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!
Jennifer Palmer, Registered Acupuncturist
Jennifer has been practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture for 20 years. Jennifer’s practice has focused on, but is not limited to, fertility and women’s health, pain management and injury recovery, insomnia, stress, anxiety, and depression. Over the years she has taken a number of courses and extra training some of which includes Auricular Medicine, Fertility, Reiki, and Acutonics (use of tuning forks on acupuncture points). Jennifer also uses Low Level Laser Therapy in her practice and BEMER Therapy.
Jennifer completed her Bachelor of Science (Biological Science) degree at the University of Lethbridge and then went on to study Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in Victoria, BC. She completed her program at the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2001. Jennifer is licensed as a registered Acupuncturist with the College & Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAAA).
When not practicing Jennifer loves to spend time with her family, to ski, enjoy a good book and time with friends, practice yoga, and does her best to stay healthy, strong, and balanced.
Jennifer is grateful to be able to share her knowledge with others, to share in the wonderment of tapping into the body’s innate wisdom to heal, to be in balance.
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 enamored with travel!
Shannon Kimpel, RMT
Graduated from an intense 2200 hour program at MH Vicars School of
Massage therapy fits well with who I am as a person as I love being in a role of helping others. There is nothing quite like watching a person move forward in a positive way by sharing an encouraging word, having a listening ear or using the massage skills I’ve learned to make a difference for someone on a physical level. On top of that, with so many stressors out there these days, it’s nice to see people taking the time in the midst of their busyness and give themselves some TLC in different ways! One of those ways of course is taking time to go for a massage. As a massage therapist, it’s such a privilege to be a part of that!
I very much enjoy helping my clients through maderotherapy, hot stone massage, cupping, therapeutic and relaxation massages with the added touch of aromatherapy! I love learning and look forward to increasing my skill set in the near future so that I may continue to help my clients in other ways!
Outside of work I love reading, walking and just can’t get enough of the awe-inspiring mountains and forests that Alberta has to offer. I also enjoying watching a good flick and hanging with friends and family.
Brandi Watalla, RMT
After spending ten wonderful years being a full time mom for my boys, I decided to go back to school and take the second year Advanced Massage Therapy course at the Alberta Institute of Massage.
We are a very active family and love hiking, biking, skiing, camping and many team sports as well. Massage Therapy allows me to have a flexible schedule so I can still be present for my family as well as doing a job that I enjoy.
I’ve always been fascinated with the human body and how it works, so a career in the health field had always peaked my interest. Massage Therapy seemed like a perfect fit for me after studying kinesiology in college while playing volleyball on scholarship.
I Hope to take more courses and training in lymphatic drainage and oncology massage to further my education and career
Michelle Schoblocher, RMT
Michelle studied Massage Therapy at the Canadian College of
Massage and Hydrotherapy, in Calgary, receiving her 2200 hour
certificate in 2010. Michelle’s massage career began in a spa where
she advanced on her relaxation massage skills for a few years. From
there Michelle shifted her career to a more therapeutic clinical based
practice working with individuals to ensure long term relief of
headaches, muscle tension, repetitive strain and motor vehicle accident
injuries by expanding on her therapeutic and deep tissue skills and
She has specialized training in prenatal massage, post partum
rehabilitation, myofascial cupping, gua sha and hot stone therapy.
Michelle’s experience and ongoing education provide her skills and
techniques to adapt her massage to each person’s individual body and
specific needs. Michelle lives in Cochrane and spends time outside of
the clinic camping with her family, or you can spot her at the local dog
park with her 2 dogs.
Amanda Keating, RMT
Hi! I’m Amanda! I’m new to Cochrane from the east coast of Newfoundland. I started my massage therapy journey in 2018, receiving my diploma at Eastern Academy. I have completed additional certificates in myofascial releases, remedial exercises, and sports massage. I’ve participated in outreach clinics treating various medical conditions at sporting events such as soccer, gymnastics, hockey and curling.
My main goal is to help my clients achieve a pain-free lifestyle. My treatments are specific to each individual client based on their needs, by using a wide variety of techniques including general Swedish massage, myofascial releases, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, joint mobilizations, and remedial exercises.
I am in good standing with the Newfoundland and Labrador Massage Therapists Association, the College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland and Labrador, and most recently, the Massage Therapists Association of Alberta.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, son and friends. Traveling, hiking, and exploring the great outdoors.
I look forward to meeting my future clients and caring for them to my best ability.
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.
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.
Hazel Dabu, RMT
Hazel graduated from the massage therapy program at Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy in the year 2009 and is in good standing with the Massage Therapists Association of Alberta. Hazel has experience with a diverse clientele with many ailments, injuries and treatment needs. This experience has given Hazel the ability and knowledge to work with various clients to address their treatment goals. Hazel’s technique is very thorough and can be adapted to each client’s needs whether it be deep tissue massage, relaxation, trigger point therapy, fascial techniques and so on. Hazel strives to provide a therapeutic massage in a relaxing, comfortable environment.
Hazel’s clients always say she has healing hands and a compassionate heart.
When she isn’t at work you will find Hazel in her kitchen cooking delicious food, especially authentic Filipino Dishes. She loves to keep active spending time outdoors with her family.
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.
Casey (Cassandra) Correlje, RMT (CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE)
Casey is an 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.