Who we are


Every thing we do is created with a little bit of our story and a lot of our love.

Our founder

Salvation Wellness founder Ceallaigh
Ceallaigh Pender LMT,CDT Founder of Salvation Wellness

About me. I am a massage therapist, movement specialist, yogini, herbalist and aromatherapist who is trained in over 25 techniques and who has worked in the field of massage and wellness for over 20 years. I have extensive practical experience with athletic training teams for college athletes, with chiropractors, cardiologists, physiotherapists, surgeons, and high profile clientele such as professional athletes, olympic athletes, and famous musicians. My focus is on sports rehab and prevention, chronic pain management, and lymphatic drainage for post operative and auto immune disease care. I custom tailor each session with manipulation, manual work, energy work, meditation, and strength conditioning, to fit the needs of every client.

I have had the privilege to volunteer with non-profit groups like The Hyacinth Foundation , Life Rolls On. I have been a board member of TEDx Jersey City, and a founding member of Massage Without Borders , FesteWell and currently sit as the New Jersey State Chair for Community Service for the American Massage Therapy Association. I have taught as a professor at Cortiva Massage Institute in Hoboken, NJ in topics such as  Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, and Neuromuscular Therapy as well as an instructor at Eastern International College.

I am passionate about creating highly effective, ethical, vegan, organic products that smell incredible. I have scientifically  formulated all of our organic, handmade body care products, with a focus on pain relief and healthy skin. Over the course of 12 years I have developed proprietary formulas that are highly effective for my private clients. 

I have perfected this line of hemp infused body care from the diligent work I did with my personal clients, and now these products are gaining recognition. You can find them at my flag ship location on Jersey Ave, as well as 150 Bay Crossfit, and boutiques, wellness studios, gyms, and natural markets.

Our Story

Salvation Wellness crystal sound bowl CBD meditation in Jersey City
Crystal sound bowl CBD meditation in Jersey City

It all began with OKCupid, California, and hip pain.  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, has been my passion for over 2 decades. 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 reached out straight away.  Andres was working in the medical cannabis industry; from plant cultivation to product development. When we met it was instant love, personally and professionally. He taught me about the powerful effects that cannabis has on our body’s rest and repair response. I was intrigued to say the least. Together we created synergy with all sorts of therapeutic oils, herbs, crystals and cannabis; using formulas I had developed over the past decade. 

My dad 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 make him something based on all of our experiments. We made a CBD salve and called it “salv.a.tion”. When my dad put it on his hip for the first time, he said, “I’m not sure how, but my hip pain is gone. I don’t feel any cold or heat, just no pain.” Salvation!

We started giving the salve to our therapists, gave it to our clients, and anyone who wanted to try it. The positive feedback was immense and we knew we were on to something. We developed our line, fused these CBD healing products into our wellness services, and we named our practice Salvation Wellness as a homage to the profound and powerful effects that our little salve has had on the total body wellness of the people we care about. 


Salvation Wellness About Us team member Carrie

Carrie, LMT

Salvation Wellness About Us team member Christine

Christine, LMT

Salvation Wellness About Us team member Becky

Becky, LMT

Salvation Wellness About Us team member Sarah

sarah, LMT


Carolynn A.
Carolynn A.Copy Editor
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Best massages EVER! I couldn’t turn my head for 3 years and nobody could help me. Then I got massage with Ceallaigh and have full range of use in my neck! THANKS
James D.
James D.
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When my girlfriend left she came out so untended and loose she wasn’t in pain it brought out more of her inner happiness and to that’s all I could ever ask for
Tim Knipper
Tim KnipperAssets Manager
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All I can say is that you’re strong in the Force, Master Jedi Cea – I sincerely appreciate your talents! Thank you for helping rid the world (and my body) of pain!
Stephanie T.
Stephanie T.Personal Assistant
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I love Ceallaigh and her healing hands! Ceallaigh brings so much skill and insight to her work. She treats you as an individual and is quickly able to find your aches and work them until they dissolve. I am so grateful to have found her! She is an expert therapist; strong, sensitive, and aware. She will give you the best massage ever. Go see her!
Nicole Kaduson
Nicole KadusonPilates Instructor
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Being a Pilates instructor I am particularly sensitive to the pain and suffering that I can sometimes put my body through. Ceallaigh is so knowledgeable about each and every muscle that every time I visit I am put out of my misery in the most wonderful massage. I have had a shoulder injury that wasn’t healing due to scar tissue and tight muscle and Ceallaigh found the problem and helped to fix not only the shoulder issue but other issues throughout my body. She is the best!
Dr. Tim Merrick, DC
Dr. Tim Merrick, DCChiropractor
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As a chiropractor of 20 years, I’ve have had more massages from more therapists than I can count. I must say the massage I just received from Ceallaigh was one of the best ever. She didn’t have a “routine” that she ran through, but assessed my musculoskeletal system and addressed my issues as appropriate. I can’t wait till my next massage!
Ross Sicherman
Ross SichermanFinancial Analyst
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Got my first professional massage ever this weekend courtesy of Ceallaigh. Although I am no expert on massages, I think how great I felt after was proof of her expertise, experience, and mastery of skill. In particular, my back feels better than it has in years. She really helped me work through my problem areas and release many of my knots, and though her techniques were sometimes rather intense, it was all very productive. Highly recommended. I’ll definitely be back for more…
Krishna Chavda
Krishna ChavdaIllustrator
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I had tried so many things, and so many therapists, and Ceallaigh’s massages are the only things that have helped resolve my muscle spasms