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!
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.
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.
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!
Lynda (Lyne) Williams, RMT
Lyne is an experienced massage therapist in injury rehab, postural dysfunction, pain management, stress reduction and injuries relating to MVA & WCB claims. She graduated with honors from the 2200 hours diploma program at MH Vicars, Calgary.
Lyne offers a variety of massage modalities to achieve the goals of her clients, these include, but not limited to, therapeutic deep tissue, Swedish massage and dynamic cupping. Lyne is also a certified infant massage teacher and paediatric massage therapist.
If you like strong deep tissue massage, Lyne’s reputation is undeniable!! Lyne is passionate about striving to provide the highest level of treatment for her clients through listening, empathy where needed and focus driven results.
Outside of work, Lyne loves to travel and create memories! Of course she also enjoys…getting massages!
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.
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.