Level 1 Esthetician: “I spent the early years of my life in Florida but have found myself in Peterborough. Esthetics has always been a strong passion of mine since I was very young. Assisting my family in their salon and spa’s I knew what I was meant to do. I spent my high school years competing in the Ontario Skills Competitions. I attended Fleming College for Esthetics and loved every second of it. My passion is in nails but doing every service feels like home.” See some of Mataya’s work here, make a reservation with Mataya online or, to read fun facts about Mataya, click here! Mataya is also the proud winner of 2018 Peterborough Examiners Readers’ Choice Award for Favourite Esthetician! Read more about that here!
Mitch Johnson, Level 1 Esthetician: “I was born and raised in Peterborough and went to Crestwood Secondary School. I have been an esthetician for almost a year now and my favourite services to provide are facials and body treatments. I’m a burger connoisseur (seriously!) who loves wearing and doing makeup and being different!” See some of Mitch’s work here or make a reservation with Mitch online.
Sarah Reid, Level 2 Esthetician: “I am a vegan with a true love for animals. I have quite a few fur babies and I reside in Peterborough. After my wonderful experience at Fleming College in the esthetician program, I am so excited to begin my career with the awesome team at the Urban Spa. I enrolled in the esthetician program because I had a strong passion for skin care, body treatments, and all around self-care and I am excited to share my skills and expertise with the guests of the Urban Spa. Make a reservation with Sarah online or, to read fun facts about Sarah, click here!
Shaelyn O’Marra, Level 1 Esthetician: “I was born in Peterborough and have spent most of my life here. I went to PCVS for the Visual Arts program and graduated from Fleming from the Esthetics Program in 2015. I’ve always been a bit of an art dork, dabbling in painting, drawing, ceramics, makeup, knitting, sewing, photography, art history, printmaking and pretty much any other art medium you can think of! Music is my life! My favourite bands/artists are David Bowie, Lorde, Alvvays, Grizzly Bear, Kendrick Lamar, and Leon Bridges. When I’m not working I’m traveling. The Netherlands, Barcelona, and Greece have been my favourite places I’ve visited so far, and the list of places I want to visit is always growing. I love everything about esthetics and working in the spa industry, but I love doing foot care the most. I’m so excited to be working at The Urban Spa; the team atmosphere is incredible!” See some of Shaelyn’s work here or make a reservation with Shaelyn online or, to read fun facts about Shaelyn, click here!
Cole Leptick, Level 3 Lead Registered Massage Therapist: “Peterborough has been my home for the past 10 years and I could not imagine living anywhere else. I took a chance and left my hometown in Northern Manitoba in order to find myself, I ended up finding more than I could have imagined.
My greatest accomplishments have been completing the Massage Therapy Program and becoming a Registered Massage Therapist. It has been an honour to serve Peterborough and the Kawarthas for 4 out of my 5 years of practice. I love working with my clients in helping them achieve their health goals. I am a firm believer in the power of touch. Living in this fast-paced world we often forget about self-care when it is, in fact, one of the most important keys to a healthy lifestyle.
I’ve been very fortunate to have been voted by Peterborough This Week as Peterborough’s best Massage Therapist four years running. I’m blessed to have great clients! I am beyond excited to start this new chapter in my life in joining the Urban Spa team and cannot wait for what the future holds!” Make a reservation with Cole online. Cole is also the proud winner of 2018 Peterborough Examiners Readers’ Choice Award for Favourite Registered Massage Therapist! Read more about that here!
Jennie Persson, Level 3 Registered Massage Therapist and Cast Coordinator: “I graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Fleming College in 2007 at the top of my class, and have been practicing Massage Therapy ever since. Having worked in both clinic and spa settings, I have been able to treat a large variety of clients for everything from work-related stress and tension to sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents and the aches and pains associated with pregnancy
Jessica Pilon, Level 3 Registered Massage Therapist: “I graduated in 2007 from Fleming College and started right into the spa industry in Cobourg. It wasn’t long at all before I fell in love with the setting. I truly enjoy making people relaxed and ease away their stress, especially in today’s high-pressure world. I spent many years in my private practice at a spa in Bridgenorth and then transitioned to the clinical setting at a chiropractic office. My love for the spa industry prevailed and I was drawn back to the essence of the spa. I fell into fitness a few years ago and now love exercising and promoting healthy living. I enjoy guiding and helping people to a healthier way of living, mind, body, and spirit.” Make a reservation with Jessica online or, to read fun facts about Jessica, click here!
Stuart Bell, Level 1 Registered Massage Therapist: ” I was born and raised in Belleville. I grew up with two older sisters who were always asking me rub their back or give them a massage. My father also worked in a factory and would come home extremely tired and with a sore back which I would always try and help with. Since I was helping my family with it, I decided that I would go learn how to do it properly and help out more than just my family. I moved to Peterborough to go to Fleming College and I graduated the 3-year program. I am now starting my career with an amazing team at The Urban Spa and I can’t wait to help the Peterborough public!” Make a reservation with Stuart online or, to read fun facts about Stuart, click here!
