We are Creative, Curious, Client Focused, & Inclusive
What’s in a Name?
In 2015 I met my husband Andres, while out in California to visit my family. I logged into OkCupid on a whim and saw this really cool guy and was like. “OH HI THERE”. I reached out with a quickness. Andres was working in the medical cannabis industry; from plant cultivation to product development and was this really nerdy cannabis expert. I, on the other hand, had been studying the effects that herbs and oils have on our body and combining them with my extensive training in massage therapy, corrective fitness, meditation and yoga for over 2 decades.
When we met it was instant love, personally and professionally. He taught me about the powerful effects that cannabis has on our body. I was intrigued to say the least. Together we created synergy with all sorts of therapeutic oils, herbs, crystals and cannabis; and using the formulas I had developed over the past decade as our foundation, we started developing powerful CBD topicals.
Enter: my dad. (weird segue, no? But keep reading. It will make sense.) by 2015 he had had two radical hip replacements, many shoulder replacements, and two knee replacements. After his last hip replacement, doctors told him he would never walk again. He is a believer in natural healing and over the course of several years, rehabbed himself back to not just walking, but dancing and biking! Still, my dad had chronic hip pain, so Andres and I decided to take all of the formulas we had been working on, and make him something based on all of our experiments.
We arrived at a CBD salve mixed with like 20 different oils, some semi precious stones, and a few plant butters. We told him to try it even though he was skeptical. He didnt believe that a salve would make any difference for his discomfort; nothing else had so why would this? Anyway, when he put it on his hip for the first time, he waited for a few minutes on the couch. He got up from his seat to get some water and said, “Whoa! I’m not sure how, but my hip pain is gone. I don’t feel numb or anything, I just have no pain!”
He dubbed it “Salvation” since it was a salve – and and saving his pain. See what he did there? We felt so strongly about our creations that we dedicated our services and efforts to this tiny product that makes a big impact. Thus Salvation Wellness was born! Everything we have done since then is with the hope that we can make the kind of difference in your life, just like we did for my dad.
After that first wonderfully successful trial with my dad, we started giving the salve to our therapists, gave it to our clients, and anyone who wanted to try it. (we were OBSESSED!) The positive feedback was awesome and we knew we were on to something that went far beyond the basic CBD products out there.
We perfected our line, reformulating again and again to find the most impactful recipes, and infused these CBD healing products into our wellness services. We have developed some unique services, and product lines based on the different wellness activities that our clients engage in.
You can find them at our flag ship location in Jersey City, as well as boutiques, wellness studios, gyms, and natural markets.
Meet Our Founder
Meet Ceallaigh! Our passionate and devoted founder. She is all about being a massage therapist, movement specialist, yogini, herbalist, and aromatherapist who is trained in over 25 bodywork techniques. She has worked in the field of massage and wellness for over 2 DECADES (she got started early).
She has worked with various medical practitioners, physical therapists, professional athletic teams, and Olympians. She has toured as a massage therapist with several well-known musicians and bands.
She has created a system that custom tailors her client’s session for their specific bodywork goals and preferences, and trains each of her staff to think with a deductive and curious mind.
To fit the need of each client, she tailors each session with manipulation, manual bodywork, stretching, cupping, and corrective exercise. She trains each and every therapist on staff to think critically and deductively about your body, and then work comprehensively to create deep relief.
She is a founding board member of TEDxJerseyCity and Massage Without Borders. She has had the privilege of volunteering with nonprofit groups like the Hyacinth Aids Foundation, and Life Rolls On.
She currently sits as the State Chair for Community Service for the American Massage Therapy Association and is an Executive Board Member of the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education as the Strategic Planning Chair. She has taught as a professor at Cortiva Massage Institute in Hoboken, NJ, Essex County College in Newark NJ, as well as the Eastern International College in topics such as Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, and Sports Massage. She is a Nationally Board Certified Continuing Education Provider with the NCBTMB.
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Meet Some Of Our Team
When you think about us, we want you think about excellence. Each therapist on our team is hired because of their curiosity and passion for wellness and healthcare. After they are hired, they go through extensive training to help them learn to think deductively and creatively about pain management and overall health.
Now that you know a little about us, we want to know about you. You can expect that your therapist will really listen and do their best for you, every time you come to Salvation Wellness. We promise you that we will really work on the issues you want resolved by doing research, getting creative and be comprehensive about your wellness; whether it be in a massage, a meditation, sauna, or hypnotherapy session.
We are fiercely inclusive and believe that wellness is not one-size-fits-all. We are emphatic believers in human rights for all. You can feel assured that we respect and celebrate you regardless of your weight, color, age , religion, ethnicity, gender, non gender, your proclivities, or who you choose to date and marry. If you are going through your gender reassignment, you can feel comfortable with us. If you change your name or pronouns for any reason, you can feel comfortable letting us know.