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 time off, not being able to touch anything oil based. Once my skin healed, 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 with my husband and two kids, riding my horse, catching a yoga class, gardening, or hiking in the mountains. An active, happy 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, 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 and soon Hot Stone!
Lucie enjoys the great outdoors, especially those with turquoise waters and hermit crabs, and is truly enamored with travel!
Susan Pompu, RMT
Susan graduated from the Western College of Remedial Massage Therapy in Regina, SK in 2015 and is a member in good standing with the CMMOTA.
While being attentive to the needs of her clients, Susan uses a combination of therapeutic and relaxation techniques to relieve tension, assist in pain management, and aid in the rehabilitation of injury. She has also received training in hot stone, prenatal, and myofascial cupping therapies. As someone who has struggled with chronic headaches, she is passionate about assisting those who also experience headaches, as well as jaw pain.
Outside of work, Susan can be found enjoying nature, spending time with family, and playing volleyball in local leagues. She is looking forward to meeting new clients and working with them to achieve their treatment goals!
Shannon Kimpel, RMT
Shannon graduated from an intense 2200 hour program at MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy.
“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.
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 knowledge.
Michelle 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 her time outside of the clinic camping with her family, or you can spot her at the local dog park with her 2 dogs!
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, effective 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 spending time with her family, taking her puppy to the dog park, exploring new walking paths, and unwinding by a warm campfire.
Hazel Dabu, RMT
Hazel graduated from the massage therapy program at Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy in 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.
Jen Johnstone-Scott, RMT
I graduated from MH Vicars in 2009 and thoroughly enjoy helping people heal and feel better, I have a knack for finding those trouble areas that are causing grief and resolving it. I have a “tool box” of modalities to help me achieve this which include: TMJ, cupping, rapid techniques, reflexology, hydrotherapy, Swedish and Sports massage. I also enjoy using essential oils in my treatments as I find they can be incredibly beneficial in the healing process.
With my background as an athlete, swim coach, first-aid/ lifeguard instructor and a splint therapist for Dynasplint Canada I have extensive knowledge that I apply to massage and my clients needs, whether that is deep tissue, relaxation or sports massage.
When I’m not massaging, you will find me enjoying the outdoors, with my family, horses, dog and cat, teaching a spin class or churning up a swim lane at the pool.
Kaylyn Esposito, RMT
Kaylyn graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2009 and is a good standing member of the Massage Therapist Association of Alberta.
Kaylyn has been practicing and mastering the art of massage for the past 14 years. In addition, she continued to pursue her passion regarding the human body and all things health and wellness by earning her Bachelors of Health Science degree in 2014.
She has practiced massage in spa, clinical and home-based settings. She specializes in deep tissue therapeutic massage and hot stone treatments. She focuses on easing the pain and discomfort from achy, tired muscles, acute and chronic injuries, and helping clients calm their nervous system and decrease stress. She works with clients of all abilities, conditions and age groups.
Kaylyn is a wife and mom to 4 little ones who no doubt keep her busy when she isn’t at the clinic. She enjoys spending time in nature, reading a good book and creating special memories with her family.
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.
Matthew Rudderham, RMT
I’m Matthew, a dedicated Registered Massage Therapist with a passion for holistic healing. Born and raised in the beautiful landscapes of Northern Saskatchewan, I bring a deep appreciation for nature’s healing power to my practice.
Having graduated from Vicars School of Massage Therapy, and in good standing with the MTAA, I possess a versatile skill set in Swedish, deep tissue and sports massage. Each session is tailored to your specific needs, whether it’s relaxation, pain relief, or injury rehabilitation. I am also eager to learn and continually add more skills to my toolkit!
In addition to my passion for massage therapy, I also have a love for languages. I’m proud to say I can speak conversational Japanese, having achieved a JLPT 4 level of proficiency. This skill allows me to connect with clients from diverse backgrounds, and provide a comfortable space for communication.
Beyond the physical benefits, I create a warm and inviting atmosphere, allowing you to escape and rejuvenate both body and mind. Together, let’s embark on a path of renewed vitality through the power of touch and holistic care.
I’m excited to be part of your wellness journey!
Tegan Warren, RMT
Hi! I’m Tegan. I’m a recently graduated student from MH Vicars School Of Massage Therapy!
I have worked as a server for many years until I found myself wanting a beautiful career in massage.
I was Salt Water’s Student Massage Therapist and now that I’m graduated, those insurance companies will finally recognize me!
I’ve lived in Alberta most of my life but am originally from the North West Territories. I moved around a lot until I came to Cochrane in 2013, had two children, got a big dog, and decided this is our forever home!
I have a passion for helping people, I love to chit chat and maybe a bit too much love for coffee!
Jennifer Stockton, RMT
I am a graduate of MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy in Calgary. I spent two years learning and practicing massage therapy, completing my 2200 hours. The RMT program at MH Vicars is an intense, high quality, and accredited program. I am so proud to have studied there!
It is my true passion to help people, I always bring a calm and comfortable energy to my treatment table. It is most important to me that every client on my table feels respected, comfortable, and relaxed. It is also important to take the time to listen to what my clients are telling me in regards to their treatment expectations and issues they are facing. I then take that information and put together a specific treatment plan, combining therapeutic and relaxation techniques that address each client’s unique health goals. It brings me true happiness when I can help others to reduce their pain and improve their personal well being. I am so excited to further my education and training by taking a variety of specialized courses over the next few years!
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and three beautiful children. I also enjoy reading, yoga, hiking, music and meeting new people.
Natalie Amies, Reception
Natalie is a busy mom of 2, an Interior design student, a lover of photography & all things creative. While a small business owner herself, she also comes from an extensive background with over 20 years in customer service & administration. Many of her years were spent in the food industry as restaurant management. After many years in chaotic industries, she has found that life has provided the opportunity to pursue her post secondary dreams. While still busy, this new pace & joining the Salt Crew fits perfectly into her family’s plans & needs.
Outside of Salt Water you will find Natalie usually with her kids & husband but you’ll also find her in her maker studio contributing creatively through mediums such as concrete casting & all things DIY. She loves spending time with friends & family, but also relishes in spending quality time with her little unit in the kitchen, camping (ehm…Glamping), or watching a good movie.
Ali Baptist, Reception
Ali has 18 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 Counsellor.
Ali can be found spending her time with her 4 children, sipping a latte and writing her book, or convincing her husband to renovate their house. She is passionate about helping women find their light, and all things birthy.
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 person’s 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.