Tyler Leavitt, Level 1 Registered Massage Therapist: “My name is Tyler Leavitt and I was born and raised in both Prince Edward County and the small town of Brighton. Growing up I was always very active playing pretty well everything I could. With this, I would always be sore and started practicing self-massage and most of the time it would work. From there I moved to Peterborough to try something new. I then graduated from Fleming with a Fitness and Health promotion diploma but didn’t feel like that was enough so I went back to Fleming and took Massage Therapy. Since moving to Peterborough I can’t see myself anywhere else.” Make a reservation with Tyler online
Marsha Roscoe, Level 1 Registered Massage Therapist: “After working in the healthcare field for years, I took some time off to do a yoga teacher training in Nicaragua. It was at that time that I realized I wanted to focus on people’s wellness rather than illness. I came home, quit my job, and decided to become a traveling yogini. After a year I realized I was called to do more, and decided to take the Massage Therapy Program. During this time, I also completed my level 1 in Reiki and realized the huge benefits of therapeutic touch. I take a holistic approach to working with others and believe that massage therapy and Reiki can help balance our physical, mental, and spiritual health.” Make a reservation with Marsha online
Serena Di Marco Bowyer, Level 1 Hair Stylist: “I was born in Montreal but was raised in Barrie Ontario. Barrie was where I graduated Modern College of Hairstyling & Esthetics in 2016. I am new to (and loving!) the Peterborough area (where my husband grew up!). I love to write almost as much as I love hair transformations and making my guests feel beautiful.” Make a reservation with Serena online
Sara McFeeters, Level 2 Hair Stylist: “I’ve lived in Peterborough for 16 years but I grew up on a dairy farm in the Hamlet of Argyle. After selling the farm, I went on to graduate with a Law Clerk diploma, a diploma from Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionery Arts and a Cosmetology/Hairstylist Diploma. Apparently, my interests went from one end of the spectrum to the other. I am now settled in the hairstylist lane. I love the “before and after” excitement. When I’m not doing hair, I’m either baking or visiting with family and friends.” See some of Sara’s work here or make a reservation with Sara online or, to read fun facts about Sara, click here! Sara is also the proud winner of 2018 Peterborough Examiners Readers’ Choice Award for Favourite Hair Stylist! Read more about that here!
Samantha Zimmer, Lead Guest Reservation Specialist: “I was born in Toronto but raised in Marmora and Campbellford. I attended Centre Hastings Secondary School and graduated from George Brown College for Hospitality Management and Human Resources Management. I have two cats and a dog! I’m so happy we work closely with The Humane Society with our Urban Paw Program! I love outdoor activities, swimming, camping, canoeing, and hiking. My favourite food is comfort food; I’m a huge fan of french fries and ice cream :)”
Stacey Walker (Currently on Maternity Leave), Guest Reservation Specialist, Hair Extension and Lash Technician Level 1: “I’m a newlywed, toddler mom, who is new(ish) to Peterborough. I love to travel, experience different cultures, and exploring new places. I am WPIC certified as well has TICO certified, and I love using my diverse skills to bring new ideas to the table in all aspects of my life. In the spa industry, I love hair and eyelash extensions. Hope to see you soon!” See some of Stacey’s work here or make a reservation with Stacey online.
Taylor Drake, Guest Reservation Specialist, Makeup Artist, and Lash Technician Level 1: “I have lived in Peterborough since I learned to walk, and while a part of me will always love being in big cities, I couldn’t imagine calling anywhere else my home. Animals, especially foxes, hold a special place in my heart, and whenever someone asks me the best part of no longer being shy, my answer is almost always “I’m not afraid to ask strangers if I can pet their dog”. I have always loved drawing and painting, and makeup quickly became an extension of that for me: a creative outlet that I could wear anywhere I wanted to go. I believe it is art, and can only enhance the beauty that everyone already has. I am extremely excited to be given the opportunity to grow as an artist with the Urban Spa, and to be welcomed into such a wonderful family, with equally incredible guests.” See some of Taylor’s work here or make a reservation with Taylor online or, To read fun facts about Taylor, click here!
Brooke Loader, Guest Reservation Specialist: Bio coming soon!
MacKenzie Russell, Guest Reservation Specialist: “I was born in Mississauga and grew up in Brampton before moving to Peterborough in 2000. I am a graduate of the Integrated Arts Program at PCVS with a focus in dance. I have my undergraduate degree from UWO in Kinesiology and B.Ed from York University. As well as working at The Urban Spa, I am a high school teacher in Peterborough and I love them both! In my spare time, you’ll find me reading, doing yoga, dancing or rehearsing for a musical. I also love spending time with family and friends and love meeting new people!”
Michaela Hetherington, Guest Reservation Specialist: “I’m very excited to be joining the team at The Urban Spa! I was born and raised in Peterborough and have always been very enthusiastic about the city! I have been actively involved in the local music scene within the community for over 8 years now. I graduated from Thomas A Stewart I’m currently studying Music and Concurrent Education at Queen’s University. I’m a total social butterfly and can not wait to get to know the guests of The Urban Spa! With the help of the Spa’s amazing cast members, I hope to learn as much as possible in order to make each guest experience a memorable one! I strongly believe that everyone needs a little sparkle!”
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