Sarah d’Abadie, Owner & RMT
I graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Mount Royal College in 2005. I practiced for about a year before developing a strange sensitivity/reaction to mass produced lotions and oils, forcing me to take some time off, not being able to touch anything oil based. Once my skin healed itself, I started experimenting with different natural oils and butters, and have finally found a combination that is not only agreeable with my skin, but great for my clients, as all the products are certified organic and natural. I have a passion for essential oils, their healing properties, and incorporate them into my lotions and massage practice.
I enjoy helping people feel better, and have a knack for finding the “knots”. I believe massage is a step to healing and recovery, but at home care is just as important. I like to send my clients home with stretches and exercises.
When I’m not at work, you can find me camping and quadding with my husband and two kids, riding my horses, gardening or hiking in the mountains. An active lifestyle is what makes the engine run smoothly!
Amber Dansereau, RMT
Amber is a Registered Massage Therapist who graduated from the Alberta College of Massage Therapy in 2018.
Amber is passionate about health and fitness. She is most passionate about helping others improve their mobility and decrease pain. Amber currently offers a variety of massage types including but not limited to deep tissue, relaxation, sport, pre-natal, youth and cupping massage.
Born and raised in Cochrane, Amber likes to get out and enjoy the trails with her two dogs. She spends spare time weight training, playing Mario Kart and watching space documentaries.
Casey (Cassandra) Correlje, RMT
Casey is a honors graduate of MH Vicars school of massage therapy, a well respected and rigorous 2200 hour RMT program. Casey believes that the combination of exercise and soft tissue release, through massage therapy, equal a balanced approach to optimal health. Casey adapts every treatment to each individual, allowing her to target and alleviate the clients symptoms and determine the root cause.
Casey is trained in myofascial release, joint mobilization, deep tissue, Swedish relaxation, chronic conditions, prenatal, TMJ dysfunction and aromatherapy massage. Her goal is to promote positive changes in each persons health and well being. She welcomes patients from all walks of life and has experience treating a wide variety of conditions.
Outside of the treatment room, casey enjoys hiking, traveling, cooking, and spending time with friends & family.
Lucie Bozdech, RMT
After teaching TEFL in Czech Republic for 9 years and travelling the world, Lucie embarked on yet another journey of helping people.This time it is through her hands with Remedial Massage Therapy, providing a focused therapeutic and relaxing massage, enhanced with remedial exercise.
Lucie is a lifelong learner due to her unquenchable curiosity and is eager to expand her skill set through further education recently becoming certified in Rapid Neurofacial Release.
Lucie enjoys the great outdoors, especially those with turquoise waters and hermit crabs and is truly enamoured with travel!
Tori Daradich, RMT
Tori graduated her 2200 hour RMT program at Alberta Collage of Massage Therapy with honors and distinction. She believes that a combination of therapeutic massage techniques and self care at home will make the biggest impact in one’s wellbeing. Tori is a passionate RMT and is eager to support her clients in meeting their personal wellness goals.
Tori is trained in deep tissue treatments, Swedish relaxation massage, basic reflexology and particularly enjoys pre/post-natal treatments. She was employed at the world famous Willow Stream Spa at the Banff Springs Hotel, and the incredible experience only heightened her standard of care to provide thorough, affective treatments to all. She is hungry for knowledge and is looking forward to adding more modalities to her wellness toolbox.
In her spare time she enjoys taking her puppy to the dog park, exploring new walking paths, and unwinding by a warm campfire or her newly discovered love for a relaxing Salt Water Float.
Emerson Tanney, B.A (Hons), M.C
Emerson is a Certified Counsellor who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Criminology (Hons) from Edith Cowan University in Western Australia and a Master of Counselling Psychology from the University of Calgary.
Emerson has training and experience working with children (5-12), adolescents (12-18) and adults. She utilises a variety of therapeutic interventions and skill-building techniques to help individuals manage and overcome their challenges. Some of these include anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, anger, behavioural issues, abuse, emotional disturbance, family conflict, grief, relationship issues, life transitions and mood disorders.
Emerson’s goal as a counsellor is to help her clients make sense of their world through meaning. She looks at meaning through an individual’s life experiences, development, upbringing and relationships.
When Emerson is not working, you can find her exploring the mountains with her two labradors, road tripping to new destinations or riding horses.
Melanie Kerr, Reception
Melanie is one of our receptionists at Salt Water. She has over 12 years of experience in the customer service industry including 7 years as a hairstylist. Needing a change of pace from the hectic environment of the salon, she chose Salt Water to reconnect with the people of Cochrane while helping them achieve their wellness goals.
Melanie is an avid horseback rider, competing in shows for most of her life. When she isn’t at Salt you can find her on the farm, in the mountains or kayaking.
Ali Baptist, Receptionist
Ali has 16 years of experience in the administration and customer service industry. She has been a stay at home momma for the past 10 years, as well as a registered Lactation Counselor.
Ali can be found spending her time with her 3 children, sipping a latte and convincing her husband to go explore the mountains. She is passionate about helping new moms and all things birthy.