Andrea MacDonald RMT is the business owner, Registered Massage Therapist and a proud Mom of her 2 daughters. She graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2010 and has taken great pride in her therapeutic and compassionate approach with her clients. Andrea brings her spa management experience from the city to the town of Stewiacke. “Abalone Retreat has been such a special gift, everyday I am reminded that I am doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing, and that feels amazing. I am so honored to share this special place with you”. -Andrea
Wanda Hamilton is our Energy Lightworker. She offers some very special services at Abalone Retreat including Reiki, Crystal Pyramid Sound Healing and Rain drop Therapy. Wanda also offers group events as well and is the owner of her own business in Brookfield called Take 30 Sound & Reiki.
Sarah Newman is one of our Master Hair Stylists. Born and raised in Colchester County and a proud Mom of her 3 year old daughter. Sarah also enjoys gardening, knitting and sewing. She graduated from cosmetology school in 2012 and got her Masters in 2018. She is one half of our Sister Stylist DREAM TEAM !
Chelsea Newman is a Master Stylist, Barber and an Eyelash Extension Technician, and the other half our our Sister Stylist DREAM TEAM ! Chelsea has been doing hair for 5 years and she absolutely loves what she does, and it shows in her work ! She is a proud mother of a 1 year old daughter and is so happy being able to work so close to home here in Stewiacke. Chelsea is currently on maternity leave. She has welcomed another baby girl to her family!
Danielle Shay is our Esthetician, Eyelash Extension Technician and Gel nail Technician. Danielle loves keeping up to date and taking courses to make sure her clients get the best service. She has recently added Dermaplaning to her long list of services.
Seibrig (Sabrina) Mason is our Client Care Specialist and also owner of her own business, Busy Mamas Soaps and Such and a proud Mom of two boys. She carries her amazing bath and body products in our salon and spa and has even created some signature products that are only available at Abalone Retreat. Sabrina takes amazing care of the staff and clients with her professionalism and compassion.
Erin Densmore is a Registered Nurse with advanced training in high risk and diabetic foot care. She offers Medical Foot care here at Abalone Retreat. Erin is a proud Mom of 3 and lives right here in Stewiacke. Erin is currently on maternity leave and has welcomed a 4th girl to her family !
“Hi! I’m Carmen, one of the great massage therapists at Abalone Retreat. I have been helping people with their sore muscles and joint issues in Calgary, Alberta and the surrounding area for over 6 years as a licensed massage therapist, and really enjoy it. I take great pride in helping my clients relax and get moving again.
My approach to massage is a many faceted one centered around making you – the client – feel good and unwind, all the while offering a deep pressure massage with a relaxing flush which assists in aiding the muscles to release. A skillful dynamic cupping approach is also another method I use to help muscles and fascia move. I have also recently received my RAPID Neurofascial Reset Specialist certificate and have been incorporating it into my treatments to assist with any restrictions. Massages with me are always offered with a positive and encouraging attitude. Attention to detail on issues that need extra focus, along with a professional, genuine concern for my client’s well being set me apart. Great follow up care post-massage as well as ideas for self-care at home are added benefits I give to my clients.
My clients say I’m a great listener, am very down-to-earth and sociable. They also say I give good advice regarding their overall health and make them feel very confident throughout the duration of our time together.
I’m excited to be a part of the Abalone Retreat team and look forward to having new adventures in Nova Scotia! “