Ashley Tobin, Owner & RMT
Ashley is a Registered Massage Therapist with 2200 hours, graduating from the MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy program.
After high school, she started working in accounting right away. After the company she was working with shut down, she started working in insurance. For over 10 years she had been dedicated to her career as an Insurance Advisor.
Awhile ago, she decided that she needed to follow her dreams. Ever since she was a little girl she has always wanted to be involved in the well-being of others. Ashley has experienced the benefits of massage as treatment for herself for many years. Now working as a Massage Therapist, she gets the privilege of being able to help others accomplish their wellness goals.
When Ashley is not working you can find her spending quality time with family and friends. Some things she enjoys are reading, camping, playing with her pup Bailey and traveling.
Cassandra King, Owner & RMT
I completed my 2200hr massage therapy schooling at the Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapy in Winnipeg in 2012. I moved to Calgary in 2013 where I have continued working in the spa industry. I love working with different people in helping them to relax while also relieving any aches or pains they may be experiencing. I perform hot stone, relaxation and deep tissue massages. I’m passionate about and certified in pre and post-natal massage as I love bringing comfort to those during a usually uncomfortable, body-changing time.
When I’m not massaging I love to read, travel and spend time with my wonderful family and friends.
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!
Carrieanne Finlay, B.A, R.Ac, TCMD
Carrieanne is a graduate of the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Calgary, Alberta. She spent time in China studying at the Yunnan Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is trained in fertility, NADA Addiction therapy, and is a certified NAET Allergy Elimination practitioner.
Carrieanne is adept in all Eight Branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, Herbs, Qi Gong, I Ching, Meditation, Nutrition, Tui Na and is a certified Feng Shui Master.
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.
Christie Fillion, RMT
Christie is an RMT with 2200 hours and is accepted through all major insurance providers. Health and wellness has been a lifelong pursuit for her, and that has transferred to her choice of career as well. With many years in the health industry as a personal trainer (graduated from Mount Royal University in 2007), massage therapy was a natural progression. She believes in a holistic approach to healing soft tissue concerns within the body and having an active lifestyle for preventative measures. Christie specializes in deep tissue and therapeutic massage – but also realizes that stress management and adding an element of relaxation is also important. Listening to client concerns and customizing each massage is always a priority.
Christina Logan, RMT
Christina is from the London Ontario area and has been living in Alberta since 2015. She is a registered massage therapist with 3000 hours of training from MaKami College. She has experience working in spas and clinic settings she received training in prenatal massage, lymphatic, cupping, orthopedic assessment, therapeutic exercise, deep tissue, relaxation and has been certified in hot stone massage.
Christina specializes in creating a treatment plan for each person based on what their problem area(s) are. You can expect your treatment to go beyond your massage session with Christina’s knowledge in therapeutic exercise she believes it’s important to make sure everyone is getting the best care for treating issues in the body.
Christina has a wide range skills that meet most people’s expectations. She especially enjoys prenatal massage, deep tissue and hot stone massage which she uses to achieve a greater level of relaxation for her clients and can also assist in deep tissue therapy by being able to penetrate sore muscles deeper. She looks forward to taking more courses in the future to bring even more modalities and skills to the table. In her spare time Christina enjoys hiking and camping with her family, she also goes on long distance back packing trips throughout the summer and really values time spent in nature. She also enjoys landscape/wildlife photography and drinking lots of tea!
Cody Innes, RMT
I began my career in the health and wellness industry in 2010 after graduating from Mount Royal University as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. I’ve worked with a variety of solo sport athletes and team sport athletes ranging from powerlifters and bodybuilders to football, hockey, ringette, and swim teams. In 2017 I chose to enroll in school once again to become a Registered Massage Therapist. Since graduating as an R.M.T. I have combined my skills and knowledge as a strength and conditioning coach with my massage therapy practice. As a competitive athlete in bodybuilding and rugby I understand the importance of manual therapy in maintaining performance and well-being from both the athlete and practitioner perspective.
Exercise wasn’t always part of my life, I spent most of my youth overweight and did whatever I could to avoid exercise. At age 18 I weighed a staggering 280lbs and had made the commitment to myself to change how I looked and felt, and never looked back. Achieving my goal of losing 100lbs sparked my interest in the human body, and my career in health and wellness field began. Over the years my passion for helping others has remained constant but the manner in which I do so has evolved from exercise to massage therapy and now into a combination of both.
Dr. David Manning, ND
Dr. David Manning is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, ON. This four-year Doctorate program includes the medical science courses and health sciences common to medical education, with the added benefit of learning botanical medicine, physical medicine, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, counselling, acupuncture and clinical nutrition as treatment options. He completed his undergraduate science prerequisites at the University of Guelph.
Previously, Dr David studied music and philosophy at the University of Western Ontario. After a brief career as a musician, he shifted into the world of business, running his own companies, then working for one of the top 100 companies in Canada. He then realized his calling into the world of alternative health care and went back to school to become a Naturopathic Doctor.
Dr. David currently lives and practices in Southern, Alberta, after moving from a successful clinic, based in Toronto, Ontario. He is a board licensed member of the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.
Dr. David has also been a certified personal trainer and has been practising yoga for 15+ years and is a certified Ashtanga yoga teacher. His desire to combine the mind-body-spirit connection into his philosophy of health has created an overall philosophy to his Naturopathic practice.
Dr. David enjoys Naturopathic health care with families and welcomes all ages with diverse concerns and conditions. He focuses on primary care, counselling, or co-management with your standard health care physician.
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.
Grace Johnson, Reception
Having a strong interest in others well being and in self improvement, Grace fits right into this environment. Interacting with people and having the opportunity to share in a clients experience here at Salt Water Wellness Centre adds immense meaning to this position for Grace.
When Grace isn’t working you will find her staying active, out and about with her dog and or attending her classes at SAIT. She is an aspiring Occupational therapist and is excited for this career choice to further her involvement in others well being.
Kelly Hutchings, RMT
Kelly graduated with honours from the 2200 hour program at M.H Vicars School of Massage Therapy in 2016. Having lived in Banff for many years and working in hospitality, she believes that customer service is very important! She believes in taking the time to truly listen and provide a service that can best meet your needs, whether that is tackling a tricky condition or helping to relax with the depth of pressure that is perfect for you. Since graduating, she has taken additional courses in cupping and orthopaedic massage to further her skill set and provide more effective treatments.
In her spare time, Kelly enjoys family time and adventures with her husband and three children.
Kristen Woitas, B.Sc, R.Ac
Kristen is a Registered Acupuncturist with the College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAAA). She received her Diploma of Acupuncture from MacEwan University and earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Lethbridge prior to her acupuncture education.
Kristen’s passion for Traditional Chinese Medicine began after experiencing the benefits of acupuncture and the profound impact it had on her own health. Inspired by its efficacy and emphasis on supporting the body’s self-healing abilities, Kristen’s goal is to assist individuals of any age in achieving and maintaining wellness.
Kristen is a compassionate practitioner who enjoys getting to know each of her patients, educating them, and making them feel at ease throughout the treatment. Combining her knowledge of Chinese and Western medicine, she develops individualized treatment plans utilizing a gentle approach to acupuncture as well as incorporating other modalities such as cupping, gua sha, tui na (Chinese therapeutic massage) and moxibustion therapy.
Whether your goal is to sleep better, reduce stress, manage/eliminate pain, or knock down a health issue you’ve been struggling with, Kristen has the skills and training to guide your body to heal through it all.
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!
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.